As the Storm Passes

© Vicki L. Filippin

As the Storm Passes

Uploaded: March 15, 2009

Description

4/2 - Monthly Theme (Backyard)
This farm and the one we lived on shared a cornfield together. We could see each others barns from the others back yard.
A blend of 2 images; clouds as one, farm scene as another. Use of Topaz Adjust, Orton technique, noise reduction, and levels adjustment to achieve somewhat of a painted effect.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/30 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 5.60 mm, Model: KODAK CX7330 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA

Comments

Bob Cournoyer level-classic March 15, 2009

I like the comp and foreboding sky and peak through the barn doors.. :-)

Happy Theme Day #1098582

Les Rhoades level-classic March 15, 2009

Very 3D...I'm Lovin it! #7287022

Vicki L. Filippin March 15, 2009

Thanks SO much, gentlemen!!! #7287032

Corinne M. Thompson March 15, 2009

Fantastic results and image Vicki! Love the moody/stormy feel to it. #7287292

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 15, 2009

Moody and beautiful, great digital work Vicki! #7287448

Vicki L. Filippin March 15, 2009

Thanks, Ladies. Had to dig DEEEP into the archives to find these...I haven't done much shooting at all in the last 2 months.
:-( #7287470

Mitch Spence level-classic March 15, 2009

Excellent use of the effects to achieve this feel of impending storm, Vicki, and in a classic farm scene, where weather is always such an immediate concern. #7287699

Michelle L. Frick March 15, 2009

Gorgeous image Vicki - love all that you've done. I really love how you can see through the barn and that tractor parked in there looking for shelter during the storms. Beautifully done! Happy Theme Day to you! #7288147

Vicki L. Filippin March 15, 2009

Thanks Mitch & Shell. I appreciate all your encouragement and thoughtful words. #7288361

Daniella Puente March 15, 2009

The digital work is great Vicky I think the result is a wonderful image, great entry! #7288521

Vicki L. Filippin March 15, 2009

Thanks so much, Daniella!
HTD #7288650

Cesar J. La Rosa March 15, 2009

Excellent work, Vicki!!! I agree with Les; it's almost as if we could touch the clouds. Happy Theme Day!!!
Cesar #7288895

Vicki L. Filippin March 15, 2009

Thank you, Cesar! I'm glad you like it.
Happy Theme Day to you as well. #7288933

Chuck Bruton level-deluxe March 15, 2009

Nice treatment of this image
Dramatic clouds
Nice job #7289032

Datha Y. Thompson March 15, 2009

BEAUTIFUL!! very very nice Vikki!! Perfect them entry :0) #7289168

Katarina Mansson March 16, 2009

Impressive in all aspects! HTD Vicki! #7289375

Vicki L. Filippin March 16, 2009

Thanks ever so much Chuck, Datha, & Katarina! #7289722

Gary Lange March 20, 2009

This is very well done, Vicki, love it!! #7306824

Vicki L. Filippin March 20, 2009

Thanks, Gary. Remind you of back home? #7307007

Sherry McClead March 21, 2009

Man oh man... just love that sky!!! Awesome work here Vicki... just awesome!

Sherrybear #7311101

Vicki L. Filippin March 21, 2009

Thanks, Sherry. I was also pleased with the results. #7311460

Sherry McClead April 06, 2009

Hey look... lookie what happens when you remember to enter it.

Sherrybear #7376744

Vicki L. Filippin April 06, 2009

Oh, you're a funny girl! I was hoping to NOT let the others know that I forgot the first time....UGH! #7377104

Karen Celella level-deluxe April 07, 2009

This is spectacular Vicki. Wonderful drama, rich colors, great comp with terrific effects. Congrats on your well deserved EP. #7381378

Vicki L. Filippin April 07, 2009

Thanks so much, Karen. I uploaded it last month and could have SWORN I entered it, but clearly I forgot that step! #7381415

Jodi M. Walsh May 26, 2009

congratulations vicki! #7560179

Sherry McClead May 26, 2009

Congrats Vicki...

Sherrybear #7560315

Sherran Andersen level-classic May 26, 2009

Congrats Vicki. Sherran #7563409

Vicki L. Filippin May 26, 2009

Thanks so much, girls...I totally did NOT see this one coming! #7563604

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 26, 2009

Beautiful image Vicki! Congratulations on your finalist! #7564198

Katarina Mansson May 27, 2009

More impressive than ever...glad to see it here Vicki! Congratulations! #7565481

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 27, 2009

Congrats on your beautiful finalist. #7565836

Vicki L. Filippin May 27, 2009

Thanks a bunch Donna, Katarina & Leslie. I appreciate your encouragement! #7565844

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 27, 2009

Congrats Vicki on your Excellent Finalist! Jeff #7568358

Vicki L. Filippin May 27, 2009

Thanks so much, Jeff!
:o) #7568558

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


 

Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


 

The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Vicki L. Filippin.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.