Before the Storm

© Terry A. Stoa

Before the Storm

Uploaded: May 25, 2012


Rainy sidestreet near the Frans Hals museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands. The original (boring, ugly, and white) sky has been replaced with looming storm clouds photographed at Louis XIV's Château de Versailles a few days later. Both photos taken April 2012.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 27.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i


Terry A. Stoa May 25, 2012

Bob Cournoyer

Fine sky, well composed lone figure.. :-)

5/25/2012 6:25:20 AM

Christopher J. Budny

Terrific work, Terry! Love the light on the building with that ominous sky!

Terry A. Stoa May 25, 2012

I found a little dark spot on one of the roofs that needed fixing - an artifact of me trying to figure out how to replace the sky nicely.

Bob and Chris - thanks for your comments. #10149644

Joy Rector May 25, 2012

love this shot #10149677

Virginia Kickle May 25, 2012

Beautiful image, Terry! The sky replacement really completes the photo! #10150045

Terry A. Stoa May 25, 2012

Thanks, Joy and Virginia. I'm really pleased with how this image turned out...we will see if the judges like it as they consider Monthly Theme (street photography) entries. #10150832

Zita A. Strother level-addict May 25, 2012

Very dramatic. Nice work:) #10151188

Carol Quina level-classic June 18, 2012

Congrats on the finalist. Good luck in the next round! #10187527

Graham Robards June 19, 2012

Congratulations Terry on your wonderful finalists! Best of luck in the next round! Pat #10187970

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 19, 2012

Congratulations, Terry! Great work! #10188199

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 19, 2012

My fave from your entries, Terry. Congratz on this and the other two finalists, good luck!

UB. #10188264

Christine Czernin level-classic June 19, 2012

Wonderful mood in this narrow old street.
The sky and the wet surface make it a winner.
Congratulations on your three finalists, Terry and good luck. #10188577

Mitch Spence level-classic June 19, 2012

Excellence in black and white, Terry. Congratulations. #10188898

Virginia Kickle June 19, 2012

Congratulations on your finalists, Terry! This is a wonderful black and white image!

June 19, 2012

Excellent B&W work. #10189313

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe June 19, 2012

High five on this one! #10189675

Terry A. Stoa June 19, 2012

Thanks, all. This one turned out great - and it's really fun to be recognized in this way. #10189890

Michele Peterson level-classic June 19, 2012

Very well taken, Terry. Looks great in b&w! Congratulations on this getting a finalist! #10190413

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe June 21, 2012

Stunning, Terry... CONGRATULATIONS! #10194123

Terry A. Stoa June 21, 2012

Thanks Michele and JudyAnn. #10195074

Merna L. Nobile July 01, 2012

Do what you love, and it will make your soul rich. CONGRATULATIONS, for being an award winner for the month of May, 2012. Merna #10209007

Terry A. Stoa July 01, 2012

Thanks so much, Merna. #10209167

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