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Challenge: Sky (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Menindee
Date: Dec 14, 2006
Aperture: f6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Travel
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2006

Somewhere outback in NSW on the way to Broken Hill. As on most outback roads, if it rains it is impossible to drive on. Fortunately we made it to the bitumen before the storm hit.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.8947
Avg (commenters): 7.9583
Avg (participants): 6.5147
Avg (non-participants): 7.0253
Views since voting: 1972
Views during voting: 661
Votes: 266
Comments: 33
Favorites: 5 (view)


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11/10/2008 11:30:06 AM
Great shot! I love the perspective and of course, the colors are amazing!
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12/06/2007 06:34:47 PM
The colors are so startling they could almost be obnoxious, but they work so well together that they aren't. Good work!
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11/02/2007 04:32:13 PM
the contrast is outstanding. nice work. whoever voted 1 was on crack.
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12/22/2006 10:28:40 AM
Nice Aussie colours indeed, as said below. This was one of the most dramatic of the year and of the challenge. When I was a tiny kid, my parents drove round the outback of Australia twice and the rusty countryside of Broken Hill is familiar to me in a far distant memory. The corrugated roads and taste of dust in a non-air conditioned car are still with me. That was back in the 50s.
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12/22/2006 10:23:24 AM
So GLAD this finished so strong! I love it when someone's talent screams from an ordinary scene made exceptional!!!

Congratulations on a top 15 placing in such an inspiring challenge!

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12/22/2006 10:16:31 AM
Love it. Well done. Great composition.
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12/22/2006 09:05:59 AM
Glad this did well!!! Congrats.
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12/22/2006 05:38:43 AM
Red dirt hmmm... must be out back Australia :)
an excellent shot Mike I'll have to buy you lunch
funny how lots of people think the red is over saturated when it is really like this out there

Message edited by author 2006-12-22 05:42:13.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2006 06:53:34 PM
Great border, I really like it. I love this shot although I do feel like the red is a tad overpowering (I realize high saturation was what you were going for - I just do not feel like the red and the blue balance with each other) and that is what put this shot in my top ten favorites instead of my top four. Everything is so beautiful here - the sky is lovely as is the vehicle.. I don't know why but it really just appeals to me. Great image.
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12/21/2006 05:10:17 PM
Saturation a bit to the max but I still like it. Nice work.
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12/21/2006 12:46:08 PM
fantaztic
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12/19/2006 10:36:06 PM
Breath-Taking! :) 10!!!!!!!
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12/19/2006 06:38:00 PM
Looks ominous : )nice work
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12/19/2006 01:04:58 PM
Intense and surreal colours and image.
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12/19/2006 10:25:53 AM
this hurts my eyes a little, but it does tell a story and convey a mood. 7
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12/19/2006 09:55:57 AM
Very dramatic color tones. I never realized that a camper trailer on a barren back road could be so beautiful. Well done!
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12/18/2006 02:43:37 PM
Way to go taking and ordinary scene and turning into an incredible "wall-hangable" piece of art! The rich colors and crisp focus: OutSTANDING!
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12/18/2006 12:49:58 AM
Love the colors
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12/17/2006 02:55:10 PM
Ribbon worthy!!! Great image.
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12/16/2006 08:12:58 PM
This is both powerfull and beautiful on so many levels. Congrats on a very dramatic image. A fav for the challenge!
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12/16/2006 10:38:15 AM
Rich colors, love this one.
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12/16/2006 10:31:13 AM
Mars? No, they don't have clouds on Mars. I know, you used the freedom of the new rule set to impose a cloudy sky on a Martian landscape.
Seriously unreal - 8
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12/15/2006 09:37:14 PM
This is outstanding. I think for me it would work better if the red on the road weren't so bright, flat, blocked up. But a lovely job.
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12/15/2006 07:21:33 PM
Over sat.
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12/15/2006 05:58:35 PM
great australian colours...and a great stormfront
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12/15/2006 04:33:46 PM
great contrast
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12/15/2006 10:29:48 AM
Wow!!! These colors are amazing. Great shot!!! -10-
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12/15/2006 10:07:13 AM
Wow - the colors are amazing - very rich. My Favorite in the challenge!
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12/15/2006 09:48:33 AM
I really like this. Something we can all relate to. The exagerated saturation works. Good one. 7
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12/15/2006 01:44:59 AM
Great contrast in this shot. Love the red road.
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12/15/2006 01:42:23 AM
Wow this has to be Australia!
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12/15/2006 01:21:42 AM
Love the colors but i feel the orange-brown gradient is little overdone. It should have stopped where sky started.7.
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12/15/2006 01:02:25 AM
Lucky last, but ever so good IMO.....
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