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Rain Squall on Daffodils
Rain Squall on Daffodils

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Skagit Valley, Washington
Date: Mar 29, 2008
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2008

While searching out shots of the daff fields (mainly for the upcoming tulip bloom) in the Skagit Valley I came accross this rain squall. I followed it around having some a great time and many opportunities for dramatic shots. Hope you like this one as much as I do. I'll post a few more when the voting ends.

RAW Conversion in RSP
Color Temp 6100, Tint -6, Exp comp .10, Fill Light 50, Shadow Cont 12, Highlight Cont -19, High Contrast curve adjustment, Save as TIFF

Edit in PSE6
Brightness/contrast adjustment layer at +35 and +25
Photo Filter adjustment layer - Warming #85 at 10%
Saturation/Hue adjsutment layer at +10
Dodge and Burn sky
Midlevel Contrast +5
Brighness adjsutment layer at -5 and mask off flowers
Resize and USM
Add border
Save for web

Place: 38 out of 500
Avg (all users): 6.5068
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.4095
Avg (non-participants): 6.7442
Views since voting: 1057
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 148
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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04/08/2008 03:45:39 AM
Wow that is an awesome scene!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2008 07:35:05 PM
my favorite landscapes don't look like landscapes. this one has a flat appearance, with white shapes on top and a yellow texture on the bottom. The clouds are truly remarkable. I love the title, too.
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04/06/2008 09:17:30 PM
Wow, this is beautiful!
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04/06/2008 06:48:16 AM
Wow, that's some cloud you've captured there. I like the way that, even when we're clearly looking at at some rain coming down the overall image is blue and sunny with those gorgeous yellow flowers across the scene.
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04/05/2008 09:34:06 AM
Beautiful. Great color and depth of field.
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04/04/2008 09:57:41 PM
wonderful capture!
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04/04/2008 05:20:02 AM
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04/03/2008 06:32:37 AM
that's amazing...great shot
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04/01/2008 04:40:04 AM
stunning capture
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