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» Home » Monthly Competition (CLOSED) » 2010 » PhotographyBLOG Competition #83: Clouds Slide Show

The Arrival

The Arrival

A storm arrives over the magnificent Cohoes Falls. In full size versions you can see some rain in the left sun tinted sky.



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Date: Wed September 29, 2010
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Wonderfully dramatic. Good luckSmileCat
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see ~ Henry David Thoreau
#1 Wed September 29, 2010 8:18pm

Unreal - good luck with this one
#2 Wed September 29, 2010 11:35pm

A very dramatic landscape. Excellent.
#3 Thu September 30, 2010 3:36am

Just stunning!! Congratulations - this is a most beautiful shot! Viv
#4 Fri October 1, 2010 4:24pm

donna apsey
Congratulations! A fantastic shot. Smile
#5 Fri October 1, 2010 5:18pm

Takes my Breath Away Congrats
#6 Sat October 2, 2010 2:45am

cees B
congrats! with your prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#7 Mon October 4, 2010 11:46am

Congratulations, beautiful shot
~In His Love~ Maggi D
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#8 Mon October 4, 2010 5:32pm

great shot love the detail did you use HDR???, if not great as the image is stunning
#9 Mon October 4, 2010 10:31pm

Neil, this is a fantastic shot. I love the drama of it all. The fiery sky is awesome. You deserved to win with this.

Are you ready for a few nit picks? - and they are just that - nit picks. Nothing too serious and just my opinion... For me the slight discoloration of the water coming over the falls distracts from the overall pic. The brown tones that appear in some of the shot could have been neutralized. Also where the horizon meets the sky in a couple of patches it looks like the dodge/burn or image combining has introduced a couple of anomalies. Apart from that. Top draw stuff! Well done
Anthony Turnham

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#10 Tue October 5, 2010 4:17am

It's a great picture as long as it is not a combination of a foreground and a different sky from elsewhere - please tell us. For me the sky just does not match the landscape.
#11 Wed October 6, 2010 10:47am

Thanks to Mark, the judges, and everyone who has commented here. In answer to some questions:

danmdan: this is the original sky of the photograph. A storm approached.

anthonyturnham: Thanks, I agree especially about the water discoloration. I'll look at the horizon details before making any large prints...something I need to do soon anyway.

hobson: I did shoot bracketed (I usually do), and I do have a version of this that's HDR to bring out some of the darker areas on the other side of the river, but this is not an HDR version, though it may be tonemapped within PS to bring out the water details.

Thanks again!
#12 Thu October 7, 2010 7:20am

David Baker
Cracking capture that sky is so dramatic. Well done.
#13 Fri October 15, 2010 5:21pm

Mike S
Fantastic! That is REAL talent! Congratulations a well deserved win!
A photograph, like life, is only a moment in time.
#14 Wed October 20, 2010 5:48pm

Wonderful shot, like it.
#15 Sat September 15, 2012 2:26pm

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