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Storm brewing
Storm brewing
brentg3


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Challenge: Weather (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Campbell's Bay, Auckland NZ
Date: Apr 12, 2003
Aperture: f8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2003

This was shot in the morning as the sun just appeared over the horizon.
Post processing:
Curves
Crop

Statistics
Place: 30 out of 226
Avg (all users): 6.2130
Avg (commenters): 7.3704
Avg (participants): 5.9829
Avg (non-participants): 6.4513
Views since voting: 1346
Votes: 230
Comments: 31
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04/24/2003 02:56:40 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I concur with all of the compliments below!

This is an image full of drama, captured so well by the light and contrasts you pointed out with your point of view and cropping. It reminds me that nature is powerful, yet strikingly beautiful at the same time. It does what a really good photo should do: move me beyond the image itself and to other thoughts. In other words, you don't merely "record" clouds here, you artfully suggest deeper and broader things upon which to think, or at least feel. The light you've captured here is fantastic, and makes those clouds really fire up with color. the cropping, also composes the clouds within the frame so that the brightest portion of the image is in a place that looks natural, yet allows us to explore the image at the same time. My clouds for this challenge were never sharp, so I really admire the skill you've shown with clarity.

To improve the shot, if this is possible, I would begin by looking at the "uninteresting" portions of your image. The figure, for instance, might be interesting, but we can't see him/her well enough to know if that is an important part of your photo. The ocean, likewise does not have enough light to command any focus, so we are wondering what function it serves as an element in this image. On the one hand, your choice to keep these elements was wise because clouds can rarely "stand" on their own in a photo, but perhaps playing with exposure may have given these elements a bit more of a role, while retaining the exciting drama of the clouds. Well, I'm picking nits, now!

This is a great photo that ought to be on your wall. Keep up the great work. I hope to see more of your images in the future!

David
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04/22/2003 06:02:16 AM
The shot was actually a little lighter before DLing it to DPC, The transition seems to darken it just enough to underexpose it. I know now just to lighten the shot a little more before downloading, My next one for Fauna is well lit, and a little scary, stay tuned..
Thanks for all the comments!!

Kia Ora Everyone!!
04/22/2003 01:53:52 AM
I'm disapointed in the result of this photo. This was definately my pick for first place, but people are so fickle with exposure, and tend to forget that under/overexposing a photograph is often beneficial to the composition as this image's dark side and light side contrast the bright sunshine with the dark storm.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2003 01:56:58 PM
too dark, clouds are great but can't see all the detail. Underexposed!
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04/20/2003 12:23:07 AM
beautiful...
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04/19/2003 10:15:26 PM
Very good shot. I like the little flash o flight on the dog next to the person wlaking on the beach.
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04/18/2003 11:16:57 PM
weird colors
04/18/2003 01:27:59 PM
The lower left is a little too dark, but it's look like it was a trade to get the colors in the cloud/sky to stand out. Nice pic.
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04/18/2003 12:22:47 PM
nice capture
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04/18/2003 05:11:22 AM
If this wasn't quite os dark it would be much better. Its so hard to see anything under the cloud at all. Almost a fantastic shot
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04/17/2003 07:47:52 PM
Yes, real weather! The sky is a little noisey. Neat image would really help out here. Good work!
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04/17/2003 03:31:17 PM
Wow. Is this from a plane or something?
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04/17/2003 02:01:26 PM
Nice image. I really like the clouds in this image.
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04/16/2003 11:18:52 PM
Beautiful.
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04/16/2003 05:22:45 PM
too bad the sun wasn't co-operating with you and providing more light on the left, I would have loved more detail on those tempestous clouds. lovely tones nevertheless.
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04/16/2003 05:12:09 PM
Perfect shot of the incoming storms. :) Hope ya didn't get the cam wet.
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04/16/2003 08:12:05 AM
Cool contrast, clear blue summer skies at the top and wild angry storm clouds below. Good capture!
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04/16/2003 06:38:01 AM
Nice Thunder Head. I might have croped out more of the water to put more focus on the cloud and blue sky.
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04/15/2003 07:24:13 PM
Nice colors but I would have liked to see some reflection in the water also. Nice job though
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04/15/2003 05:09:37 AM
Nice, but a little dark. Could have used a 1/2 stop or so more.
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04/15/2003 02:50:49 AM
This photo is the epitome of this challenge. It's better than mine, and I tried to capture the same moment. Well done!!! =)
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04/14/2003 07:45:22 PM
much more effective with the person in the photo.... nice
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04/14/2003 07:34:20 PM
nice storm clouds..very good
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04/14/2003 07:32:03 PM
I like the colors and lighting/ good picture of a sotrm moving head
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04/14/2003 05:36:51 PM
Perfect, my only rating above 7 so far, 10 for this.
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04/14/2003 05:08:39 PM
Evil looking clouds.Good luck 7
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04/14/2003 02:39:37 PM
Impressive cloud formation but too dark bottom left.
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04/14/2003 02:16:40 PM
beautiful coloring and i actually like the underexposed feel to this ---- 8
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04/14/2003 02:08:38 PM
I like the texture of this photo.
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04/14/2003 02:57:17 AM
Wow!
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04/14/2003 02:39:18 AM
Wow. This makes my state seem so boring. Nice lighting.
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