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Uploaded: 10/06/05 2:36 PM GMT
Clouds of Alberta
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I think this may be one of my favourite photos I have ever taken, and I almost missed it. As I drove by I did not notice this perfect location; luckily my companion was eating her carrots.

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::verenabloo
10/06/05 7:03 PM GMT
Hello Andre' !! This is fabulous!!! Oh the simplicity is there! Giving it such beauty. I can almost hear the silence!! That sky with the many little clouds and the weathered fence...its all just perfect. If I had to say anything negative it would be, to think of he "rule of thirds" and to have the horizon line of the grass and sky be either up or down a bit more instead of cutting right across the middle...I love this photo tho..I am anxious to see more of yours..This is on my desktop right now...Your photos really touch my heart, reminding me of where I was raised, in South Dakota....thank you so much..verena
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::philcUK
10/06/05 8:07 PM GMT
so simple its almost unatural - lovely composition and colour palette - great work!
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Jomo
10/06/05 8:14 PM GMT
I love this picture! Its now my background :)
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::Paul_Gerritsen
10/06/05 9:04 PM GMT
I think this may be one of my favourite photos I have ever seen, and I almost missed it.
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mimi5947
10/06/05 10:37 PM GMT
Good color, quality, clarity and composition. This could be used as a commercial wallpaper by the great software guru! I love everything about this image. Downloaded into my fav's on my hard drive~well done. Thank you :~)
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~ Mimi~
::mdmbutterfly
10/07/05 3:09 AM GMT
I hope you have purchased your companion a lifetime supply of carrots. Beautiful capture. I tend to like the rule of thirds, but in this case, I like the split. :)
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Those people who recognize that imagination is reality's master, we call 'sages', and those who act upon it, we call 'artists'. - Tom Robbins "Still Life with Woodpecker"
bjb
10/07/05 4:35 PM GMT
This gets a top vote from me as well. I'd vote over the top if I could if it were slightly rotated to the right. It's gorgeous.
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mrpun46
10/12/05 12:04 AM GMT
...and I thought I had a cloudy disposition. 10/10 and my current desktop.
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without a sense of humor, I'd have no sense at all.
palantir
10/12/05 2:39 PM GMT
Yes, I love it too :D Great picture
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aljahael
10/12/05 10:07 PM GMT
I would have called it "don't fence me in" but clouds1 is good......great shot no matter what. Top Marks to you..Cheers Al.
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The beer urges me on, the bewitching beer, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken. Homer, The Odyssey (note: beer substituted for wine)
::dreamer100
10/14/05 1:16 AM GMT
That is truly lovely. I think for me, it's the silvered age of the fence that seems to tie it in more with the sky and clouds than the ground.
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jojomercury
10/14/05 11:38 AM GMT
A wonderful composition with superb color and elements.
Peace&Respect Jojo
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purmusic
10/15/05 4:36 AM GMT
I was showing a friend the site and this was up on the first page ... and my thoughts were, hmm, I hope I don't lose this one ... thankfully I didn't.

I love the colours, I love the composition.

Simple? Hmm, maybe, but, not simplistic by no means. There are some very strong elements at work here and work well, they do.

Kudos for 'seeing' this image first and then for capturing it. Really really nice. Now, if you will excuse me ... into my favourites, don't want to lose this one. Thanks for sharing.
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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
emotsinger
10/18/05 3:00 PM GMT
this pic is awesome !!!! would love to lay down in that field and just zone out on the clouds. VERY good job !
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alzco
10/22/05 10:30 PM GMT
This is an excelent picture!!
Is it just me or is that fence right in the way????
:op
only joking agree with all...superb composition, so simple and clear
glad u did stop
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david_tio
10/26/05 2:06 AM GMT
I like it very much, I feel like Im there. I think you hit the nail right in the head. I like the balance between earth and sky. The fence plays a big role too, other ways the picture would of been boring. Great depth, those clouds and blue sky make me feel at ease.
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Andfre
10/26/05 11:40 PM GMT
Thank you for the kind words ;)
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~a
JohnnyV045
11/13/05 8:57 AM GMT
So peaceful and calm, this is one of the best shots I've ever seen on Caedes. One of the few 10/10 I've given!
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dusa1947
05/12/06 3:02 AM GMT
Sublime.
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.151515
06/26/06 9:34 PM GMT
How perfect! I love this, excellent job :)
~*~Therese~*~
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::mirto56
08/23/06 9:08 AM GMT
I'm so glad that I stumbled upon this photograph. Very beautiful. I particularly like the clarity and texture on the fence.
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.countryygal36
10/06/06 1:52 AM GMT
this is gorgeous. i love the simplicity of it. perfect. and the sky is so blue.....the clouds are great. overall, fabulous.
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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -Dr. Suess
mr_clough
01/08/07 10:21 AM GMT
thats a good field :)
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::unitymike
01/19/07 5:40 AM GMT
Very country. I love it
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::verenabloo
10/23/07 5:55 AM GMT
Wow, Andre...its been years since you took this photo and I happened to be the first to comment on it. And here I am looking at it again(Istill have it saved in my own files)...and I STILL just love this scene. I use it on my desktop a lot of times..thank you for the second time...you have a way of capturing these "lonely" scenes. I just dearly love them..Verena
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