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Storm at the Hacienda

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Storm at the Hacienda
Storm at the Hacienda
Daytime exposure near San Simeon, Calif. Multiplied image, applied nighttime filtering, created rain and lightning stroke, replaced sky, dodged and burned, and other selective changes using PSE9.

Exposure time: 1/1000 F-stop: 4.0
ISO speed: 200

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Sony Cyber-shot DS...

 
 
 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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    Another great image for the DD :-)


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8/7/2011 7:33:33 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Kim. One gets to learn Photoshop when the images didn't come out as expected during exposure. :o)


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8/7/2011 9:57:11 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Cool Image, Dale!
Great PhotoShoppng


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8/24/2011 1:58:31 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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thanks WM. Now if I could just shoot it right the first time, I'd save a lot of time. :o)


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8/24/2011 2:33:32 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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WOW! Congratulations on your finalist, Dale.


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8/25/2011 1:00:02 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Congratulations, Dale!


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8/25/2011 2:15:38 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Whooo hooo Congrats Dan......told you it was good lol:-)


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8/25/2011 2:49:44 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks everyone. This was a real surprise for me since this was an effort to save a throw away image. Thank you.


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8/25/2011 3:37:02 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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An electrifing finalist Dale, congratulations!


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8/25/2011 4:36:27 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Incredible!!! Congratulations & good luck, Dale! WTG!


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8/25/2011 4:43:53 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Joannie and Patrick, your kind comments make me very happy. Thank you.


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8/25/2011 8:05:30 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Terrific post-processing work, Dale. CONGRATZ and expect seeing this as First Place Gold, good luck!!!

UB.


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8/25/2011 10:36:15 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks so much Usman.


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8/25/2011 10:57:58 PM

 
Arthur Bohlmann
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CONGRALUATIONS!


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8/26/2011 8:18:29 AM

 
David M. Montero
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Congratulations on your Finalist selection Dale. Bravo!


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8/26/2011 9:12:04 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Arthur and Dave, thanks so very much.


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8/26/2011 10:50:15 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Congrats on you awesome finalist, Dale. And thank you for explaning your DD work. Super job!


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8/26/2011 2:22:43 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Phyllis. That lightning is fun to make.


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8/26/2011 2:29:11 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna


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8/26/2011 4:14:26 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Very realistic lightening strike. A wonderful example of PS work. Congratulations!


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8/26/2011 5:53:41 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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A big thank you to you both.


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8/26/2011 9:00:15 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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This is terrific DDR, Dale!!! Congrats on the silver!

-Laura :)

P.S. Come to my gallery and see pages 5,6,7 if you really liked my B&W Finalist. There are more there I think you can appreciate, too!


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8/26/2011 10:54:04 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Laura. Had already commented on you finalist and you're right about pages 5,6,7. Besides all your talented creativity, your traditional work is out standing as well. Must admit I was a bit surprised and at the same time, a bit ashamed that I hadn't explored your gallery extensively before. As they say now-a-days, "my bad" :o)


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8/27/2011 7:56:30 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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My bad, too, Dale. It wasn't until last night that I took the time and went over your gallery, too. Do you know what I liked the most? Your diversity. You are extremely creative and excel at it. As with me, your traditional work is very well done, too!!! You have the cat by the tail. This photography thing is surely your niche and I hope you always stick with it. It's the perfect hobby.

ۢ♫ݢۢ♫ݢۢ♫ I'd also love to hear that you got into a Barber Shop in your area, too...and not for a haircut! :))) ۢ♫ݢۢ♫ݢۢ♫

Thanks for all that you said. -Laura :)


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8/27/2011 9:43:07 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks Laura. Afraid the singing is over. After all those years performing with the great "Winning Combination" quartet, anything less doesn't peak my interest any more. However, I'll sing a tag or two with any quartet that invites me, just for old times sake. :o)


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8/27/2011 11:33:41 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Very cool creation Dale. The lighting due to the daytime exposure really gives it an erie feeling. :~) Congrats on your finalist! :~)


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8/29/2011 7:12:07 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Aimee. LOL I have to do stuff like this often because the images as they were aren't so good. :o)


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8/29/2011 8:39:58 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Well I would never have known. And don't worry I won't tell anyone! :P


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8/29/2011 9:57:14 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Outstanding DD work Dale. You've created a wonderfully dynamic image.

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist award.


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8/31/2011 2:18:37 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Irene.


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8/31/2011 3:01:27 PM

 
Patricia White
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Funny how day can be night. Great idea and a great transformation.


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9/22/2011 5:18:36 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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thanks so much Patricia.


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9/23/2011 8:35:45 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Dale, you've proved what I've always said, "Don't delete all those oh-not-so-perfect images; you never know when you'll need them!" lollll You did a great job with this one!


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9/28/2011 5:59:44 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Congratulations Dale for this photo being featured in the #101 September issue of the Digital Darkroom.

Excellent image to show as an example of post processing photo art.


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9/28/2011 8:30:31 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks so much Kathy.

Irene, thank you. Have been gone and hadn't realized the image was in Digital darkroom. Will have to check it out.


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10/4/2011 9:10:20 AM

 
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