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Stormy Skies and Sunset Glow
Stormy Skies and Sunset Glow
mocabela


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: June Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: Lake Minden, near Yuba City in California
Date: Jun 9, 2004
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2004

I had a terrible time choosing for this one, but I decided to pick this landscape after the majority of those I harrassed for opinions encouraged me to do so. It was between a bug macro that I'm very proud of; judging by how DPCers love bug shots, I might regret going with this one, but the lighting was so spectacular I can't help loving this photo.

I spent some time in California earlier this month and was out swimming when the sky clouded over; everything was glowing with the warm sunlight of evening, so I sent for my camera right then and started taking pictures from within the lake. This was the one I thought to be most balanced, though I took many that I loved. The colour manipulation is minimal, and I only did that to correct for the shutter speed being fast; what you see is what it looked like in person.

Editing: Resizing, curves, hue/saturation, cloned out a small sign that was distracting, sharpened a tad and faded it about 40%.

Statistics
Place: 39 out of 384
Avg (all users): 6.3413
Avg (commenters): 7.0588
Avg (participants): 6.2092
Avg (non-participants): 6.7091
Views since voting: 1273
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 208
Comments: 18
Favorites: 5 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2004 09:51:34 PM
Beautiful lighting! I love the rich colors. 9
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07/06/2004 08:04:08 PM
excellent vivad colors.
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07/06/2004 05:20:35 PM
The contrasts look great here. Cloning out the playground equipment might add to the nature theme.
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07/06/2004 01:41:43 PM
I love the lighting on this one, but I think the composition could have been a little more dynamic. The swingset merged with the tree is also a very slight problem. Not critical errors but just something to think about.
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07/06/2004 01:30:57 PM
I love the colors and lighting in this. Looks like a painting in some ways.
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07/03/2004 05:48:22 AM
Great colours and contrast.
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07/02/2004 05:27:52 PM
This photo looks very nice, and I like the sky and the colors. It's not something you see every day. It almost wow's me, but something is holding me back..
I can't pinpoint excactly what that is. You scored an 8 here (and normaly i vote low) but it's better then most 8's so I might turn it into a 9 later.

If I know what's wrong (in my view) I'll update this comment.
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07/02/2004 04:26:50 PM
Awesome shot. If ONLY you could have cloned out the playground, it would have been prefect.
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07/01/2004 11:03:38 PM
Wow, I love the saturated colors. The tire tracks are a little distracting but this is a minor point. Well done.
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07/01/2004 10:36:45 PM
Would be perfect without the tracks...clone in some grass or something and it would be a nice print. Good color, DOF, detail. :o)
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07/01/2004 06:40:35 PM
The swings & slide under the tree spoil this shot for me.
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07/01/2004 06:25:09 PM
Great light. I wish it was a more natural setting and didn't have those treadmarks, but otherwise very pretty.
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07/01/2004 06:24:32 PM
The thing that makes this special is the lighting and that dark sky. Well done.
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07/01/2004 02:39:22 PM
Gorgeous color.
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07/01/2004 02:04:34 PM
Love the colors and contrast. A less centered subject would have made this even better.
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07/01/2004 12:01:07 PM
This would of looked so great if you wouldn't oversaturate the colors so much.
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07/01/2004 07:52:11 AM
"and ten minutes later this area was 4 foot under water..."

great capture
the sky is so alive and vibrant.
good luck
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07/01/2004 12:25:55 AM
Great colors and contrast, but it would've focused my interest better if the tree on the left were gone.
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