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Cloudscape

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by slipstream, May 22, 2007.

  1. slipstream

    slipstream

    141
    Dec 29, 2006
    Hook, UK
    A ridge of high pressure over the UK gave me the opportunity of this shot. The Tokina 12-24 used is, in my opinion, a superb lens, I love it.

    C&C most welcome

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  2. Lowolf

    Lowolf

    Jan 26, 2006
    Oregon
    nicely down Kev
     
  3. haze2

    haze2

    780
    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Dramatic sky, nice shot!
     
  4. murreywalker

    murreywalker

    588
    Mar 25, 2005
    Very nice, Kev!

    Murrey
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice

    Looks like a little levels adj and seclective color to pull the white down a tad would help.Tad sharpen as well
     
  6. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    some highlight/shadow recovery would make it oh so much more dramatic!
     
  7. slipstream

    slipstream

    141
    Dec 29, 2006
    Hook, UK
    thanks guys, but my PS skills are only limited in the levels department so if you want a larger copy of this then pm me and you can adjust to your hearts content.
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Levels , selective color, shadow /highlights saturation are straight foward.
    No skill necessary. no layers:>))))))
     
  9. slipstream

    slipstream

    141
    Dec 29, 2006
    Hook, UK
    Is this better??????

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  10. Kev, great shot! I love my Tokina 12-24 for dramatic skies. I'm also a cloud addict, this is terrific.
     
  11. slipstream

    slipstream

    141
    Dec 29, 2006
    Hook, UK
    thanks Sandi, i think its a real gem of a lens. Clouds..... cant beat a good cloud formation, they always facinate me.
     
  12. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    Kev,

    As Gale mentioned, its pretty easy to reclaim data in a white cloud formation so long as the highlights aren't blown out. These weren't. This might not be the effect you were after but it shows what can be done with a few quick adjustments in levels and the highlight/shadow recovery tool.

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  13. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
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  14. slipstream

    slipstream

    141
    Dec 29, 2006
    Hook, UK
    hey guys thats amazing, it puts a competely different stance to the pic.

    Thanks very much, i will have another go at it.
     
  15. zigzag

    zigzag

    307
    Oct 16, 2005
    Boston
    Also, when you are taking the shot, a polarizing filter will help give definition to clouds like that. Though a good 77mm polarizer will set you back a bit.

    Very nice effort, though. I have the same lens and feel the same way.
     
  16. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    Polarizer? Very nice indeed.
     
  17. slipstream

    slipstream

    141
    Dec 29, 2006
    Hook, UK
    Zig: A polariser was used on this shot, I just had trouble with the levels.
     
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