Daniel Bliss: A worthy grand champion, a great capture and beautiful processing, but I have to disagree with many of the other top 25, too many of which look like fairly ho-hum stock photos. There doesn't seem to be a logic to the rank, some terrific editorial and nature stuff bunched in with stuff that's just your average decent-to-good thread-starter.
I really can't say enough good things about this first prize winner, though. I hope the photographer is getting some sales out of it, or at least some very adoring thankyous from any lucky friends and relatives who have received it as a gift. And if the latter, I hope the photographer considers offering prints for sale.
I am happy to print it and hang at home. In our country, it's still impossible to sell anything. This image can be purchased by Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/storm-at-sunset-royalty-free-image/178969193?esource=en-us_flickr_photo&language=en-US
grigorgio: Wonderful angle and work !!!
Thank you — this is a panorama from a 8 frame.
pen araneae: Congratulations for taking such dramatically beautiful panorama. The bolt of lightning adds so much to the already wonderful picture.
Yess! And PtGui )))
Nox Arcanum: Congratulations,you really deserve the top place-you have here a beautiful blue uncut diamond. A gracious treasure.
OngNikon: Nice pic - no doubt. I wish I can have something come close to this.
But, somehow, I think it has been PS more than just a 'pano from 3 frame"
1. Sun location and building shadow... like no so in sync. 2. Lightning - I wish i have the fantastic luck - just in the correct frame of a pano..
I am novice and maybe too totally wrong. My apology.
I have a video and timelaps from this place, I was very fortunate that the city against the black clouds of sunset light was illuminated.
desertsky: Great photo - congratulations.
The Mick: This image is so well done... just beautiful! Definitely frame-worthy. Congratulations on a top spot!Mick
Thank you, Mick!