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Nature and Man - An Abstract
Nature and Man - An Abstract
vtruan


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tamron AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical for Nikon
Location: Pueblo County, Colorado
Date: Aug 11, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Sky
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2006

Colorado Springs lights from the south. Lights reflecting light through a thunderstorm rain.

Statistics
Place: 173 out of 684
Avg (all users): 5.9878
Avg (commenters): 6.9231
Avg (participants): 5.9645
Avg (non-participants): 6.0833
Views since voting: 1280
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 245
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/25/2006 01:43:20 PM
Van, this is so beautiful - so ethereal and unreal looking. I'd love to be able to take lightning pictures like this. No matter what I try mine always suck. I love the layered dark look in the sky above and the stop light (or train stop light) just adds that wonderful extra touch that ads to that lonely, stark feeling. It's gorgeous!!!

Message edited by author 2006-09-27 01:55:07.
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09/08/2006 01:51:56 PM
i can't believe this didn't place higher. I was one of you 10's and thought it was a tremendous shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 09:23:33 PM
Wow, tough capture. I keep wanting to level the horizon but then would want to level the clouds LOL can't win either way but really like it anyways LOL.
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09/07/2006 03:03:10 PM
Nice way to capture above and under the storm. Rare to see those type shots.
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09/07/2006 11:53:58 AM
I like it, but wouldn't call it an abstract. The red isn't working for me. Love the yellow light though.
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09/07/2006 03:26:57 AM
Very cool shot. First off, lightning ain't easy at all to catch! Very interesting colors, and I really like the 'minimilism' type composition. Stands out among typical lightning shots. Nice job.
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09/06/2006 08:24:58 PM
clouds lighting fun, very nice, maybe too much clouds showing and those red lights are really distracting.
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09/06/2006 01:25:21 PM
Great picture. I love it but I think that it would have been much better without the red lights. Maybe you should have cropped it just below the lighting bolts, with all the negative space over it, it would have been visually stunning. This is just my opinion and I think that your picture will still be doing very good in this challenge. Good luck.
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09/02/2006 05:25:56 PM
Very nice color in the clouds. Nice job capturing the lightning.
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09/02/2006 04:45:34 PM
nice one
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09/02/2006 04:25:44 PM
looks titled. nice capture of lighting though beautiful. 6
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09/02/2006 04:23:14 PM
Some Thoughts:

-SUPER COOL!!
-I think I would've cloned out the red light on the right, it is a bit distracting and doesn't really fit with the color scheme
-Horizon is tilted a bit
-Love the crop with the abundant sky
-Love the softness
-Score: 8
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09/02/2006 08:41:46 AM
Oh I wish there were less sky to more quickly zoom into the lightening
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09/01/2006 08:51:12 PM
Very nice capture. Amazing shot, well done...(9)
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09/01/2006 11:42:14 AM
wow. that's all I can say. oh yeah, and 10!
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09/01/2006 05:22:59 AM
My only complaint is that the horizon is not quite straightm, but other than that, this image is feally fantastic. Gorgeous blues, nice contrasting yellows. Well done.
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09/01/2006 01:14:44 AM
OMG..the colours!
the composition!
The moment!!!
Awesome shot!! Good Luck!
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