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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Quantaray AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 High-Speed for Canon EOS
Location: Riverton, Utah
Date: Sep 3, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 8.0s
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2005

Light from the houses below threw off the colors.
Making the bottom half of the image orange.

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 432
Avg (all users): 6.0450
Avg (commenters): 6.8500
Avg (participants): 5.8993
Avg (non-participants): 6.1800
Views since voting: 836
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 289
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/20/2005 10:37:11 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

Very nice work... nice lightning photos are always fun :) For me, photos like this one follow the general rules of landscape photography, one of the primary being that you need strong foreground elements. The strip of ground or tree line along the bottom of this image doesn't carry a lot of compositional strength. I realize that the ground is not your subject, but since you included it, it does become part of the composition. You may want to try shots like this at a pre-determined location where you can include a strong foreground... just some food for thought :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 11:22:05 PM
It's probably not fair. I'm very biased. I LOVE lightning pictures. I go nerdy when I see them. This is probably #3 on my top ten lightning pictures list. I love how the clouds light up. Great capture! Thanks!
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09/13/2005 08:11:10 PM
i wish the photo had been cropped so that it focused more on just the lightning bolts. main focus just seems to be the sky. good idea though
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09/13/2005 11:54:42 AM
hazards shooting
09/13/2005 01:35:41 AM
i would maybe suggest aliitle cropping to bring eye towards the lightening
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09/12/2005 08:36:29 PM
Nice caputure.
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09/12/2005 07:49:49 PM
Beautiful, and really creative. I wish you had cropped the grass out, though.
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09/12/2005 03:54:58 PM
Wonderful idea to use lightning as a "branch". I like the slight blur on the grass at the bottom and the crisp shape of the clouds. The color is kind of muted in this shot, I think it might look nice in black and white.
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09/12/2005 12:44:23 PM
Cool shot.
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09/11/2005 05:27:12 PM
wow!
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09/11/2005 12:03:00 PM
Brilliant!8
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09/10/2005 10:26:24 AM
Wow! The subtle shift from light to dark really balances this shot out well.
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09/10/2005 06:07:35 AM
Crop the whole left hand side of the shot and the vertical composition and tighter focus on the lightning is much much stronger.
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09/10/2005 12:18:34 AM
Awesome.
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09/08/2005 10:29:33 PM
Ooohh. I really like the colors.
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09/08/2005 08:55:28 PM
Pretty good capture
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09/08/2005 02:49:07 PM
I'll never tire of looking at lightning, this is so atmospheric. great shot
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09/07/2005 07:25:17 PM
I think we might be pushing the limits of the subject here, but this is a great picture. I have tried to get a god shot of lighting and have gottin few. So on the picture alone, Great Job. I would like it more croped higher
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09/07/2005 04:22:46 PM
Cool. I like the composition, with the low ground level. Gives a sense of the distance a bolt of lightning has to travel. I like the movement in the ground as well.
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09/07/2005 01:17:39 PM
nice capture.
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09/07/2005 11:47:25 AM
Wow, nice capture!
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09/07/2005 10:12:07 AM
Stunning sky. I like the fingers (branches) of lightning. I think you could crop the left third of the shot and still have a nice impactful image.
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09/07/2005 09:47:46 AM
think cropping off some of the extranious photo on the left would of helped this
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09/07/2005 05:22:49 AM
i always like lightning shots. this one is no exception. very well done! would have got a perfect 10 if the bushes on the bottom were in better focus, though I do understand that long exposure shots coupled with wind isnt a good combination for this sort of photo. kudos to your patience on taking this photo!! 9
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09/07/2005 05:04:28 AM
Nice catch! Good job!
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