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8 Aug 2012 5:48AM
See this is why I should give up photography. I can never take photographs like this beautiful.

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8 Aug 2012 5:51AM
Superb Nathan
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Aug 2012 5:56AM
Good morning, NathanSmile. This is a beautiful composition, perfectly timed, love the way that lone cloud is being lit up by the sunshine peeking through a break in the storm clouds. Carol
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 6:10AM
Wonderful capture Nathan love the cloud formation.Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 6:33AM
Wow, that's dramatic! excellent.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
8 Aug 2012 7:06AM
Moody and atmospheric and the highlighted cloud makes a fine focal point.

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
8 Aug 2012 7:08AM
Love the little patch of blue in the angry sky.........TongueTongue
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 7:18AM
wonderful comp and colours nathan but it's that dramatic sky that my eye is drawn to a cracker nice one Wink
Excellent sky Nathan.
The blue sky and white cloud gives a nice focal point to the image.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 7:28AM
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 7:34AM
Beutiful low light and angle of view. Love the serene yellow field contrasted with the dramatic sky.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
8 Aug 2012 7:51AM
Some stunning light and tones here Nathan but feel the composed image could be improved by a crop so that the skyline is not going through the centre of the frame, a crop from the bottom or top would work, only my opinion.


Tibetan 6 3 England
8 Aug 2012 7:51AM
Very cleverly done Nathan I applaud your efforts, they are of a very high standard, you have moved the goal posts for all of us, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 8:13AM
That little puff of white cloud in the centre makes this really special. Beautifully lit and tones.


Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:21AM
Have a well deserved award for yesterdays and todays beautiful images... Really like it, the gold fields, the light, and that imense heavy sky! Well done you! IB
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:30AM
Fantastic image Nathan, full of drama and atmosphere, stunning SmileSmileSmileSmile

vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:32AM
Just caught up with this one. The Isle of Grain used to be one of my favourite places for photography and you've reminded me why. Superb lighting - the cloud in the distance just makes the image for me.
jdinne 15 16 England
8 Aug 2012 8:37AM
Superb Nathan, brilliant moody dramatic sky. Brilliant light, wonderful tones. Excellent composition.

cjl47 10 4 3 England
8 Aug 2012 8:37AM
Lovely composition. Threatening sky and you can almost touch the crops.
mikepearce 9 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:44AM
Nice work
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:44AM
you certainly were there at the right time
What a capture.... never to be repeated!
Humblebee 6 1 England
8 Aug 2012 8:51AM

The little cloud in centre giving a ray of hope that the storm clouds will pass over without dropping their load. Superbly captured, as Leon says, you certainly have moved the goal posts ... Carol GrinGrinGrin
8 Aug 2012 8:53AM
The breathtaking view! I picked up this to my favorite, with your permission!Smile
Regards Valery
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 8:54AM
I suppose that having the horizon in the centre of the image is bending 'the rules' at bit but it works here well as the upper sky is so dark and tends to remove that concern.
The picture is made by that bright puffy cloud in the centre.
A wonderful shot just as it is IMHO, Nathan.
(PS......have sent you a PM.......R)
A ray of light in an ever changing sky, well captured Nathan,

8 Aug 2012 9:17AM
Nathan, Spot on, and just as that storm past, my hope is that yours will also, for there is a time and season for everything under heaven. Eric.
MoragM 8 1 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 9:18AM

Quote:Wonderful comp and colours nathan but it's that dramatic sky that my eye is drawn to a cracker nice one Wink

Can't put it better than Andy - that solitary cloud - great timing, Nathan!

8 Aug 2012 9:25AM
A very well composed and captured shot, Nathan, wonderful sky.
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 9:26AM
Overall this a beautiful landscape with great colours tones and detail and the lighting is perfect Might I suggest that you try cropping a little of the very dark sky from the top converting the image more towards a 'letterbox image' and giving the whole image just a 5pixel white border (using the Stroke method in photoshop/elements) to make the whole image stand out on your black portfolio background
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 9:48AM
Great image Nathan, wonderful light and comp, if only i could capture one half as good, great talent you have Nathan.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
8 Aug 2012 9:48AM
Wonderful contrast between the golden wheat and brooding sky, Nathan. The importance and focus of attention is the patch of blue sky and white cloud. However, I think a crop would benefit the balance of the image, putting the horizon on the upper or lower third both work for me.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
8 Aug 2012 9:50AM
Nathan, this a grand shot with that lit-up puffy cloud. Wonderful Smile

As for constructive crit, here's my two cents: Add a thin medium grey border around the image to make dark edges separate themselves from the EPZ black background. Pretty much what Elizabeth has said just before in terms of border. I normally resize the image then add a 1-pixel border. If you upload at full size, then Elizabeth's 5-pixel border sounds right.

