Farmstead Fury

© Mike Umscheid

Farmstead Fury

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 7/31/2005 3:25:31 PM

Fantastic capture Mike. Love how you did the sky. Great job. #286799

Linda Proctor 7/31/2005 4:01:18 PM

Great image Mike!! #1660349

Ronald Balthazor level-classic 7/31/2005 4:02:04 PM

Very nice treatment, Mike. The monochrome sky adds to the drama of the scene. #1660351

Karen Slagle level-classic 7/31/2005 5:05:41 PM

I LOVE this photo. The monochrome sky makes it seem even more threatening. Makes me want to run for cover to my hidey hole. #1660467

Kathleen Peterson level-classic 7/31/2005 6:24:57 PM

Beautiful Job, Mike!! I love it! The contrast between the green grass/red barns and the sky is terrific! #1660629

Cora Miller level-classic 7/31/2005 11:30:28 PM

Run!!! Powerful and dramatic image made even more so by the selective coloring! #1661111

bob cornelison level-classic 8/1/2005 8:54:27 AM

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) #1662667

Susana Ms Heide level-classic 8/1/2005 3:05:42 PM

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! #1664168

Wendy Stevenson level-classic 8/20/2005 12:52:55 PM

Congratulations on this most wonderful finalist Mike. I love what you've done here! #1739523

KHAWLA Haddad 8/20/2005 2:28:39 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #1740199

Brenda M. Wolfensberger 8/20/2005 3:19:14 PM

Congratulations on being a finalist Mike! I love the mono sky but do like the original as well. Both are awesome! #1740924

Pu Chen 8/20/2005 3:56:14 PM

Both pictures are quite good. Great effect here to make it more dramatic. Congratulations, Mike! #1741431

Adam T. Cowart 8/20/2005 4:39:53 PM

WOW! This is truly a winner. Congrats!! #1741850

Cathy Stancil 8/20/2005 5:04:17 PM

Incredible image Mike !! Congrats !! #1742094

Linda Proctor 8/20/2005 5:07:07 PM

Congrats Mike !! Beautiful! #1742121

Laura Clay-Ballard 8/20/2005 6:04:54 PM

awesome. I like them both. congrats #1742628

Bill K. Ko 8/20/2005 8:02:34 PM

Awesome shot! Kind of makes you cower in the face of nature unleashed... #1743344

Serena Pierce level-classic 8/20/2005 8:10:01 PM

Awesome capture! Congratulations!! #1743406

Cathy Barrows 8/20/2005 8:10:33 PM

Congrats on your finalist!...fantastic #1743409

Anita Ott 8/20/2005 9:12:36 PM

Great Job, and Congratulations! Love this. #1743664

Frederic David 8/21/2005 3:45:33 AM

Amazing capture and dramatic atmosphere here!

fred #1744422

Duane Carter 8/21/2005 6:36:06 AM

Congratulations, Mike!!! One of those scenes that truly captivates the viewer. #1745161

Wong Chek Poh 8/21/2005 9:08:02 AM

Dramatic capture. Congrats. #1746076

bob cornelison 8/21/2005 3:52:25 PM

Congrats! I KNEW IT WOULD BE HERE! Good luck on the next round.
~:O) #1747724

Mike Umscheid 8/21/2005 4:12:00 PM

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I really appreciate the response I've received from you all. -Mike U #1747800

Ken Grooms 8/22/2005 7:52:34 AM

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

Congratulations! #1750564

Lori Carlson 8/22/2005 11:58:49 AM

Wow Mike! Really fun to compare images on this~that sky is crazy scary~great idea~both images are awesome. Congrats! :0) #1751743

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 8/22/2005 4:09:43 PM

Amazing shot!!! #1752825

Cora Miller level-classic 8/23/2005 12:30:43 AM

Congratulations on your win! #1754231

Ronald Balthazor level-classic 8/23/2005 2:57:35 AM

Congratulations, Mike. Powerful image with well deserved recognition. #1754488

Leslie Capehart level-classic 8/23/2005 8:14:39 AM

Iīm sorry this didnīt win a first place. Fabulous job capturing the contrast of the sky to the barn and grass. Very well done. #1756268

Sharon Day level-classic 8/23/2005 12:34:02 PM

Big Congratulations, Mike!!! Awesome image! #1757147

James Reininger level-classic 8/23/2005 12:39:37 PM

Where's Dorothy and her dog Toto? Wonderful image. I love the technique you used - simple but effective. #1757166

Wendy Stevenson level-classic 8/23/2005 1:06:41 PM

Such great effects and image. Congrats on your win Mike!! Very cool!!! #1757264

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 8/23/2005 2:44:35 PM

Congratulations on your big win, Mike -- great idea for the clouds! #1757700

bob cornelison level-classic 8/23/2005 11:18:27 PM

Glad to see this a winner! Congrats!
~:O) #1758910

Serena Pierce level-classic 8/24/2005 10:49:54 AM

Congratulations Mike! #1761471

Joy Rector level-classic 8/25/2005 10:22:37 AM

congrats on your win #1765835

James Thompson level-classic 8/26/2005 3:31:40 AM

You choice of the desat on the sky was perfect.

Best #1768473

Kevin Anderson level-classic 8/28/2005 3:43:21 PM

Congratulations Mike!!!
You were right in converting the sky. It does look more ominous.
well deserved win. #1777525

Leigh A. Norrie level-classic 9/4/2005 10:28:20 PM


This is simply stunning. Awesome shot. #1802674

Lisa Carpenter level-classic 9/12/2005 3:02:09 PM

This is really quite stunning...I was wondering what else you may have done in PS? Anyway, congrats. #1829223

Luhut Napitupulu level-classic 9/21/2005 6:25:37 AM come I missed to see this, so dramatic scenery...very nice treatment too. Congratulations to become a winner, Mike! #1862693

Mary N C. Taitt level-classic 9/21/2005 4:12:04 PM

Fantastic incredible shot, congratulations! :-) #1864681

J.D. McFarlan level-classic 4/6/2006 1:32:58 PM

I have a similar type of shot in my gallery of a storm in Nebraska, but yours is better. #2615878

Marie M. Burkhart level-classic 1/16/2007 9:32:11 AM

What kind of photo editing softwear did you use? I love this effect. #3826687

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