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Out of the Deluge

Out of the Deluge
Information sur la photo
Copyright: Karen Beall (kbeall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
Genre: Lieux
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2006-11-16
Catégories: Nature, Expérimental
Exposition: f/3.6, 1/640 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Thème(s): Sunrises & Sunsets, Sunsets, Sunrise, Sunset [view contributor(s)]
Date de soumission: 2006-11-17 7:24
Vue: 2888
Favoris: 1 [voir]
Points: 78
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
Two to three inches of rain was dumped upon us yesterday, and afterwards we were treated to a beautiful sky. I looked eagerly for rainbows, but instead was able to catch sunbeam shadows streaking from the setting sun. I also found this bird, I think a buzzard, checking out the neighborhood with his friends to see what the storm brought in. I found him in another part of the sky, though, and cut and pasted him in the sunset.

PP work—Increased saturation (30); contrast (10); rotated 1 degree; cut, pasted, cloned, smudged the bird; cropped and resized.

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A salil: : )kbeall 2 02-21 09:35
A juyona: Hola Vicma . . .kbeall 1 11-21 14:47
A greenpinkorange: Re: Out of the Delugekbeall 1 11-19 23:23
A mobiaga: Hello Agnieszka . . .kbeall 1 11-17 13:25
A Aida: Hi Aida . . .kbeall 1 11-17 13:22
A christian_l: It was worth it . . .kbeall 1 11-17 13:12
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Critiques [Translate]

Beautiful shot! Wonderful colours and contrast. Nice composition. TFS


hello karen! very beauty view!exellent shot! wonderful colours and composition! TFS

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  • Aida Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 39 N: 200] (2292)
  • [2006-11-17 8:26]
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Hello Karen,

Great colours. The photo is very beautiful and the contrast great. I love the detail of the flying bird.


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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2006-11-17 21:05]

Very nicely captured, Karen. I like your composition and the trees in silhouette. I think I would have put the bird a little bit more in the rule of third as right it is a little too much toward the centre but that is just my opinion. Otherwise, nice sunset colours. Well done!

Hi Karen,

Wonderful shot - I love the composition, especially the silhouetted trees. Nice colors too. And great job cutting and pasting in the bird. Well done!

- Bob

Incredible work. Maybe your best picture so far. Excellent technically, with correct exposure, focus and white balance. Very good PP work; it does it justice.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2006-11-18 13:00]

Wonderful sky and great timing on the bird, the placing is great for the overall composition




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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-11-18 16:58]

Beautiful sky and light Karen,well composed picture,A lovely disposition in the picture. I like the way that the light increases the effect in picture.

Great capture of the sun rays AND the raptor!
I think you did well making a composite out of this photo. I wonder who read your notes about the composite....and who didn't. You can kind of tell by reading the critiques. :)
You are really catching with your PP work.
I like this one a lot!

This is a great picture of the sunset. Great colors and contrast. Good work on the bird.

WOW! What a great sunset! The rays protruding and shoot up from behind the trees! Rich and dramatic colors of the sky is excellent and to top it up, a nice moment of a bird in flight. Reminds me of.. the majesty and the awesomeness of Heaven! Wow..
Excellent, i would give more than a smiley for this. :)
PS: Thanks for your kind words on my picture :) Do check out my work on TN, i'm more active there. :)


Hola Karen, muy bonita la foto que has puesto, maravillosas siluetas y excelente luz, buenos detalles, muchos saludos

I love how you captured the streams of sunrays coming through the clouds. I like how you were able to even capture the bird, even if it is one of the plentifull turkey buzzards around in Maryland.

Fantastic. Beautiful view. Great colors.
With an added bonus. Well done on the PP work.

Brilliant visual impact here, Karen.
Again lovely contrast with the silhouettes at the bottom. The lone bird soaring gracefully against a spectacular backdrop of sky adds a very special touch!

