Before The Storm

© Donna W. Neal

Before The Storm

Paul Michko 9/13/2005 4:47:34 AM

WOW!!! So very dramatic, Donna. Hope it all went well. #309570

Christian P. Nicolas 9/13/2005 4:53:25 AM

What a dramatic shot. Beautiful! #1831090

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 9/13/2005 5:05:49 AM

Wonderful image Donna!!!
Great composition!!! #1831143

Stacey Layman 9/13/2005 5:06:15 AM

Very Nice Donna. Ive always be afraid of the ocean and I dont know why. This photograph just screams to me...come into the water and I will confirm why you are afraid. Yikes! #1831144

Donna W. Neal 9/13/2005 5:07:41 AM

Thank you Paul and Christian. Paul this was taken last year at OBX but I can well imagine this is what it looks like right now as the hurricane approaches. #1831153

Donna W. Neal 9/13/2005 5:09:21 AM

Oops we crossed in cyber, thank you Stacey and Adilson. #1831163

Candy D. Dennis 9/13/2005 5:15:43 AM

Paul took the words right out of my mouth. My first words when I saw this were, Wow, dramatic! Incredible photograph. #1831183

Linda D. Lester 9/13/2005 5:19:51 AM

Wonderful shot!!!AWESOME! #1831211

Carla Metzler 9/13/2005 5:42:20 AM

Wonderful image, Donna! #1831332

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 9/13/2005 5:48:51 AM

Awesome capture Donna, very intense! #1831366

Karen Engelbreth 9/13/2005 5:52:45 AM

Wonderful, very dramatic shot, Donna! #1831387

Kirsi Bertolini 9/13/2005 5:55:31 AM

Powerful look, strong color, well done! #1831404

Jenny Bosmans 9/13/2005 6:05:36 AM

Donna, this image is sooo AWESOME!! I simply love everything about it!! Fantastic!!! #1831438

Donald K. Cherry 9/13/2005 6:14:40 AM

Lovely capture, Donna! I hope the outter banks still looks this good after the storm passes! #1831510

Cathy Barrows 9/13/2005 6:27:36 AM

beautiful...the sky is fab #1831597

Kathleen Clemons 9/13/2005 6:35:12 AM

You can just feel the storm approaching...well done, Donna! #1831642

Joe Terni 9/13/2005 6:40:11 AM

Thats a wonderful shot Donna.The sky,the white caps,and equally those great looking fences on the beach...Very well taken. #1831662

Patty Razonable 9/13/2005 7:22:08 AM

Very dramatic ocean capture, Donna!! #1831878

Kerby Pfrangle 9/13/2005 7:23:08 AM


Nice mood to the image. Very dramatic and wonderful capture. Kerby #1831884

Susan T. Parady 9/13/2005 7:32:41 AM

Dramatic and beautiful. Nicely done! #1831934

Joy Rector 9/13/2005 8:01:05 AM

fantastic capture #1832062

Sandy Landon 9/13/2005 8:20:27 AM

This is great!!! Very dramatic!! Love the colors!!! #1832150

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/13/2005 8:31:13 AM

Eerie looking clouds. Love it! #1832200

Tony Gutowski 9/13/2005 9:08:18 AM

I don't believe that there is a more intense emotional feeling of vunerablity and fear that preceeds the oncoming of a major storm on an ocean front community. As it sweeps into your life with nothing between you and it. Dark and unknown forces coming. What a wonderful day to be alive. Great capture, I feel it coming!-T.G #1832316

Margaret m. Buenneke 9/13/2005 9:36:13 AM

beautifully composed and lit - gorgeous picture!
Margaret #1832361

Donna W. Neal 9/13/2005 9:53:45 AM

Thank you all for your very nice comments, they are always appreciated. #1832407

Rakesh Syal 9/13/2005 11:19:40 AM

Magnificient view and capture, Donna!!! #1832685

Judy S. Fung 9/13/2005 12:09:54 PM

Awesome shot, Donna! #1832888

Donna W. Neal 9/13/2005 12:28:33 PM

Thank you Judy and Rakesh #1832974

Ermanno Radice 9/13/2005 1:26:07 PM

Wonderful capture, terrific image, love the sky, Donna!! #1833192

Marsha S. Smith 9/13/2005 2:57:15 PM

Beautiful and amazing shot, Donna! I can almost smell the storm just looking at this shot. #1833476

