Monterey Mist, painted [Digital Darkroom]

© Nikki McDonald

Monterey Mist, painted

Uploaded: July 13, 2011 06:21:20


This is a slightly revised version of a May entry. It includes Nick Lagos textures.
Category: Digital Darkroom

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1563/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 64,64, FocalLength: 6.00 mm, Model: KODAK P712 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA


Nikki McDonald level-classic July 13, 2011

Thanks to all who commented on the earlier version. I did lots of playing to get to this one -- and many friends helped along the way.

Dominick M. Dimacale
Outstanding image and work, nikki!
5/27/2011 6:51:29 AM

Christopher J. Budny
Terrific work, Nikki... I like the moody, almost bleak scene of bare tree and rocks with that lone bird, and the editing adds to the overall effect.
5/27/2011 6:56:13 AM

Douglas Pignet
whatever you did it looks great well done
5/27/2011 7:21:45 AM

Dr Silly
Awesome, like the finished photo. :O)
5/27/2011 7:32:32 AM

Susana Heide - Thiessen
Well, all the work paid off because the result is TOP NOTCH!! I too, like the mood!
5/27/2011 7:33:29 AM

Joy Rector
5/27/2011 8:09:47 AM

Gary . Lightner
love what you did with this photo. great job!!!
5/27/2011 12:06:56 PM

Marcie Fowler
Simply beautiful.
5/27/2011 2:54:57 PM

Michele Peterson
Nikki this is fantastic. My favorite of the choices! :-)
5/27/2011 4:30:20 PM

Michelle Alton
Spectacular work by all of you...and your execution is brilliant, Nikki. A favorite for me and a doubtless winner!
5/28/2011 3:47:51 AM

Ken Smith
Definitely eye-catching, Nikki. Super job on this!
5/29/2011 6:27:41 AM

Memoriee G. Sconce
Love the mood.
5/29/2011 10:43:58 AM

Kay Beausoleil
So evocative and moody, Nikki -- great work!
5/29/2011 6:59:06 PM

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 13, 2011

Great job with the texture Nikki - Excellent!! #9527184

Sarah A. Christian July 13, 2011

Absolutely spectacular, Nikki, and tho I never say anything about the contest I have to admit, this looks like a Best of Show. It is just a phenomenal image!!! #9527207

Dr Silly level-classic July 13, 2011

Still think it's awesome. :O) #9527398

Stephen Zacker July 13, 2011

Super work. This is Cool #9527917

MELODIE C. ROBERTS July 13, 2011

This looks a wee bit ominous NiK!

Sensational work!! #9527933

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 13, 2011

spectacular Nikki! #9528106

Mary Timman July 13, 2011

Love this! You did a fantastic job with all you great work. Stunning! #9528235

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 13, 2011

Magnificent creations, Nikki! :-) k #9528335

David Phalen July 13, 2011

An amazing image Nikki!! The DD work is beyond outstanding!! #9528400

Nadia Paul July 13, 2011

A wonderful feeling of peace and solitude - beautiful work Nikki! #9528588

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic July 14, 2011

Wonderful creation and work,Nikki!! #9528983

Ken Smith level-classic July 14, 2011

Outstanding, Nikki! I think the texture overlays really give a mood to certain photos. #9529369

Mitch Spence level-classic July 14, 2011

The title is apt because the textures lead us into the mist from the excellent detail of the rocks and clinging plants. And the vulture (I think) and the stark contrast and angle of the bare tree leads us there as well. #9530028

Freddy Bland July 14, 2011

Wonderful work on this image, Nikki! A terrific scene and capture!! #9530373

Thomas E. Hinds July 14, 2011

Terrific DDR work and composition in this wonderful image, Nikki! #9530928

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 15, 2011

Fannnnn....tastic Nikki, love the textures...

