Storm at the Hacienda

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Storm at the Hacienda

Kim Andelkovic level-classic 8/7/2011 7:33:33 PM

Another great image for the DD :-) #1399299

Dale Hardin 8/7/2011 9:57:11 PM

Thank you Kim. One gets to learn Photoshop when the images didn't come out as expected during exposure. :o) #9589061

Wm Nosal 8/24/2011 1:58:31 PM

Cool Image, Dale!
Great PhotoShoppng #9625401

Dale Hardin 8/24/2011 2:33:32 PM

thanks WM. Now if I could just shoot it right the first time, I'd save a lot of time. :o) #9625455

Bojan Bencic level-classic 8/25/2011 1:00:02 PM

WOW! Congratulations on your finalist, Dale. #9627498

Wm Nosal 8/25/2011 2:15:38 PM

Congratulations, Dale! #9628012

Kim Andelkovic level-classic 8/25/2011 2:49:44 PM

Whooo hooo Congrats Dan......told you it was good lol:-) #9628277

Dale Hardin 8/25/2011 3:37:02 PM

Thanks everyone. This was a real surprise for me since this was an effort to save a throw away image. Thank you. #9628535

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 8/25/2011 4:36:27 PM

An electrifing finalist Dale, congratulations! #9629131

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 8/25/2011 4:43:53 PM

Incredible!!! Congratulations & good luck, Dale! WTG! #9629221

Dale Hardin level-classic 8/25/2011 8:05:30 PM

Joannie and Patrick, your kind comments make me very happy. Thank you. #9630936

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/25/2011 10:36:15 PM

Terrific post-processing work, Dale. CONGRATZ and expect seeing this as First Place Gold, good luck!!!

UB. #9631584

Dale Hardin level-classic 8/25/2011 10:57:58 PM

Thanks so much Usman. #9631661

Arthur Bohlmann 8/26/2011 8:18:29 AM


David M. Montero level-classic 8/26/2011 9:12:04 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist selection Dale. Bravo! #9633397

Dale Hardin level-classic 8/26/2011 10:50:15 AM

Arthur and Dave, thanks so very much. #9633780

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 8/26/2011 2:22:43 PM

Congrats on you awesome finalist, Dale. And thank you for explaning your DD work. Super job! #9634642

Dale Hardin level-classic 8/26/2011 2:29:11 PM

Thank you Phyllis. That lightning is fun to make. #9634671

Merna L. Nobile 8/26/2011 4:14:26 PM

Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna

Michael Kelly level-classic 8/26/2011 5:53:41 PM

Very realistic lightening strike. A wonderful example of PS work. Congratulations! #9635383

Dale Hardin level-classic 8/26/2011 9:00:15 PM

A big thank you to you both. #9635864

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/26/2011 10:54:04 PM

This is terrific DDR, Dale!!! Congrats on the silver!

-Laura :)

P.S. Come to my gallery and see pages 5,6,7 if you really liked my B&W Finalist. There are more there I think you can appreciate, too! #9635962

Dale Hardin level-classic 8/27/2011 7:56:30 AM

Thank you Laura. Had already commented on you finalist and you're right about pages 5,6,7. Besides all your talented creativity, your traditional work is out standing as well. Must admit I was a bit surprised and at the same time, a bit ashamed that I hadn't explored your gallery extensively before. As they say now-a-days, "my bad" :o) #9636649

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/27/2011 9:43:07 AM

My bad, too, Dale. It wasn't until last night that I took the time and went over your gallery, too. Do you know what I liked the most? Your diversity. You are extremely creative and excel at it. As with me, your traditional work is very well done, too!!! You have the cat by the tail. This photography thing is surely your niche and I hope you always stick with it. It's the perfect hobby.

ۢ♫ݢۢ♫ݢۢ♫ I'd also love to hear that you got into a Barber Shop in your area, too...and not for a haircut! :))) ۢ♫ݢۢ♫ݢۢ♫

Thanks for all that you said. -Laura :) #9636822

Dale Hardin level-classic 8/27/2011 11:33:41 AM

Thanks Laura. Afraid the singing is over. After all those years performing with the great "Winning Combination" quartet, anything less doesn't peak my interest any more. However, I'll sing a tag or two with any quartet that invites me, just for old times sake. :o) #9637021

Aimee C. Eisaman level-classic 8/29/2011 7:12:07 AM

Very cool creation Dale. The lighting due to the daytime exposure really gives it an erie feeling. :~) Congrats on your finalist! :~) #9640246

Dale Hardin level-classic 8/29/2011 8:39:58 AM

Thank you Aimee. LOL I have to do stuff like this often because the images as they were aren't so good. :o) #9640504

Aimee C. Eisaman level-classic 8/29/2011 9:57:14 AM

Well I would never have known. And don't worry I won't tell anyone! :P #9640675

Irene Colling level-classic 8/31/2011 2:18:37 PM

Outstanding DD work Dale. You've created a wonderfully dynamic image.

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist award. #9644851

Dale Hardin level-classic 8/31/2011 3:01:27 PM

Thank you Irene. #9644904

Patricia White level-classic 9/22/2011 5:18:36 PM

Funny how day can be night. Great idea and a great transformation. #9685822

Dale Hardin level-classic 9/23/2011 8:35:45 PM

thanks so much Patricia. #9687817

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 9/28/2011 5:59:44 AM

Dale, you've proved what I've always said, "Don't delete all those oh-not-so-perfect images; you never know when you'll need them!" lollll You did a great job with this one! #9702654

Irene Colling level-classic 9/28/2011 8:30:31 AM

Congratulations Dale for this photo being featured in the #101 September issue of the Digital Darkroom.

Excellent image to show as an example of post processing photo art. #9703027

Dale Hardin level-classic 10/4/2011 9:10:20 AM

Thanks so much Kathy.

Irene, thank you. Have been gone and hadn't realized the image was in Digital darkroom. Will have to check it out. #9715773

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Daytime exposure near San Simeon, Calif. Multiplied image, applied nighttime filtering, created rain and lightning stroke, replaced sky, dodged and burned, and other selective changes using PSE9.

Exposure time: 1/1000 F-stop: 4.0
ISO speed: 200

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/10000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 36.00 mm, Model: DSC-H2

Uploaded on 7/29/2011 8:34:47 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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