Thunder Rolls

© Les Rhoades

Thunder Rolls

Kristy A. Keene 6/4/2008 12:15:41 AM

Fantastic Capture, Les!!! #934900

Bertus Neeleman 6/4/2008 12:18:27 AM

wonderful light and colors. super!!! #6015993

Teresa A. Burnett 6/4/2008 12:22:22 AM

Incredibly beautiful Les!!! #6016002

Dr Silly 6/4/2008 1:19:42 AM

AWESOME. :O) #6016123

Bojan Bencic 6/4/2008 1:45:40 AM

Dramatic and beautiful, Les. Well worth the effort. #6016152

Sue McLeod 6/4/2008 1:50:50 AM

Stunning Les! Love the drama of the sky! :) Was this a first or second attempt? #6016169

Paul Michko 6/4/2008 1:51:00 AM

Wonderful dramatic capture, Les. #6016171

Les Rhoades 6/4/2008 1:56:01 AM

This was a first attempt. By this time I had reset the image quality back to RAW. It was yesterday’s post that I had to go back and reshoot. I made a mistake and left the camera set on low quality JPG.

Melinda F. Schneider 6/4/2008 2:01:08 AM

Outstanding comp & cap!! #6016203

Nikki McDonald 6/4/2008 2:44:20 AM

This is a winning capture, Les. The light and composition are perfect and every element is "worth" having in the image: the lake, the sloping hillside on the right in the foreground, the barn with the light hitting the roof just right nestled in the stand of trees, the glimpse of the lake in the distant valley, the mountain peak breaking through the clouds, and of course that dramatic sky. What a shot! #6016294

Susan M. Hembree 6/4/2008 3:34:04 AM

Wow, Les! I just love this one. The elements are placed perfectly and the lighting especially captured strategically n both the barn and in the clouds adds drama to the entire scene. A well captured moment of these wonderful stormy clouds. #6016445

Dominick M. Dimacale 6/4/2008 3:58:46 AM

Great image and composition here, Les, lovely light and colours.

Dominick #6016569

Stephanie Frey 6/4/2008 4:12:24 AM

WOW! I bet we see this one again. Gorgeous colors, lighting, and comp. #6016622

Anna Diederich 6/4/2008 4:22:11 AM

WOW Les! This is just stunning. I love it! #6016660

Mary Beth Aiello 6/4/2008 6:46:13 AM

Absolutely beautiful, Les. I winner for sure. #6017260

Lisa A. Car 6/4/2008 6:54:01 AM

Beautiful shot Les!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #6017320

Lynn M. Whitt 6/4/2008 7:00:14 AM

Fantastic image.... #6017373

Joy Rector 6/4/2008 7:12:12 AM

awesome, love the colors #6017445

John Caruso 6/4/2008 7:57:20 AM

It's another Les-tastic photo! You've got your light, your colors, your comp, and that fantastic scenery. That red roof looks like it was custom made for you for this pic! #6017717

Jean E. Hildebrant 6/4/2008 8:12:18 AM

What a fantastic shot! Ditto all the comments above! I also love the complimentary colors of the orange roof next to the blue-greens of the lake. I bet this will be seen again! #6017776

Erika Haight 6/4/2008 9:05:08 AM

Well no wonder I cant get an EP with photos like this!! Holy cr** Les!! This says WINNER ALL OVER IT!! STUNNING! #6017918

Denny E. Barnes 6/4/2008 9:46:47 AM

Les, you are in some of the most beautiful country in the world and you are doing a magnificent job of capturing it!!! I don`t know how this image could be any better, exceptionally well done!!! Keep them coming!!....Denny #6018081

Kara L. Hendricks 6/4/2008 10:12:55 AM

Another jaw dropper!!!!!

Love this!! #6018214

John E. Steinway 6/4/2008 4:05:56 PM

Les, Fantastic image. It is just beautiful in every respect. #6019471

M.Christine Duncan 6/4/2008 4:37:37 PM

Les, considering how well you captured this image you could almost call this an "action" shot... the impression of the clouds rolling across the sky is undeniable! Your POV helps give us a taste of just how quickly that stormy sky could bear down upon the barn. So fantastic...! #6019600

Dave Ombrello 6/4/2008 9:56:39 PM

Les, great choice of a place to ride to, you captured a rare moment when the sky seems to be falling to earth. Great job finding a foreground, now I know why your images are so great. #6020525

Christine Czernin 6/4/2008 11:19:55 PM

If this is not a BIG winner, I don't know what is. Superb, Les. #6020638

Gordon . 6/5/2008 4:59:46 AM

Great shot! Love the clouds in background! #6021305

Aimee C. Eisaman 6/5/2008 10:27:52 AM

This would have been well worth a hour hike to get this shot. I just think it is fantastic...something I have and probably never will behold with my own eyes. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful image! #6022463

Pat Gamwell 6/6/2008 9:49:02 AM

Wowzaaaaaa! The best yet! Breathtaking beauty! All elements are perfection! Added to my favs! #6027068

