Farmstead Fury

© Mike Umscheid

Farmstead Fury

Kay E. Mahoney Student 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 7/31/2005 4:02:04 PM

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

Karen Slagle 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 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 7/31/2005 11:30:28 PM

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

bob cornelison 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 Heide 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 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 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!
Congrats!

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 8/22/2005 4:09:43 PM

Amazing shot!!! #1752825

Cora Miller 8/23/2005 12:30:43 AM

Congratulations on your win! #1754231

Ronald Balthazor 8/23/2005 2:57:35 AM

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

Leslie Capehart 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 8/23/2005 12:34:02 PM

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

James Reininger 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 8/23/2005 1:06:41 PM

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

Kay Beausoleil 8/23/2005 2:44:35 PM

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

bob cornelison 8/23/2005 11:18:27 PM

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

Serena Pierce 8/24/2005 10:49:54 AM

Congratulations Mike! #1761471

Joy Rector 8/25/2005 10:22:37 AM

congrats on your win #1765835

James Thompson 8/26/2005 3:31:40 AM

You choice of the desat on the sky was perfect.

Best #1768473

Kevin Anderson 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 9/4/2005 10:28:20 PM

Congrats.

This is simply stunning. Awesome shot. #1802674

Lisa Carpenter 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 9/21/2005 6:25:37 AM

Wow...how come I missed to see this, so dramatic scenery...very nice treatment too. Congratulations to become a winner, Mike! #1862693

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

Fantastic incredible shot, congratulations! :-) #1864681

J.D. McFarlan 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 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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Description

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

Uploaded on 7/31/2005 2:55:12 PM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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