Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Creative Photography Contest, #15-3

Clouds Over Norwich

My entry into Roger's Creative Photography Contest this week isn't really very creative as it's a straight-out-of-the-camera shot but I still thought it was pretty darned cool as I simply love the contrast between the dark clouds above and the bright landscape below.

One of the advantages of working in "The Ivory Tower" of dispatch at American Ambulance is that I get a great view of Norwich - or at least parts of it! This picture was taken this past Sunday afternoon when I happened to look outside and noticed that the sun was shining over the city but there were dark clouds - very dark clouds - coming in from the East. Luckily for me I had my camera with me and I was able to get a few pictures - this was one of my favorites.

Be sure to check out the other entries at the Creative Photography Contest and if you've got a picture that you'd like to enter yourself - what are you waiting for? The contest is open to everyone with submissions taken weekly and winners announced at the end of the month. It's a great way to see some great pictures and get some feedback on your photography - something that I always look forward to.

Photobuddyaward Oh, and speaking of blogs and winners ... I got this great award from Dianne at Forks Off the Moment yesterday and I've got to tell you that I am honored to pieces as Dianne is an excellent photographer and for little ole' me to get a photography award from her is just amazing and a true honor! I think that Dianne gave me the award because of my tendencies to skulk around dark places at night taking pictures as she wrote "I really want to go photo hunting with this lady. She roams around cemeteries at night and scans the skies. She is a photographic adventurer and a really good person." but either way, it's wicked awesome and I am wicked honored! Thank you again, Dianne!

18 comments:

  1. Wow Linda, this is a magnificent photograph. Almost looks like a ghost town. Okay, that was my first thought anyway. Good luck. Big hug. :)

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  2. Great photo, Linda. You did good!!

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  3. Congrats on the award. Very well deserved.


    Heading off to post my entry. As a judge I can't win, but I love sharing.

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  4. Another top-rate pic, Linda.

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  5. I'm a big fan of your photography. Congrats on the well deserved award!

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  6. Good photography starts with a good raw photo. This is a good photo. hands down.

    Love the intense colors and crispness.

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  7. That is a lovely shot.

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  8. Wow...before reading I had assumed you had darkened the sky...that is some contrast...nicely done...good luck

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  9. What would I POSSIABLE blog about?

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  10. Like Vinny I also assumed you had darkened the sky. This is a gorgeous photo.
    Good luck in Roger's contest!

    As for the award from Dianne, it's much deserved.

    Good job, Duchess ~

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  11. You're right! The blue skies are amazing. I seem to be really intrigued by the skies lately. I wanna photograph them all of the time!

    Great shot, Linda and good luck!

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  12. It's Amazing it looks like a painting to me. So crisp and vivid!!!!

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  13. Wow Wow Wow! That is great. If you can and I would suggest it upload that photo to RedBubble and you can get a huge framed print of it for your home. Very nice congrats on your award! :D

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  14. that's a fabulous picture!!

    frankly, I prefer straight out of the camera shots. As that's much purer talent (to me--I know I"m gonna get shot here by somone) than messing with a pic digitally.

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  15. that is an amazing shot

    I think Roger is right, it would make an incredible print for your wall

    you ARE a great photog in addition to an adventurer and good person - don't make me smack you ;)

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  16. The buildings look like little Dickens buildings out of a Christmas village scene, just without the snow. And that sky! Nice job!

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  17. An Impressionist painter's take on the impending storm over Norwich. The photo as art. I've got to spend some time in the Rose City. You make it look beautiful!

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