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drama in the sky

Posted by
Becky (los angeles, United States) on 6 December 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Yes. It captures a dramatic mood.

6 Dec 2010 5:27am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

oh wonderful intense and dramatic sky! and playful mood on the earth! wonderful composition!

6 Dec 2010 5:37am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon,, Canada

Brilliant capture Becky, the little light there is, seems to be precisely
positioned. Amazing sky and landscape scene going on. 5*****'s !!~

6 Dec 2010 6:10am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Very moody - excellent composition!

6 Dec 2010 6:12am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Magical shot - the glimmer of light peeking through the clouds has created a beautiful golden light on the water.

6 Dec 2010 6:21am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

There sure is drama in the sky, great shot

6 Dec 2010 6:21am

Céline from New York City, United States

Gorgeous dramatic shot !

6 Dec 2010 6:37am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow – fantastic night shot! Awesome location you find here. I love the way the light catches the white of the wave coming in.

6 Dec 2010 6:42am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent shot.

6 Dec 2010 6:43am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb composition! Beautiful light!

6 Dec 2010 7:25am

guillaume from Paris, France

Ouah !! Great compo and a frame of masterly light control ! bravo !

6 Dec 2010 7:28am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Terrific. Like an oil painting.

6 Dec 2010 7:29am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my goodness! I don't know how you did it, but I absolutely love it. I like the 'drama'.

6 Dec 2010 7:32am

STEED from Somewhere, France

The title is perfect,really dramatic and stronged by natural lights and shadows.Something opening a story around a possible end of the world..............or simply a big storm on the sea side........Love this....

6 Dec 2010 7:34am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I remember playing "Human table football"(Big poles acroos a court that you were strapped to-like a large table football table), in Orlando. When a storm like this erupted. The staff were frantic to unclip us. a lighting strike on one of the poles would have fried us all! Sorry, what kicked that little lot off was the funfair/storm juxtaposition......Great shot!

6 Dec 2010 7:49am

@CElliottUK: Really? People played that game? Orlando Florida?? If it was, you bet they better be prepped to get those poles off you - The way storms formed and fell in Florida were some of the most dramatic I have ever encountered. If it wasn't Florida - well... I'm glad they were swift to get them off you anyway. We don't see much of these storms in CA. I've been here nearly 30 years and this is only my 3rd.

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Superbe ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

6 Dec 2010 8:03am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Absolutely fabulous photo, everything from comp to colours is perfect!

6 Dec 2010 8:06am

@Richard: thank you Richard!

cristof from montbéliard, France

un ciel menacant térrifiant .bien vu!

6 Dec 2010 8:08am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

This is really amazing. The light on the waves from the Ferris wheel add something to the light in the sky too ^^

6 Dec 2010 9:18am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Waouh the sky !!! wonderful atmosphere in this shot , Great ! Phil.

6 Dec 2010 9:34am

Franz from Baden, Austria

very apt title for this stunning image! great frame and clarity, and superb colours, of course!

6 Dec 2010 10:17am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Fantastic picture, great colors that give this dramatic atmosphere. 5 * Nice day.

6 Dec 2010 10:19am

oncho from granada, Spain

Beautiful composition and colors

6 Dec 2010 10:27am

k@ from Paris, France

Seems the sea itself turned shy letting the sky being the true waves-machine here. Great hint of blue too.

6 Dec 2010 10:41am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That Ferris wheel looks set to roll right across the shot:) Excellent dramatic light

6 Dec 2010 10:59am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Fantastic sunset. Love colors and composition. Great shot !

6 Dec 2010 11:31am

Sam from Chennai, India

What an amazing shot of this drama in sky! Great colours and composition.
Excellent 5***** :)

6 Dec 2010 11:32am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

aptly named ~ very dramatic sky ~ wow

6 Dec 2010 11:48am

jafadabret from Annonay, France

Un, paysage fantastique avec une profondeur de champ et une lumière extraordinaires !

6 Dec 2010 12:24pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... the light is fabulous and I love the composition and the colors ! 5***** Have a nice day :)

6 Dec 2010 1:41pm

@Tamara: Thank you Tamara!

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful ! A great sky and superb colors !

