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Title: clouds
Post by: kikashi on June 19, 2010, 06:59:02 AM
Comments?

[attachment=22683:cloud1.jpg]     [attachment=22684:cloud2.jpg]

Jeremy
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on June 19, 2010, 03:25:58 PM
The first one's nice, but I love the clouds in the second.  We have a trees thread and a rocks thread.  Maybe we should start a clouds thread?

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: RSL on June 19, 2010, 03:52:02 PM
Come on you guys: "equivalents" "equivalents." Not clouds. Stieglitz would roll over in his grave.
Title: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 19, 2010, 04:53:16 PM
Quote from: RSL
Come on you guys: "equivalents" "equivalents." Not clouds. Stieglitz would roll over in his grave.

"Tomorrow's forecast: Sunny in the morning with increasing equivalence as the day goes on. Some equivalents may produce scattered showers."


I'm with Mike on these. I like the second, but the first doesn't really move me.

Eric

Title: clouds
Post by: kikashi on June 20, 2010, 04:52:53 AM
Quote from: Eric Myrvaagnes
I'm with Mike on these. I like the second, but the first doesn't really move me.
I agree completely. I posted the first because it amused me: the white cloud looked to me (and to my five-year-old daughter!) like a face peering out from behind the mountain, with the dark areas bringing to mind eyes, a nose and a mouth.

Let's get the clouds thread going!

Jeremy
Title: clouds
Post by: Ed Blagden on June 20, 2010, 05:49:50 AM
Quote from: kikashi
Let's get the clouds thread going!

Jeremy
OK Then, I'll start.

[attachment=22693:IMG_2775.jpg]



Ed
Title: clouds
Post by: Jeremy Payne on June 20, 2010, 07:04:08 AM
Hey gang ... Here's a cloud shot for you that I've been kicking around lately ...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4471305268_4fa5b7fc71_o.jpg)
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on June 20, 2010, 04:51:36 PM
Here are a few:

[attachment=22699:DSCF0068.jpg]
[attachment=22696:DSCF0067.jpg] [attachment=22697:DSCF2889.jpg]
[attachment=22698:DSCF4731_P.jpg]

Mike.

(see the genie in the 3rd image?)
Title: clouds
Post by: DarkPenguin on June 20, 2010, 07:09:42 PM
Two storms at Wild River.

[attachment=22702:0060.MN....20070811.jpg]
[attachment=22701:0036.mn....20070811.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: Colorwave on June 20, 2010, 08:38:44 PM
Jeremy-
I'm with you and your daughter on the first shot.  The first thing that jumped out at me was that creepy face in the bottom cloud.  

Nice shots, everybody.  I guess clouds were due some respect here.
Title: clouds
Post by: kikashi on June 21, 2010, 03:04:18 AM
Look here, chaps. If I start a thread, it's damn bad manners to post to it shots that are better than mine!

Seriously, this could turn out to be fun. I'm looking forward to it.

Jeremy

PS: Mike, I love the genie. I'll show it to Imogen when she gets back from school.
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on June 21, 2010, 03:18:25 AM
Some great work, folks... keep 'em coming!

Here are a few more (love clouds, can you tell?)

The intense colours in these first two images are actually from the smoke from the 2009 forest fires in west Kelowna.

[attachment=22710:DSCF4120.jpg] [attachment=22711:DSCF4452.jpg]

Love clouds in B&W too.  Note the osprey in the left image.

[attachment=22712:DSCF3693.jpg] [attachment=22713:DSCF4195.jpg]

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: seamus finn on June 21, 2010, 02:27:34 PM

I wonder would this qualify?


[attachment=22720:clouds_l..._1_of_1_.jpg]





Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on June 21, 2010, 03:55:44 PM
Well, those fluffy things in the sky look like clouds to me!    

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 21, 2010, 04:28:10 PM
OK, here are a couple of mine. One from Utah:  

[attachment=22724:utah_090...XL360aFR.jpg]

and one from Death Valley:

[attachment=22725:DV16Vall...dClouds2.jpg]

Eric

Title: clouds
Post by: fredjeang on June 21, 2010, 07:48:46 PM
Quote from: wolfnowl
Some great work, folks... keep 'em coming!

Here are a few more (love clouds, can you tell?)

The intense colours in these first two images are actually from the smoke from the 2009 forest fires in west Kelowna.

[attachment=22710:DSCF4120.jpg] [attachment=22711:DSCF4452.jpg]

Love clouds in B&W too.  Note the osprey in the left image.

[attachment=22712:DSCF3693.jpg] [attachment=22713:DSCF4195.jpg]

Mike.
Mike, the third with the bird impacted me. Beautifull and powerfull.
Title: clouds
Post by: seamus finn on June 22, 2010, 05:46:43 AM
Quote
Quote from: wolfnowl
Well, those fluffy things in the sky look like clouds to me!    