Terry R. Hatfield 9/13/2005 5:20:20 PM

Beautiful Image Donna!Love The Sky And Those Awesome Colors!! #1833949

Claudia Kuhn 9/13/2005 5:39:57 PM

Really nice composition Donna, love the dark ominous clouds too! #1834033

Leonard Pierce 9/13/2005 7:12:42 PM

Fantastic shot Donna!!! It sure looks threatening! #1834305

Gail Vitikacs 9/13/2005 7:46:31 PM

This is crying out to be enlarged, frame and hung in a lovely home! #1834350

Donna W. Neal 9/13/2005 7:56:20 PM

Thank you Gail, Len, Claudia, Terry, Marsha and Ermanno. #1834370

Mary K. Robison 9/15/2005 8:38:48 PM

This is stunning, Donna. Amazing mood to it, and so well-composed. #1843287

Donna K. Kilcher 9/17/2005 9:12:32 AM

Wonderful image!! #1848497

Donna W. Neal 9/17/2005 6:05:24 PM

Thank you Donna and Mary. #1849762

Bill Houghton 9/18/2005 5:19:40 AM

This is awesome Donna. Great, great shot. #1850828

Carolyn J. Connolly 9/21/2005 6:12:53 AM

AMAZING, yet scary image, Donna!!! ;o) #1862619

Donna W. Neal 9/21/2005 6:17:21 AM

Thank you Carolyn and Bill #1862641

Chris Macer 10/21/2005 7:43:27 AM

Congrats on the finalist, Donna! #1977285

Candice C. Calhoun 10/21/2005 9:53:14 AM

Congratulations for your wonderful finalist and good luck in the next round!

ccc #1978200

Terry L. Ellis 10/21/2005 12:58:04 PM

Congratulations, Donna, on this terrific finalist! #1979182

Donna W. Neal 10/21/2005 1:16:41 PM

Thank you Terry, Candice and Chris. #1979357

Judy S. Fung 10/21/2005 2:35:28 PM

Congrats, Donna! #1979853

KHAWLA Haddad 10/21/2005 3:25:40 PM

Congratulations on this terrific finalist!!!!!!! #1980169

Donna W. Neal 10/21/2005 3:59:39 PM

Thank you Kelly and Judy #1980391

Terry R. Hatfield 10/21/2005 4:36:24 PM

Awesome Image!!Congratulations Donna;-) #1980631

Donna W. Neal 10/21/2005 5:01:35 PM

Thank you Terry #1980745

Marsha S. Smith 10/21/2005 5:26:39 PM

Congratulations, Donna! #1980864

Ronald Balthazor 10/21/2005 5:36:09 PM

Congratulations, Donna. Very well done. #1980917

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 10/21/2005 6:02:23 PM

Bravo, Donna, way to go! #1981083

Donna W. Neal 10/21/2005 7:09:53 PM

Thank you Deb, Ronald and Marsha. #1981547

Stanley J. Contrades 10/22/2005 12:34:34 AM

Very nicely done, Donna!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist and lots of good luck to you in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1982382

Rakesh Syal 10/22/2005 3:58:16 AM


Donna W. Neal 10/22/2005 4:40:17 AM

Thank you Rakesh and Stan. #1982778

Stephen Zacker 10/22/2005 6:08:00 AM

This is awesome. Congratulations #1983115

The Judges at 10/22/2005 11:28:15 AM

Very nice light and lines. #1984449

Goshka G. 10/22/2005 12:12:55 PM

Congrats on your terrific finalists, Donna!! #1984611

Joy E. Cobb 10/23/2005 10:59:59 AM

Winner! Congratulations, Donna! :) #1988327

Ermanno Radice 10/23/2005 11:14:31 AM

Many congratulations on your well deserved second place win, Donna!!! #1988404

Susan T. Evans 10/23/2005 11:16:46 AM


Karen Engelbreth 10/23/2005 11:17:10 AM

Congrats on your second place win, Donna! #1988414

Jenny Bosmans 10/23/2005 11:51:02 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Donna!! :) #1988552

Rakesh Syal 10/23/2005 11:54:20 AM

Heartiest congratulations, Donna!!! #1988577

Terry L. Ellis 10/23/2005 11:57:48 AM

Donna, congratulations on this awesome second place win! Love it! #1988603

Karen Bacon 10/23/2005 12:01:45 PM

Congratulations on your win Donna! #1988633

Paul E. Earl 10/23/2005 12:25:01 PM

Congratulations, Donna!! #1988776

KHAWLA Haddad 10/23/2005 12:40:20 PM

CONGRATULATIONS On wonderful second place Winner,Donna!!!! #1988853

Daniel Diaz 10/23/2005 1:28:11 PM

Big congrats on your win Donna, BEAUTIFUL capture!!! #1989039

Mary K. Robison 10/23/2005 1:30:02 PM

Congratulations, Donna! Well deserved!! #1989049

Donna W. Neal 10/23/2005 1:55:43 PM

WOW what an amazing thing to come home to after being gone all day on a photo shoot. WOW...WOW....Thank you everyone. #1989168

Claudia Kuhn 10/23/2005 2:58:16 PM

Big congrats Donna!! #1989309

Jill Flynn 10/23/2005 3:07:50 PM

Congratulations on your win Donna! This is absolutely STUNNING!!!! #1989341

Stanley J. Contrades 10/23/2005 3:54:17 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place win, Donna!! Well done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1989492

