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In The Raging Tempest
In The Raging Tempest

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Challenge: Where In The World Is drewmedia? (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Kodak Z612
Location: ajijic, mexico
Date: Nov 25, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/512
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2007

...He has gone far, far away for rest and relaxation at the top of this distant, normally quiet, peaceful and beautiful mountain top. But as you can see - he is caught in the tempest that rages all around him and must wait out the storm before he can once again enjoy his peace and quiet and solitude...

Untouched capture directly from the camera in landscape mode with no adjustments except to remove noise.

The huge wind and rain storm across the lake continued to move easterly as I shot from my terrace. I even captured a small bird in the upper right quadrant of the picture.

The camera just cannot capture the awe of the storm as I saw it with my eyes...

f4.0, ISO 64, shutter speed 1/512

Place: 43 out of 115
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12/05/2007 10:04:59 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

I love the luminance in the photo. There is some real potential in this photo. Given that this was an advanced editing challenge you could have made this image pop.

First, the horizon is crooked. Second, the image is begging for some post processing using levels and curves. It appears to me that the main subject is the light streaming/streaking through the clouds, but that there is not enough contrast to make that light really work as well as it could. You could really make those streaks stand out. That is where the drama is in this photo. Contrast, some dodge and burn, etc.

The trees make a great frame for the scene, but perhaps you could use less of them. A tighter crop would focus the eye more on the drama of the storm. There seems to be a secondary theme happening in the foreground, but there is no shadow detail to support it. I think you could remove much of the lower foreground and get a stronger image.

Good image for straight from the camera, but in an advanced editing challenge voters are expecting a cleaned up, straightened image with some drama.

If you have any questions feel free to PM me.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2007 01:40:14 AM
This reminds me of Fiji or French Polynesia. I love the sun rays coming through the clouds. Good silhouette of the land and trees.
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11/30/2007 09:16:39 PM
Cool pic
11/29/2007 12:24:42 AM
10 and no less. A photo with great feel and presence of the subject.
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11/27/2007 07:08:00 AM
pretty lighting. maybe the top of the pic should have been cropped off.
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11/27/2007 05:21:45 AM
Nice, but slightly tilted.
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