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Farmstead Fury

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Farmstead Fury
Farmstead Fury
A menacing thunderstorm approaches this scenic farmstead in central Kansas. The dramatic sky in this image was converted to monochrome while keeping the ground elements in color. For "true sky" color comparison, click here
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Kay E. Mahoney
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    Fantastic capture Mike. Love how you did the sky. Great job.


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7/31/2005 3:25:31 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Great image Mike!!


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7/31/2005 4:01:18 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Very nice treatment, Mike. The monochrome sky adds to the drama of the scene.


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7/31/2005 4:02:04 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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I LOVE this photo. The monochrome sky makes it seem even more threatening. Makes me want to run for cover to my hidey hole.


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7/31/2005 5:05:41 PM

 
Kathleen Peterson
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Beautiful Job, Mike!! I love it! The contrast between the green grass/red barns and the sky is terrific!


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7/31/2005 6:24:57 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Run!!! Powerful and dramatic image made even more so by the selective coloring!


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7/31/2005 11:30:28 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Awesome picture! I went to see the other 9 and they are also very good. I do miss the thunderstorms and awesome skies from the midwest..but not the heat and cold! ~:O)


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8/1/2005 8:54:27 AM

 
Susana Heide
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This is a STUNNING image!! I checked out the version with the original sky (in color)and can't decide which I prefer. AWESOME either way!


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8/1/2005 3:05:42 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on this most wonderful finalist Mike. I love what you've done here!


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8/20/2005 12:52:55 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on your finalist!


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8/20/2005 2:28:39 PM

 
Brenda M. Wolfensberger
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Congratulations on being a finalist Mike! I love the mono sky but do like the original as well. Both are awesome!


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8/20/2005 3:19:14 PM

 
Pu Chen  

Both pictures are quite good. Great effect here to make it more dramatic. Congratulations, Mike!


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8/20/2005 3:56:14 PM

 
Adam T. Cowart
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WOW! This is truly a winner. Congrats!!


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8/20/2005 4:39:53 PM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Incredible image Mike !! Congrats !!


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8/20/2005 5:04:17 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Congrats Mike !! Beautiful!


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8/20/2005 5:07:07 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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awesome. I like them both. congrats


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8/20/2005 6:04:54 PM

 
Bill K. Ko  

Awesome shot! Kind of makes you cower in the face of nature unleashed...


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8/20/2005 8:02:34 PM

 
Serena Pierce  

Awesome capture! Congratulations!!


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8/20/2005 8:10:01 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist!...fantastic


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8/20/2005 8:10:33 PM

 
Anita Ott
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Great Job, and Congratulations! Love this.


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8/20/2005 9:12:36 PM

 
Frederic David
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Amazing capture and dramatic atmosphere here!
Congrats!

fred


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8/21/2005 3:45:33 AM

 
Duane Carter
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Congratulations, Mike!!! One of those scenes that truly captivates the viewer.


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8/21/2005 6:36:06 AM

 
Wong Chek Poh
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Dramatic capture. Congrats.


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8/21/2005 9:08:02 AM

 
bob cornelison
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Congrats! I KNEW IT WOULD BE HERE! Good luck on the next round.
~:O)


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8/21/2005 3:52:25 PM

 
Mike Umscheid  

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I really appreciate the response I've received from you all. -Mike U


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8/21/2005 4:12:00 PM

 
Ken Grooms
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Wow! Now that's what I call beautiful...and scary!

Congratulations!


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8/22/2005 7:52:34 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Wow Mike! Really fun to compare images on this~that sky is crazy scary~great idea~both images are awesome. Congrats! :0)


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8/22/2005 11:58:49 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Amazing shot!!!


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8/22/2005 4:09:43 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Congratulations on your win!


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8/23/2005 12:30:43 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Mike. Powerful image with well deserved recognition.


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8/23/2005 2:57:35 AM

 
Leslie Capehart
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Iīm sorry this didnīt win a first place. Fabulous job capturing the contrast of the sky to the barn and grass. Very well done.


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8/23/2005 8:14:39 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Big Congratulations, Mike!!! Awesome image!


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8/23/2005 12:34:02 PM

 
James Reininger
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Where's Dorothy and her dog Toto? Wonderful image. I love the technique you used - simple but effective.


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8/23/2005 12:39:37 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Such great effects and image. Congrats on your win Mike!! Very cool!!!


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8/23/2005 1:06:41 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on your big win, Mike -- great idea for the clouds!


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8/23/2005 2:44:35 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Glad to see this a winner! Congrats!
~:O)


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8/23/2005 11:18:27 PM

 
Serena Pierce  

Congratulations Mike!


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8/24/2005 10:49:54 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on your win


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8/25/2005 10:22:37 AM

 
James Thompson
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You choice of the desat on the sky was perfect.

Best


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8/26/2005 3:31:40 AM

 
Kevin Anderson
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Congratulations Mike!!!
You were right in converting the sky. It does look more ominous.
well deserved win.


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8/28/2005 3:43:21 PM

 
Leigh A. Norrie
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Congrats.

This is simply stunning. Awesome shot.


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9/4/2005 10:28:20 PM

 
Lisa Carpenter
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This is really quite stunning...I was wondering what else you may have done in PS? Anyway, congrats.


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9/12/2005 3:02:09 PM

 
Luhut Napitupulu  

Wow...how come I missed to see this, so dramatic scenery...very nice treatment too. Congratulations to become a winner, Mike!


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9/21/2005 6:25:37 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Fantastic incredible shot, congratulations! :-)


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9/21/2005 4:12:04 PM

 
J.D. McFarlan
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I have a similar type of shot in my gallery of a storm in Nebraska, but yours is better.


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4/6/2006 1:32:58 PM

 
Marie M. Burkhart
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What kind of photo editing softwear did you use? I love this effect.


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1/16/2007 9:32:11 AM

 
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