Mike.


Just testing - glad to see you're wide awake and alert!!!   It's not everybody who can spot a stupid question.
Title: clouds
Post by: LoisWakeman on June 22, 2010, 07:16:40 AM
Well, mist is low cloud, so here's my most recent. Taken yesterday just after midsummer dawn, from the top of a local hill with an Iron Age hill fort on it. Looking south towards the sea, over a well-known local landmark, Colmer's Hill - the one with the trees on top.

[attachment=22732:midsummermist.jpg]

I have already removed a cellphone mast that was looming on the skyline, and may remove that rather distracting track bottom right. But I think the electricity pylons stay - they are (sadly) very much a feature of rural England.

Thanks for another promising topic-based thread, Jeremy.
Title: clouds
Post by: tom b on June 22, 2010, 09:43:05 PM
I've got a mixture of cloudy skies in my web site here:

http://www.tombrown.id.au/eclectic/skies/album/index.html (http://www.tombrown.id.au/eclectic/skies/album/index.html)

Cheers,
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on June 23, 2010, 02:38:55 AM
Some great work, folks!  And thanks for the compliment, Fred!!

More, anyone?

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: kikashi on June 23, 2010, 03:28:40 AM
Quote from: LoisWakeman
Well, mist is low cloud, so here's my most recent. Taken yesterday just after midsummer dawn, from the top of a local hill with an Iron Age hill fort on it. Looking south towards the sea, over a well-known local landmark, Colmer's Hill - the one with the trees on top.

[attachment=22732:midsummermist.jpg]

I have already removed a cellphone mast that was looming on the skyline, and may remove that rather distracting track bottom right. But I think the electricity pylons stay - they are (sadly) very much a feature of rural England.

Thanks for another promising topic-based thread, Jeremy.
Beautiful shot, Lois. Very English.

Jeremy
Title: clouds
Post by: John R Smith on June 23, 2010, 03:31:55 AM
[attachment=22750:Field_an...deal_Web.jpg]

Here you go. Shot on HP5 a few years back.

John
Title: clouds
Post by: seamus finn on June 23, 2010, 06:26:50 AM
Clouds over Ben Bulben Mountain, Co Sligo, Ireland, made famous by the poet W. B. Yeats:


Under bare Ben Bulben's head
In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid.
An ancestor was rector there
Long years ago, a church stands near,
By the road an ancient cross.
No marble, no conventional phrase;
On limestone quarried near the spot
By his command these words are cut:
Cast a cold eye
On life, on death.
Horseman, pass by!



[attachment=22751:ben_bulben_LUMLAM.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on June 25, 2010, 05:07:00 PM
A few more...

Lake Okanagan, with smoke from the fires.
[attachment=22786:DSCF4115.jpg]
[attachment=22792:DSCF4515.jpg]
[attachment=22788:DSCF4200.jpg]
[attachment=22789:DSCF4204.jpg]
[attachment=22787:DSCF4191.jpg]
[attachment=22790:DSCF4207.jpg]
Figure Skater
[attachment=22791:DSCF4512.jpg]
Jedi (complete with light sabre)
[attachment=22793:DSCF4516.jpg]

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 25, 2010, 11:32:02 PM
What a nice thread this is!

Eric

Title: clouds
Post by: Richowens on June 26, 2010, 12:37:15 AM
[attachment=22800:wierdcloud.jpg]
  Flying Pigs
[attachment=22801:davisfield2.jpg]
  Flying Turtles
[attachment=22802:davisfield3.jpg]

Thought I would get in on the fun.

Rich
Title: clouds
Post by: DarkPenguin on June 26, 2010, 12:52:53 AM
A couple from NoDak.  (The jpeg conversion looks to have been brutal to the first one.)

[attachment=22803:ND.TRNP....807.0146.jpg]  [attachment=22804:ND.TRNP....807.0139.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: mattpallante on June 26, 2010, 02:45:40 PM
[attachment=22808:cloud.fo...4457_lzn.jpg]

cloud rolling down a hillside in the Smokie's..Matt
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on June 26, 2010, 06:13:39 PM
Quote from: Eric Myrvaagnes
What a nice thread this is!

Eric

Indeed!

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: SJ.Butel on June 27, 2010, 07:13:22 PM
Never really thought much about focusing only on the clouds as it didn't really appeal to me.  All the great shots here have had enough of an effect to change that, thanks for the inspiration!

Yesterday i saw this halo thing just above the fog layer where it had haw frosted.  My knowledge on clouds is limited to type and what some of them mean but could anyone please enlighten me on what this effect is called?
You can see in the second one there is also a second circle under it.  It disappeared quickly.  Sorry for the small file size but it is hard to see when it is larger.



