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Nebraska Gothic
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Nebraska Gothic
Nebraska Gothic
Finalist
I wanted some candid shots of this man who was operating an antique haying machine at the antique tractors and farm equipment show I went to in late July. I did get some but it was not easy -- he really wanted something more formal. The cool thing about this one is that the pose was his idea, not mine. Since he doesn't have email, I mailed him prints of several of my favorite shots.
Boosted the saturation and applied Mr. Contrast and buZZ filters here.
Resubmitted 31/10/2010
Category: Monthly Theme: Seasonal Shapes

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Dominick M. Dimacale
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    Great image, colours and effects here, Nikki.


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8/27/2008 4:56:02 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Really nice Nikki...I like the saturated colors for this image!

8/27/2008 4:59:04 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Nikki this is fabulous. What wonderful treatment and composition. I love it.

Hey Nikki, Ken Ferguson is trying to reach you by email without success.

8/27/2008 5:00:27 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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What a beauty...great colors and effects!

8/27/2008 5:10:25 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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He had a good idea! I like this a lot!

8/27/2008 5:37:26 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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This is sooooo cool - love your processing

8/27/2008 5:46:58 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Most Excellent Nikki!!!
Wonderful colors and your effects are outstanding!!!
Sure looks as though he was happy to pose for you!!!
Excellent capture!~!

~J~

8/27/2008 5:51:05 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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LOL, never argue with a willing model! Love the colors, the pose and the title!

8/27/2008 6:00:52 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Good Morning NiK

Wow The Colors are as Bright and Happy as His Smile!!
I LOVE Your Title!!
Excellent work

8/27/2008 6:52:11 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very well done...love the colors and the effects as well! I bet he really liked the pictures you sent him.

8/27/2008 7:21:20 AM

 
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Beautiful composition and colors Nikki!,
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8/27/2008 8:28:11 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Beautiful colors and effects, Nikki!

8/27/2008 9:14:05 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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What a GREAT shot, Nikki!!!!! The colors are fantastic and you used super effects!!!!! ♫ k

8/27/2008 9:22:42 AM

 
April  Riggs
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Great saturation and effects! An eye catcher!

8/27/2008 9:23:55 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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I love this shot, Nikki, with the sparkling colors and the effects.

8/27/2008 10:20:48 AM

 
David Phalen
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Great find and capture!! Love the strong colors and effects!!

8/27/2008 11:33:22 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Da, da, duh, da, da, Green Acres....:0)
Nice shot Nikki! I'm glad you sent him some prints too -- I always try to build a little photo goodwill too. I love the pose, saturated colors and of course the BuZZ !!

8/27/2008 2:43:28 PM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Classic! Nice work, Nikki!

8/27/2008 5:49:43 PM

 
Rajeev 270293 Kashyap
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Excellent image, colours & effects Nikki!

8/27/2008 7:20:25 PM

 
Ken Smith
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That's an awesome shot..a man in his element. I bet we see this one again!

8/27/2008 8:15:23 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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G'NIGHT NIK!!!

8/27/2008 8:18:30 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Now that's cool! Great colors and comp Nikki

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8/28/2008 6:30:12 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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This is fantastic!

8/29/2008 7:16:02 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Totally gorgeous Nikki! Such a colorful and cheerful photo! I love it!

8/30/2008 4:35:50 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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I love this, Nikki! Colors are bright and vivid, matching the farmer's smile! What a delightful image!

8/30/2008 10:08:58 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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I LOVE the bright colors Nikki and I must say the pose is a winner! :-) Is there a Ms. Contrast by any chance? :-)
Congrats on your EP!

9/6/2008 8:02:13 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Fabulous work Nikki. Love the rich saturation. I agree with the others. This is a winner.

9/6/2008 11:16:19 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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You are really racking up the EFP's Nikki!!!!! WTGG!!!!! ♫ k

9/7/2008 11:04:27 AM

 
Joao Martinho
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Fantastic farm man composition!!!

9/7/2008 2:49:21 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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spectacular Nikki, huge congrats!!!!

9/22/2008 9:39:36 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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WoooHoooooooo NiK!!!
Congrats

9/22/2008 9:54:46 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations Nikki!!!

9/22/2008 10:03:48 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Knew it, knew it. This is one of my all time favorites of yours, Nikki.

9/22/2008 10:14:23 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations on your FINALIST!!!

