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crabappl3


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Weather (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: McKinney, TX.
Date: Apr 7, 2003
Aperture: F/7
ISO: ISO-160
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 7, 2003

This was during my evening stroll with the dog. Sometimes you just get lucky.

I only adjusted Levels and contrast on this shot. There is no change to the hues or saturation.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 226
Avg (all users): 7.5678
Avg (commenters): 8.8372
Avg (participants): 7.5328
Avg (non-participants): 7.6053
Views since voting: 11497
Votes: 236
Comments: 76
Favorites: 47 (view)


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06/12/2005 12:37:12 AM
Truly spectacular!
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03/03/2005 07:35:09 PM
holy cow
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09/20/2003 02:28:03 PM
Great photo...not only were you at the right place at the right time, but you were able to capture that beautifully, perfect angle at which it was shot....definitely deserving of the blue ribbon!
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04/25/2003 09:02:05 AM
This is a really great shot, sometimes crabappl3 we make a lot of our own luck simply by keeping our eyes open. This image is a lot more than luck, brilliant composition in the box. Regards Paul Horton OZ
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04/22/2003 11:43:26 PM
I don't think I can really say anything that has not been said already. Just wow!
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04/22/2003 08:45:19 PM
Congratulations! This is a fantastic shot. You may have gotten lucky to see such a scene but you had the forethought to have your camera ready and properly take the shot. Seems like a good amount of skill to me. Way to go.

T
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04/22/2003 02:56:26 PM
Hey Danny! Congratulations again, good one again...you are on a roll!
Annie
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04/22/2003 06:08:18 AM
Congrats on another blue ribbon Crabappl3. Great capture! - Bob
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04/22/2003 05:35:12 AM
Hey you jumped! 2nd blue ribbon for you, good stuff - Gary.
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04/22/2003 05:10:33 AM
Congrats, great shot, unbelivable that it is not mixed somehow. My pick for 1st, should of been up there in the beginning.

Best regards, Tyrkinn
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04/22/2003 03:51:01 AM
Nice one :) First place now :)
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04/22/2003 02:02:38 AM
damn I say should of got first and look what happens. Mine should of got first! :) probably won't work but worth a try.
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04/22/2003 01:11:15 AM
congratulations on the upgrade, crab! i felt this would be the winner all along!
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04/21/2003 09:29:38 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon upgrade! Pretty awesome that you go from a fantastic 2nd place to the coveted 1st place! Enjoy your second ribbon!
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04/21/2003 05:06:36 PM
should of got first
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04/21/2003 10:32:08 AM
A Comment From The Critique Club

Hi Danny :)

Well, if I'm supposed to suggest areas for improvement then this is going to be a very very short critique. :)

First of, congratulations on your ribbon, it's very well deserved, this is a spectacular image. The title very aptly describes the image, I love how the sun is shining through the tree and almost gives it a halo that is then surrounded by black clouds and then above that you have yet another burst of color and rays, shooting straight up into the air.

I think that, other than the obvious dramatic quality of the photo, it is the somewhat atypical approach to a sunset that makes this shot. The vertical format is more unusual and the really dark clouds and lack of obvious horizon aren't part of the more standard sunset image, either.

The frame very nicely enhances the image. I'm always at awe when people manage to take photos that don't need a lot of tweaking, you certainly did that, too.

Again, congratulations on a very well deserved ribbon :)

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about this review.

Franziska.
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04/21/2003 09:37:42 AM
Congrats - great capture
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04/21/2003 07:34:32 AM
Thanks everyone for your kind words and votes. This was one of those times that when you look through the viewfinder that you know you've captured a special moment in time. There are two outtakes in my portfolio that were equally as spectacular.

Thanks again!
-danny
04/21/2003 07:19:13 AM
Way da go! Great job! :-)
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04/21/2003 06:17:13 AM
Congrats Crab! Awesome shot.
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04/21/2003 06:05:17 AM
WOW!!!!
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04/21/2003 05:24:21 AM
Congrats :)
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04/21/2003 02:07:59 AM
Cool shot Danny, congrats on second. Weather was one tough challenge!
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04/21/2003 02:02:36 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon Danny, this is one excellent shot!
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04/21/2003 01:18:13 AM
I love this shot soooo much! What I really like is the 3 sections of the photo (top, middle, bottom) all have amazing elements. Congrats, you'll probably sell a lot of prints!
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04/21/2003 01:12:13 AM
This is an incredible shot. I love everything about it. Congrats on 2nd!!
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04/21/2003 12:46:07 AM
beautiful... low sun. Love the biblical title..... This is good work... not luck.
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04/21/2003 12:44:43 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. This really took my breath away.
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04/21/2003 12:19:09 AM
Super. Congratulations!
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04/21/2003 12:03:42 AM
woohoo! gorgeous photo, crab! congratulations on a well deserved ribbon!
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04/21/2003 12:01:29 AM
What an image!!! Simply amazing!

