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Eye of the Storm

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Eye of the Storm
Eye of the Storm
I was passing through the seemingly infinite, desolate spaces that comprise Oregon's remote South-Eastern landscape along the Alkali flats of Abert lake, as the skies rapidly darkened preceeding an ominous thunderstorm decending on the far shore. Hail and rain swirled intensely through the skies within it, backlit dramaticly by the filtered sunlight. I visulized a B&W rendition to capture the surreal, powerful mood of the fleeting moment. I hiked a half-mile onto the flats before finding a long pool stretching towards the stormy horizon. To control the exposure I used a strong 2-stop hard grad, intensifying the dramatic sky. Only PS work was the B&W conversion and necessary contrast adjustment plus minimal dodge/burning. 17-35 f/2.8 at 17mm. Singh-Ray grad. 1/10 second at F14. Gitzo Tripod and RRS head + remote release. ISO 50. RAW.
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Rachel F. Oliver Mullen
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    The hike was well worth it Marc, Beautiful photo skills ..and timing..make for an awesome photo!


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4/3/2006 11:03:56 AM

 
Jennifer Ross
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Wonderful photo the lighting is great!!!


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4/3/2006 12:15:01 PM

 
Katerina Topicova
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Great image.I love the stormy atmosphere.


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4/3/2006 1:27:00 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Stunning B&W image Marc! Great lighting and perspective!


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4/3/2006 3:31:02 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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STRIKING AND AWESOME!! B&W really accentuates the mood.


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4/3/2006 4:41:15 PM

 
Julien 
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Each morning, I hope that you have added a new photo, one of those which make us dream, thanks for your work, hope to succeed in taking such pictures one day.


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4/3/2006 7:57:49 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Awesome depth of field and a beautiful image. Super lighting on the shot.

Kerby


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4/3/2006 8:08:53 PM

 
Gustavo Márquez
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Another breathtaking shot Marc!


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4/12/2006 5:19:00 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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I'm always amazed by your images and this one too is fantastic! Great leading line, details and B&W color variations, looks like one immense and powerful storm!


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4/13/2006 12:02:30 AM

 
ronda chatelle
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Absolutely Amazing Marc! I love the details and OUTSTANDING EXPOSURE! Congratulations on your day of recognition! Well deserved...


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4/21/2006 12:18:39 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson  

Good vision on your part, Marc! Beautiful image and very dramatic! Congratulations on your POTD!!!


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4/21/2006 12:20:01 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Awesome shot! Big congratulations on this beautiful and very well deserved POTD, Marc!


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4/21/2006 12:38:29 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Beautiful shot, Marc - Congrats on your POTD!


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4/21/2006 12:51:57 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
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Marc, you're the only man who takes my breath away so completely on the internet!!! :)


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4/21/2006 1:18:27 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Very dramatic image! Love the intensity!


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4/21/2006 2:55:29 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD


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4/21/2006 3:07:42 AM

 
Candy D. Dennis
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Oh my, what a fantastic shot. Congratulations on the POTD!


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4/21/2006 3:47:02 AM

 
Siete Meeter
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Wonderful photo the lighting is great!!!


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4/21/2006 3:57:34 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wonderful capture Marc, B&W really enhances the mood of this, congratulations on POTD!


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4/21/2006 4:03:27 AM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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Beautiful! Congratulatinos on this magnificent POTD!!!


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4/21/2006 4:22:01 AM

 
David Phalen
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Awesome! Congratulations on your POTD.


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4/21/2006 4:26:07 AM

 
Nan Fischer
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Ansel Adams would be impressed! I love your descriptive writing, too. Congratulations on a well deserved POTD!


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4/21/2006 5:33:52 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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awesome image! congrats on potd!


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4/21/2006 5:50:41 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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CONGRATS ON YOUR B&W PODT,MARC !!!


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4/21/2006 6:03:36 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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WTG...Congrats!


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4/21/2006 6:16:32 AM

 
Cindy K. Bracken
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Wow, Marc! This is excellent! Congratulations on your POTD - I enjoyed it!
Cindy Bracken
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4/21/2006 6:22:16 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Extraordinary, Marc! Congratulations on this well deserved POTD!


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4/21/2006 6:25:02 AM

 
Brian Lobdell
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This superb image really highlights the astonishing world of B&W, Marc! Absolute artistry in this capture! Many of us are taking a much-need step back (ahead?) this month to examine the merits and fullfillment offered by the black/white medium.
Congratulations on this POTD!


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4/21/2006 6:42:45 AM

 
France Freeman
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Dramatic and beautiful black and white. You really captured the mood of the blace. Wonderful shot1


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4/21/2006 8:46:38 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Many congratulations on POTD Marc, super image


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4/21/2006 8:57:23 AM

 
Milan Banik
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excellent work,congrates on potd.


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4/21/2006 12:47:26 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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A really magnificent photograph. Thanks for the detailed explanation of how it was achieved. Congratulations on your POTD!


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4/21/2006 5:53:16 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Superb, dramatic landscape. Wow!!
Congratulations on your POTD.


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4/22/2006 2:46:58 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very cool, dramatic and beautiful, congratulations!


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4/22/2006 9:42:09 PM

 
Jennifer Funnell
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phenominal picture!!!! Very powerful and intense.


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4/23/2006 1:19:37 PM

 
 

I love the dramatic effect in this photo. Wonderful clarity and sharpness.


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4/24/2006 4:26:51 PM

 
Stefan G
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Superb surreal scene! Congratulations Marc!


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4/25/2006 12:57:05 AM

 
Life Expressions 
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Congratulations on your First Place Win!


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5/23/2006 11:03:29 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Marc, very nice detail, DOF, clarity and lighting; congratulations on your First Place win.


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5/23/2006 11:13:35 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved WINNER Marc


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5/24/2006 5:08:07 AM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Congratulations, again Marc! Great first place composition!


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5/24/2006 5:29:35 AM

 
Inge S. Lasmana
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Congratulations on your first place win, Marc!


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5/24/2006 6:10:17 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Congratulations, Marc, on this well deserved winner!


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5/24/2006 6:11:24 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win with this beautiful image! Wonderful tones and the scene just goes on forever!!


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5/24/2006 6:26:43 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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Marc--CONGRATS! on your first place win.
Your talent is amazing-you are consistent in your art!!!


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5/24/2006 7:49:19 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Marc on this first place win! I knew I'd be seeing it again!


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5/24/2006 10:27:36 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Congratulations, Marc. Beautiful shot!!


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5/24/2006 12:12:13 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Marc! Stunning first place win!


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5/24/2006 12:52:36 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win...stunning


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5/24/2006 1:24:26 PM

 
Joanna Pecha
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An amazing shot. Well planned and executed. Great use of great equipment and technique is perfect! It really shows. Many congratulations!!


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5/24/2006 2:21:51 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your 1st Place Win! :)


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5/24/2006 5:13:11 PM

 
Howard A. Wood
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Congratulations. A powerful image.


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5/24/2006 10:06:57 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Marc on this outstanding and well deserved winning image! Jeff


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5/25/2006 4:27:00 AM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congrats Marc, well seen vision ~ GT


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5/25/2006 7:46:39 PM

 
Gilbert W. Covington
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Great B&W landscape capture, Jeff.


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5/26/2006 5:04:08 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your absolutely awesome first place Winner, Marc!!


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5/31/2006 9:16:28 AM

 
Amit Sheokand
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beautiful image...just love it


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9/21/2007 11:44:42 AM

 
Stacy Lankford
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Wonderful capture!


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