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Uploaded: 07/19/09 12:25 AM GMT
A Beautiful - Moody Sky
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After meeting a friend for lunch and taking some pictures and visiting with her, I ended up driving around trying to catch the fantastic clouds formations.

Of course I did not get much done around the house so will have to make up for that Sunday! :)

I decided to remove my posting "Clouds Over Center Lake" I will try to rework that one for you, and post it some other time.

I appreciate your honest comments and advice.

This one had a bit of HDR work done it, and I used the Sigma 17-70 lens for this shot.

Thanks again for your views, honest comments, and helpful advice.

I'm off to hopefully to get some good sunset pics. :) I love a good sky!



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07/19/09 12:28 AM GMT
Wow Sandi, this is so Spectular, boy that's one nasty looking sky. I think you did a fab job catching the cloud formation, beautiful colours and depth. Hope you catch some great sunset shots.
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07/19/09 12:29 AM GMT
Heavy but really HEAVY sky would be my title !!!
Very impressive, dearest Sandi.
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
07/19/09 12:38 AM GMT
Now THAT'S a dynamic sky. Woo hoo. Fantastic HDR work, Sandi.

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07/19/09 12:43 AM GMT
Luv it, luv it, luv it. What a great sky..........I really like the dark long as it doesn't rain. LOL
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Always remember - Follow the Yellow Brick Road, it will lead you to OZ and the Emerald City. A very nice place to live. Trust me on this one, I live there. The Lion **** MY CAEDES GALLERY****Another Site I'm AT - MY DA HOME PAGE
07/19/09 12:45 AM GMT
I love the colours and clarity in this beauty, Sandi. But that scary looking sky has me running for cover. Nice work.

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Enjoy nature, Take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints
07/19/09 12:47 AM GMT
Wow, I love the texture and shadows in the clouds Sandi. I put this one in my favs.
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And the Lord said "Go Sox"
07/19/09 1:00 AM GMT
A very moody sky indeed!! But I think I might like to see it without the HDR. Lyn.
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A photograph is a memory in the raw. I will always treasure mine.
07/19/09 1:11 AM GMT
Very beautiful picture Sandi,the harvested field is beautiful,the sky is beautiful and dramatic as well,you did very well.
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07/19/09 1:19 AM GMT
What a spectacular sky - clouds with dramatic definition. I like the lighting on the field - it ads to the drama of the photo. Well done!
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A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. - James Dent
07/19/09 2:17 AM GMT
I really like the golden hue of the harvested wheat field Tigz. It makes for such a great contrast to that foreboding sky. Good use of FDR.


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Insure what you touch during your lifetime, is not coated with the fingerprints of apathy....Tick
07/19/09 3:19 AM GMT
Double WOW!!!!! This is headed straight to perms. Very dramatic and I love the golden tones. Beautiful piece of work.
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Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. - Ansel Adams....... My Gallery
07/19/09 3:52 AM GMT
Very dramatic sky and field, Sandi.
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“Life is precious; therefore, do not waste it by doing things mechanically without love. We should try to put love into everything we do.” - Amma
07/19/09 5:13 AM GMT
Spectacular! Looks like some real drama here! Golden field contrasts nicely with the deep gray clouds~seems like Dorothy is about to leave Kansas! Love this one Tigger~it's stunning! :)Ami
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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849), "Eleonora"
07/19/09 8:24 AM GMT
One of the best I've seen!...

So good...I'm keeping it!....
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* Owing to the deterioration in my hands, I find that I cannot comment as much as I should..But please know...I do look at all your posts!..and will leave my 'moniker' >OB< when I do so!...Thank you all * OwdBob'sGallery
07/19/09 8:48 AM GMT
Oh yes Sandi.. this is good and has power!! This is such beautiful sky.. good composition and I enjoy this!! Mich
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07/19/09 9:36 AM GMT
Super nice job here!!Love the tones and the depth you brought out!
A keeper
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07/19/09 12:09 AM GMT

It was VB Candy to my Eyes.

Well Done Sandi....Thanks for sharing.