Bonnie C. Lackey 10/23/2005 4:22:23 PM

This is keeping well deserved company with some fantastic images. Congratulations on your win and on creating this beauty... #1989577

Sharon Day 10/23/2005 7:38:38 PM

Big Congratulations, Donna!!! Wonderful and well deserved win! #1990156

Deborah C. Lewinson 10/23/2005 7:45:08 PM

Stunning image, Donna, congratulations on your win!!!
-Debby #1990198

Evy Johansen 10/23/2005 7:48:47 PM

Big congratulations on your very beautiful and well deserved win, Donna! #1990220

Dan Holm 10/23/2005 11:58:03 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Donna!!! #1990672

Debbie Hartley 10/24/2005 3:41:09 AM

Awesome image! Congratulations Donna, well done!! #1991012

Allan L. Whitehead 10/24/2005 3:50:24 AM

Donna, congratulations on this magnificent win in last month's contest in the 'Travel and Place' category. It is truly, richly deserved, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan #1991079

Cathy Gregor 10/24/2005 3:55:03 AM

Way to go Donna!
Congratulations on this gorgeous winner. #1991107

Tom Andersen 10/24/2005 3:58:11 AM

Wonderful image, Donna! Congratulations on your win! #1991131

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 10/24/2005 4:07:51 AM

Congratulations on you win Donna!!! #1991217

Donna W. Neal 10/24/2005 4:35:36 AM

Thank you all so much for your comments and congratulations, they are all very much appreciated. #1991395

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 10/24/2005 5:45:37 AM

Big congrats on your win Donna! #1991689

Tammy McAllister 10/24/2005 6:00:09 AM

Wonderful mood you have created in this Donna! Congratulations
Tootles #1991746

Danilo Piccioni 10/24/2005 6:15:42 AM

Big congrats!!!!!! #1991816

Sandy Landon 10/24/2005 10:28:55 AM

WOW!!! Congrats on this wonderful imagwe!!! #1992943

Stephen Zacker 10/24/2005 1:41:11 PM

Very dramatic. Congratulations #1993766

Cathy M. Gromball 10/24/2005 4:31:37 PM

Congratulations, Donna!

Cathy :) #1994429

William C. Raco 10/24/2005 4:37:52 PM

Wonderful color, light and composition
Congratulations, Donna!

bill #1994473

Wally Orlowsky 10/24/2005 4:42:53 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Donna! #1994518

Marsha S. Smith 10/24/2005 4:45:48 PM

Congratulations, Donna - this is a beauty!! #1994545

Donna W. Neal 10/24/2005 5:00:39 PM

Why is it I always feel unworthy among all these GREAT photographers.(that would be all of you) My own inserucities I guess. But I am thrilled to pieces inside. Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment. #1994674

Gail Vitikacs 10/24/2005 7:55:04 PM

Well deserved Donna!!! Congratulations on this beauty! #1995154

Terry Cervi 10/25/2005 6:45:00 AM

Wonderful lighting and composition, Donna! Congrats! #1996510

Photographer 10/27/2005 7:51:32 PM

Great shot and title Donna!
Congratulations on your win! #2006146

Donna W. Neal 10/28/2005 1:32:54 PM

Thank you Reine, Terry and Gail #2008818

Cora Miller 10/28/2005 6:57:37 PM

I feel a sense of foreboding in the impending storm that is almost overwhelming. A very effective shot, Donna! Congratulations on your win! #2009865

Jonna Bergström 10/30/2005 11:57:28 AM

Absolutely fanstastic image!! Congratulation on a great win, Donna! #2015058

Donna W. Neal 10/30/2005 12:18:08 PM

Thank you Jonna and Cora #2015120

Stefan G 11/4/2005 12:44:56 AM

Dramatic and powerful image! Congratulations! #2033371

Jack Nevitt 11/17/2005 8:36:23 PM

Good job Donna, don't know how I missed this picture first time around.

bob cornelison 11/29/2005 6:43:57 PM

Like Jack I have just now seen this shot and I LOVE IT!
Congrats on this great shot!
~:O) #2136043

Donna W. Neal 11/30/2005 4:34:38 AM

Thank you Bob, Jack and Stefan your comments mean a lot to me. #2136898

James E. Coleman 2/25/2006 5:59:17 PM

I don't know that a whole lot more can be said, ditto on above.
It makes me want to go back to Outer Banks again. Love that feel, smell, wind in your face off the ocean. You captured it!...:)

Jim #2468067

Katarina Mansson 6/30/2007 4:11:48 AM

This picture is amazing (as is the rest of your gallery)! I love the mood, dramatic feeling, lighting, colors, perspective and composition in it. A (very) belated congratulations on a well deserved win! #4458498

Alexis Yobbagy 11/9/2007 6:13:08 PM

Simply... WONDERFUL!!! #5051612

Marisol Pastor 6/27/2008 11:13:31 AM

This is beautiful. The image in itself, the color, light, composition. Great work here Donna. #6114039

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