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Shelf Cloud Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Shelf Cloud
Shelf Cloud
Shot in evening. The original was underexposed, which led to a bit of digital grain. I used the channel mixer to convert to b&w. I then used the marquee tool to select the wheat field in the foreground and then added and deleted from this selection using the magic lasso tool. I brightened the wheat layer and used the screen mode. I then adjusted the opacity.
© Everett Royer
Canon EOS Digital ...
Bruce J. Malmberg

member since: 4/2/2004
    Awesome photo Everett,, VERY powerful

8/25/2004 6:01:36 PM

Everett Royer

member since: 7/7/2004

Thank you Bruce.
It was amazing wathing this storm build. About 30-45 minutes after this photo, this storm produced strong enough winds to snap 27 telephone poles close to my hometown. The flat kansas plains afford us a great view of the awesome power of nature!

8/25/2004 6:14:10 PM

Carrie E. Taylor

member since: 8/20/2004

AWESOME! I love storms, and this is one of the coolest pictures I've seen. I love the emotion and the depth you get from the black and white... big fan of black and white! Great Job!!! - Care

8/25/2004 7:35:43 PM

Amanda Price
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member since: 7/23/2004

It looks overexposed at the top. I don't know if that will hurt your chances at winning with this otherwise INCREDIBLE shot!!! Absolutely amazing!

8/25/2004 8:35:04 PM

Wayne Brasch
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member since: 6/18/2004

Outstanding photo Everett, love the cloud formations and the PS effects.

8/25/2004 9:51:01 PM

Carolyn J. Connolly
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member since: 2/21/2003

Wonderful capture and effects, Everett!

8/25/2004 10:43:42 PM

Jonna Bergström

member since: 4/8/2004

GREAT shot!!!!!!!!

8/25/2004 11:04:45 PM

Sherri Conley
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member since: 4/28/2003

Hi Everett! Congrats on making finals with this SUPER shot! Sherri

9/13/2004 6:23:38 PM

Sharon  Day
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member since: 6/27/2004

Congratulations, Everett!!! That is the most awesome image I've ever seen of a storm cloud!

9/13/2004 8:17:03 PM

Cathy T. Vettes
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member since: 1/20/2004

WOW ..WOW !! And OH yea.. did I say WOW?? Outstanding Everett !! Simply Outstanding !!! Congradulations..

9/13/2004 9:05:22 PM

Cathy Barrows
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member since: 4/13/2003

Congrats! of luck

9/14/2004 6:14:51 AM

Anita Taylor
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member since: 9/19/2001

This is incredible, Everett! What a capture!

9/14/2004 5:57:20 PM

Jonna Bergström

member since: 4/8/2004


- Jonna

9/15/2004 6:10:47 AM

bob cornelison
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member since: 6/9/2003

I knew this was a winner when I saw it! Congrats!~:O)

9/15/2004 8:54:18 AM

bob cornelison
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member since: 6/9/2003


9/15/2004 8:57:01 AM

Nancy Grace Chen
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member since: 3/18/2004

WOW... talk about dramatic... I'm blown away!! Those are some pretty crazy clouds. A well-deserved winner. CONGRATULATIONS!


9/15/2004 11:05:15 PM

Everett Royer

member since: 7/7/2004

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.
I guess being at the right place at the right time paid off.
Thanks again.

9/19/2004 3:40:30 PM

Susana Matos
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member since: 5/27/2003

Congratulations, outstanding image!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

9/26/2004 9:03:34 AM

Susana Heide
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member since: 7/30/2003

This is the first time I come across this photo Everett and it is PHENOMENAL!!!! Never seen anything even close to this! Belated CONGRATS on this winner!!

10/8/2005 8:40:51 AM

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