Eucalypts before the storm

© Paul E. Earl

Eucalypts before the storm

Uploaded: July 29, 2008 01:30:56


I have been on a real b and w kick as you may have noticed. I have been going through my archives and converting lots of images. This one is my fav so far.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL


Aimee S. McMaster July 29, 2008

...and you're doing a great job with the tones and light Paul...wonderful conversion..Aimee #969384

Ray Clarke July 29, 2008

Wonderful series of shots Paul, great scene #6243470

Brett Dolsen July 29, 2008

Excellent conversion and a great image for this treatment Paul!!Very dramatic mood!Brett #6243472

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 29, 2008

And you know Paul that I love B/W images too, this is beautiful.

Dominick #6243476

Renee Doyle level-classic July 29, 2008

My fav so far too!!! Absolutely perfect Paul!! #6243478

Margaret R. Barry level-classic July 29, 2008

Fantastic, Paul, Great composition, tones, detail and mood! #6243480

Renata Gusciora July 29, 2008

Amazing composition and image,Paul! #6243495

Paul Michko July 29, 2008

Mine too, Paul. This is absolutely awesome. Excellent conversion job. Very compelling image. #6243500

Tiia Vissak July 29, 2008

A great image! I can almost feel the wind! #6243512

Michelle Alton July 29, 2008

Absolutely brilliant, Paul. Love the light on the tree trunks and the beauty in the clouds. #6243553

Avril Young July 29, 2008

Keep them coming, you are doing a wonderful job on them...lovely sepia tones...can almost feel the storm brewing...Beautifully done Paul #6243555

Anne M. Young level-addict July 29, 2008

Wow - fantastic #6243558

Nadya Johnson July 29, 2008

WOWEEE! This is a Favorite for me, too! FANTASTIC, Paul! If it wasn't 4:30 in the morning and I wasn't quite so tired, I could go on and on about this really stunning photo! (You are probably glad of that. LOL!) In my book, this is totally a Winner! Awesome work in all respects! #6243579

Vitor Dias July 29, 2008

This is an amazing picture, powerful, mysterious the play on highlight and lights against shadow and darkness is well balance.lovely tone Paul.

rgs Vitor #6243607

Tarun Bose July 29, 2008

All the way a winner. Outstanding photograph. Well done Paul. #6243718

Manuel Barrera July 29, 2008

I can understand why, Paul, there is a lot of drama unfolding in this one #6243730

Carol Sawyer July 29, 2008

Beautiful capture and tones, Paul!! #6243795

Roxanne M. Bubar July 29, 2008

Paul, outstanding work.
Gorgeous tones, clarity and image.
I can see why this is a favorite of yours.
A winner. #6243796

Michael G. Marshall July 29, 2008

Outstanding image Paul! Wonderful tones, excellent lighting and terrific capture of the intensity of the moment! Michael #6243878

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 29, 2008

This is a Great B&W image Paul!! Wonderful comp, lighting and capture! Jeff #6244004

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe July 29, 2008

This is great!!! LOve it! #6244082

Karen Slagle July 29, 2008

Gorgeous, Paul... #6244476

Bojan Bencic level-classic July 29, 2008

Fantastic work, Paul. It looks so dramatic in B/W. #6245730

Karen Engelbreth July 29, 2008

This is a wonderful B&W image, Paul - great and very creative work.. #6246403

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 29, 2008

This is Sensationally gorgeous!!!!! Love the not quite B&W look to this and the details and composition are spectacular!!!!! ♫ k #6246887

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe July 29, 2008

WOW!!! I can see why this would be your fav Paul!! I love the tones and lighting!! Awesome shot!! #6247278

Mary K. Robison July 30, 2008

Great idea to convert this, Paul ~ it makes the trees almost three-dimensional with the threatening clouds behind them. Moody, beautiful capture. #6248417

Evy Johansen level-classic July 30, 2008

This is so beautiful, Paul!! Wonderful contrast and tones!! #6252151

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. July 31, 2008


KARU. #6253708

Vladan D. Djordjevic August 03, 2008

Fantastic tones and lighting. A wonderful image! #6263890

Stanley J. Contrades August 07, 2008

Excellent tonal ranges throughout on this beauty, Paul, and the dramatic sky adds another dimension! Beautifully done!!
Stan #6281942

Daniella Puente August 13, 2008

I can imagine this one to be everyones FAV!!! the convertion is perfect Paul, neat and wonderful photo... #6309036

Karen Engelbreth August 21, 2008

Congrats on your finalist, Paul! #6343595

Margaret R. Barry level-classic August 21, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Paul! #6343657

Nadya Johnson August 21, 2008

Wooo hoooo! So glad to see this in the finals, Paul!! Congrats! Hope it gets some gold! #6343847

Carla Metzler August 21, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Paul! #6343928

Jennifer L. Alder August 21, 2008

Congrats, Paul, on this beautiful finalist image :) #6344059

Nancy (Peaches) Harker August 21, 2008

HUGE Congrats and best of luck in the next round! #6344087

Barbara Waldoch level-classic August 21, 2008

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Paul! #6344986

Michelle Alton August 21, 2008

Gorgeous finalist, Paul. Congratulations! #6345114

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe August 21, 2008

Huge congratulations on this fantastic finalist Paul!! #6345476

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic August 21, 2008

Paul -- The black and white really brings this to life. Well done. Congrats on this outstanding finalist. #6345492

Deb Koskovich August 21, 2008

Way to go, Paul, congrats! #6345643

Amanda Chapman August 21, 2008

I am loving this image!!!!!

Congrats on your finalist!!! #6346664

Evy Johansen level-classic August 21, 2008

Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Paul!! #6347087

Renee Doyle level-classic August 22, 2008

Told you it was my fav!!!! Huge congrats on this wonderful finalist Paul!! #6348393

Carol Sawyer August 22, 2008

Congratulations, Paul!! #6348990

Katarina Mansson August 22, 2008

Love the composition, B/W and light in this fantastic picture. Congratulations Paul! #6349221

Mitzie Loland August 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Paul!! #6349624

Daniella Puente August 22, 2008

Congratulations on this beauty Paul! #6350513

Lynne Morris level-classic August 22, 2008

WTG Paul, Huge Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. #6351752

Tiia Vissak August 22, 2008

Congratulations! #6352315

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 22, 2008

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Paul!!! #6352964

Brett Dolsen August 22, 2008

Congratulations Paul on your great finalist!!Best of Luck!!Brett #6354059

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 23, 2008

Congrats Paul on your Excellent Finalist!! Jeff #6354695

Colleen Farrell August 23, 2008

I can see why this is a fave for you--it's fantastic!! Congratulations on a gorgeous finalist, Paul! #6356813

Pat Gamwell August 24, 2008

Exceptional work and definitely "winner worthy", Paul! Congrats! #6360708

Margaret E. Callister August 25, 2008

Congratulations Paul. #6365350

Cassie L. Woodlee August 26, 2008

Congrats Paul!!! #6370457

Husain Akhtar August 26, 2008

Outstanding presentation, Paul! Congratulations! #6371271

Margaret E. Callister September 10, 2008

Congratulations on making the final Paul, love this one. #6436056

Karen Bacon September 21, 2008

Congrats on this awesome finalist Paul! #6484743

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