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Haunting Sunset
Haunting Sunset
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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
Location: Pueblo, Colorado
Date: Jan 1, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Sky, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2005

Mammatus clouds over my home August 9, 2004. Picked Photo-of-the-Day on two different web-sites and on two local TV weather segments.

Statistics
Place: 92 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.2597
Avg (commenters): 6.5405
Avg (participants): 6.1140
Avg (non-participants): 6.7000
Views since voting: 1347
Views during voting: 713
Votes: 362
Comments: 43
Favorites: 9 (view)


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10/03/2007 04:21:08 AM
Yeah I remember this photo well. What a great capture.
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10/02/2007 05:29:51 PM
Wow!!!! What amazing clouds!
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10/01/2007 08:30:40 PM
Wow, amazing clouds!!
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02/01/2005 07:21:46 AM
Thanks for the right on comments, I accidentally posted the wrong over sharpened shot.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 07:53:41 PM
looks a bit like a big flower
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01/31/2005 05:46:29 PM
The clouds and colors are very dramatic. Wish there was some detail in the fg. This appears to be quite oversharpened.
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01/29/2005 08:20:43 PM
Those clouds are mad! The top half of this shot is excellent, but the bottom half looks way oversharpened with jaggies and halos all over the place.
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01/28/2005 08:56:41 AM
Those clouds are definately spooky, what a capture! It seems a bit oversharpened.
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01/27/2005 07:47:33 PM
Of course, the clouds and colors are awesome. However, the roofline and the haloing around the rightmost tree belie too much sharpening. This really detracts.
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01/27/2005 07:34:25 AM
I remember this from the forums ... though I don't remember the weirdness image left - with the other branches there one suspects a cloning accident, but i cannot say. An extraordinary moment. There are artefacts from what appears to be very very heavy sharpening, which is a pity in my eyes, as they make the silhouette too attention-grabbing, and odd. Good shooting though.
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01/26/2005 04:16:19 PM
Those are some mighty interesting clouds...nice capture. The colors are nice too.
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01/25/2005 08:56:46 PM
Stunning composition and detail. Excellent timing on the shot!! ((8))
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01/23/2005 10:35:27 PM
Wow ... very cool shot
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01/22/2005 09:00:20 PM
i remember these amazing images. they were incredible the first time i saw them, and they still are. i am curious though, why you didn't crop out that major distraction on the left, as it really detracts from anotherwise fantastic image...
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01/22/2005 10:20:52 AM
This one is already in my favs. I opened them both and compared them. This one seems a little over processed. The white part of the sky is blown out in this one and seems a bit over sharpened.
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01/22/2005 10:05:54 AM
Unreal. The backlight is very strong so it's difficult to say if that is the reason for the halos around the edges on the house and trees, or if it's the result of too much USM. The clouds are fabulous and unreal. Good luck. /8
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01/22/2005 01:06:21 AM
Certainly is hanting - i really like what you've done with the sky. It does, however, look a little out of place with that foreground - looks very much pasted on - an artifact of the extent to which you've processed the sky perhaps, either way it is a little bit of a shame because that sky is really cool.
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01/22/2005 12:47:58 AM
Wow, that's too weird, nice find
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01/20/2005 07:56:26 PM
amazing clouds good capture
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01/20/2005 12:44:38 PM
bit over sharpened on the building, but what an amazing cloud formation! - good luck
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01/19/2005 03:10:59 AM
This is nice. lovely skyline & color (10)
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01/18/2005 09:35:11 PM
Is this you, Van?? What a fantastic picture - these are the most unusual clouds I've ever seen.
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01/18/2005 02:59:04 PM
If these clouds have not been enhanced (burning or cloning, etc.), then that is some scary S***!!! Really like the cloud formation and colours. I may have cloned out the weird clouds(?) on the left of the image just above the tree as it is a little distracting. Nice shot.
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01/18/2005 12:41:05 PM
Those are some awesome clouds. I think cropping up about an inch would have improved the impact.
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01/18/2005 12:20:30 PM
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01/18/2005 10:43:57 AM
Amazing sky, but too much post-processing for me
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01/18/2005 08:04:00 AM
Wow! I've never seen anything like that. I'm not sure I would want to.
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01/18/2005 01:25:00 AM
Amazing, doesn't look real! Just a tad overexposed in a small section above and to the left of the house.
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01/17/2005 10:29:19 PM
Extraordanary subject! Too bad about all the chromatic noise, you could probably control it somewhat using tools like NoiseNinja or NeatImage. Also, I'd crop half an inch or so off the bottom. 7
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01/17/2005 02:00:53 PM
Incredible sky and a striking image.
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01/17/2005 03:14:00 AM
Very nice image but I feel you may have over saturated the colour giving the banding effect in the yellow/orange colour.
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01/16/2005 10:03:09 PM
This just blew me away, those clouds are phenomenal, and I love the silhouette. Gorgeous shot, should make a great print.
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01/16/2005 06:27:18 PM
cool cloud formation, but the photo is oversharpened
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01/16/2005 05:58:46 PM
Very cool! 9
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01/16/2005 05:34:46 PM
Incredible cloud formation.9
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01/16/2005 05:26:54 PM
I like the idea and the colors, but the clouds looks a little too fake and over-processed to me. The haloing from over-sharpening doesn't add to the image either.
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01/16/2005 04:06:59 PM
Awesome threatening clouds. Personally would prefer a hint of more detail in the silhouette of the house, still a captivating photo. ....7....
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01/16/2005 01:03:36 PM
Wow whats this, what a strage sky. The selective parts wasn't very well done, on the top of the building you can see a white line, but everything else seems good.
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01/16/2005 11:09:30 AM
The sky is amazing, and I like the composition, but the silhouettes of the building and trees look a little jagged and haloed. Oversharpened maybe?
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01/16/2005 10:25:19 AM
wow, look at those clouds. the bottom is kinda dull though
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01/16/2005 06:12:40 AM
I think this is a bit too oversharpened due to the halo and jaggies around the roof. The clouds are pretty cool tho :)
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01/16/2005 05:15:02 AM
The silhouetted building and brush seem a bit oversharpened, but a wonderful capture nonetheless.
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01/16/2005 12:26:13 AM
Perfect title, beautiful colors of the sunset, very nice capture
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