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A Storms Serenity
3rd PlaceA Storms Serenity
shabbychic


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rain (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: The Dairy Barn pasture
Date: Aug 13, 2005
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 13, 2005

I actually thought I wasn't going to get anything for this challenge, but while driving I saw this scene and swerved off to the side of the road, almost killing millions, pulled out my camera and snapped away. I can only hope my dangerous actions will benefit me in the end with a high score. tehee

After Challenge:
Holy poop! I cannot believe I won a ribbon!! I think I fainted for a second after hearing it. I was actually at Fish Camp when I found out. We were at the Silver Taps ceremony when I got a message telling me what I got, and since everyone is supposed to be completely silent I couldn't check my phone until we got back to our Camproom. It killed me to wait! Lol

Thank you all so much for your comments and votes! This site is amazing and addicting and I love it!!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 228
Avg (all users): 7.1961
Avg (commenters): 7.7647
Avg (participants): 7.0853
Avg (non-participants): 7.2747
Views since voting: 8993
Views during voting: 601
Votes: 311
Comments: 67
Favorites: 18 (view)


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09/25/2005 10:35:45 PM
Great Job, We are proud as always!
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08/23/2005 09:31:22 PM
Seems like a composition out of heaven. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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08/23/2005 10:20:18 AM
First, congratulations on your ribbon. I find curtains of rain quite interesting.

I'm sure the gloominess of the image is probably what you were going for however I am feeling the image is slightly under exposed as I think the fence should be white rather than a shade of grey (I'm just guessing though). Selecting a point on the fence as the white point when applying curves would be a way of getting the fence to show more as white. Just a thought.

Keep shooting.
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08/23/2005 02:32:42 AM
hey there shabby chic. my name is Ryan and i'm from south africa. i can't stop looking at this pic it's so kewl. well done for 3rd.
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08/23/2005 02:07:19 AM
Not too shabby Sarah! Congrats on your first ribbon here!
Nicely done - very well seen and shot.
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08/22/2005 07:52:42 PM
Sarah congratulations on the ribbon!
I noticed you are from College Station a local Texan!
Congrats again and well done!
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08/22/2005 07:39:06 PM
Congratulations on 3rd :)- great shot
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08/22/2005 05:04:44 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this beautiful image!
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08/22/2005 02:55:28 PM
Your first ribbon! Enjoy!
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08/22/2005 10:06:05 AM
Beautiful image! Congrats
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08/22/2005 09:22:24 AM
Congrats!! Well deserved. Aren't you proud???? I'm proud for you. LOL Good job.
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08/22/2005 08:34:03 AM
This is VERY nice work. Congrats on your first ribbon! :)
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08/22/2005 07:06:50 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and your first 7+ score.
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08/22/2005 06:33:09 AM
Well worth the risk! Congratulations on your first ribbon.

Message edited by author 2005-08-22 06:33:34.
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08/22/2005 06:15:39 AM
gorgeous! congrats on your ribbon!
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08/22/2005 06:03:12 AM
Great shot, congrats !
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08/22/2005 02:39:34 AM
wow! got your first ribbon on your 9th challenge. congratulations! you deserve it. well done.
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08/22/2005 02:15:57 AM
Congrats! I LOVE the framing with the fence in the foreground!
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08/22/2005 01:04:47 AM
Congrats and worth the wait for rain!
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08/22/2005 12:51:38 AM
This is really marvelous stuff, Sarah! I love the graphism and simplicity here. Congratulations on your ribbon!
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08/22/2005 12:46:23 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Well done.
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08/22/2005 12:20:06 AM
I didn't get to vote -- but wow. That's an unforgettable image. Congrats on the ribbon.
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08/22/2005 12:13:33 AM
WTG on the ribbon! Nice capture, glad the millions did no die too...
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08/22/2005 12:09:44 AM
Great job! Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/22/2005 12:04:42 AM
well done this is stunning!!
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08/22/2005 12:03:59 AM
Fantastic! Congrats on your win!
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08/22/2005 12:02:02 AM
Congratulations! One of my top picks!
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08/22/2005 12:01:50 AM
congrats!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2005 11:47:42 PM
The fill light makes this very appealing, lots of drama and great theme execution!
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08/21/2005 11:45:15 PM
Great image.
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08/21/2005 05:42:46 PM
I don't like the light on the fence (flash?) but otherwise, a nice shot.
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08/21/2005 01:14:06 PM
Wonderful
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08/21/2005 11:59:00 AM
great colors, composition, texture and framing
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08/21/2005 08:00:29 AM
Interesting choice in the white fence but it works well with the dark clouds. Love the rain falling in the background. 8
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08/20/2005 08:41:15 PM
Wonderful catch of a curtain of rain, congrats to you! I think that section of white fence, combined with the rain make this shot outstanding. The fence and the extremely flat, green horizon of the field give some order which contrasts the natural chaos of the rain curtain. This is a marvelous shot.

