Countless Clouds

© Mike Umbreit

Countless Clouds

William C. Raco level-addict 1/5/2009 8:43:23 PM

Very dramatic sky with great color, exposure and details
Excellent work, Mike #1062548

Angela E. Wright 1/5/2009 8:51:57 PM

wow - you get the feeling that the clouds are very low. it's beautiful! - looks like a little work with the Topaz labs? #6987472

mark grandoni 1/5/2009 9:13:46 PM

Another great capture Mike!!! #6987514

Sherran Andersen level-addict 1/5/2009 9:31:46 PM

Beautiful capture Mike. Sherran #6987553

Barbara E. Gould level-addict 1/5/2009 9:36:07 PM

Great Colors! Beautiful picture. #6987562

ROLAN NARMAN 1/5/2009 9:42:23 PM

Magnificent capture Mike! Everything is perfect about this image! Excellent work as usual my friend! #6987576

Allen Hughes level-addict 1/5/2009 9:54:53 PM

Simply OUTSTANDING, Mike. #6987617

Renee Doyle level-addict 1/5/2009 10:46:17 PM

Magnificent capture Mike!! #6987719

Jennifer L. Alder level-addict 1/6/2009 12:28:43 AM

Yes! I love the title here. Perfect.
And... well, WOW- Gorgeous light, depth, colour... pretty much everything. Awesome work, Mike :) #6987892

Bunny Snow level-addict 1/6/2009 1:03:55 AM

Another magnificient capture, Mike. Did you use graduated reduced density filters for this image? If so, which ones did you use? #6987969

Brett Dolsen 1/6/2009 1:27:54 AM

Beautifull landscape and awesome sky Mike!!Brett #6987993

Joseph R. Ombrello 1/6/2009 2:41:12 AM

Great shot, Mike. I love the clouds! #6988183

Michelle Alton level-addict 1/6/2009 2:48:37 AM

Wonderful landscape with the amazing winter cloud cover. #6988203

John Benway level-addict 1/6/2009 2:57:03 AM

Amazing sky, color and reflections Mike.
Beautifully done.
John #6988227

Troy Gallagher 1/6/2009 3:36:32 AM

Incredible image Mike, love the sky, colors, and reflection.

Troy #6988376

Jeff W. Robinson level-addict 1/6/2009 4:23:39 AM

Very Beautifully composed and captured Mike! Jeff #6988633

Mike Umbreit level-addict 1/6/2009 5:06:46 AM

Wow! Thanks for all of the comments!

I'll try to address the questions.

The only filter I had on the camera lens was a UV filter. I need to spend some money on filters but the good quality 77mm ones are more than I want to spend right now.

Yes, Topaz Adjust was used on this image, but so was Photomatix. I was hoping to do a true HDR image from 3 shots but I ended up only doing a pseudo HDR image. The clouds were moving so fast that the 3 images just would not line up correctly. So I put the image through Photomatix and then Topaz Adjust for just a little more "pop".

Hope that helps!

Mike

PS - I hope to do some commenting later this evening. #6988810

Ron McEwan level-addict 1/6/2009 6:20:44 AM

Stunning image here Mike, ice, water, reflection, clouds and color. All this makes up for a beautiful photo, well done Mike. #6989160

Eivor Kuchta level-addict 1/6/2009 11:56:41 AM

They are all so beautiful, your shots from this place in the morning! #6990749

Mike Umbreit level-addict 1/6/2009 4:58:35 PM

Ron/Eivor - Thanks so much! - Mike #6991919

Patricia A. Coblentz level-addict 1/6/2009 7:09:25 PM

So wonderful that a talented photographer such as yourself was there to capture this beauty...this image is absolutely stunning, Mike!
Patti #6992470

Leslie McLain level-addict 1/7/2009 4:25:46 AM

Amazing sky. Beautiful. #6994033

Vicki L. Filippin level-addict 1/7/2009 9:20:00 AM

Absolutely stunning, Mike. Yet another "keeper" from your Arboretum shoots. Keep 'em coming! #6995640

Teri Klinger 1/7/2009 6:29:01 PM

gorgeous! ditto what everyone else said! #6998005

Mike Umbreit level-addict 1/7/2009 6:36:09 PM

Patricia/Leslie/Vicki/Teri - Thank You all very much! - Mike #6998025

Susan M. Hembree level-addict 1/7/2009 6:58:54 PM

Another HDR beauty, Mike! Just love all the colors and the interesting cloud formations. #6998081

Les Rhoades level-addict 1/7/2009 10:42:31 PM

love that sky! #6998543

Mike Umbreit level-addict 1/8/2009 4:49:15 AM

Susan/Les - Thanks to each of you! - Mike #6999632

Jeana Clark level-addict 1/8/2009 5:56:54 AM


Stunning Work Mike!!!
It's been a while since
I've been to your gallery..
Sorry Ive missed So Many wonderful
images!!! Fantastic images!!!
This one is awesome!!!
I feel as though I'm right there!!

