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Challenge: Rain II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Settings
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Frelinghuysen, NJ
Date: Sep 24, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 640
Galleries: Landscape, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2006

I took this picture out of a car window as we searched for a good place to pull over.

crop, curves, channel mixer in mono mode to take out some of the color, hue/sat to bring out the grass and trees while leaving the sky gray, resize, sharpen, neat image

here is the original, uncropped, resized with standard sharpening:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/50695/120/406273.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/50695/120/406273.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 128
Avg (all users): 6.3086
Avg (commenters): 7.2778
Avg (participants): 5.9412
Avg (non-participants): 6.3741
Views since voting: 2157
Views during voting: 565
Votes: 337
Comments: 34
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/23/2008 11:58:42 PM
A beautiful shot
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09/25/2007 11:54:48 PM
A great example of turning a quick shot into a keeper. Those clouds look very imposing.
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12/19/2006 11:33:59 PM
Very cool.....
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11/17/2006 04:08:39 PM
The title really helps this one. The horse stands out instantly. Without the guide from the title, the white horse just provides some contrast. The title makes it clear that the white horse is the subject. Very nice!
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10/09/2006 12:12:38 PM
That somber sky oe portend of heavy rain! Beautiful. Congratulations on your top twenty finish.
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10/06/2006 05:03:37 PM
Wow. GREAT processing! Those clouds went from ho-hum to "YOU'RE IN BIG TROUBLE." Just would've titled it something more like "Uh oh." ;)
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10/06/2006 04:17:47 PM
this was yours? nice!
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10/05/2006 06:05:38 PM
Great picture. Congrats on your top 20 finish!
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10/04/2006 04:25:09 PM
Originally posted by agenkin:

I explained what I liked about my own entry into this challenge in response to your comment. It would be interesting to hear your thoughs about this image.


First of all, my taste is far more developed than my abilities! :) The picture you thought was mine is indeed my taste. This picture was taken out the window of a semi-moving car, and I was amazed at the quality of the light. Not the composition, not the symbolism, just the light. So I cropped it and created a little frisson with the title, to make it more interesting. And there you have it. Certainly not my third favorite picture! But I'm glad to please people every now and then! :)

Notice we gave each other 6s, and our scores were just a little higher than that. I've heard it said the secret to a high score is to offend the least amount of people. I will post the original and I will *also* post outtakes that I think are more typical of my taste, and would have scored a full point lower, at least.
10/04/2006 10:42:20 AM
Hey, Don, and I gave *your* picture a 6, and it's your third best score and and a top 20 finish. :) So, we are quits, I guess. More than that, I was wrong thinking that this ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/561/thumb/402144.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/561/thumb/402144.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' was your entry.

The sky is quite drammatic here, but this is the only thing that I like about this shot. Perhaps I am missing something. I think that the raising diagonal contradicts the "before the storm" atmosphere, and do not understand the purpose of that contradiction (was it intended?). The horses are but tiny specs in the image, and are stuck together.

I explained what I liked about my own entry into this challenge in response to your comment. It would be interesting to hear your thoughs about this image.
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10/04/2006 10:26:23 AM
NICE!!!

i didn't even realize this was us...i gave it a fucking 10!!!

now that i know it's you, i know it's us, i still give it a 10!

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10/04/2006 08:44:14 AM
beautiful shot. fantstic placement. congrats
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10/04/2006 08:20:00 AM
Can I just offer a "wow"? Really nice find! I love skies like this and they ain't all that easy to portray. Nice post work and exceptional use of the light at the right moment.
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10/04/2006 07:17:13 AM
great use of the title to draw your eye into that horse, great timing on the lighting too. way to crack the top 20!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2006 10:13:11 PM
One of my favorites. Very moody, and that horse pops like a beacon. Well done!
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10/03/2006 10:03:36 PM
I think this is a great image. I like the dark clouds with the white horse in the background. Great job!
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10/03/2006 06:12:31 AM
The contrast between the sky and the greens is amazing, not to mention that little white speck down the bottom . . :)
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10/02/2006 05:05:46 PM
I don't really like the "implying rain" fad we have going on here with some of these pictures, but this is probably the best of all those, since it actually does look like it's just about to rain.
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10/01/2006 04:13:37 PM
love the dark clouds and off green on the trees and grass. 8
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10/01/2006 03:16:28 AM
The big tree - Horse too small for my liking - Great composition though
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09/30/2006 11:11:00 PM
An ominous and oppressive sky very well presented.
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09/29/2006 10:50:57 AM
No rain yet, but holy cow! It's a coming!!! You've done a nice job composing this with nice use of image features to break it up (example, the road and fence for a diagonal line - same with the back tree line.). Good luck in the challenge.
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09/29/2006 06:03:54 AM
I like the composition.
nice lighting, but a bit too dark for my taste.
Wonder how a "landscape" orientation instead of "portrait" for this one could have worked.
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09/28/2006 11:42:05 PM
I'd say it looks like rain.
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09/28/2006 01:21:18 PM
I love the movement! Great shot!
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09/28/2006 01:11:35 PM
oh...if only the horse were facing the camera!
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09/28/2006 10:14:50 AM
Lovely landscape that shows you *can* use portrait framing successfully. I would have used a different title as this one draws attention to a small speck of a horse when, IMHO, the grandeur of the storm clouds is the subject.
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09/28/2006 08:00:37 AM
stunning sky...great image
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09/28/2006 02:23:45 AM
this is one of my favourites so far in this challenge...
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09/27/2006 08:07:39 PM
Lovely sense of impending rain. 8.
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09/27/2006 07:05:19 PM
I took me a second to see it, but beautiful! 8o)
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09/27/2006 03:47:20 PM
Beautiful photo -
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09/27/2006 02:14:53 PM
Not a spot of rain to be seen but the lighting in this shot is fantastic. I'd not have drawn attention to the white horse in the title as that simple enhances the "what has this got to do with rain" feel - I get it though :)
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09/27/2006 10:08:32 AM
What a dramatic photo!
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