8 Aug 2012 10:45AM
A wee winner for sure Nathan

8 Aug 2012 12:08PM
Fantastic landscape captured, Nathan. Love the stormy black clouds and at the same time good light on the crop. An unique combination. Deep
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
8 Aug 2012 12:10PM
So simple yet so stunning.
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
8 Aug 2012 12:35PM
This is amazing! Love that small spot of blue in the sky! Patti Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
8 Aug 2012 12:41PM
Looking even moodier that previous! A superb capture, Nathan Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 1:18PM
That light in the centre is fabulous Nathan! A wonderful moment in time!
BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
8 Aug 2012 1:33PM
Awe-inspiring, Nathan. Both the scene and your skill in it's photography.
8 Aug 2012 1:34PM
Hi Genius, very striking image!!!!!! Well done, on your not 1 but 2 awards and 55 comments, so farSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile!!!!!!!!Wooow!!!!!! AniaWink
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
8 Aug 2012 1:58PM
The next level, you are joking your photography has gone up many levels, I just love the contrast between the field and the sky which you controlled beautifully.

Quote:Hi Genius, very striking image!!!!!! Well done, on your not 1 but 2 awards and 55 comments, so farSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile!!!!!!!!Wooow!!!!!! AniaWink

And then there were three.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 4:17PM
Stunning image and so dramaticSmile
videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 4:34PM
This is excellent,Well done
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 4:37PM
A big thank you to all for the most encouraging words, comments and a few modifications which I will certainly oblige you with.

Regards Nathan
8 Aug 2012 5:02PM
This is good Nathan the dark clouds with the gold of the fields, hope it's not the end of world.

AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 5:30PM
Fantastic shot and wonderful detail. Ann
xwang 9 56 8
8 Aug 2012 6:26PM
Very beautiful and creative.. i like the colour and light contrast.. the single cloud makes a great view point..taking the dream away..
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
8 Aug 2012 6:56PM
A very dramatic and atmospheric image Nathan, i like that lone white cloud amongst all those dark ones!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 7:52PM
beautiful golden light and that one little puffy cloud on a dark sky, full of atmosphere - well done
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 7:52PM
Gosh Nathan...long way down here
and what a beauty
so atmospheric great shot
troosers 5 2 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 8:03PM
A very moody, and atmospheric picture. That little peek through the storm clouds in the middle is cracking. Grin

michael66 5 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:15PM
Great shot. Thanks for sharing.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 9:02PM
Stunning Nathan. Could almost be night but for that wee bit of blue sky. Love how it illuminates that cloud too. Moira
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 9:45PM
Another stunner Nathan, golden corn and a gloomy sky, great image. Peter..
8 Aug 2012 10:04PM


And then there were three.

I give upSadSadSadSadSad!!!!!!!!!!!!! AniaWink
8 Aug 2012 10:10PM
Hey so many awards Great . I too feel better Nathan, Because it's a fine picture. Picture of a basic need , our every day grab
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 10:12PM
the light on that cloud is sublime Nathan, well done on all of the well earnt awards on this one.

Gareth..we look forward to the rest of the series.Smile
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
9 Aug 2012 4:31PM
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
9 Aug 2012 5:49PM
beautifull lighting & image....
RobinF 11 83 1 England
10 Aug 2012 6:50AM
The single cloud is beautiful especially set in such a lovely view. The lighting is truly amazing and I think you have captured this absolutely perfectly.
kind regards,
10 Aug 2012 5:28PM

John Smile
fabulous moody capture here, like the mods too.

pamkelly 6 47 England
13 Aug 2012 7:24PM
Great contrast. Love the moody sky.

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