Ken Smith 6/6/2008 5:22:17 PM

You got it all going in this one...excellent colors and comp, and different lighting...a winner I'm sure! #6028413

Keith Bozeman 6/7/2008 8:38:17 AM

Great shot! #6030307

Sherry L. Davis 6/7/2008 9:01:44 AM

This is totally perfect Les. Gorgeous! I am ready to hop on a plane and come to visit there! Your images are just breathtaking. And, this one is off the charts! EXCELLENT work! #6030396

Lisa R. Buffington 6/10/2008 6:20:23 AM

Stunning capture Les! Beautiful and dramatic! Outstanding composition and clarity; excellent job. #6042335

Colleen Farrell 6/18/2008 7:29:18 PM

Wow, what an amazing image, Les! Outstanding rich color and depth! #6076308

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 7/21/2008 12:41:27 PM

Fantastic work.. Big congrats, Les!! #6206564

Vicki L. Filippin 7/21/2008 12:43:51 PM

Congrats on your Finalist, Les, and best of luck in the next round. #6206600

Nikki McDonald 7/21/2008 12:51:59 PM

They sure got it right here, Les. I have no doubt it will go on. Congratulations on the finalist medal and best of luck in the next round! #6206692

Bojan Bencic 7/21/2008 2:04:22 PM

Congratulations, Les! #6207759

Karen Slagle 7/21/2008 2:09:14 PM

Beautiful finalist, Les. #6207812

Agnes Fegan 7/21/2008 3:33:04 PM

Just beautiful...congratulations ! #6208399

Mitch Spence 7/21/2008 5:00:29 PM

An extraordinary image, Les. Congratulations. #6208991

James Reininger 7/21/2008 5:23:03 PM

Another great image Les. Congrats! #6209159

eileen bedford 7/21/2008 5:31:20 PM

Congratulations Les on another stunning Finalist, well done... #6209216

Ken Smith 7/21/2008 8:08:20 PM

I figured we'd see this one again. Congrats, Les!! #6210372

Colleen Farrell 7/21/2008 9:29:56 PM

I'd give this one 1st place. Big congratulations, Les! #6210811

Carol Teal 7/22/2008 12:19:50 AM

I have never seen a sky like this one, but it is gorgeous and so moody. I love the barn and lake and all the little houses you can see way off in the distance. Congrats Les! #6211168

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/22/2008 2:25:51 AM

Congratulations on your finalist! You are simply amazing Les, WTG! #6211525

Kristy A. Keene 7/22/2008 2:45:15 AM

Congrats on your Finalist!! #6211634

Kate Jackson 7/22/2008 7:09:37 AM

I am speechless Les! Huge congrats this just has to go further! #6213415

Susana Ms Heide 7/22/2008 7:31:24 AM

Your skill and talent work so well together to create such breathtaking captures! CONGRATS on this and your numerous other finalists, Les!! #6213527

Elida Gutierrez 7/22/2008 9:17:51 AM

Congrats on your Finalist!! #6214430

Corinne M. Thompson 7/22/2008 9:28:22 AM

I love stormy scenic captures and this is beautiful! Congrats on the finalist! #6214521

Michelle L. Frick 7/22/2008 9:38:02 AM

Congratulations on another breathtaking finalist Les! #6214613

Susan Fox 7/22/2008 9:41:30 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Les! #6214638

Pat Gamwell 7/22/2008 12:36:55 PM

Oh yeah! THIS one HAD to be chosen! I can visualize Gold next! WTG! #6215453

Sylvia Rossler 7/22/2008 1:52:41 PM

Big congrats on your wonderful finalist :O #6215774

Erica Murphy 7/22/2008 2:50:00 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous finalist! #6216118

anonymous 7/22/2008 3:16:26 PM

Congratulations Les on your Beautiful Win! B- #6216218

Marisol Pastor 7/22/2008 3:41:24 PM

Congratulations Les! #6216368

Kara L. Hendricks 7/22/2008 3:43:52 PM

Les, you certainly know your N&L photography.. A HUGE congrats from me on your 4 WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #6216386

Carla Metzler 7/22/2008 4:05:12 PM

Congratulations on your Win, Les! WTG! #6216552

Susan Fox 7/22/2008 4:39:59 PM

Another wonderful win Les! Congrats! #6216741

Susana Ms Heide 7/22/2008 4:42:56 PM

FOUR WINS???!!!! Holy Cow.... I hope you are celebrating BIG today, Les!!! Is that getting close to GRAND PRIZE or what... LOL... Mark my words :o))

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! #6216767

A P 7/22/2008 4:58:02 PM

I think 4 wins trumps a Grand Prize, what do you think Les????
CONGRATULATIONS on all your wins. #6216898

Nadya Johnson 7/22/2008 5:01:06 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Les!! Or should I say, on ALL of them, this month! How cool is that? Terrific work and well deserved! #6216916