Message edited by author 2003-04-21 00:01:42.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2003 08:15:39 PM
Wow! Striking shot! Your color and exposure are magnificent! --10
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04/20/2003 07:14:33 PM
Well-controlled exposure...worth waiting around for.
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04/20/2003 07:11:35 PM
A truly spectacular photograph!! I love it almost as much as mine. (C: Congrats!!
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04/20/2003 05:27:33 PM
I like the play of lights here.
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04/20/2003 10:02:48 AM
An amazing photo. Very powerful.
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04/19/2003 02:17:08 PM
Wow, what can I say? 10. Contrasts and lighting say it all.
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04/19/2003 09:17:51 AM
really dramatic sky shot. Maybe it is just my eye sight, but is the tree in focus ? The leaves all seem slightly blurred
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04/19/2003 07:44:08 AM
Great capture. The oranges in reds in this picture are very prominent and also very well portrayed. The rays going thru the clouds to the top of the picture are great.
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04/19/2003 12:43:00 AM
Beautiful capture of this rare moment. Would look great as a poster print. Before you create that though, I would recommend trying to reduce some of the noise in the bank of clouds above the bush.
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04/18/2003 09:37:06 PM
Wow, dramatic photo.. I like this one, beatiful colours.. 8
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04/18/2003 09:01:25 PM
A Spectacular Shot!
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04/18/2003 05:05:05 PM
Very striking! Great contrasts and just the right amount of red. 9 Rob the Swash
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04/18/2003 12:19:07 PM
explosive and dramatic, nice shot
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04/18/2003 11:01:17 AM
Very nicely done. The light above the clouds is a nice contrast to the detail below.
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04/18/2003 10:54:08 AM
This is a great picture... love the way you've caught it on the bottom and the way the rays pop up through the top.
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04/18/2003 10:19:49 AM
Excellent! My favorite of the week! Top! The lighting and colors are fantastic.
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04/18/2003 02:31:20 AM
I like the photo, maybe a bit too dark 9 from me!
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04/17/2003 11:37:36 PM
Nice lines. Great Colour. The Boarder isn;'t too distracting. (9)
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04/17/2003 05:13:39 PM
phenomenal work.. = 10 - setzler
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04/17/2003 01:52:36 PM
Stunning colour and light. Only slight flaw is the sun behind the tree which is a little too hot. GREAT shot though. 9 - floyd
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04/17/2003 03:58:42 AM
wow! do you get this all the time? beautifully & superbly captured i say. i like the title too!
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04/17/2003 02:58:58 AM
Awesome pic. Did you have to post-edit picture.
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04/16/2003 07:47:53 PM
I love the warmth of these colors. beautiful shot
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04/16/2003 12:54:34 AM
Right shot, right lighting, right timing...it looks like it all came together for you here!!
Brilliant shot!
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04/15/2003 10:03:56 PM
very nice. sellable too.
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04/15/2003 06:35:56 PM
Maybe my original comment didn't take. In any event, this is one of the most amazing photos I've seen. Leaves me breathless. Some people can go their entire lived never seeing something like this and you've captured it flawlessly. Incredible work!!!
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04/15/2003 05:43:01 PM
my top pick for the week! This is an awe-inspiring picture. The three portions of the picture from delicate hues to more dramatic orange really make this picture great! 10
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04/15/2003 04:26:19 PM
wow... this oughtta finish high.. striking photo 9
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04/15/2003 07:01:26 AM
stunning photo! the colors are wonderful and it has a very emotional feel to it. great job! 10 from me.
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04/15/2003 06:50:20 AM
Great effect and very pretty. The only problem is that the lighting is weird enough to make it look a but unreal. But this is a very nice shot.
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04/15/2003 03:11:51 AM
Great photo....One of my favorites.
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04/15/2003 12:21:38 AM
This one will win most likely. If not the top 5 I predict. :) You heard it here first. 10!!!!
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04/14/2003 11:12:20 PM
This is well done. You captured the light at the perfect moment.
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04/14/2003 08:22:49 PM
Great colors..and very well composed.(7)
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04/14/2003 06:50:42 PM
Unreal. Beatiful tones.
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04/14/2003 04:51:34 PM
crepuscular rays make great photos 9
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04/14/2003 03:51:09 PM
very nice photo
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04/14/2003 02:16:44 PM
One of the better sunset shots. Well done in exposure and composition. Mostly I like the tree in the back light of the downgoing sun. Must have been a very dramatic moment. I can feel it by looking at this shot. By the way: An interesting title too :-)
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04/14/2003 01:47:45 PM
Wow and wow! This is absolutely beautiful! 10
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04/14/2003 12:08:38 PM
It looks like two shots re-touched as one. Hope I'm wrong! It's really nice.
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04/14/2003 10:08:36 AM
Well done.
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04/14/2003 09:04:44 AM
very pretty
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04/14/2003 06:20:37 AM
I only have one word for this - Excellent!!!! 10+
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04/14/2003 03:13:13 AM
:O you lucky bastard, where was I when you were taking this picture? where were you when you were taking this picture? This picture is so damn good! so damn beautiful! so damn, a winner! Infact if this picture dosen't place in the top ten than we must be having a lot of great photographs this challenge.
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04/14/2003 12:37:30 AM
A 10! Can't say anything more than that.
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