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Sky abstracts

Discussion in 'Miscellany' started by Elf_8, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Where these were taken wouldn't realy matter. They're from up above.

    Nikon D70
    2005/08/21 19:35:54.7
    Compressed RAW (12-bit)
    Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
    Lens: 70-200mm F/2.8 D
    Focal Length: 70mm
    Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
    Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
    1/1000 sec - F/5.6
    Exposure Comp.: -0.7 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 200
    Optimize Image: Custom
    White Balance: Preset
    AF Mode: AF-S
    Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
    Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
    Tone Comp.: User-Defined Custom Curve
    Hue Adjustment: 0°
    Saturation: Enhanced
    Sharpening: Normal
    Image Comment:
    Long Exposure NR: Off

    Nikon COOLPIX8800
    2005/08/04 19:53:43
    JPEG (8-bit) Fine
    Image Size: 3264 x 2448
    Converter Lens: None
    Focal Length: 8.9mm
    Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
    Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
    1/94.6 sec - F/4.5
    Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
    Sensitivity: Auto
    White Balance: Auto
    AF Mode: AF-S
    Tone Comp.: Contrast (-)
    Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
    Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00
    Saturation comp: +1
    Sharpening: Normal
    Noise Reduction: Off
  2. Christian, I really like the second one! There is something about subtle yet dramatic toning that is compelling.

    aka beaucamera
  3. Thank you Virginia. I guess the effect is from the deep graduation between the dark edge and the glowing corner. I flipped the original vertically to place the light and open corner in the UR corner so the eye. movement would climb from the darkness into the light.
  4. Now, that was clever, Christian!

    aka beaucamera
  5. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Very interesting - and it seems very personal. The colored cloud in #1 looks like it has a personality. Yet the same colors in the second reflect place instead of person. I try to place the first picture in context with the second and it creates a lot of tension. Good abstraction, or maybe even expressionism.
  6. Great pictures!

    the first one really seems to have personality! In a book of Terry Goodkind there is a "marker cloud" that magicaly follows the target to show its location, This one could be such one :wink:

    the second one, has a nice mood and could also be used as background for portraits. (Could be from the land of mordor :biggrin:) 
  7. Very nice Christian. Interesting how the little puff balls of color crop up like that. Well done images.
  8. Thank you all for your comments. Sorry I am so late in following up. Work and family matters...

    Well yes, that little puffy cloud had a personnality - a short lived one. I followed it from the start to the end. All in all, maybe 5 minutes.

    At the start :

    It vanished here :
  9. The picture i like the most is the first one in the second group excellent contrast between the tree and the clouds.
  10. i think that first shot is breathtaking, Incredible color and composition.
  11. Robert


    Jul 24, 2005
    Both are very nice and would be interesting for use as sky replacement for shots that need some sky improvement.
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