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Waiting for you to - come along
Waiting for you to - hear my song
Waiting for you to - come along
Waiting for you to - tell me what went wrong
This is the strangest life I've ever known.

Okay the words come from Waiting for the Sun, for those who recognise them.

Just had an experiment with the sky in this image. Great fun, pretty hard to stop when you get going, I've probably gone too far. Relatively happy for a first attempt. Many thanks to gupter who pointed me in the right direction.

Camera:Nikon D70 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:SigmaDG
Title:Waiting for the Storm.
Username:Scaramanga Scaramanga
Uploaded:1 Oct 2008 - 12:07 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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User_Removed
1 Oct 2008 - 12:07 PM

fantastic, composition and colour make sure the eye goes no where other than exactly where its supposed to be

rgds
Dave

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kay_pink
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1 Oct 2008 - 12:09 PM

Love this shot, great how the red stands out so much in the shot, excellent work well done

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2008 - 12:11 PM

Fabulous creation. Carol

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1 Oct 2008 - 12:35 PM

strong no bull sort of composition with a stunning sky to match the bright red structure
Phil

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1 Oct 2008 - 12:49 PM

Great image,lovely strong colours,Dane.

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lonely_oryx
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1 Oct 2008 - 12:57 PM

Works well for me. The red building is really effective

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dawnmichelle
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1 Oct 2008 - 1:00 PM

amazing shot... love everything about it

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1 Oct 2008 - 1:02 PM

well done

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Briwooly
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1 Oct 2008 - 1:12 PM

Love the colour and composition

Brian..............................................

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1 Oct 2008 - 1:14 PM

great shot with poke you in the eye colour.

Bob

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Stace
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1 Oct 2008 - 1:20 PM

Super capture. the red and the composition spot on

Stace

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1 Oct 2008 - 1:25 PM

Looks good to me. - gary

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2008 - 1:35 PM

I'm not sure that we can't see the join, however for a 1st go this is very good. What is great is that you can re-visit this in a few weeks when you have a couple more under your belt and tidy the edges. What I absolutely love here is the red balloon, which for me is the focus of the shot.

Overall I love it.

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1 Oct 2008 - 1:38 PM

superb image.

Fred

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1 Oct 2008 - 1:40 PM

nice colour and tones

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fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2008 - 2:05 PM

Without your write-up I don't think we would have looked for the join. In my view a great piece of work, everything combines for a really strong image.

Albert

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1 Oct 2008 - 2:05 PM

Good composition

Peter

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro Plus Member 7200 forum postsIan-Munro vcard Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2008 - 2:09 PM

Fab colour and nice comp.

An all round solid image. I like it

Ian

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1 Oct 2008 - 2:17 PM

Brilliant light and vibrant colours, which work extremely well in this shot. Super capture Andrew.
Alex

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
1 Oct 2008 - 2:29 PM

you go Doors fan!!!

few get better than this Andrew, excellent colors, mood oh and song!

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1 Oct 2008 - 3:23 PM

Nice contrast between the collors!

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DaveU
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1 Oct 2008 - 3:33 PM

Yup, the red and blue go together so well and the figure gives scale. A super shot.

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1 Oct 2008 - 3:41 PM

Striking picture with that red lighthouse on the thirds - great shot - love it

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jdenman
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1 Oct 2008 - 3:58 PM

This is a beauty, the colour of the lighthouse against that sky is perfect.
John

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1 Oct 2008 - 4:02 PM

What a marvelous comp.
Bob

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mikbee
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1 Oct 2008 - 4:23 PM

Plenty impact with the red here.Like its white ''feet'' too.
Good comp' and presentation.
Nice work.
Mick.

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Cormy
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1 Oct 2008 - 4:26 PM

Stunning shot Andrew.
Cheers

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1 Oct 2008 - 4:30 PM

Well looks great to me. Superb colour
Mavis

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rossi
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1 Oct 2008 - 4:31 PM

Its a very striking image and I like it.

But I'm a little unsure about the sky to the left of the tower and just above the horizon, looks cloned to me.

Ian

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1 Oct 2008 - 4:52 PM

A splendid image, love the colors!
jennnnnnn

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1 Oct 2008 - 5:02 PM

Thanks everyone, prepare to be inundated with stormy clouds.

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1 Oct 2008 - 5:09 PM

Havnig the right side be so dark enhances the effect and drama.

Patrick

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1 Oct 2008 - 5:37 PM

Good colour combination with this super shot
john

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1 Oct 2008 - 6:01 PM

quite striking, love the boldness of the red.
Tracy

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glyndwr
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1 Oct 2008 - 6:01 PM

Well composed with just the right colour to catch the eye.

Robert

PS; watching tonight?

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stevie
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1 Oct 2008 - 6:02 PM

Colour & contrast - you've nailed this one.

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ChristineL
1 Oct 2008 - 6:08 PM

lovely rich colours and great light,
Chris.

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1 Oct 2008 - 6:16 PM

Strong image. Chris

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1 Oct 2008 - 6:16 PM

Great comp. well captured. Burnsie

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1 Oct 2008 - 6:34 PM

Wonderful image, good composure.
Adam..

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1 Oct 2008 - 6:44 PM

Beautiful image with wonderful contrast between the red and the sky. Not overdone, just a strong statement Wink
Rende

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1 Oct 2008 - 7:45 PM

Absolutely awesome, I really like this image.

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1 Oct 2008 - 8:04 PM

Excellent image and comp Andrew.Well taken.
Tom.

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1 Oct 2008 - 8:11 PM

Very eye catching image, love it..

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1 Oct 2008 - 9:07 PM

this is lovely, great image.
Freda

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bayleaf
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1 Oct 2008 - 9:16 PM

Super

John

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1 Oct 2008 - 9:17 PM

strong colour nice capture
Dawn

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1 Oct 2008 - 11:20 PM

Superb composition and color Andrew.

Bernie

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1 Oct 2008 - 11:37 PM

Glad to be 80 Smile

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2 Oct 2008 - 11:03 AM

Excellent work. The red looks stunning against the dark sky.
Dave

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2 Oct 2008 - 11:06 AM

Not too far at all Andrew, excellent contrast between your well worked up sky and the strange red edifice LOL This is ideal for publication I would have thought.

Leo

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3 Oct 2008 - 12:52 AM

Nice job, works for me.

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3 Oct 2008 - 4:08 AM

A real knock out!! Excellent work

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3 Oct 2008 - 1:44 PM

A real stunner, great shot.
Cheesey.

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4 Oct 2008 - 8:45 PM

A sure fire winner Andrew. Lovely the tiny echoing lighthouse. A great sky and the red stands out . Love it's 4 white feet Smile may saunter off later . Smile

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5 Oct 2008 - 10:42 PM

Amazing colours, great composition.
Edina

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7 Oct 2008 - 7:14 PM

Congrats on your first "Ton," Andrew.
Cheers

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9 Oct 2008 - 8:24 PM

Wow...Love this.

jk

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11 Oct 2008 - 7:34 PM

Live it, great stuff. Sort of pic you see in the art and gallery shops.
Mark

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