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Challenge: Photojournalism II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Mustang, OK
Date: Apr 25, 2006
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Sky, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2006

Tornadic storm near El Reno, OK

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 183
Avg (all users): 6.5238
Avg (commenters): 8.1053
Avg (participants): 6.2987
Avg (non-participants): 6.6786
Views since voting: 1131
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 189
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/13/2006 11:12:25 PM
Great. Love it. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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05/13/2006 09:05:33 AM
Bingo...i like it so much it's really fantastic i like the colors and the lighting how u capture it ,and to me it looks like cool and hot ,good and bad playing with colors /./././i hope one day be lucky to capture like this image
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05/12/2006 11:58:20 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

What a stunning shot when I first look at it. The colors, the tiny bit of lightening you caught, the light to dark, nice constrast. I feel this overall composition is pretty good for the newspaper shot. But something just niggles at me about this shot and I can't quite put my finger on it, let me look a bit longer here.......Okay, I think I see what it is, it's the balance between the sky and the ground. It's very top heavy. I took my magic envelopes and put them on the screen and when I crop out the ground completely it makes a completely different, more balanced picture to me. Even is you crop about half the ground, leaving more a dark line across the bottom rather than the lines leading in, which usually would work very well but in this case, to me they are competing with the top of the shot and the lightening. Also the colors seem just a tad pale, maybe a slight curves or hue/saturation adjustment to really make them pop out might make some difference.

But otherwise this is a great shot, nice capture! Hope my comments help and good luck in future challenges!

Deannda
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05/09/2006 12:43:36 PM
Originally posted by hoorel:

How'd you catch that with only a 1/30 shutter?


The lightning was so frequent that it was a lot easier than you might think. But luck also had something to do with it. It's probably the first time I've ever caught lighting with a 1/30 s shutter.

Message edited by author 2006-05-09 12:44:04.
05/09/2006 12:13:22 PM
I love it...

I can't be that lucky catching a bolt of lightning like that...

How'd you catch that with only a 1/30 shutter?

I want to start capturing storms like this!

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05/09/2006 10:42:47 AM
oh wow, 17th place, very nice...

one of these days I'm gonna enter. I just need to feel... inspired.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2006 08:20:55 PM
beatiful shot, but more of a backpage weather section image than a frontpage/cover photo, dontcha think? it would be a pretty slow newsday to find this on the front page...
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05/07/2006 07:22:59 PM
Fantastic sky...wonderful
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05/07/2006 01:39:09 PM
Thos are some incredible clouds. Great shot.
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05/07/2006 08:48:49 AM
Very good and sharp image with lovely colours.
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05/07/2006 07:02:33 AM
great sky...well done
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05/07/2006 03:43:12 AM
OMG! geez that is A flockin GREAT shot.
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05/06/2006 04:37:17 PM
Is that the four horsemen of the apocalypse i see in the distance? unbelievable shot 10
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05/05/2006 09:19:07 PM
Looks like one of the pictures often featured on MSNBC.com Week in Pictures. Colors are great, composition is very nice.
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05/05/2006 01:40:24 PM
WOW! I'm not sure how else to express how wonderful I think this shot is.
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05/03/2006 08:46:07 PM
"WOW" factor here.....
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05/03/2006 08:35:02 PM
Great capture. Love the variety of colors and shadows and the lightning bolt just tops it all off. Well done and bumping up.
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05/03/2006 04:26:07 PM
fantastic capture. a rare moment truly.
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05/02/2006 10:11:31 PM
This is an awesome photo, I wish we were out of drought so we could have some storms that i could shoot >.<
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05/02/2006 12:21:15 PM
wowee...........I'm running the other way!

Buck
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05/02/2006 09:32:31 AM
cool, excellent capture
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05/02/2006 09:01:39 AM
Very dramatic ... the lightning is perfect with the sun on the other side making a nice balance of extremes.
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05/02/2006 07:51:41 AM
This is great.
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05/02/2006 03:02:06 AM
Great photo! Well done. Love that sky, very eerie.
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05/01/2006 10:27:46 PM
The range of colors is truly stunning.
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05/01/2006 09:00:59 PM
Neat shot, but storm headlines usually focus on the damage.
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05/01/2006 12:12:05 PM
Wow...unbelievable sky capture....
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05/01/2006 12:00:17 PM
9- where was this?
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05/01/2006 09:47:24 AM
This shot would make front page of a paper if the weather is severe, so it works.
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