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Contest Finalist in A Storm Is Coming Photo Contest
People's Choice in Lonely Tree Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Paths And Trails Photo Contest by SteeleTraining
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Top Choice
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Peer Award
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Exceptional Contrast
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Outstanding Creativity
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All Star
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Magnificent Capture
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Superior Skill
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Jaw Dropping
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A Storm Is Coming Photo ContestTop 10 class
A Storm Is Coming Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
500 Gray Skies Photo ContestTop 20 class
500 Gray Skies Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
TamronTop 10 class
TamronTop 10 class week 1
Paths And Trails Photo Contest by SteeleTrainingTop 10 class
Paths And Trails Photo Contest by SteeleTrainingTop 10 class week 1

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28 Comments | Report
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan July 25, 2013
Grey sky and a lonely tree in wonderful grown field.......simply so beautiful. Nice composition and detail. Amazing capture.
iceman2
 
iceman2 July 25, 2013
Excellent capture with the beautiful yellow foreground playing against that very dark sky with that lone tree!
Gaydee
 
Gaydee July 28, 2013
Timeless image...love it ! :)
roboto
 
roboto July 28, 2013
Nicely done, love the ominous atmosphere!
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph July 29, 2013
Love the contrast between the ground and sky, well done.
ChrisKIELY
 
ChrisKIELY July 29, 2013
Divine!
Carli
 
Carli July 29, 2013
excellent shot! congrats :)
MariposaRosa
 
MariposaRosa July 30, 2013
Awesome color, leading line and composition! Love the backdrop the dramatic sky gives this shot!
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr August 04, 2013
Awesome capture!
katikaputt
 
katikaputt October 09, 2013
Stunning, the light, the tree, everything, great composition
DaveMount Premium
 
DaveMount October 22, 2013
something else fantastic
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 November 13, 2013
Fantastic capture! Congrats on being a finalist!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana November 13, 2013
Well done! Congratulations!
aimeemcmasterphotography
 
aimeemcmasterphotography November 14, 2013
Spectacular! Congratulations!
sisirakumarabandara
 
sisirakumarabandara November 14, 2013
Great shot...Congrats...
jleiweke
 
jleiweke November 14, 2013
Congrats!
JHPhotos PRO+
 
JHPhotos November 14, 2013
Congrats! Wonderful shot!
Spijkerboer
 
Spijkerboer November 15, 2013
Congrats
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen November 15, 2013
Congrats.
francescorusso
 
francescorusso November 21, 2013
Very nice
NinaKling PRO
 
NinaKling February 07, 2014
amazing shot - great light and atmosphere!! Well done
Timbo
 
Timbo March 24, 2014
Fantastic colour tones...... Great compostion and a brilliant capture of the moment.... Awarded
debsbain PRO
 
debsbain November 05, 2014
stunning
ntgreen
 
ntgreen November 11, 2014
Lovely sense of aloneness ... not lonely ... not with all that yellow! Wonderful photo!
adriansart
 
adriansart January 16, 2016
Wow Nick now this has terrific moods and atmosphere and the composition in perfection as well!
Flosno
 
Flosno October 26, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS on this win....well deserved
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden October 26, 2016
Congrats on your great People's Choice Challenge Win!
ARedFox
 
ARedFox October 26, 2016
Love the ominous sky against the foreground of yellow wheat. Nice image!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo when I was out and about with work. I work for an agricultural company so get to travel round various farms during the summer. I was crop inspecting this wheat field when I noticed the dark skies ahead. I nipped back to my van to get my camera and hoped the sun would stay out as when it's behind or above you illuminating the grey skies it's just fantastic to see. The idea was for the tractor tram lines to lead you to the tree. My only regret is that the I wish the bushes just showing on the left of the tree on the horizon weren't there. I couldn't get down low enough to miss the out. Maybe I need to learn how to use photoshop or similar.
Time
It was about noon so the sun was high in the sky.
Lighting
The lighting was too good an opportunity to pass up. One of the best times to use the sunlight I think is when it's illuminating the dark clouds of an impending storm.
Equipment
The only equipment I had was my trusty Fuji HS10 bridge camera.
Inspiration
The lighting was the initial inspiration but the lines leading to the tree were a close second. I've read enough in photography books and websites to know that leading lines can work a treat in a shot.
Editing
The only post-processing I used was a little crop and a bit of straightening.
In my camera bag
Being on a seriously tight budget, at present I only have my Fuji HS10, a Raynox dcr250 macro lens, a few filters and a fish eye lens. Pretty basic stuff really.
Feedback
The advice I would give is to use those lines and make the most of the lighting. A focal point is an added bonus so I was lucky with the tree.

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