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Shelter From the Storm

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Shelter From the Storm
Shelter From the Storm
Chepstow Castle, Wales; f/8, 1/250 second, ISO 200, Sigma 14mm wide angle lens
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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    Very nice, Sharon!!


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12/30/2003 2:30:12 PM

 
Rick Riddle
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Outstanding Shot.Sharon.


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12/30/2003 3:05:26 PM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Carolyn and Rick - thanks so much! It did pour after this but we were able to take shelter in the castle!


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12/30/2003 3:45:24 PM

 
Kasia Elser
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Great shot - love the perspective!


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12/30/2003 4:03:33 PM

 
Ed Heaton
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Extremely nice shot!


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12/30/2003 5:10:33 PM

 
Darren Smith  

Nice, dramatic shot Sharon. I haven't been to Chepstow for since I was a kid, I think I will have to make the effort and get there.

Good work Sharon.


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12/30/2003 5:33:51 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Wonderful image, Sharon!!


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12/30/2003 6:52:57 PM

 
Paula Showen
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Very dramatic shot, Sharon! Nice work.


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12/30/2003 7:13:40 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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WOW this is great. I think for me it is all about the perspective.


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12/30/2003 9:52:26 PM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Kasia, Ed, Colette, and Paula - thanks so much for your nice comments!

Darren - it is a great castle to visit so you should go back! We were visiting family in Wales over Christmas so not too much time for sightseeing but we managed to get to the castle, At Bristol (great museum), and Tintern Abbey, one of my favorite places to visit around that area.

Darren - I love my new 14mm lens which allowed me to get this shot - I have a 20mm that I always love to use on the film camera but I really missed the wide angle on the digital with the cropping factor. Now, I can get the same effect on my digital! I liked the perspective too but think it really worked because I had the light behind me and the clouds behind the castle. There was a rainbow but it was well to the right of the castle and by the time we got to a point where I could have included it, it was gone!


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12/31/2003 4:01:59 AM

 
clifton Mair
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Brilliant powerful shot! Great light! Love that lens of yours :)


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12/31/2003 4:15:56 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Cliff - thanks! I've heard the lens is a bit soft around the edges if you use it on a film camera or full frame digital but I thought it performed brilliantly on my D60!


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12/31/2003 4:30:57 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Wow, excellent image Sharon!The light is beautiful! Your going to really love that lens.


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12/31/2003 4:50:41 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Donna - thanks! I used it a lot on the trip so that I could relearn how to use a really wide angle lens again - I'm always amazed at how close I can get with the superwides! I just wish I had found some cooperative sheep or cows to do some close-ups but the sheep on my sister-in-law's farm wouldn't let me close enough and I never managed to walk to the farm with the cows (too much rain!).


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12/31/2003 4:59:15 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Sharon, It did perform brilliantly with the D60 and the image is tack sharp.
Wait til spring when the landscape is bright green and lush and you'll soon beeing seeing cows & sheep all over and in the beautiful Spring light..

You'll get used to lens very quickly because it's so much fun to use..

You have the same philosophy as me and in time you'll find yourself not letting go of that wide angle for a while and start finding great subjects to shoot everywhere, because wide angles are a super creative instrument for super creative individuals like us.

I just started using mine at dusk and it has been a lot of fun because now I can see things on the screen that I couldn't see real well for real. YOu should try using it at night because that's another subject that you are real good at shooting!!

Have fun with it. I'm glad that you finally got it. Have a safe, happy and HEALTHY NEW YEAR!


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12/31/2003 5:17:11 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats AGAIN Sharon!!!


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1/15/2004 4:08:49 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats Sharon!!


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1/15/2004 5:42:35 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Thanks Carolyn and Murry!


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1/15/2004 5:48:11 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Excellent SHaron!! Congratulations. I knew that this one would be selected.


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1/15/2004 5:56:24 AM

 
Cathy Shotz
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This is beautiful, Sharon, congratulations.


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1/15/2004 6:09:34 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Thanks Donna and Cathy!


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1/15/2004 6:29:55 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

I missed this one. Nice shot Sharon and well deserving.


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1/15/2004 6:59:14 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Lori - thank you! I missed many shots in December and haven't had time this month to look either so I enjoy at least seeing the finalists and winners.


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1/15/2004 7:12:58 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Sorry I missed this one, Sharon- it's wonderful! Congrats to you!


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1/15/2004 7:55:13 AM

 
Robert Brown
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Great shot, Sharon. I liked this one the first time I saw it.


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1/15/2004 8:00:05 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Sharon. Good luck with all of your images.


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1/15/2004 8:13:44 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Kathleen, Robert and Ron - Thanks tons for your nice comments!


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1/15/2004 8:23:23 AM

 
Jean Papo
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Congratulations, Sharon, on this great image...love the subject, the majestic background so kindly supplied by mother nature and captured by you! Well done!


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1/15/2004 10:06:52 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Jean - thank you so much for your nice comments!


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1/15/2004 10:15:16 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats to you Sharon on this wonderful image!!


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1/15/2004 3:31:12 PM

 
Barbara K. 
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Wow this is FANTASTIC! Congrats!


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1/15/2004 5:48:45 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats! beautiful lighting and comp


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1/15/2004 6:27:18 PM

 
Patricia A. Cale
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Great shot of a great castle, Sharon. The perspective is fantastic. Congratulations!!


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1/15/2004 8:32:45 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Two thumbs up! Wonderful light....


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1/15/2004 9:44:51 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Beautiful Sharon -- many congrats!!


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1/16/2004 2:57:59 AM

 
Sherrie H. Penny
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Many CONGRATS! very powerful image.


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1/16/2004 3:41:17 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Colette, Barbara, Cathy, Pat, Patrick, Susan, and Sherrie - thanks so much for you nice comments!


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1/16/2004 4:16:50 AM

 
Rita Richter  

Congratulations Sharon I too missed it before, but it's a great wideangle image! It made me smile when you mentioned the rain, because it ALWAYS seems to rain in Wales whenever we've been there.........Rita


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1/16/2004 7:32:11 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Rita - thanks! We were in the UK for 8 days and it was sunny just one day! We've been over in the summer and had much better luck but Wales reminds me of the tropics in that it seems to rain every day, even if just for a short time!


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1/16/2004 8:14:44 AM

 
Randy Walton  

Congratulations Sharon. Easy to see why this was a selected finalist. A beauty!
Randy


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1/18/2004 6:35:52 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Randy - thank you!


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1/19/2004 12:40:46 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Love this catch!! LOve the light and the photo "cuted" in two, with no third or any other rules .... Congratulations,
Cheers from Portugal, Su


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2/1/2004 2:19:02 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Su - thanks!


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2/1/2004 5:11:42 AM

 
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