Leaving Oklahoma

© Steve Mescha

Leaving Oklahoma

Gail Vitikacs level-classic June 04, 2006

Wowser...this is incredible Steve...the tones are fabulous... #458272

Steve Mescha June 04, 2006

Hey, Thanks, Gail! This was shot early on a foggy morning and I may have let the sky get to light, but just can't keep my fingers off those contrast sliders :-) I also added a little grain to give it an old time feel. #2852517

Carla Metzler June 05, 2006

I love it, Steve! #2854663

Ermanno Radice June 05, 2006

Wonderful scene, love the tones, excellent composition and work, Steve!! #2855620

Noel Baebler June 05, 2006


Steve Mescha June 05, 2006

Thanks, Carla, Ermanno, and Noel! Long live small town America :-) #2856549

Goshka G. June 05, 2006

That really feels like a very old photo, Steve!! Beautifully done!! #2857183

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe June 06, 2006

Now this is totally wonderful work and composition. I feel I am there!! Really a good job photography wise and also that you knew this would be a super good subjet. This is one of my favs, Steve.
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June 06, 2006

Wonderful image! jen #2859239

Steve Mescha June 06, 2006

Thanks very much, Jen! #2859440

Amy JACKSON level-classic June 06, 2006

Great image, Steve!! Wonderful composition and tones! #2859519

Nadya Johnson June 06, 2006

Missed this (along with way too many others..) Steve, this is "Beyond Words!" ABSOLUTELY marvelous! I would say, it's "transcendental," crossing all boundaries of time and place to represent a slice of time or State of Being most of us can recognize at once whether we've been "lost and on the road" or only wished we were (or feared we might be, later!) Your effects really do the trick: the lighting and the grain are perfect! 5-star work!! #2859987

Michelle Lea Guinn June 06, 2006

Love it Steve!!! Fantastic b&w image!!! mlg~ #2860004

Steve Mescha June 06, 2006

Thank you ALL for such positive feedback on this! I've had this shot stashed away for quite a while because something always bothered me about it. I finally figured out it was the COLOR! #2860955

Marsha S. Smith June 06, 2006

This is so super. Looks like a clip from an old movie. Adding the grain was genius! #2861539

Wendy Stevenson June 06, 2006

Steve I just plain LOVE THIS!!! Magnificent capture and story in this vintage style image! The grain is fantastic and really adds to the mood - very fine work!!! I sure hope we see this again - it's a winner no matter!! #2861663

Dennis Flanagan June 06, 2006

The Grapes of Wrath, Part II. Great job on this Steve. #2861706

Steve Mescha June 06, 2006

Thanks, Marsha,Wendy, and Dennis! #2861994

Darryl Wilkinson June 07, 2006

Over the top, Steve! Good job! #2862581

Roger Bernabo June 07, 2006

Very cool effects and your images speaks loudly of time and place #2866378

Steve Mescha June 07, 2006

Thanks, Darryl and Roger! #2866684

Kara L. Hendricks June 08, 2006

You have aged this to perfection... Loos like a truly OLD image... You have a PS gift my friend... #2867783

Steve Mescha June 08, 2006

Thanks very much, Kara! #2868099

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic June 08, 2006

Beautiful image! #2869456

Jill Odice level-classic June 08, 2006

This looks like a scene out of a movie :-) Beautiful work Steve! #2871558

Alice Lero June 16, 2006

I love this Steve.....Jill is right it looks like a scene out of a movie, an old time movie at that! Wonderful!!! :) #2905976

Steve Mescha June 16, 2006

Thank you, Alice! #2906081

Noel Baebler July 25, 2006

One of the best images I've seen anywhere, anytime! Big HUZZAH, amigo!!! #3075885

Terry L. Ellis level-classic July 25, 2006

Another congratulations, Steve! Awesome PS work and deserving finalist! #3077788

Jenny Bosmans July 25, 2006

Congratulations on yet another beautiful finalist, Steve! :) #3077943

Piotr M. Organa July 25, 2006

Excellent! Congrats! #3078103

Steve Mescha July 25, 2006

Thanks, Noel, Terry, Jenny, and Piotr! #3079763

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 25, 2006

Wonderful image and finalist, Steve!:) #3081416

July 26, 2006

Congrats! #3082063

Steve Mescha July 26, 2006

Thanks, Jim, Jen, and Rosemary! #3083066

TS July 26, 2006

Its all been said, amazing photo. I love images that tell a story, or make you ponder the moment captured. Awesome. #3084300

Ugur Erkmen July 26, 2006

Congratulations Steve. #3085107

Steve Mescha July 26, 2006

Thanks, Tami and Ugur! #3086319

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