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Eye of the Storm
Eye of the Storm
cgino


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-02 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: Polvadera, New Mexico
Date: Feb 25, 2007
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2007

RAW file
Tone map in Photomatix
(nice cloud detail but too noisy)

JPEG file
Done in Photoshop:
level adjustment layer
selective dodge and burn of landscape
selective saturation
clone out some power lines
create new layer from tone mapped file, clouds only, adjust opacity
selective dodge and burn of clouds
crop
resize
sharpen cloud edges
another levels adjustment
save for web

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 624
Avg (all users): 6.8108
Avg (commenters): 7.8500
Avg (participants): 6.7877
Avg (non-participants): 6.8974
Views since voting: 4607
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 185
Comments: 37
Favorites: 13 (view)


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06/30/2011 11:55:26 AM
This is a wow shot if ever there was one; the sky is a giant painting in itself; epic in scope and faces; this would be a great "3D" shot; it seems a bit underrated here.
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10/05/2010 05:26:10 AM
This must be the biggest lenticularis cloud I've ever seen. Wonderful capture and processing.
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05/10/2009 02:38:43 AM
The amazing thunderhead and the wonderful rural foreground make this shot a treat! You did a fine processing job on this as well. The blue almost all the way around the cloud help it to stand out beautifully.
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03/07/2009 11:52:54 PM
Wow, this looks scary.
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10/02/2007 10:11:11 AM
This is an awesome shot. Well captured and presented.
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09/28/2007 08:49:38 AM
AMAZING!!! what an incredible image...
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09/04/2007 04:04:31 PM
wow that is odd, great shot I never see a cloud like that before... thats amazing
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08/04/2007 11:51:57 PM
WOW, what a cloud! Beautiful contrast and color to bring out the details.
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07/11/2007 10:38:10 PM
I want to be able to capture clouds like this. Or I'd settle for being able to at least see it. Absolutely breathtaking!
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07/06/2007 03:11:22 PM
Wow, this has to be the collest sky I have ever seen, great shot!
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06/30/2007 04:54:16 PM
This is simply amazing! I would love to be witness to such a sight.
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04/24/2007 06:07:37 AM
wow, fantastic catch ! you'll get 9 from me this time :-)

peace
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04/09/2007 03:27:44 PM
Well done here...good eye and perfect timing. I'm sure not long after that it was a bit different where you were standing.
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03/30/2007 01:20:54 AM
Wow! Dramatic! What an awesome and well deserved finish! I am looking forward to seeing more (hint, hint, your portfolio is a bit sparse). :)
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03/12/2007 09:35:27 AM
Very nicely done post processing. What an incredible scene!
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03/08/2007 09:18:51 AM
Hey! Where's the rest of the story??? :D C'mon - tell us what happened. Inquiring photog's want to know! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2007 04:37:23 PM
good capture, great light
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03/07/2007 04:57:32 AM
Wow - Very Wizard of OZ! Amazing capture of the clouds - The house looks a little too PP'd though which takes away from this amazing landscape. Still a great image though.
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03/06/2007 10:59:28 PM
I've never seen a shot like that. Wow!
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03/06/2007 09:44:26 PM
Wow that is incredible. The sky is just incredible. The colors are brilliant. Very nicely captured.
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03/06/2007 04:30:17 PM
WOW!!! The only problem here is the foreground is no match for that sky! I think the fence detracts from this amazing shot - 9
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03/06/2007 12:13:57 PM
DAMN!!! That is AWESOME! Hope you got the heck out of there before it got much closer.
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03/06/2007 10:37:50 AM
Those clouds are straight from Close Encounters of the Third Kind! Very cool shot!
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03/05/2007 07:28:32 PM
Reminds me of the clouds in the movie Independence Day when the alien ships are breaking through the atmosphere. Very cool!!
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03/05/2007 01:54:32 PM
Teriffic capture!
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03/05/2007 01:15:11 PM
Now THAT'S a cloud formation!
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03/03/2007 04:27:06 PM
Awesome colors! Cloud formation is really neat too!
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03/03/2007 01:10:05 PM
What a catch with this cloud formation! Right place, Right time!
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03/02/2007 10:24:49 PM
Wow!
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03/02/2007 01:08:40 PM
Good grief, what a great cloud capture. That's why I always maintain, keep your eyes on the sky :). You never know what you might see. Excellent work!
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03/02/2007 12:18:38 AM
Wow
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03/01/2007 10:21:04 PM
Words fail me....
What a find and a fabulous way to present it!
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03/01/2007 07:46:39 PM
Amazing sky - 7
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03/01/2007 07:39:04 PM
THats really cool looking, wonderful color.
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03/01/2007 05:18:40 PM
Wow, is that a lenticular cloud? Whatever it is, it is fabulous looking...great light & color. Neat find. 9
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03/01/2007 03:14:21 PM
I like the cloud and the rural area. A little more cloud on the sides would be nice and maybe a bit more blue sky on top.

Message edited by author 2007-03-08 01:08:42.
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03/01/2007 01:43:15 AM
I love this picture....10
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