~J~ #7000054

Susie Peek-Swint 1/8/2009 4:35:53 PM

Stunning scene Mike ~ great colour and effect! #7002747

Mike Umbreit level-addict 1/9/2009 5:00:51 AM

Jeana/Susie - Thanks!! - Mike #7005233

Nick Lagos level-addict 1/14/2009 2:49:42 AM

Looks great Mike...congrats #7027702

Mike Umbreit level-addict 1/14/2009 6:04:24 PM

Nick - Thanks! - Mike #7031291

Terry L. Ellis level-addict 1/18/2009 8:53:59 PM

Totally magical, Mike! Gorgeous! I really enjoy your work! #7049339

Mike Umbreit level-addict 1/19/2009 5:22:28 AM

Terry - Thanks so much!! - Mike #7050632

Garth D. Beatty level-addict 1/27/2009 6:52:22 PM

Great sky shot !! #7096120

Kara Hendricks level-addict 1/17/2011 4:51:44 PM

Another OUTSTANDING beauty Mike!!

Maybe another winner? #9168851

Mike Umbreit level-addict 1/17/2011 8:03:22 PM

Thanks! I am taking your advice and resubmitting several images this month. :-) Mike #9169049

Luigi Di Serio level-addict 2/10/2011 10:22:47 AM

Amazing... simply amazing! Congrats on your finalist, should win Gold in my books! #9225039

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 2/10/2011 12:02:59 PM

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9225928

Lindley Johnson level-addict 2/10/2011 3:06:34 PM

Stunning sky, beautiful setting, wonderful work - congratulations on your finalist, Mike! #9227351

Tammy Espino 2/10/2011 3:26:58 PM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #9227509

Patricia A. Coblentz level-addict 2/10/2011 4:23:12 PM

Just gorgeous, Mike...congratulations on your finalist! #9228014

Barbara E. Gould level-addict 2/10/2011 4:47:47 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #9228209

Kay E. Mahoney level-addict 2/10/2011 7:33:08 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.


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Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 2/10/2011 9:12:50 PM

CONGRATZ Mike !!!

UB. #9229895

Michael S. Baker level-addict 2/10/2011 10:47:31 PM

Stunning shot, Mike! Congrats! #9230048

Stefania Barbier level-addict 2/10/2011 10:58:20 PM

superb... huge congrats! #9230107

Jeff W. Robinson level-addict 2/11/2011 4:35:15 AM

Congrats Mike on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff #9230743

Irene Colling level-addict 2/11/2011 11:30:57 AM

Amazing HDR Mike. Beautiful color and detail.

Congratulations on your fine Finalsit photo. #9232216

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-addict 2/11/2011 1:07:33 PM

Awesome finalist! Congratulations Mikw....

jo ann c. #9232614

Mike Umbreit level-addict 2/11/2011 5:36:50 PM

Thanks so much!! - Mike #9233359

Katherine Kuhn level-addict 2/11/2011 7:11:04 PM

Congratulations on your win -- amazing capture, especially that sky! #9233581

Renee Doyle level-addict 2/11/2011 7:21:34 PM

Beautiful work Mike!! Congratulations on this wonderful winner! #9233637

Barbara E. Gould level-addict 2/11/2011 8:01:12 PM

Congratulations on your win! #9233820

Jean E. Hildebrant level-addict 2/11/2011 8:02:34 PM

Beautiful scene and composition, Mike! Congrat's again!! #9233828

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-addict 2/11/2011 8:13:31 PM


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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your WIN!

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#9233887

Michael S. Baker level-addict 2/11/2011 8:44:22 PM

Congrats again, Mike. Some people collect coins, some collect cars. You seem to collect winning images! Nice job! #9234006

Rona L. Schwarz level-addict 2/11/2011 9:04:11 PM

Absolutely stunning, Mike! I don't think I've ever seen such fantastic clouds - the whole image positively glows! So how appropriate to see it with GOLD! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Gold winner! #9234045

Michele Peterson level-addict 2/11/2011 9:39:52 PM

Congratulations Mike!! This is an amazing image, so perfect with the lighting and the colors!! #9234146

Bojan Bencic level-addict 2/11/2011 10:54:43 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Mike. Fantastic image. #9234247

