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Cloudscapes

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by IANW, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Whilst the summer has not been very bright we have had some wonderful clouds.

    Pitstone Hill with 14-24 f2.8 at 14mm f22 on D700

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    Hitchin Lavender Farm 24-70 f2.8 at 24mm f22 on D700

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    Wicken Fen 14-24 f2.8 at 14mm f22 on D700

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    Wicken Windmill 14-24 at 20mm f22 on D700

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    Might not be the big wide open spaces of the US but has been interesting.
     
  2. Nice series. Really like number one. If you don't mind a comment, lighten the foreground a little and you have a winner.
     
  3. Very nice.
     
  4. Samuel comments always welcomed will try the adjustment when I have time.

    Blue_gsx thats for the kind words
     
  5. I'm looking for inspiration during this "summer" here in the UK too - these are nice shots. Must remember to keep looking up!

    Andy
     
  6. Gorgeous! Love the lavender fields and the windmill! Very pleasing and relaxing to look at! Nice work!
     
  7. Nice ones!
     
  8. Andy always something to capture, have noticed that the leaves are turning on the trees at Ashridge early this year for example.

    Cajun thanks the lavender farm is something that I have visited ten time in the last six weeks at different times to capture the light. Submitted another image to the BBC website and today they published it.

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    Alex thanks for the kind words.
     
  9. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Wonderful series of images. Love your compositional style !
     
  10. Zee71

    Zee71

    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Beautiful series.......

    Here's one I capture after a storm at a baseball game....the sky was stunning to say the least.

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  11. I like the shots overall, composition is good using the lines in the lavender, But I have one suggestion for this shot specifically.

    It looks like this was a RAW to begin with, and you had to really adjust the shadows / highlights sliders to save the bright whites?
    If i'm correct, notice it also caused the lavender highlights to look really gray. IMO it makes them look really fake.

    If you try this one again, maybe output 2 pictures where you don't adjust the shadows / highlights more than say 10%, and then use the exposure slider to expose for the ground and then once again for the sky. Then you can just gradient mask the 2 to look more natural.

    If you want send me the original file, and I can show you what I mean!
     
  12. Mark like the storm clouds.

    Lexiticus thanks for the offer will adjust and if I can achieve the right output will send you the file. The lavender is near harvest and so no longer bright purple unlike this one

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  13. WOW, Ian, I just love those lavender captures! So beautiful I can almost smell them!
     
  14. exitnine

    exitnine

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    Jun 5, 2008
    Boston, MA
    the first one remind of windows xp
     
  15. Cajun Angel thanks.

    Exitnine now that would be an idea us it as a theme for my MacBook.
     
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