Shelf Cloud

© Everett Royer

Shelf Cloud

Uploaded: August 25, 2004 17:54:03


Shot in evening. The original was underexposed, which led to a bit of digital grain. I used the channel mixer to convert to b&w. I then used the marquee tool to select the wheat field in the foreground and then added and deleted from this selection using the magic lasso tool. I brightened the wheat layer and used the screen mode. I then adjusted the opacity.


Bruce J. Malmberg August 25, 2004

Awesome photo Everett,, VERY powerful

Everett Royer August 25, 2004

Thank you Bruce.
It was amazing wathing this storm build. About 30-45 minutes after this photo, this storm produced strong enough winds to snap 27 telephone poles close to my hometown. The flat kansas plains afford us a great view of the awesome power of nature!
Everett #734922

August 25, 2004

AWESOME! I love storms, and this is one of the coolest pictures I've seen. I love the emotion and the depth you get from the black and white... big fan of black and white! Great Job!!! - Care #735075

Amanda Price August 25, 2004

It looks overexposed at the top. I don't know if that will hurt your chances at winning with this otherwise INCREDIBLE shot!!! Absolutely amazing! #735180

Wayne Brasch August 25, 2004

Outstanding photo Everett, love the cloud formations and the PS effects. #735228

Carolyn J. Connolly August 25, 2004

Wonderful capture and effects, Everett! #735249

Jonna Bergström August 25, 2004

GREAT shot!!!!!!!! #735259

Sherri Conley September 13, 2004

Hi Everett! Congrats on making finals with this SUPER shot! Sherri #774936

Sharon Day September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Everett!!! That is the most awesome image I've ever seen of a storm cloud! #775894

Cathy T. Vettes September 13, 2004

WOW ..WOW !! And OH yea.. did I say WOW?? Outstanding Everett !! Simply Outstanding !!! Congradulations.. #776257

Cathy Barrows September 14, 2004

Congrats! of luck #777789

Anita Taylor September 14, 2004

This is incredible, Everett! What a capture! #780620

Jonna Bergström September 15, 2004


- Jonna #782183

bob cornelison September 15, 2004

I knew this was a winner when I saw it! Congrats!~:O) #782730

bob cornelison September 15, 2004


Nancy Grace Chen September 15, 2004

WOW... talk about dramatic... I'm blown away!! Those are some pretty crazy clouds. A well-deserved winner. CONGRATULATIONS!

Nancy #784216

Everett Royer September 19, 2004

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.
I guess being at the right place at the right time paid off.
Thanks again. #791776

Susana Matos September 26, 2004

Congratulations, outstanding image!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #806012

Susana Ms Heide October 08, 2005

This is the first time I come across this photo Everett and it is PHENOMENAL!!!! Never seen anything even close to this! Belated CONGRATS on this winner!! #1930060

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