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Brewing a Storm
RianBotes


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Challenge: HDR IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Nov 19, 2011
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 2s
Date Uploaded: Nov 20, 2011

Thank you for all the nice comments and the votes. Almost made the 7 mark but still thankfull for the great score on this as the shot is a special one for me as well.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.9937
Avg (commenters): 8.5385
Avg (participants): 6.5932
Avg (non-participants): 7.2323
Views since voting: 2950
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 158
Comments: 33
Favorites: 8 (view)


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12/08/2011 04:25:28 PM
Hi Rian, awesome shot mate. Sorry I missed it! Great HM.
Laat weet my volgende keer asb as jy erens heen gaan. Dit is somer en die weerlig roep jou! :)
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11/30/2011 02:39:04 PM
That is absolutely beautiful!

The Voortrekker Monument is one of my most strongly remembered iconographic symbols of South Africa.

Ek hoe van Suid Afrika! Ek wil terug kom om die pragtige laand weer te seen.

Baia dankie vir die geheue.
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11/29/2011 12:39:55 PM
Baie geluk met die 4de plek. Prachtige foto.
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11/28/2011 11:02:52 PM
Rian ... this is a spectacular photo and truly deserves its position in the challenge. If I wanted to shoot storms, I can't think of anyone I'd rather be storm-chasing with, than you. Maybe I should travel to SA to do it!?! Thanks for showing us mother nature with her 'game face' on!
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11/28/2011 11:24:16 AM
Wow Rian! Very well done. You already know what I think of the image, Congratulations on your HM placement!
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11/28/2011 07:54:14 AM
congrats rian, i have never been able to capture lightning - good job.
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11/28/2011 07:51:27 AM
Amazing capture Rian! Congrats on the HM! Please let one of the playoff challenges be...lightning!!!! :-p
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11/28/2011 01:33:47 AM
Dit is 'n ongelooflike mooi foto en vir my moeilik om te kies tussen die wenner en die een. Groete
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11/28/2011 01:31:36 AM
Originally posted by bohemka:

I'm trying to be as annoying as possible and guess who this is: ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' RianBotes is the only DPCer I know that regularly churns out stunning lightning shots such as this. Of course if this is not Rian, please take it as a compliment.

The sky is just magnificent, and the entire image is as crisp as can be. Awesome photo.


It's not the lightning that gave it away this time, it's the monument and the combination. A shot from a very talented man.
11/28/2011 12:58:49 AM
Way to go Rian! Congratulations on your HM!!!
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11/28/2011 12:34:32 AM
Jou ou doring! Baie indrukwekkende foto. Geluk.
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11/28/2011 12:28:00 AM
Very impressive image! Congrats on the HM!
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11/28/2011 12:13:44 AM
Hope you brought an umbrella, LOL! Congrats on the HM. Breathtaking capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/27/2011 07:36:58 PM
Fabulous shot!
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11/27/2011 06:15:55 PM
I'm trying to be as annoying as possible and guess who this is: ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' RianBotes is the only DPCer I know that regularly churns out stunning lightning shots such as this. Of course if this is not Rian, please take it as a compliment.

The sky is just magnificent, and the entire image is as crisp as can be. Awesome photo.
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11/26/2011 11:10:34 PM
Extraordinary. How incredibly Wuthering Heights.
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11/24/2011 08:31:51 AM
Beautiful!
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11/24/2011 04:31:02 AM
Stunning
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11/24/2011 03:47:33 AM
Mooi foto Rian Botes. Die weerlig langs die voortrekker is cool. Ek sien 'n Ribbon kom. !!
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11/23/2011 04:40:36 AM
good catch!
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11/22/2011 10:36:11 PM
Sewing the land to the sky! And in HDR. You surely did it.
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11/22/2011 07:39:25 AM
impressive! nice moment to take a picture.9
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11/21/2011 11:30:22 PM
Awesome
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11/21/2011 10:06:15 PM
Cool!
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11/21/2011 08:28:10 PM
Very Cool Shot.
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11/21/2011 08:17:25 PM
What a capture. HDR works in some areas (clouds, sky), but not so well in others (foreground). Nonetheless, really liked this image and voted it in my top 5.
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11/21/2011 03:36:41 PM
Fanfreakintastic...
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11/21/2011 11:38:42 AM
dramatic
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11/21/2011 10:23:18 AM
This is such a great photo Rian...very well done.
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11/21/2011 09:51:21 AM
Nog 'n wonderlike skoot. The clouds are great and the HDR enhancing.
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11/21/2011 09:19:59 AM
WOW!! My favorite so far. Perfect timeing, the sky is absolutely amazing.
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11/21/2011 12:26:20 AM
love it!
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11/21/2011 12:12:38 AM
Indrukwekkende foto van die Voortrekker Monument.
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