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March 10, 2011
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Canon
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Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
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1/200 second
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F/10.0
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10 mm
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100
Date Taken
Sep 19, 2007, 5:47:40 PM
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Rainmaker by Mizth Rainmaker by Mizth
Model by Marcus Ranum : [link]

All other resources by Me

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First, my initial impressions, because this is a very provocative image, and very pleasing to the eye. The angle of this shot is incredible. That beach and surf, so bare, so vast and beautiful, along with the figure standing in the surf, evokes an eerie feeling when I think about how it would feel if I witnessed this firsthand. The contrasts are very nicely balanced from above to below, which draws out the figure of the woman and the lightning in the background.

The lightning in the background is nearly straight up and down, with none of the usual bending or branching associated with lightning. While I am certain the average viewer would not mistake it for a large white laser beam in the distance rather than actual lightning, a tiny bend, or even a hint of one or two very tiny outreaching branches would make it more visually, instantaneously, plausible.

The larger "visual plausibility" problem with the lightning is that it is coming from so-called "fair weather nimbus" and stratocumulus clouds, neither of which are very dense, as seen by sunlight is already shining through in many places. Lightning comes almost exclusively from the much denser, darker and more vertically rising cumulonimbus clouds (which are formed from nimbus clouds).

There is also the issue of how to visually establish a cause and effect relationship between the woman standing in the surf (ostensibly the Rainmaker) and the lightning. This is done in the title already but without this title, it could easily be taken for just a shot of a woman at the very instant lightning strikes in the distance - which brings me to my suggestion:

The dark clouds to the right, and closer to the woman, already look like mushrooming thunderheads, or beautiful cumulonimbus clouds. This front could be tied visually to the woman, as if extending from her position - like an advancing storm front that follows her, as if in her wake. If this dark front was pushed back (on the right side only), then the lightning in the distance would make more sense. Another possibility is to have some very subtle, very soft 'feeler' lightning tentacles, either near the woman, or even possibly reaching her - as if the impetus for lightning, thunder, and rain itself, emanated from her.

And then again, you could leave it as is, because it is already a very nice image - provocative enough to make me want to stop and write a critique!
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Thalana Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Amazed !
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:iconmizth:
Mizth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow: :):)
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:iconlmaoalexxx:
lmaoalexxx Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i luv the lighting here
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:iconmizth:
Mizth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you do! Thank you so very much! :)
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iSparkyF Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks amazing o: really no words to describe how great this looks, really nice job on this! c:
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:iconmizth:
Mizth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for all the nice words! :w00t: :)
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telmamalandi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beauty!!
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:iconmizth:
Mizth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! :):)
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Frama Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Wonderful!
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:iconmizth:
Mizth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!! :):)
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