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Tigress08 (May 01, 2013)
Fabulous capture!
Tim_Haynes (May 01, 2013)
Beautiful work!
hikingmaniac (May 01, 2013)
nice capture, did you know that we can get your EXIF data from the thumbnail photos from the gallery? (original date: 8/12/2012 7:38pm)
AlanJakarta (July 03, 2013)
For my & others' info, would you kindly explain how to access the EXIF data from the gallery's thumbnails as I can't figure it out.
Thanks & regards,
robyn_king_52 (May 07, 2013)
gorgeous work!!!
AlanJakarta (July 03, 2013)
Wonderful capture, particularly the rain falling from the clouds. Congratulations on being featured.
akhtarkhan (July 03, 2013)
Awesome sunset, colours and pattern. Fantastic view.....brilliant capture. Congrats on the feature.
SFalagario_photos (July 03, 2013)
Fantastic shot! Love how you captured the rain in a specific area. Beautiful tones and detail. Congrats!
sierrastfrancis (July 03, 2013)
Mind blowing!!! Beautiful! Great job!!
joshuatw (July 03, 2013)
smittyld (July 03, 2013)
db123 (July 03, 2013)
stunning it!!
drakkardarkblade (July 03, 2013)
congrats, fantastic, please check out my work
Farah (July 03, 2013)
this is just spectacular!!one of the best photos I have ever seen!
FrankSomma (July 03, 2013)
Awesomeness Milo, so Zen! Big congrats today!!
iceman2 (July 03, 2013)
Wonderful capture.Congrats!
HappyTree (July 03, 2013)
gappman (July 03, 2013)
Congrats, my friend. What a great shot punctuated by the determined acts of mother nature.
ybuhac (July 03, 2013)
Great image, congrats
TammyMarie (July 03, 2013)
Gorgeous Gorgeous Shot!
marcelmqz (July 03, 2013)
breathtaking!!! especially love the patch of rain
Akang_Bagja (July 03, 2013)
super duper moment!
thumbs up!!!
bbranyon (July 03, 2013)
Awesome capture!
PhotoAlaska (July 03, 2013)
very nice
michael_travers_0423 (July 03, 2013)
congrats nice capture
GusGregory (July 03, 2013)
RyanWall (July 03, 2013)
markcoleman (July 03, 2013)
Love this shot!
beetlestone (July 03, 2013)
Congrats! This is a wonderful and fantastic capture!!!
sandollar (July 03, 2013)
Beautiful! Congrats!
catini (July 03, 2013)
Great capture, congrats on your feature!
LeahStewart (July 03, 2013)
This is amazing! Love the burst of blue sky, and the falling rain! Lovely textures. Congratulations on the feature! :)
lorrainebrooks (July 03, 2013)
Rapee_Sukwattana (July 03, 2013)
Nice capture!!! Beautiful light.
MarcoPoveda (July 03, 2013)
Que contraste, muy buena
nitti (July 03, 2013)
bongke (July 04, 2013)
WoW! this is a wonderful landscape! congrats on your feature :)
Chrissimpson01 (July 06, 2013)
Wonderful capture


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Sunset Through Rain

Captured from the summit of Cuyamaca Mountain (California) during a Summer storm. Nikon D800, 16-35mm Nikkor, F/22, 2 secs, 100 ISO @ 29mm.
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Uploaded: May, 2013

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Won Featured on June, 2013

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Behind The Lens

I captured this photograph from the summit of Cuyamaca Peak in the Rancho Cuyamaca State Park in California.
This photograph was shot at sunset as storm clouds were moving west across the mountains.
With the Sun setting behind and under the clouds, it gave me the perfect opportunity to capture the rain falling. I believe this was one of those special "At the right place, at the right time" type of moments, it was beautiful to watch and photograph.
Nikon D800, 28-300mm Nikkor lens, a B+W circular polarizer, and a Quantaray tripod.
I originally hiked up to the top of this mountain to capture a decent sunrise. The incoming clouds were were a total pleasant surprise. It was not hard to photograph once the Sun began to set, the beauty just unfolded.
The original image was quite dark because of the exposure with the Sun. I adjusted the brightness somewhat on the rain and some of the foreground area.
In my camera bag
When this photograph was made, I carried the Nikon D800 camera, a 16-35mm Nikkor lens, a 28-300mm Nikkor zoom lens, a B+W circular polarizer, and a Quantaray tripod.
The best advice I can give to anyone wishing to capture beautiful landscapes is to just get out to your favorite wilderness and walk around. The beauty will just leap up at you and all you have to do is be there and click the shutter!!!

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