edit - picking this as a top ten finisheer, good luck!
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08/20/2005 07:57:44 PM
I can see this one winning a ribbon. The dark sky and bright fence and grass contrast very well, the shower in the distance almost looks like it's actually moving. Wow.
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08/20/2005 03:14:29 PM
I like the intensity, however I think that the composition is too centered.
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08/20/2005 05:03:23 AM
Wow, this is rad! The foreground lighting almost seems too bright for the scene. Quite dramatic though. I'm also almost tempted to guess theat the "rain" are smudges put on the camera lense. But sure does look like rain (and I believe that it is), so great capture!
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08/19/2005 08:19:44 PM
The foreground is blurry but overall, it definitely makes a strong statement. I wonder if you dodged the fence even more and make it a bit whiter. That would be great too.
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08/19/2005 05:17:07 PM
WOW! Wonderful job!
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08/19/2005 08:50:35 AM
The white fence makes the shot. Lovely coloration - deep and brooding like the storm. Nicely done. I'm reviewing all the thumbnails again and this is a stand out with the the great contrast.. I like that you didn't go black and white, although it is almost devoid of color. I'm upping my vote to 9
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08/18/2005 07:52:03 PM
Great clouds! They look so full & heavy. I do notice sharpening halos over the trees
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08/18/2005 07:51:23 PM
wow, what dramatic lighting! bumping up :-)
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08/18/2005 04:52:14 PM
Beautiful capture. Love the colors and the grungy feel it has to it. Nice job.
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08/18/2005 10:21:12 AM
Very nice.... *is impressed*
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08/18/2005 06:27:53 AM
I guessing this is an elsapo? I could be wrong but it a great image with superb post processing. Nice capture.
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08/18/2005 04:57:41 AM
The color is fascinating. Almost surreal.
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08/18/2005 04:41:00 AM
Nice capture...excellent lighting.
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08/17/2005 08:11:32 PM
really nice!! one of my favorites!
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08/17/2005 08:00:39 PM
stunning capture!
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08/17/2005 11:55:14 AM
great shot in all ways
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08/17/2005 05:46:57 AM
Very nice. The white fence creates a startling bit of foreground interest & intrigue, without distracting the attention from the rainstorm. Well composed and executed. 7
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08/16/2005 11:31:57 PM
Though the shot lacks a "kick", it is technically excellent and well done. Goodluck!
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08/16/2005 06:07:52 PM
stunning light. nice form.
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08/16/2005 05:36:52 PM
Wonderful sight when you see those heavy rains in the distance. Nice capture.
The fence is a bit bright in relation to the background, I am unsure how I feel about that.
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08/15/2005 05:50:37 PM
Great composition. Looks "penned in".7
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08/15/2005 05:16:13 PM
Good balance, contrast, and color. I love the subtle green color of the grass. Good job.
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08/15/2005 05:02:46 PM
Nice, a little over burnt IMHO.
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08/15/2005 04:19:17 PM
IMO. Blue Ribbon
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08/15/2005 02:46:07 PM
How pretty! Rain at a distance! Excellent capture!
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08/15/2005 12:35:18 PM
definetly one of the best in the challenge! most likely top 5!... Best of luck my friend....10 ;)
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08/15/2005 10:52:18 AM
Outstanding! 10
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08/15/2005 10:38:46 AM
I think that this would be better if it was cropped to the edges of the white fence. Otherwise it is a wonderful picture with great colour and sense of feeling contrasts.
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08/15/2005 08:28:13 AM
this is amazing, i like your lighting control, coool
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08/15/2005 06:25:33 AM
Excellent shot, great capture! 10
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08/15/2005 02:44:45 AM
processing artifacts on horizon/sky interface detract from a very powerful shot.
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08/15/2005 01:10:58 AM
this is awesome!! LOVE IT!! Good luck!
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