Dancing with the Clouds [Warning: 9 colorful images]

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by d_ip, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. d_ip

    d_ip

    94
    Mar 18, 2005
    Alberta, Canada
    After three weeks of heavy rainfall we got the nice weather on Sunday and I took the opportunity to go out and snap some shots.
    I was a half hour late getting there, as a result I missed the magical moment. I still did some shooting and brought these.
    For the next time: “Be there early and bring a 3 stop ND grade filter”
    Until now that’s all I have got to share......

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    25541762-L-2.
    25663840-L.
    25663829-L-1.
    25663834-L.
    25663841-L.
    25663843-L.
    25663842-L.
    25663838-L.

    And the rest are here:
    http://lenscapephoto.smugmug.com/gallery/548192
    Your comments are appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. You've got some amazing reflections here, Shahed! No need to make apologies for any of these!

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera
     
  3. GreenCoal

    GreenCoal Guest

    Brilliant -- look at 'em clouds!
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Gorgeous,

    Looks like magic to me !!!!!
     
  5. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Really enjoyed your efoorts

    They're really beautiful, even if you didn't get there at the right time, or have the N grad w/you. At least you HAVE this kind of scenery to work with. I have............cornfields :(
    Say, could you put youR real 1st name in your sig? Don't know what to call you! :?
     
  6. Really great. Have always loved refelctions. Hopefully your weather remains good so you will have more to share.

    Steve
     
  7. Wow Shahed - Gorgeous shots!

    Regarding the Graduated ND filter -- if you're shooting with a tripod, try taking multiple shots with different exposures for highlights and shadows, then combine in your favorite photo processing software. It gives you a little more control over the final product than a filter, but of course requires a bit more processing work as well.

    Either way, you did a wonderful job with these!

    Thanks for posting...
     
  8. Micah

    Micah

    40
    May 8, 2005
    Spectacular views and reflections.
     
  9. You were right to warn us. The images are outstanding and you are to be congratulated on taking them.
     
  10. WOw Incredible shots Nd or not they are all very nice images
     
  11. d_ip

    d_ip

    94
    Mar 18, 2005
    Alberta, Canada
    Thanks for your advice and comment David. I have used tripod, CPol and 1 stop ND grade filter but I found the dynamic range were so wide I needed to stop more.
    I also tried shooting with different expose to blend them later. There were two problems:
    1. The clouds were moving so I couldn’t get an identical shot.
    2. When I blend them is PSCS2 using HDR, I didn't like the result.
    So my conclusion was to get one right expose with more stop.
    I end up under exposing those shots and fixed them at post-processing to save from blown sky.
    Thanks
     
  12. WOW......Great Images!!
     
  13. Shahed,

    Yes, I would be pretty annoyed if I had missed the "magic moment" and only got those, NOT!!! Man, these are fantastic, colors, composition, clarity, you name it. I wish I could take just one like that, even without the "light"... sheeeesh! ;-)
     
  14. Those are some awesome colorful shots!
     
  15. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Shahed, your images are beautiful...I'll trade you the Sears Tower and the John Handcock Building for one of those gorgeous mountains!!! :shock:
     
  16. Jez

    Jez

    706
    Jun 22, 2005
    UK
    Well if that's what happens on a bad day, I can't wait to see some "proper" ones!

    Simply stunning - thank you for sharing. :D
     
  17. Gorgeous images, as usual, Shahed.....keep 'em coming !! :)
     
  18. hans

    hans

    827
    Feb 5, 2005
    The Netherlands
    These are absolutely amazing thanks for sharing

    Wish we had some variety in the landscape over here it's flat ,flat ,flat
     
  19. obelix

    obelix

    714
    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Gorgeous shots, Shahed.
     
  20. faenix

    faenix

    98
    Jun 21, 2005
    Bayside, NY
    The reflections are stunning. Wow. I especially love your 5th one. Great job!
     
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