Kay E. Mahoney 7/22/2008 5:16:04 PM

Congratulations on your second place Winner, Les. #6217001

Stephanie Frey 7/22/2008 5:43:11 PM

Congratulations Les!! #6217236

Alex T. Mizuno 7/22/2008 5:45:54 PM

Huge Congratulations on your win Les!! This is majestic!! #6217258

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/22/2008 6:59:24 PM

Outstanding work Les!! Congratulations!! #6217884

Colleen Farrell 7/22/2008 7:04:14 PM

MORE than well-deserved! WTG, Les--congratulations on your win! #6217916

Jennifer L. Alder 7/22/2008 7:05:17 PM

Big congrats, Les, on your wonderful winning image :) #6217927

Michael G. Marshall 7/22/2008 7:36:32 PM

Wonderful winner Les! Congratulations! Michael #6218186

Cesar J. La Rosa 7/22/2008 9:12:46 PM

BEAUTIFUL Winner, Les!!! Congratulations!!!
Cesar #6218657

Elida Gutierrez 7/22/2008 10:24:02 PM

Three Roses for "The Winners"
A Special Trophy for
"The June Winners" #6218826

Tiia Vissak 7/22/2008 10:48:17 PM

Congratulations! #6218947

Sarah Lamb 7/22/2008 10:56:11 PM

Congrats!!! I knew this would be a winner - good job! #6218984

Stefania Barbier 7/22/2008 11:43:49 PM

congrats on your superb win Les! #6219142

Renee Doyle 7/23/2008 12:21:50 AM

This is just superb Les!! Congratulations!! #6219228

Tarun Bose 7/23/2008 12:55:28 AM

Big, big congrats Les, for your second place win. #6219359

Ray Clarke 7/23/2008 1:13:56 AM

Well deserved winner Les, well worth the effort #6219453

Murry Grigsby 7/23/2008 6:43:12 AM

Congrats on your win Les! #6220685

Bojan Bencic 7/23/2008 6:56:37 AM

Congratulations on your win, Les! #6220769

Jeana Clark 7/23/2008 12:04:35 PM

Very Dramatic Les!!!
Beautifully captured!!
Congratulations on this
fabulous winner!!!!!

~J~ #6221924

Corinne M. Thompson 7/23/2008 12:37:28 PM

Congrats on your win Les! #6222018

Wally Orlowsky 7/23/2008 2:46:41 PM

Congratulations on this dramatic winner, Les!!! #6222436

Colette M. Metcalf 7/23/2008 6:51:33 PM

Congratulations!!! #6223203

Joao Martinho 7/24/2008 6:01:15 PM

Super hiper fantastic photo of this landscape. I can see switzerland even more beautiful by your photos.
(I know quite well Switzerland unfortunately all my photos have been in film and in face of these artistic works I better keep watching your excellent entries) #6227174

Eugenio Diaz 7/24/2008 6:04:15 PM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Winner...Well deserved!!!! #6227189

Sylvia Rossler 7/26/2008 3:32:37 PM

Big belated congrats on this wonderful winner Les ;o) #6234357

Deon 7/28/2008 8:46:33 AM

Congratulations Les on your win. This is a stunning image you have capture here. Great POV and colors. Excellent work. #6240293

Kathy L. Clark 8/5/2008 7:24:40 PM

Les it just doesn't get any more beautiful than this. I would love to be standing there looking on this glorious sight. Congratulations on a fantastic winner. #6276314

Andre Goldstein 8/8/2008 8:21:57 PM

Spectacular image Les! #6290023

Susan M. Hembree 8/10/2008 10:00:47 AM

Exceptional! Congratulations, Les! #6295029

eileen bedford 8/22/2008 8:36:17 AM

Congratulations on your Win Les, that WET bike ride sure paid off. #6350601

Dawn M. Schneider 8/22/2008 6:36:54 PM

this is such an amazing image, love the description of the location and how you got the shot, a true photographer/artist. wonderful #6353514

Joyce D.Z. 8/23/2008 2:38:03 PM

WOW! This is so fantastic, Les! Congrats on the win! #6356583

Laura E. Swan 2/22/2009 11:06:13 PM

Amazing Les! Your gallery is truly impressive. Makes me realize how far I have to go! -Laura #7195786

Jean E. Hildebrant 2/24/2009 1:09:28 PM

Wonderful to see this in the winners circle, Les! Big congrat's to you! Such a beautiful scene! #7209463

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The famous pyramid shaped Niesen Mountain dominates the sky. (7749 feet)

The greenish/blue colored lake seen past the barn is Lake Thun

I took this photo June 3rd while out on a short and wet 5-hour motorcycle ride.
I took this image because I loved the stormy sky.

I had to hike 10 minutes down into the field from the road to place the barn in the image for FG interest.

Canon EF-S 10-22mm Lens

Category: N&L

Uploaded on 6/4/2008 12:07:23 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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