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Storm's Rollin' In
Storm's Rollin' In

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Challenge: Country Life II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28mm f/2.8
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Missouri, USA
Date: Feb 8, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2006


Place: 169 out of 219
Avg (all users): 5.1315
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0280
Avg (non-participants): 5.2358
Views since voting: 822
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 213
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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02/23/2006 11:10:57 PM
I think you have a good image here...needs just a bit more work. The overall concept behind the composition is good; however, The horizon is too busy. I would have tried cropping part of the right side of the image and remove the last building and trees and leave just one tree on the right to balance with the trees on the left. The tree just to the right of the building at the center of image, I would have cloned out as I felt it created a distracting edge with the cloud. I think thats a stop sign just to the left of the building at center. Reminds me of a four way stop on a lone country road and a point of interest and I may have cloned out the trees next to it to make it stand out much the same as the pole next to the building just left of center. Now, having said that, I took the image into photoshop to see if any of this worked. I think removing the tree right of building at center helped and also cloning out the tree behind the building at center helped; however, cropping the right side of the image did not. I also tried increasing the curves and saturation which helped the right side of the image somewhat and did help add some impact to the clouds. One thing about the clouds I did find distracting was the blues and although the blue works well with the yellows in the horizon, I felt they pulled the eye away from the horizon. The last thing I would try is to change is the border. The white in the border kept pulling my eye away from the image and didn't work for me; however, borders like photography are very subjective. The wrong border can hurt an image in the voting. I did try the image with 2 to 5 pix black border and felt it worked better. In summary, adding some curves and saturation to the clouds with selective editing, playing with the horizon to remove distracting elements, and adjusting the border would have helped move the image up in the voting. Even though the horizon may need some minor adjustment, I also think it was the strength of the image. A very nice silouhette! IMO, just needs a little work. If you have question, please contact me through the PM system. One last word, After looking at your profile, I see good things a little down the road for you!!
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02/20/2006 08:29:04 PM
I agree with pearlseyes. This is an interesting image. I rather like it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2006 04:35:08 PM
Very emotive shot.....cool sky!
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