Before the storm

© Wolfgang Dolak

Before the storm

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 25, 2003

This is great! Have you been taking lessons from Tess? Just wonderful! #36611

Murry Grigsby May 26, 2019

Great IR work, Birdie. The light and field rows are wonderful but the best thing are those THUNDER heads. Well done. #103146

Patrick Campbell May 26, 2019

Great job Birdie! The IR is very effective here in making this image even more dramatic-- #103178

Kathleen Clemons May 26, 2019

This is stunningly beautiful, birdie - it's one I want to look at again and again. Magnificent work! #103180

Robert Pranagal May 26, 2019

Hi birdie!
This is spectacularly stunning...
Great work. #103188

Debbie S. May 26, 2019

Absolutely stunning!!! And nice of you to congratulate the finalists... ;>) #103198

Gene Spears May 26, 2019

an awesome image - beautiful! #103199

Shirley L. Carpenter May 26, 2019

Great Image Birdie. And Beautiful Also... #103227

Viveca Venegas level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Magnific, Wolfgang. This is a stuning photo, you are one of the greatest I enjoy. Poets could inspire in this one. BravĂ­simo. #103232

Kathleen F. Greer May 26, 2019

Fabulous Birdie! #103260

Joy Brown May 26, 2019

Wow, birdie - awesome! #103304

Damian P. Gadal May 26, 2019

W O W !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #103308

Darren K. Fisher level-classic May 26, 2019

Im going to add my WOW here, and say thanks for the congratulations. #103317

Ken Ke-Wei Pan May 26, 2019

Hi Birdie \(^Q^)/ It's a really fine composition I've ever seen!! #103335

Evy Johansen level-classic May 26, 2019

What can I say? Just another WOW....!!! #103415

Wolfgang Dolak May 26, 2019

Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I am glad you like this photo.

It was taken yesterday late afternoon. I noticed these towering clouds with the storm approaching, went home, got camera and tripod and just managed to get the images done in time.

Tess Campbell was the one who told me how to do it, yes, Carolyn.
birdie #103663

Damian P. Gadal May 26, 2019

All I can say birdie is that you've captured the once in a lifetime, million dollar image!!! #103667

Bernard B. Travers May 26, 2019

Superb IR work, Wolfgang. Has your unmistakeable touch of peaceful, contemplative elegance. #104483

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Amazing IR photo, birdie!! The exposure is perfect with incredible contrasts and detail without washing out the bright part of the clouds. The plowed rows are a stark contrast with the clouds and give it serious depth! Gorgeous scene and masterfully exececuted! #104534

Wolfgang Dolak May 26, 2019

Thank you too, Damian, Bernard and Gary!

Damian: Tell some millionaire about it! ;-) #107763

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Alright birdie! Glad to see this one in the finals! Good luck in the next round, it should be a winner :-) #112814

Bernard B. Travers May 26, 2019

Hip, hip, horay, Mr. Dolak. Well deserved - BRAVO. #112822

Evy Johansen level-classic May 26, 2019

Many congratulations! Well deserved and good luck with this one! #112868

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Congrats, birdie!!!!! #112939

Kathleen Clemons May 26, 2019

This is my very favorite shot from last month, birdie, and I am SO pleased to see it here in the finals. I could look at this for hours. Congratulations! #112945

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic May 26, 2019

Great picture, birdie. Congrats and good luck! #113105

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict May 26, 2019

birdie - great shot - congrats!! #113177

Judith G. Secco May 26, 2019

Congratulations, birdie. Beautiful image.
Judy #113224

Evy Johansen level-classic May 26, 2019

Many congratulations! Well derserved and good luck with this beautiful image! #113234

Murry Grigsby May 26, 2019

Congrats, Birdie! #113429

Patrick Campbell May 26, 2019

Congrats and good luck birdie! This one deserves a place of honor on your wall, at the very least. #113681

Stephanie Adams May 26, 2019

Awsome shot birdie, as usual :O) Glad to see you in the finals as always!! Good luck! #113830

Connie L. Carpenter May 26, 2019

Incredible composition... just a beautiful shot... congratulations. #114051

clifton Mair May 26, 2019

Oh Wow!! I want to do that!! lol..Congrats birdie, it's wonderful! #114058

Gene Spears May 26, 2019

most excellent - congrats! #114083

William C. Raco level-classic May 26, 2019

This is stunning, birdie. Great work, and great luck this month. #114264

Kathleen F. Greer May 26, 2019

Wishing you the best of luck Birdie! #114269

Damian P. Gadal May 26, 2019

A million Congrats birdie! #114603

Joy Brown May 26, 2019

Congratulations, birdie, and good luck with this outstanding image! #114766

Wolfgang Dolak May 26, 2019

Sincere THANKS for all your kindness. I would never have expected so much reaction. I wish you all good light for the future!
birdie #114981

Gerda Grice level-classic May 26, 2019

Wow, what an impressive and beautiful shot, Birdie. Congratulations and good luck in the finals! #114994