9/22/2008 10:29:44 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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WTG!!!
This is a fabulous farming image!
Congrats on your finalist!
~Lisa

9/22/2008 10:37:22 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG!!!!!! Congratulations on your finalist!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k

9/22/2008 10:48:37 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist! A colorful image with a great feel Nikki!! WTG!

9/22/2008 11:05:24 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Way to go Nikki...congrats!!

9/22/2008 11:41:20 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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HEY HEY HEY!!!!
Way To Go NIK!!!!!
Glad to see this one again!!!!
FABULOUS FINALIST!!!!!!

~J~

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

9/22/2008 12:34:40 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations Nikki, on your outstanding finalist!

9/22/2008 12:45:33 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your finalist, Nikki!

9/22/2008 1:10:30 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations, Nikki...he must be thrilled with his photos...what a great shot and the effects just send it over the top...makes me smile to see him so proud and happy to show his stuff. My husbands family are a very long line of farmers...they sure work hard and are proud of it!

9/22/2008 2:33:33 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Marvelous Finalist Nikki!!! Congrats!!!

9/22/2008 3:34:46 PM

 
Dolly L. Davis
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Great capture and effects, Nikki! I love this! Congrats on your finalist!

9/22/2008 4:00:02 PM

 
Anne M. Young
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Congratulations! Stunning....

9/22/2008 4:26:03 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congrats on this great Finalist, Nikki!

9/22/2008 4:27:35 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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congratulations on this awesome finalist ~ go for the gold Nikki

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9/22/2008 4:53:48 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Nikki!!

9/22/2008 5:20:47 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Nikki - Congratulations! - Mike

9/22/2008 6:11:02 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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The color here makes this one of my top faves of the month, Nikki!!! CONGRATULATIONS & good luck,my friend!!!

9/22/2008 6:21:41 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Beautiful finalist Nikki! Congratulations!!

9/22/2008 7:07:50 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations, Nikki!

9/22/2008 7:30:56 PM

 
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Niki- Wonderful work. Congratulations. Good luck in the next round. Way to go.

9/22/2008 7:40:44 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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W O W !!! Lovin the COLOR Nikki!!!! Congratulations!! WTG :0)

9/22/2008 8:29:55 PM

 
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Yeah - the big fork! Congratulations on another beautiful finalist Nikki!

9/22/2008 11:18:30 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nikki!

9/23/2008 3:52:57 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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WTG, NIKKI!
That's so sweet that you sent him some of your pics. I'll bet he's got them proudly displayed!

9/23/2008 4:15:50 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Hooray for you, Nikki -- congrats~~

9/23/2008 4:17:48 AM

 
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YEEHAW Nikki!!! This is fabulous! LOVE the bright color and the combination of your effects brought out some really nice textures! Just an all around terrific capture! What fun! Congratulations!!!!! Hope school is treating you well! ☺d

9/23/2008 5:24:32 AM

 
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Congratulations Nikki!

9/23/2008 6:23:03 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Such a colorful, fun shot, Nikki! Congratulations to you!

9/23/2008 7:31:02 AM

 
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Big congrats Nikki! :)))

9/23/2008 11:46:51 AM

 
Angie Sidles
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Big congrats to you Nikki. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!

9/24/2008 8:11:18 AM

 
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LOL@the Green Acres reference. Great capture and he chose a great pose for this one. Love the bright colors! Congrats again Nikki!

9/25/2008 10:45:22 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS! one of my favorites.

9/25/2008 6:04:38 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Sorry I took so long in commenting on this fabulous finalist, Nikki! I thought I had already done it! lol:) (the mind is the 1st thing to go!) BIG CONGRATS, girl!

9/25/2008 11:49:24 PM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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One of your best. A close second behind your Monmarte shot from Paris.

9/27/2008 11:32:35 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Nikki congrats on a truly wonderful finalist. I loved this the first time I saw it.

10/1/2008 8:02:30 PM

 
Lynne Fried
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H Nikki - great shot - everything about it is wonderful! Congratulation on your finalist.

10/23/2008 2:50:04 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Ohhhhh! I love this Nikki! Soooo beautiful, great colors and composition!

Must have missed this before?? Congrats on the finalist!

jo ann c.

10/31/2010 10:34:36 AM

 
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This is such a favorite, Nikki. Good luck with it once again.

11/1/2010 7:00:00 AM

 
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This photo is great! It's a wonderful hommage to Grant Wood. :)

11/1/2010 7:29:59 AM

 
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