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Natures Purple, Man's Yellow
Natures Purple, Man's Yellow

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Challenge: Complementary Colors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Date: May 18, 2003
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2003

I know this is probably a stretch, but I just had to share this picture.

Place: 22 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.1364
Avg (commenters): 7.2632
Avg (participants): 6.2167
Avg (non-participants): 6.0400
Views since voting: 1336
Votes: 110
Comments: 21
Favorites: 3 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2003 11:38:50 PM
A lot of drama in this shot! Of course, the lightning steals the show here over the colors, which serve as a nice background. I like how you've isolated the lighted area of the street.
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05/25/2003 08:39:21 PM
Great job getting the lightning and the upper clouds -- you will probably lose points for not straightening the horizon (you could do that easily when cropping without losing anything significant).
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05/25/2003 07:30:00 PM
oooh , lightning , this pic would get a 10 if it had just been the sky and not the inclusion of the ground. 9
sorry let me amend that , of course the pic and title would not make sense without the bottom part,
well done on the capture of the lightning,
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05/25/2003 12:44:54 PM
I`ve tried a couple of times but never managed to catch it. Well done. Maybe you could staighten it up a bit in ps.
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05/25/2003 11:15:45 AM
I like the drama!
05/24/2003 09:20:09 AM
Honestly, I don't think you took this image while thinking of a way to shoot complementary colors ;o) But it sure turns out like one, although I really think that more colorful images would score better.
You did however manage to capture a great lightning here. Composition works well, with the massive clouds above and the tiny objects below. The area of improvement lies in these objects, though. There not completely clear and in focus. The ground-scene also looks tilted because of the non-vertical poles. Imho, the image would have had much more impact without the ground-elements. But then you loose one of your two colors offcourse :o)) Regards and good luck, Marco.
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05/23/2003 12:46:40 PM
I'd like to see this srtaghtened so that the lamp-posts and flag-poles aren't slanting. I actually think this might have been more intersting withoutt the lightning - it isn't a particularly intersting strike.
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05/22/2003 07:51:22 PM
Wow this is a very cool picture -- I always have the worst luck trying to capture lightning and so I always appreciate good shots of it -- I think in terms of hitting the depiction of the complementary colours it falls a bit short. Too much of the photo is taken up by the clouds and sky, which add nothing to the point.
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05/22/2003 09:09:10 AM
I always liked photos of lightning.
05/21/2003 05:13:15 PM
This is a really cool photo. I love the way each element is isolated but combine to create an interesting and dynamic arrangement. The slight tilt of the ground helps to create an unsettling feeling. Nice colors and crisp lines. I really hope people give this photo the credit it deserves. -T
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05/20/2003 09:44:18 PM
Increadible clouds! Very dramatic subject. The purple contrasts very well with the yellow light. Terrific how you caught this. Wish the earthly subject matter was as interesting as the heavenly (at least more cohesive) But that is a little too much to ask! 8
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05/20/2003 07:11:41 PM
This is a GREAT capture. I love the colors and the lighting in the clouds. I think it's neat how the lightening flashed just above the flags in this picture. I could be wrong but it seems just a little crooked. Perhaps just a little rotation to the right would make the houses and flags appear more even. Except for that nit picking thing, this is definately a WOW in my book. Good luck in the challenge.
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05/20/2003 05:30:55 AM
Amazing capture! The layering effect is fantastic. Was it like going fishing for lightening? Leave the shutter speed long and hope to catch the lightening? You did it, and very well - 10.
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05/19/2003 11:45:00 PM
Nice! I wish the road (is it a road?) were not slanted.
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05/19/2003 09:38:17 PM
Good shot but its tilted some. Try to get it to hit the pole next chance :)
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05/19/2003 07:20:08 PM
great capture - and I realise you put the yellow stuff in the bottom to meet the challenge, but this would be a lot more dramatic with just the sky/ cloud/ lightning. 10 for the top 4/5ths of the shot, 1 for the bottom 1/5th (8)
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05/19/2003 03:46:49 PM
Great capture. It seems strange with the slanted parking lot, there. I'm not sure what it would look like with a straight parking lot and a slanted cloud line, though.
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05/19/2003 02:51:47 PM
Wow! Now if only the image were rotated to get the flagpoles vertical...
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05/19/2003 11:07:31 AM
straigten it so the flagpoles are upright - 7
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05/19/2003 10:42:09 AM
Nice catch! It seems a bit tipped to me, maybe that was intentional.
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05/19/2003 08:54:52 AM
interesitng shot... lightinging isn't very easy to photograph... the complementary colors are here, but I feel that, in my interpretation of the challenge, that the colors need to play some sort of role in the photo. the challenge topic requested using two complementary colors to compose the photograph... = 5
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