Edit: I see, thanks for the link Mike.  Had never heard of a fogbow before.
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on June 28, 2010, 02:14:33 AM
This will answer better than I could: Atmospheric Optics (http://www.atoptics.co.uk/rainbows/notabow.htm)

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on June 29, 2010, 02:12:27 AM
A few more:

[attachment=22843:DSCF4530_P.jpg]
[attachment=22848:DSCF4954.jpg]

This one's actually a bit of a cheat.  It's a contrail from an airplane turning to land at Kelowna airport.
[attachment=22847:DSCF4545_P.jpg]

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on June 29, 2010, 05:18:37 AM
Some woderful photos in here. Clouds are one of my landscape favourite subjects, as they increase the inteerst in skies. Here are some of mine, from Oman.

[attachment=22850:oman_58.jpg]

[attachment=22851:oman_66.jpg]

[attachment=22852:oman_54.jpg]


And here are some from Portugal.

[attachment=22853:PB_00113_001_net.jpg]

[attachment=22854:pico_arieiro_2.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: Ed Blagden on June 29, 2010, 07:32:29 AM
Quote from: pbizarro
Some woderful photos in here. Clouds are one of my landscape favourite subjects, as they increase the inteerst in skies. Here are some of mine, from Oman.

I love #1 - a very strong image.

Ed
Title: clouds
Post by: mattpallante on June 29, 2010, 09:04:36 PM
[attachment=22864:Oman_58.jpg]

Paulo, this just rocks! I see the Sun/corona in the sand/sky.

Matt
Title: clouds
Post by: seamus finn on July 01, 2010, 09:55:19 AM
Clouds over Carrowmore in County Sligo, Ireland, the second largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Europe and among Ireland's oldest. Archaeologists have found over 65 tombs, stone circles, passage graves and standing stones. The site is thought to be over 700 years older than the spectacular Newgrange, which was built in 3200BC.




[attachment=22885:carrowmore_best.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 01, 2010, 11:55:30 AM
Old Town Bay, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
[attachment=22887:Old_Town_Bay.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: kikashi on July 01, 2010, 02:44:43 PM
Quote from: LoisWakeman
Well, mist is low cloud...
I agree. How about this one (colour and b&w versions):

[attachment=22888:avoca.jpg]  [attachment=22889:avocabw.jpg]

Like you, Lois, I haven't removed the cables. They're visible and slightly irritating but I think it would be a lot of work.

Jeremy
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 02, 2010, 02:17:49 AM
Great work folks!

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: pegelli on July 02, 2010, 02:31:40 AM
I'd like to add a couple of older ones to this beautiful thread here:
All taken in France in the summer of 2008:

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200807/PEGA7000242520080731LR/357237420_NuP7a-O.jpg)

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200808/PEGA7000247520080802LR/354304105_wVcEd-O.jpg)

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200808/PEGA7000247620080802/517830061_4ebpu-O.jpg)
Title: clouds
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on July 02, 2010, 04:54:11 AM
[quote name='seamus finn' date='Jul 1 2010, 02:55 PM' post='373999']
Clouds over Carrowmore in County Sligo, Ireland, the second largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Europe and among Ireland's oldest. Archaeologists have found over 65 tombs, stone circles, passage graves and standing stones. The site is thought to be over 700 years older than the spectacular Newgrange, which was built in 3200BC.

I like the infra red effect on this one.
Title: clouds
Post by: Ed Blagden on July 02, 2010, 04:55:43 AM
Another one; Three frame stitch, taken from Champagne Ridge, on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley.  Only 30km or so from downtown Nairobi, amazingly enough.

[attachment=22896:Raha_Mstarehe_0000.jpg]

Ed
Title: clouds
Post by: Ed Blagden on July 02, 2010, 04:58:40 AM
Quote from: kikashi
I agree. How about this one (colour and b&w versions):

[attachment=22888:avoca.jpg]  [attachment=22889:avocabw.jpg]

Like you, Lois, I haven't removed the cables. They're visible and slightly irritating but I think it would be a lot of work.

Jeremy
Jeremy,

The colour one is great... love the subtle colours, very English and restrained.  I wouldn't worry about the power lines.  They are an authentic feature of the English landscape, unfortunately.

Ed
Title: clouds
Post by: seamus finn on July 02, 2010, 09:30:49 AM
Quote
Clouds over Carrowmore

Thanks  pbizarro - actually it is infrared (Kodak IR film now sadly discontinued,I believe)
Title: clouds
Post by: kikashi on July 02, 2010, 02:38:09 PM
Quote from: Ed Blagden
Jeremy,

The colour one is great... love the subtle colours, very English and restrained.  I wouldn't worry about the power lines.  They are an authentic feature of the English landscape, unfortunately.