Ron Goldman May 26, 2019

Congratulations on all your finalist photos Birdie!!!! #115322

Joy Brown May 26, 2019

Congratulations, birdie!!! #117021

Kathleen Clemons May 26, 2019

BIG congratulations on your win with this STUNNING image, birdie! It will remain one of my favorites! #117038

William C. Raco level-classic May 26, 2019

Beautiful photo.
Congratulations.

bill #117152

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic May 26, 2019

Congratulations - well deserved - great work indeed! #117200

Connie L. Carpenter May 26, 2019

Congratulations, Wolfgang... the composition is top notch. #117250

Connie I. Chandler May 26, 2019

Congratulations on this gorgeous photograph! Outstanding job ... and well deserved WIN! #117288

Stephanie Adams May 26, 2019

congrats again!!! #117328

Debbie S. May 26, 2019

Congrats!!! Well deserved win!! #117341

Bernard B. Travers May 26, 2019

Now, ain't you sompthin with all these wins. YOU DESERVE UM, BUDDY. Congrats, Birdie. #117451

Patrick Campbell May 26, 2019

Congrats birdie! One of my favorites this month! #117522

Damian P. Gadal May 26, 2019

No surprise here! Congrats again on the perfect shot! #117596

Jeff Galbraith May 26, 2019

Congratulations Birdie:) #117631

Gerda Grice level-classic May 26, 2019

Congrats again, Birdie, on another fine winner! -Gerda #117655

Murry Grigsby May 26, 2019

Congrats again, Birdie. Wonderful image! #117701

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe May 26, 2019

You definitely Wowed 'em this month, birdie! Congratulations on another great win! #117766

Cathy Barrows May 26, 2019

Congrats again Wolfgang...very powerful image...those clouds in IR are incredible #117810

Carol Engstrom level-addict May 26, 2019

Another winner! Congrats again! #117875

Gene Spears May 26, 2019

this IS a winner! wonderful work - congratulations! #117990

Wolfgang Dolak May 26, 2019

Oh boy - THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!
birdie #118267

Judith G. Secco May 26, 2019

Another congratulations on another wonderful photo.
Judy #118352

D. Wesley Davis May 26, 2019

A wonderful work of art. Woulld look wonderful on my wall. Keep the good stuff coming.

Donnie #118488

Charlotte English May 26, 2019

Absolutely stunning image. I love IR! Great as a Panorama and would look beautiful on any wall. You should be very proud. Congratulations on your win! ;o) #118582

Monika Sapek level-classic May 26, 2019

Outstanding photograph, Birdie! Many congratulations on another great win! #118685

Robert Pranagal May 26, 2019

Wolfgang, Another terrific winner. Congratulations again. #119728

Damian P. Gadal May 26, 2019

I just love this! Never get tired of looking at it!!! #119980

Karen Seargeant May 26, 2019

Birdie, I am not much for b&w shots, but this one talks to you! Excellant, congratulations! #120343

Wolfgang Dolak May 26, 2019

Thank YOU too for all your nice words and the time you took to comment on the photo. I am so late with my answer, because I was on a 2 days excursion in the mountains trying some IR stuff.
birdie #120751

Tess Campbell May 26, 2019

way to go birdie... #120755

Greg McCroskery level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Wolfgang,
Congratulation! This is a very strong IR image -- really great composition. Digital IR definitely opens up a new creative technique for photographers (like me) who just didn't want to deal with infrared film. Your gallery is wonderful -- keep up the great shooting.
God Bless,
Greg #121388

May 26, 2019

GASP! (Words aren't required well at least the only one that came to my mind was DRAMAtic) #122072

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

Congratulations again, Birdie!

Cathy :) #126319

Jean Papo May 26, 2019

Stunning, awesome, breathtaking, mystic, skillful - everything all rolled up into one with this beauty! Congratulations, Birdie! #132900

Nicole Boenig-McGrade August 12, 2003

Hi Wolfgang, just wanted to say this is beauty and strength in the one complete package - I love this picture!
Well done and congratulations! I am inspired by your work. #163805

Wolfgang Dolak August 13, 2003

You make me very happy, thank you for your kindness!
birdie #164517

Stephen L. Lowther August 18, 2003

Beautiful shot, well done. #171684

Patricia A. Kuniega August 10, 2004

Ansel Adams is nodding his head over this one. Really spectacular image. There's so much there to linger over. Magnificant! #697756

Jordi Delgado August 18, 2004

This is absolutely stunning!! #718436

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 29, 2006

I'm very late to the party here... :) Saw this pop up on the "Contests" page today... Let me say I'm disappointed that this only has "Second Place" on it... I'd call this a First, if not Grand; it is absolutely spectacular, in my opinion!
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IR-panorama. CONGRATULATIONS to all the finalists. I am not able to see them yet, I just know from Dolores' and Betsy's photos.

Uploaded on May 25, 2003

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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