6 Dec 2010 2:20pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Absolutely stunning Becky! A perfect title for this shot! Definitely 5-stars!!!! Bravo! ;-)

6 Dec 2010 2:49pm

@Eric Cousineau: thank you Eric!

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the line up of the ferris wheel with the flow of the clouds making it look as they are being spun off the wheel. (my imagination I suppose. :-) Fine and very dramatic shot.

6 Dec 2010 3:57pm

@Don: Thanks Don - Yes I also think they look like they are being spun off the wheel. : )

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Beautiful Ms becky, i love the straight line of the wave breaking, looking like an extending light source.

6 Dec 2010 4:09pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

This is really a dramatic mood! Really made!

6 Dec 2010 4:15pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Awesome shot! Excellent composition, colours and lighting...
Great capture of the mood...

6 Dec 2010 4:23pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

amazing light and sky!!

6 Dec 2010 4:39pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Your treatment of these cloud/beach shots with the light dipping into the horizon are so dramatic. So exception, Becky. I'm envious of you witnessing them. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing with us who live away from the beach.

6 Dec 2010 5:40pm

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

wonderful atmosphere in this shot, lovely !!

6 Dec 2010 6:19pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wow..this looks really beautiful! A great sky and light!

6 Dec 2010 6:20pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Lenticular madness approaches the shore...the ferris wheel will be the first to go... This is a forboding "scene" if ever there was one. Great workl with the dark and light - really nice job Becky!

6 Dec 2010 7:45pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It looks like the end of the world or a bad storm brewing anyway. Do we have time for a quick ride on that lovely Ferris wheel?

6 Dec 2010 8:07pm

@Steve Rice: I also thought it looked like the end of the world - it was really remarkable for this area - not at all usual. No time for the Ferris Wheel - although people were getting on right up until the drops started falling. : )

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Very dramatic indeed. Super!

6 Dec 2010 8:08pm

Still from Valence, France

A powerful image! The ambience is fantastic!

6 Dec 2010 9:54pm

Enzo Giorgio Ros from Lausanne, Switzerland

j'aime beaucoup la lumière, l'ambiance dramatique et surréaliste restituée dans cette image

6 Dec 2010 10:12pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Es un atardecer hermoso no tengo palabras , cuanto mas la miro mas detalles encuentro desde la ola con espuma blanca que interrumpe el reflejo del edificio como también lo hacen esas nubes horizontales que parecieran que no se dieron cuenta de que por delante de ellas había otra clase de nubes todo es perfecto , casi una foto blanco y negro con pinceladas de azul . me gusta mucho . un abrazo grande Alejandra

6 Dec 2010 11:41pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

absolutely terrific shot! i love that sky! so dramatic

7 Dec 2010 12:51am

@Charles Dastodd: thank you Charles!

Chaitanya from Bangalore, India

Big drama, indeed! Some serious emotions on the boil there. I wonder how the climax was.

7 Dec 2010 3:29am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

very, very nice, has a lot going for it, well done...

7 Dec 2010 4:58am


really nice

7 Dec 2010 7:42am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain


7 Dec 2010 7:59am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

impressive light in this very well composed and beautiful scenery Becky

7 Dec 2010 9:49am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Very dramatic, wonderful light

7 Dec 2010 10:42am

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Magnificent image with amazing contrast in the dark menacing sky and the merry-go-round. Perfect composition and amazing moment captured. Great!!!!!

7 Dec 2010 7:31pm

@Loretta: Thank you Loretta!

marci from Morocco

wow, fantastic sky!! congratulations on the spotlight - very well deserved!!

7 Dec 2010 7:46pm

@marci: Thank you Marci!

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

lovely dramatic sky !

7 Dec 2010 7:59pm

xavshot from Lucenay, France

magnifique image. Le ciel est superbe. Bravo pour le spotlight.

7 Dec 2010 8:01pm

Summer from San Francisco, United States

This shot is amazing...

7 Dec 2010 8:26pm

@Summer: thank you Summer - It was truly unreal being underneath the clouds.

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

More than 5 star. : )))

7 Dec 2010 8:54pm

Wolfgang from Franconia, Germany

... wonderfull

7 Dec 2010 9:05pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Congratulations for the spotlight. The mood (and tones) is impressive

7 Dec 2010 9:47pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Congratulations on your well deserved spotlight Becky ! Have a nice day :)

7 Dec 2010 9:55pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom


7 Dec 2010 10:15pm

@CElliottUK: thanks! : ) it's a cool perk for sure.

