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Empyrean

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Firmament
Firmament
f/4.5 1/3000 sec 28mm ISO 200
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 USM with circular polarizer

"...and God made the firmament and separated the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so.
© Christopher C. Davis
Canon EOS 10D Digi...

 
 
 
Marie Fields
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    Wow! AWESOME image and message!


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4/30/2005 8:06:58 AM

 
Sherri L. Regalbuto
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/8/2004
 

Christopher, this might be your once in a lifetime. Wow, this is simply amazing.


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4/30/2005 8:08:51 AM

 
Bobbie Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/10/2004
 

Yes.......simply amazing!!! This is a winner in my book! Fantastic capture Christopher!!!


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4/30/2005 8:10:49 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/4/2004
 

Wow! Talk about Split Second Timing! Wonderful shot Christopher! Perfect verse & title to go with the image!
Very powerful!
Have a great day!
Michelle


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4/30/2005 8:18:11 AM

 
Judy A. Williams
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/28/2005
 

everything else seems to pale in comparison with just a photo of this spectacular event. it must have been exactly like being there when the firmament was made. "beautiful" and "awe-inspiring" are just not enough to describe the feelings I get from this photo, chris.
WELL DONE!


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4/30/2005 8:22:47 AM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2005
 

This is incredible! No words---- WOW!


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4/30/2005 8:57:25 AM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2005
 

This will undoubtedly be the grand prize winner..... lets see if I am right :o) Congrats!!!!!!!


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5/21/2005 9:43:14 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/8/2003
 

WOW....Congratulations Christopher this is an amazing image


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5/22/2005 4:19:54 AM

 
Stephanie Lyons
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/5/2005
 

Amazing shot Christopher! Congratulations!


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5/22/2005 7:22:43 AM

 
Rhonda Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2004
 

Wonderful capture.. congrats!!


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5/22/2005 8:30:23 AM

 
Kimberly J. Whipps
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/10/2005
 

You must be pretty close with God to get a shot like that...did He tell you when to press the shutter? :)Incredible and even more beautiful with the verse.


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5/22/2005 2:40:40 PM

 
Stephen J. Laurent
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/2/2005
 

WOW - this is an awesome image - May I be hit with the bolt for asking but - Is this an actual capture of lightning or is this an overlayed effect? I only ask because I have a photoshop effect that makes lightning that looks very much like this bolt.

Real or CGI - It's a great image :-)
good work


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5/22/2005 10:01:43 PM

 
Christopher C. Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/25/2004
 

 
Thanks everyone for your kind comments! Hate to ruin it for anyone, but this is the result of a lot of Photoshop work. Shot was initially taken from a Highway rest stop, I rotated it, enlarged the canvas, added the Flaming Pear Flood filter, Xero's Porcelain filter, and finally added the lightning filter from AlienSkin Xenoflex 2 pack. Here is the original.


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5/23/2005 1:34:10 AM

 
Christopher C. Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/25/2004
 

 
Thanks everyone for your kind comments! Hate to ruin it for anyone, but this is the result of a lot of Photoshop work. Shot was initially taken from a Highway rest stop, I rotated it, enlarged the canvas, added the Flaming Pear Flood filter, Xero's Porcelain filter, and finally added the lightning filter from AlienSkin Xenoflex 2 pack. Here is the original.


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5/23/2005 1:35:07 AM

 
Christopher C. Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/25/2004
 

 
  Firmament unedited
Firmament unedited
© Christopher C. Davis
Canon EOS 10D Digi...
 
Sorry...here's the original unedited version.


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5/23/2005 1:42:21 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations Christopher!


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5/23/2005 8:58:03 AM

 
Stephen J. Laurent
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/2/2005
 

Heheheh - Coool -
I knew I recognized that lightning and the coloration was all wrong for a noon day sunbeam streaming straight down -

Great Work man - Powerful image. Sorry to dash everyone's perfect timing theories - ;-)
But really - lol - that would have been a truly miraculous capture - especially with those f/stops and shutter speeds.


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5/23/2005 9:08:44 AM

 
Lori Carlson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/11/2005
 

Stunning photo! Splendid work on this, Christopher! Congratulations!! :0)


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5/24/2005 7:33:02 AM

 
Tony Wilder
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2005
 

yea the text was misleading. At least he owned up to it. And for that I give this an A!!!!!!!! Still takes talant to know ps.


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6/10/2005 9:30:19 PM

 
Tony Wilder
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2005
 

yea the text was misleading. At least he owned up to it. And for that I give this an A!!!!!!!! Still takes talant to know ps.


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6/10/2005 9:30:28 PM

 
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