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This Image GRABBED my EYE. That's Why I Stopped By. Thanks For Sharing ! Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience
07/19/09 12:10 AM GMT
So nice.
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Why not go out on a limb, that is where the fruit is.... Frank Scully
07/19/09 12:14 AM GMT
Now that is one dynamic looking sky/cloud shot! Hope no hail followed!

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“Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you” - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
07/19/09 12:31 AM GMT
Dramatic sky...what was coming up in my mind by seeing this shot.

Very well taken Sandi, like the contrast between the gold of the field and the dark sky:o)
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Carpe Diem
07/19/09 4:42 PM GMT
wow. Yep, a bit of HDR will make things jump out at ya. Wish i had it. I especially love the field: such colors!
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07/19/09 6:48 PM GMT
Love those moody gray/black clouds in contrast with the golden field. Excellent work Sandi.
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This is it! ... MJ
07/19/09 7:31 PM GMT
Dramatic shot and edit Sandi! Love that drama, as long as I'm not caught up in it! lol. Great edit! Thanks! Allen
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07/19/09 11:34 PM GMT
Sandi, very dramatic and as you say moody but I think the HDR work has given the sky an artificial look about it ( like it was a CGI creation). Sorry.
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"Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours." Yogi Berra. So, you should go and see My Gallery soon.
07/20/09 12:20 AM GMT
Got Storm! I think you are about to. Great capture Sandi. Very dramatic.
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07/20/09 12:40 AM GMT
Gosh you sure do know how to make a persons heart skip a beat with an awesome shot like this!!! Needless to say I will be downloading this to my PC!!
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07/20/09 9:51 PM GMT
Abs, amazing HDR and very impressive sky.
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07/21/09 2:35 AM GMT
A wonderful dramatic sky - those ominous clouds are beautiful yet scary. Super color of the field and excellent clarity.
A masterpiece Sandi : ^)
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07/21/09 11:22 PM GMT
Spectacular comes to mind.Well done!
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07/22/09 3:17 AM GMT
It's great the way your eye is drawn to the horizon by both the clouds and the lines of the fields. Compositon is just excellent and like the brooding effect of the clouds. Good use of colour.
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07/22/09 9:25 PM GMT
That´s a very dramatic looking sky! I like the postwork a lot on this one, it has brought out the colors and added to the drama. Very nice work!
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07/24/09 2:48 AM GMT
I didn't ;ole this first time I saw it. But, I left it in the cue for further study. The more I looked at it, the more I liked it. Keep-pah!
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07/24/09 3:34 AM GMT
Awesome Shot!
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I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful. ~Marilyn Monroe
07/24/09 5:55 AM GMT
Every so often I see a shot in Caedes that could have a definite purpose. This one could be on a poster for crop insurance, or the dust jacket of a novel about a murder in the "Heartland" of America, or a documentary about storm chasers. Very moody indeed and I love my Sigma 17-70 macro -- It's my "do everything" lens. You must have either set the ring on 50mm or you fixed the horizon line after the fact. It's perfectly straight and, thank God, level. Very nice photograph here, the HDR enhancement is at just the right amount, not overdone at all.

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07/24/09 11:00 AM GMT
Very nice. Love the lines within the fields, the patterns of the cloud formation is wonderful. Very dramatic. A wonderful piece.
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07/25/09 8:41 PM GMT
great color contrast and composition...very well done
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07/26/09 11:27 PM GMT
Dramatic and so Fantastic Sandi..Faved.
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07/27/09 12:16 AM GMT
Wow. Absolutely incredible. Reminds me of the skies around here when we're dealing with a tornado watch. That's some wild stuff!
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For in and out, above, about, below, 'Tis nothing but a Magic Shadow-show, Play'd in a Box whose Candle is the Sun, Round which we Phantom Figures come and go. From Edward Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
10/23/09 12:12 AM GMT
Faved- The best desktop I've had in a while.
Awesome post.
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Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak Whispers the o're-fraught heart, and bids it break.
12/04/09 9:25 PM GMT
Wonderfully evocative.
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A friend of Bill's
07/17/10 2:00 PM GMT
Thats a masterpiece ! Really really good composition and strong colors !
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