Well done.
Regards, Daniel

Delightful image Karen. Lovely colour in the sky, beautiful rays and the presence of the bird adding so much. Well detailed and nicely presented. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Stables - Circa 1843’

Olá Karen,
Belíssima foto!
Contraste de cores e beleza da natureza!

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  • NecipP Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 669 W: 16 N: 404] (4722)
  • [2006-12-12 14:25]

A wonderfull sunset love the colours and some rays great there was a bird there. Good sharp silouetting and nice composition rgds Necip.

Great shot. Bill

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-12-29 4:26]

Wow Karen, you have a beauty here. What super colours, such a brilliant golden sky. And your bird is so well placed too. Good job Karen,

Hi Karin, what a stunning shot! I love the gold and black contrast in your photo with the bird to create the perspective of size. Well done.

Karen, well captured sun set. Liked the composition and colors. :) Vandana

Hello Karen,
A beautiful moment in nature, so well captured!
The sunset giving golden linings to the clouds, and the bird adds life...
Well composed image, good details!
Pablo -

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  • salil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 17 N: 295] (2116)
  • [2007-02-20 19:45]
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A very good image created and visualized well. Good note. A very likeable photograph, Karen.

We are all in kindergarten, some even in the nursery, as far as real photography is concerned.

This is surely an amazing photograph! Good placement of the bird in the sky, it's like coming from that strength of light and enjoying that day in the sky, its freedom! Clouds are dramatic! well seen. TFS


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  • wide Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 70 W: 1 N: 41] (434)
  • [2007-03-13 15:30]

Good capture with a great balance of elements. The clouds are rhyming quite good with the forest and so does the bird. Would have liked a lot to see some more blue tones coming in here as well to make the image more dynamic. Well done, however!


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  • riojr (92)
  • [2007-03-21 18:52]

Excellent shot Karen. its such a beautiful scene. i wish i couldve seen it myself. tfs.

That's a fantastic sky with great colours. Good thinking to cut and paste the bird into the scene. Just lovely.

Hi Karen,

Great shot, composition and colours.
Thanks for sharing/sending.

Best Wishes,


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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-03-23 5:38]

Hi Karen,
Beautiful image of the sunset. I like the warm tone of the sky and the silhouettes.
Sunsets are the most common type of photo, so the foreground silhouette is what usually makes a sunset unique, and you've succeeded in this one. Good idea and great composition.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-04-30 11:08]

The image in view has a magnificient perspective. Flying eagle, rays of light, clouds and silhouette of trees are looking fantastic. Well done Karen.

Many thanks for sharing this image.

Hi Karen,
Just had to give my 2 cents on this one as I find this VERY beautiful! I have not yet been able to get a good photo of sun rays. The colors here are very nice, and the pasted in bird is icing on the cake, and very well placed. Very nice shot Karen. More proof of Gods wonderful painting skills:)

All the best,

Very dramatic shot Karen. The bird is well placed according to the rule of thirds. The rays of light coming through the clouds create another element of interest. Well done.


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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2007-05-30 9:12]

hi karen;
this is a very strong shot..it attracted me..colors,contrast,light and a wild bird..TFS..

Wow...fantastic! I don't think I would mind the rain if a sky like this always followed it. The silhouettes against the vivid sky are outstanding, and the colors...incredible! Well done! Thanks for sharing,

Hello Karen

I was walking for his album, and I see that you have some pearls for here.
These are my passions, for his lukewarm look and their silhouettes. Amazing with this bird amazing with all this.
Great shot,


Hi Karen,

This is a stunning capture. Beautiful colors and lighting, with the bird really adding to the overall interest. Well seen.


Hi Karen,

great impressive image, excellent light. The bird flying adds a lot of interest.



This is so outstanding Karen!
I love it very much. I bet this would sell if you tried to sell it. The feelings I get when I look at this are inspiration and hope.
It is beautiful and touching.
Well done.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lican (63)
  • [2008-02-22 4:30]

WOW, amazing shot, really nice one=)
The light, the colors and shadows give an amazing composition to the picture!!

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