Firmament

Marie Fields level-classic 4/30/2005 8:06:58 AM

Wow! AWESOME image and message! #243099

Sherri L. Regalbuto 4/30/2005 8:08:51 AM

Christopher, this might be your once in a lifetime. Wow, this is simply amazing. #1306297

Bobbie Davis 4/30/2005 8:10:49 AM

Yes.......simply amazing!!! This is a winner in my book! Fantastic capture Christopher!!! #1306312

Michelle R. Kovach 4/30/2005 8:18:11 AM

Wow! Talk about Split Second Timing! Wonderful shot Christopher! Perfect verse & title to go with the image!
Very powerful!
Have a great day!
Michelle #1306332

Judy A. Williams 4/30/2005 8:22:47 AM

everything else seems to pale in comparison with just a photo of this spectacular event. it must have been exactly like being there when the firmament was made. "beautiful" and "awe-inspiring" are just not enough to describe the feelings I get from this photo, chris.
WELL DONE! #1306349

Melissa L. Zavadil 4/30/2005 8:57:25 AM

This is incredible! No words---- WOW! #1306471

Melissa L. Zavadil 5/21/2005 9:43:14 PM

This will undoubtedly be the grand prize winner..... lets see if I am right :o) Congrats!!!!!!! #1376654

Donna W. Neal 5/22/2005 4:19:54 AM

WOW....Congratulations Christopher this is an amazing image #1378229

Stephanie Lyons 5/22/2005 7:22:43 AM

Amazing shot Christopher! Congratulations! #1379497

Rhonda Smith 5/22/2005 8:30:23 AM

Wonderful capture.. congrats!! #1379917

Kimberly J. Whipps 5/22/2005 2:40:40 PM

You must be pretty close with God to get a shot like that...did He tell you when to press the shutter? :)Incredible and even more beautiful with the verse. #1381775

Stephen J. Laurent 5/22/2005 10:01:43 PM

WOW - this is an awesome image - May I be hit with the bolt for asking but - Is this an actual capture of lightning or is this an overlayed effect? I only ask because I have a photoshop effect that makes lightning that looks very much like this bolt.

Real or CGI - It's a great image :-)
good work #1383517

Christopher C. Davis 5/23/2005 1:34:10 AM

Thanks everyone for your kind comments! Hate to ruin it for anyone, but this is the result of a lot of Photoshop work. Shot was initially taken from a Highway rest stop, I rotated it, enlarged the canvas, added the Flaming Pear Flood filter, Xero's Porcelain filter, and finally added the lightning filter from AlienSkin Xenoflex 2 pack. Here is the original. #1383731

Christopher C. Davis 5/23/2005 1:35:07 AM

Thanks everyone for your kind comments! Hate to ruin it for anyone, but this is the result of a lot of Photoshop work. Shot was initially taken from a Highway rest stop, I rotated it, enlarged the canvas, added the Flaming Pear Flood filter, Xero's Porcelain filter, and finally added the lightning filter from AlienSkin Xenoflex 2 pack. Here is the original. #1383732

Christopher C. Davis 5/23/2005 1:42:21 AM

Sorry...here's the original unedited version. #1383735

Michelle R. Kovach 5/23/2005 8:58:03 AM

Congratulations Christopher! #1385447

Stephen J. Laurent 5/23/2005 9:08:44 AM

Heheheh - Coool -
I knew I recognized that lightning and the coloration was all wrong for a noon day sunbeam streaming straight down -

Great Work man - Powerful image. Sorry to dash everyone's perfect timing theories - ;-)
But really - lol - that would have been a truly miraculous capture - especially with those f/stops and shutter speeds. #1385494

Lori Carlson 5/24/2005 7:33:02 AM

Stunning photo! Splendid work on this, Christopher! Congratulations!! :0) #1389750

Tony Wilder 6/10/2005 9:30:19 PM

yea the text was misleading. At least he owned up to it. And for that I give this an A!!!!!!!! Still takes talant to know ps. #1456781

Tony Wilder 6/10/2005 9:30:28 PM

yea the text was misleading. At least he owned up to it. And for that I give this an A!!!!!!!! Still takes talant to know ps. #1456783

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f/4.5 1/3000 sec 28mm ISO 200
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 USM with circular polarizer

"...and God made the firmament and separated the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so.

Uploaded on 4/30/2005 7:42:42 AM

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