jo ann c. #9531695

Jean-Pierre Ducondi July 15, 2011

Mystic and terrific. Great work Nikki.
JP #9531836

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe July 16, 2011

I am sure the digital treatment took a lot of time to create this wonderful masterpiece. It is a sensational work of art Nikki. #9535011

Patti Coblentz July 17, 2011

Outstanding work on this, the mystical feel and amazing comp/setting! #9536139

Jane Holestine July 17, 2011

Well, it is new to me, Nikki, and I love it. Very nice treatment to an already great capture. There is almost an eerie feel with that bird sitting there. #9536302

Kathryn (Love) Scheet August 25, 2011

congrats on this finalist Nikki!!
beautiful image, awesome treatment! #9627655

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 25, 2011

WTG on this wonderful finalist, Nikki! :-) k #9628255

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 25, 2011

it's a beauty... huge congrats Nikki!!! #9628965

Jessica Jenney August 25, 2011

Congratulations, Nikki on your fabulous finalist! #9628974

Phyllis H. Burchett August 25, 2011

Awesome work Nikki, congrats! #9629058

Angie M. Davis August 25, 2011

Very cool, Nikki! Congrats on your finalist!! #9629213

Kim Andelkovic August 25, 2011

Congrats Nikki.....great finalist :-) #9629538

Carol Eade level-addict August 25, 2011

Beautiful finalist, Nikki, congratulations! #9629647

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic August 25, 2011

Such a beautiful Finalist Nikki!!! Congratulations!!! #9629810

Karen Celella level-deluxe August 25, 2011

Congratulations on another of your wonderful finalist, Nikki. Great DD work! #9629961

Mary Timman August 25, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! Good Luck on the next round! #9630234

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 25, 2011

Love this Nikki! Congratulations on your finalist! #9630443

Kara L. Hendricks August 25, 2011

SOOO thrilled for you Nikki... Hope to see this one go GOLD! #9630496

Tamara K. Walker level-classic August 25, 2011

Wonderful work, congratulations. #9630700

Carol L. Fowler August 25, 2011

Beautiful! Congrats #9631017

Sherran Andersen level-classic August 25, 2011

Congrats. #9631218

Rona L. Schwarz August 25, 2011

WOW! This is really exceptional, Nikki, in so many ways! Striking composition and the DD work is spectacular! Very painterly and very eerie! Hope to see it with GOLD! Congrats and good luck with it! #9631223

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 25, 2011

Glad to see your persistence paid, Nikki. Huge CONGRATZ on this and your other two wonderful Finalists. Good luck up next!!!

UB. #9631523

Thomas E. Hinds August 26, 2011

Superb Finalist, Nikki! Love it! Congratulations! #9632545

Tarun Bose August 26, 2011

Congrats for your outstanding finalist. Hope to see this one again, Nikki. #9632817

Marijana Fajgl August 26, 2011

Beautiful work, Nikki! Big congratulations! #9633137

Nancy L. Green level-classic August 26, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS Nikki, WTG my friend!! <>< #9633224

Patti Coblentz August 26, 2011

Terrific, Nikki!! Big congratulations on this this image! #9633675

David M. Montero August 26, 2011

Congratulations on your Finalist selection Kikki! #9633709

Bill Johnson August 26, 2011

Nikki, Congrats on your selections as a finalist. Good luck! #9633811

Merna L. Nobile August 26, 2011

Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna

Mitch Spence level-classic August 27, 2011

It's a scene from dreams, Nikki. Excellent technique combined with such well-chosen detail and composition here. Congratulations to you. #9637064

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 27, 2011

Congratulations on this great Finalist, Nikki! #9637222

Debra R. Harder August 27, 2011

This is awesome, Nikki! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9637654

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 30, 2011

Outstanding capture...congratulations on this wonderful finalist Nikki, I love it!

jo ann c. #9642734

Kim Andelkovic November 06, 2011

Your gallery is looking truly amazing Nikki, I have enjoyed browsing it and will pop back in soon, keep up the amazing work :-) #9788171

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