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulatons for the "Spotlight". Nice day.

8 Dec 2010 6:15am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Congrats on the Spotlight with this one, Becky - it really does carry a 'mood' !

8 Dec 2010 7:21am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks Ronnie!

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Congratulations for this fantastic spotlight!

8 Dec 2010 8:24am

@Olivier: thank you so much Olivier!

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This image is dynamic and stunning in its beauty.
Congratulations on your place in the Spotlight. I can see why you earned it.

8 Dec 2010 8:29am

@DULCIE: Thank you so much Dulcie!

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Congratulations on the Spotlight! Very well deserved

8 Dec 2010 9:16am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Wonderful capture!

8 Dec 2010 10:15am

Rima from mumbai, India

Absolutely Fantabulous . Made my day :)

8 Dec 2010 10:37am

@Rima: thank you Rima!

Florence from Paris, France

Such a fascinating sky and mood. WOW....! Congrats. A well deserved Spotlight.

8 Dec 2010 11:22am

cristof from France

bravo pour le spotlight,tu le mérite ,cette photo est fantastic.

8 Dec 2010 11:46am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Most enjoyable and a little strange to the eye.

8 Dec 2010 12:57pm

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

Spectacular!!! gratz on the award!

8 Dec 2010 12:59pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful photo...congratulations on the spotlight!

8 Dec 2010 2:18pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

The dramatic mood of the sky is intimidating over what looks like the Santa Monica Pier.
Congratulations on making the AM3 Spotlight, well deserved.

8 Dec 2010 2:21pm

Sina Sohi from Tehran, Iran

Great! beautiful light

8 Dec 2010 2:35pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Congrats with the spotlight Becky:)

8 Dec 2010 4:28pm

@Thea: thank you Thea! : )!

sunstone_maria from California, United States

Becky - again must say fantastic image and glad you enter the spotlight as you deserve it so much!

8 Dec 2010 8:34pm

@sunstone_maria: thank you Maria!

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Perfect work, Becky! Fantastic spotlight photo!

8 Dec 2010 8:37pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Great spotlight, thought it was exceptional when I first saw this winner.

9 Dec 2010 9:27pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Just perfect!

9 Dec 2010 11:06pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Incredibly beautiful treatment here Becky which brings the frame to life. The big sky like fingers on a giant hand that threatens to engulf all below, the menace and beauty of the irresistible hues. Exceptional.

10 Dec 2010 7:38am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Bravo for the spotlight !! It's really a fantastic shot, love it !!

10 Dec 2010 8:39am

Murphys from Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom

A lovely moody shot Becky.

10 Dec 2010 10:17am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fantastic shot! Congratulations on the Spotlight! The light in sky and over the water is so special. The elements included with the pier are fabulous!

10 Dec 2010 2:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

10 Dec 2010 3:33pm

songhorse from north carolina, United States

breathtaking lighting, colors and comp. very nice work!

10 Dec 2010 7:22pm

foto-rolero54 from Gerpinnes, Belgium

A quite beautiful realization, good day with you

11 Dec 2010 9:56am

Pascale from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

woooww!Impessive!I am speechless in front of such a beauty!Wonderful!

11 Dec 2010 4:01pm

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Great shot. The lighting, clouds and processing make this familiar shot breathtaking.

12 Dec 2010 12:48am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

great shot!!

13 Dec 2010 5:19pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


15 Dec 2010 7:38pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Stunning !!!!! Congrats on Spotlight Becky!!!!! I love this!!!!

16 Dec 2010 1:23am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Out of this world - stunning!

16 Dec 2010 2:55pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific!!!!! :-) 5*

16 Dec 2010 7:47pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

beautiful skylight, cloud patterns & image viewpoint.......Congratz on the Spotlight

17 Dec 2010 4:53pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

20 Dec 2010 4:50pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Totally awesome shot Becky!

20 Dec 2010 5:05pm

Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


27 Dec 2010 1:45pm

David from Orange, France

Incroyable ce ciel !

8 May 2011 7:47pm