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It has been awhile since I really did any work inside Photomatix as my camera now shoots HDR natively in body…but I figured what the heck.

Liked the way the composition worked out here with this shot...not exactly dead on Golden Ratio and not exactly dead on rule of thirds, but somewhere in between the 2. The weight on the hillside on the left, the gentle S curve from it's slop to the left and the space associated with it.

This was quite a scene…and I shot several of this scene, the only real difference in this shot is that it doesn’t have the rainbow going through it like the others. The light was to die for as it often is when shooting thunderstorms. Captured outside of Nederland, Colorado along the Peak To Peak Highway.

I hope you all like it
—-John

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Minolta 18-200mm lens

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See more on my website jdebordphoto.com all work copyrighted 2011 John De Bord. Feel free to link to this shot on Facebook, Twitter, etc. I welcome the extra exposure!
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ArtisticRoute Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought I had already commented on this one.  Apparently not.

This has been one of my favorite shots for a while.  I instantly recognized this hillside from growing up in the area, so the nostalgia hits pretty good.  The lighting is great, and I've always liked composition that is just a little outside of the "guidelines".

Thanks for sharing this, John!
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vee-kay Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, beautiful, ominous, and so much dramatic!
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Lowenaaa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your shadow's work is incredible, even if the colors aren't that "flashy" and "funny", the photo have an surreal look, like taken in another world !
Also, clouds are really nice and I love the contrast between yellow earth and grey/blue sky :)
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I love your work
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kkart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
what a wonderful thing to say, thank you!
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:iconiampreciousinhissite:
your very welcome :)
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HajdukSplit Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
looks beautiful, clouds make look like strong mystic atmosphere..
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immoteb Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Woa, great scene. Well done!
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jasonwilde Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Love this. Foreboding.
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Very nice
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davehare Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous landscape! Beautiful light and I love the sky.
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anjaleck Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!
Hugs,
Anj
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Singularity593 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow amazing capture! The clouds and lighting are to dream for :)
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lonelywolf9999 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great lighting!
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RoderickCissan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahaaha I'll be honest.. I had the tumbnail in my "deviations page... & didn't looked that great.... but now I'm thankful tat I opened it :D i went WOOOW!!!..... that doesn't happen too much!!! :D CONGRATS!!!
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful capture! Looks dangerous!
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m112a Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: [link]
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reydelbolero Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Very nice! Great work.
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ThisWomanWanders Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is probably my favorite piece of yours ever. I love the lighting and drama of this.
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bergamont27 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
fantastic, i love the idea of rolling hills and rolling stormy clouds
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KeremGo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Totally amazing shot Mr. De Bord!
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catilakblues Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
great skies!
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Jessica-Baker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Hi there :w00t: This work is featured in my journal [link] ;)
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farcry77 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That cloud is amazing. I can picture so many things by looking at it :) A man, monster and even a bat!
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gold-rose Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured here: [link]
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Like it I do!!:XD:
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solefield Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the clouds & colors!
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tobiasth Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, this is great!!! love the details, clouds, light, composition and colors. :+fav:
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AnthonnyAG Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice! Loved the exposure!
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
and I would appreciate it if you would note me saying that instead of posting it in comments here on my work. Thank you.
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Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
MY Sincere Apologies
You are right
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
no worries :) Truth is though I should have worded that differently lol It isn't so much about posting it here on my work, but more along the lines of I am a great deal less likely to see it here as I am not around here that much and always check my notes first before anything :)
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Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you John:handshake:
It concerned me ,that as a professional;your image is as important as your photos and my comment could be misconstrued.
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simon0108 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice =)
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
beautiful:)
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Blood-Huntress Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student General Artist
This is really cool. :aww: Did you see there's a man in the clouds? It looks as if he's praying. He has a pointy beard too. :confused:
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Pretty great light indeed and VERY not HDR looking...impressive. No idea how to even make that happen. Bet this would be a great b/w too :)

aF
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
been thinking about doing a B&W of it :P
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bada Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Impressive photo! Bravo! :clap:
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SCT-GRAPHICS Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
What an incredible capture John! That sky is so awesomely explosive!
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nomad666 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Wow, this is quite the scenery! Love the contrast between the dark clouds and the touch of sunlight on the hill.
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Freya7 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful photo:D
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xXTornadoXx Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Photographer
This looks so awesome! :wow: Amazing shot!
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AQlaitinen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely colors <3
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SniperOfSiberia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011   Photographer
Fairy tale like!
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Arlothia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This. Is. AMAZING!! Now I know what boiling clouds look like.
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IronCrusader Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Outstanding! Cool!
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LookForOwls Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll comment once I find my lower jaw.
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