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Potra 5 Venezuela
31 Jul 2013 1:27AM
Beautifully composed, those puffy clouds we like so much are puffy!!

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Benlib 6 1 3
31 Jul 2013 2:46AM
Love that sky.
charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 3:51AM
That's a WOW! it.

Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
31 Jul 2013 6:42AM
Excellent, a lovely well-balanced and composed shot.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
31 Jul 2013 7:45AM
Beautifully balanced image Alan , the kneeling figure just makes it for me (dunno why she's just right) and that stack of clouds is sublime !!!. Bet the exposure was pretty tricky too and you have carried it off.Also the smooth processing is lovely.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:49AM
High contrast, BIG sky, nice white clouds overhead but rain approaching from the south - was the lass praying for rain, I wonder? Fine b&w.
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:14AM
Very classy image in all respects, Alan. Excellent sky, composition and processing.
31 Jul 2013 8:15AM
Thanks, all.

Charlotte, Rod, for the much appreciated UAs.

Bill- the whole scene looked slightly strange to me.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
31 Jul 2013 8:27AM
Great use of the `Darks'...think it could also work without the very top cloud Smile
31 Jul 2013 8:36AM

Quote:...think it could also work without the very top cloud Smile

I take your point, but one reason I personally prefer it as it is, is because I'm not crazy about the shape of the 2nd cloud down!!Blush that top cloud kind of takes some of the heat off it, makes it slightly less noticeable. I hope....!!! BlushGrinGrin

Thanks for that Smile
mlseawell 8 1 United States
31 Jul 2013 8:39AM
Well done. And the picture and background do compliment each other. Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 9:05AM
We are tiny creatures, aren't we.
Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 10:14AM
Well composed capture. Love it

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 10:33AM
A real gem Alan, the clouds are terrific and full of mood... I too like the girl kneeling in the picture she adds so much to the image and like Rod I couldn't tell you why... Have another UA that makes it three! Oh v2 of my image is now loaded properly
31 Jul 2013 10:40AM
Thanks Mark. 3 UAs......!!! Grin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 10:57AM
Excellent mono image AlanSmile

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 11:00AM
One could argue whether or not this is a great composition, however I feel that one would being going delirious if one did not think so.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
31 Jul 2013 11:05AM
Thanks Cliff.

Thanks Nathan...... like the way you put that GrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
31 Jul 2013 11:12AM
Can't help relating this to the Nevil Shute book of the same name. The starkness of your conversion gives a desolate barrenness to the land and despondency of the girl on her knees. This is not a happy image and has so much drama in it. Fine work, Alan.


(for those that have not read it, the book is post apocalyptic without a happy ending)
31 Jul 2013 11:20AM
Dave you are 100% spot on. Smile Enjoy your prize, mate. Your comments very much appreciated.

Didn't they make a film of that, years ago, black & white?

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
31 Jul 2013 12:29PM
Neil Young album SmileSmileSmileSmile Iam a phillistine Blush
31 Jul 2013 12:50PM
"...went to the radio interview,
but I ended up alone at the microphone...

....cos the world is turnin',
hope it don't turn away....."

Fits pretty well if you ask me Smile
31 Jul 2013 8:41PM
Many thanks to Nigel for his UA!!
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
1 Aug 2013 12:09PM
Excellent composition and wonderful clouds Alan; striking image!
1 Aug 2013 12:53PM
Cheers, Rende.
hermless 4 1 Scotland
1 Aug 2013 12:55PM
A slightly surreal feel to this photo, as though something BIG is about to happen. you have given this shot lovely treatment and so well presented. love the punchy clouds.once again you have treated us to a real work of art Alan!!Grin
1 Aug 2013 12:58PM
Surreal. Yep. Tenner in the post Kenny.Wink

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