Stefania Barbier level-addict 2/11/2011 11:03:04 PM

spectacular winner... congratulations!!! #9234267

Debra R. Harder level-addict 2/11/2011 11:10:48 PM

Huge congratulations, Mike, on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER! Deb #9234300

Patricia A. Coblentz level-addict 2/11/2011 11:13:05 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Mike! Fantastic image. #9234308

Michelle Alton level-addict 2/12/2011 1:51:54 AM

This is a Beautiful image, Mike. Congratulations on your very winning month! #9234487

Leslie McLain level-addict 2/12/2011 5:02:52 AM

Congrats on a stunning winner, Mike. #9234798

Lindley Johnson level-addict 2/12/2011 5:28:48 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Mike. #9234895

Melissa Gurdus level-addict 2/12/2011 6:05:13 AM

Huge congrats, Mike on this stunning winner!! #9234976

Jessica L. Amplo-Atkinson level-addict 2/12/2011 7:48:44 AM

Gorgeous Mike, congrats on your winner! #9235371

Lisa J. Boulden level-addict 2/12/2011 8:05:34 AM

A magnificent and eye-catching scene!
Congratulations, Mike, on a beautiful winner!
~♥~lisa #9235443

Mitch Spence level-addict 2/12/2011 8:16:04 AM

Wonderful, Mike. A winner all the way. #9235472

Claudia Kuhn level-addict 2/12/2011 8:17:21 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner, Mike! #9235480

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 2/12/2011 8:41:33 AM

Congratulations on theis well-deserved finalist, Mike! WTG! #9235571

Mike Umbreit level-addict 2/12/2011 8:48:28 AM

Thanks so much! I decided to resubmit some images in January and it paid off!! :-) Mike #9235601

Randy D. Dinkins level-addict 2/12/2011 9:40:23 AM

Beautiful image, great job - Congratulations!! #9235738

Richard B. Hallick level-addict 2/12/2011 10:16:08 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful gold medalist! #9235767

Emile Abbott level-addict 2/12/2011 11:09:49 AM

Congrats Mike on a Gold winner. #9235863

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-addict 2/12/2011 11:31:53 AM

WTG on your fabulous winner, Mike! :-) k #9235914

Karen Celella level-addict 2/12/2011 12:49:48 PM

Congratulations on your excellent winner, Mike! #9236121

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 2/12/2011 4:31:39 PM

Big congratulations, Mike!! #9236524

Rolando Rosito level-addict 2/12/2011 6:32:19 PM

A beauty Mike, congratulations on your win! #9236739

Phyllis Burchett level-addict 2/12/2011 6:55:14 PM

Congrats on this stunning winner Mike! #9236845

Katarina Mansson level-addict 2/13/2011 3:37:38 AM

It´s a beauty Mike - big congrats on your winner! #9237234

Christine Czernin level-addict 2/13/2011 10:52:53 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic gold win, Mike. #9238048

Jeana Clark level-addict 2/13/2011 1:26:03 PM

Congratulations on your stunning Winner Mike!!!! #9238254

Laura E. Swan level-addict 2/13/2011 4:33:37 PM

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ON THIS STUNNING SECOND PLACE WIN, Mike!!!

-Laura #9238660

Mark Seiter level-addict 2/14/2011 6:41:21 AM

congratulations on your winner Mike.....awesome shot #9239750

Mike Umbreit level-addict 2/14/2011 6:43:05 PM

Thanks for all of the very kind comments!! - Mike #9241065

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 2/17/2011 11:14:16 PM

Beautiful, CONGRATZ on your Second Place Winner, Mike!!!

UB. #9247484

Datha Y. Thompson level-addict 2/18/2011 8:55:46 PM

Takes my breath away!!!
STUNNING Mike!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! #9249343

Mike Umbreit level-addict 2/22/2011 5:41:46 PM

UB and Datha - Thanks again! - Mike #9256494

Cathy M. Britcliffe level-addict 3/1/2011 10:09:32 AM

Gorgeous photo, Mike! Congratulations!

Cathy :) #9268144

Mike Umbreit level-addict 3/2/2011 8:03:00 PM

Cathy - Thank You! - Mike #9270537

Bill Houghton level-addict 3/11/2011 10:48:46 AM

Mike, this is such a great shot. Outstanding capture. Congratulations on your win. Have a great weekend, Bill #9285582

Mike Umbreit level-addict 3/13/2011 8:37:39 AM

Bill - Thanks so much!! - Mike #9288603

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The Morton Arboretum
Lisle - Illinois - USA

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Exif: F Number: 16, ExposureTime: 4819/100000 seconds, ISO: 100, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 1/5/2009 8:18:14 PM

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