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  #170 Rule of Thirds, Again
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Cows and Clouds       ©2016 jomari
Panasonic DMC-FZ70       3rd place, 169 points
1/2000s, f4.7, ISO 100, 92mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Crop, clone in some cloud into a blown sky area, adjust tones to cerulean cambridge in a black and white conversion program, increase sharpness of cows, reduce noise in clouds and foreground, brightness/contrast adjustment.       Extra Info: We passed these cows grazing on a hillside and they really caught my eye because the sky was interesting too. My husband took me back so that I could get the shot.
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Apr 19, 2016
    My number one from the start - Congrats - soaked in atmosphere!

Apr 19, 2016
    Thank you everyone!

Apr 18, 2016
    Hey Marion top three awesome, excellent shot this is really my type of image

Apr 18, 2016
    Congrats on another top 3 finish!! (and 6 out 7 top tens)

Apr 18, 2016
    I really love this shot. Glad it placed so well. Congratulations.

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Apr 18, 2016
    I like the mood and composition of this shot alot. A favorite.

Anthony Comyn
Apr 18, 2016
    Lovely silhouette, very dramatic sky. Well done, I like.

Apr 18, 2016
    Wow - super shot!

Apr 18, 2016
    Nice silhouettes against the nice sky.

Apr 17, 2016
    Nice photo. I like the sky but feel it's almost the main subject rather than the cows. I think I would have liked to see a little detail in the ground area too. GL.

Apr 17, 2016
    Perfect placement of the cows! Very dramatic shot. I wonder if it would have been better if you leveled the ground. Either way, in my TT.

Apr 16, 2016
    Glad you went back to capture the shot. The silhouette against the brooding sky is terrific, and bang-on topic.

Apr 16, 2016
    The darkness certainly adds drama, but this is rather too dark - two of the cows nearly disappear in the clouds. Though composition as is does fit well with Rule of Thirds, you might consider a horizontal "panorama" crop that concentrates on the simplicity of the cows against just some of the angry sky.

Old Finn
Apr 16, 2016
    Interesting view. Suits to the topic. In my favorites.

Apr 16, 2016
    nice. I probably would have cropped just a tad more off bottom. Know you were fighting to keep subjects at the 1/3 spot. This shot would also look very nice with cows not far from bottom edge, with the big sky.

Apr 16, 2016
    Oh very sweet entry, lovely minimalism, give your hubbie a big kiss for taking you back there, my husband does things like that :)

In my faves.

Apr 15, 2016
    This is my favourite shot. The colour and the sky really give a beautiful light. Well spotted and taken and well on challenge.

Apr 15, 2016
    I like this one... sets a mood if a bit gloomy :-) ... in my TT... nice use of 1/3 rule.

Apr 15, 2016
    well spotted . they say never go back but this was worth it
as the first entry you have raised the bar love the clouds and the dark foreground bringing the cows into view

Apr 15, 2016
    I think a rectangular landscape crop would suit the composition and horizontal lines better. I would crop out the top because the bright areas draw the eye away from the subject. Also would lighten overall to recover some detail in the darker clouds and ground.

Apr 15, 2016
    Stunning shot. I love how the dark clouds are just above the cows, creating a strip of light in between. I only wish the other cow is not far away from the other two.
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