Ed
Thanks, Ed. I think you're right about the colour being better than the b&w on this occasion (my wife thinks so too!). Actually, it's Ireland but the comment about the power lines holds good!

Jeremy
Title: clouds
Post by: mattpallante on July 03, 2010, 02:25:33 PM
From last October, at sunrise.[attachment=22915:mornin.l...4421_lzn.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: Ray on July 03, 2010, 03:24:26 PM
This is a very problematic shot because it was taken through a bus window as the bus was turning around. I bracketed 3 shots in aperture priority mode because the scene was obviously very bright, and I used ISO 200 and F5.6 so all three shots would have a high shutter speed. However, the bus was moving when I took the shots, and Merge to HDR does not produce a satisfactory result.

This is a preliminary result which I'm not entirely satisfied with. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciatred.

The location is St Issac's Cathedral in St Petersburg.

[attachment=22918:Composite_3_v_4.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: whawn on July 03, 2010, 08:04:04 PM
Here's mine:
[attachment=22919:005_TheBadLands.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 04, 2010, 06:28:09 AM
Some low cloud over a snowy Nun's Cross farm, Dartmoor

[attachment=22929:Nun__s_Cross_farm.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: LoisWakeman on July 05, 2010, 04:44:48 AM
Quote from: kikashi
I agree. How about this one (colour and b&w versions):

Like you, Lois, I haven't removed the cables. They're visible and slightly irritating but I think it would be a lot of work.
Jeremy
Lovely - I like both versions. I think we have to learn to live with the rash of human interventions in the rural landscape - especially with continuous-tone type subjects where cloning tends to be very obtrusive.
Title: clouds
Post by: Justan on July 05, 2010, 12:17:55 PM
Quote from: mattpallante
From last October, at sunrise.[attachment=22915:mornin.l...4421_lzn.jpg]

Beautiful!!!
Title: clouds
Post by: Justan on July 05, 2010, 12:20:26 PM
Quote from: Ray
This is a very problematic shot because it was taken through a bus window as the bus was turning around. I bracketed 3 shots in aperture priority mode because the scene was obviously very bright, and I used ISO 200 and F5.6 so all three shots would have a high shutter speed. However, the bus was moving when I took the shots, and Merge to HDR does not produce a satisfactory result.

This is a preliminary result which I'm not entirely satisfied with. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciatred.

The location is St Issac's Cathedral in St Petersburg.

[attachment=22918:Composite_3_v_4.jpg]

It doesn't need for anything - it is a delight to the eye!
Title: clouds
Post by: RSL on July 05, 2010, 05:31:57 PM
Here's an "equivalent" of my own. The relative humidity was just high enough to show the sunrays. I don't usually shoot clouds but I couldn't pass this one up.

[attachment=22963:Equivalent.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 06, 2010, 04:04:55 AM
Nice one, Russ!

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: kikashi on July 06, 2010, 04:16:47 AM
Quote from: wolfnowl
Nice one, Russ!

Mike.
My thoughts exactly. Russ, I thought you'd join in!

Jeremy
Title: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 06, 2010, 05:35:22 AM
A shot from my bedroom window

[attachment=22991:Clouds.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: kikashi on July 06, 2010, 01:55:29 PM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
A shot from my bedroom window

[attachment=22991:Clouds.jpg]
You lucky sod! All I can see past my garden is the next house.

Jeremy
Title: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 06, 2010, 03:03:10 PM
Quote from: kikashi
You lucky sod! All I can see past my garden is the next house.

Jeremy

Is there a 'smug git' emoticon I can use?
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 06, 2010, 06:44:59 PM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
A shot from my bedroom window

Not a bad view at that!

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 12, 2010, 08:38:57 AM
[attachment=23096:Wheatfie...ming_sky.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: MattDubuque on July 12, 2010, 11:05:49 AM
Quote from: fredjeang
Mike, the third with the bird impacted me. Beautifull and powerfull.

I agree, for me the third shot is the most compelling shot I have seen so far, out of many, many wonderful shots.

I think it's substantially due to the cloud swirl vortex in the right hand side of that image....portending some very dramatic turbulence and likely a cause for the osprey to go soaring....
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 12, 2010, 05:27:12 PM
Thanks for saying so!

It's getting so that I don't remember what I've put in this thread, but I think these are new:

Mike.

[attachment=23102:DSCF8424.jpg] [attachment=23103:DSCF8544_PAP.jpg]
[attachment=23104:DSCF8548_P.jpg] [attachment=23105:DSCF9605_PAP.jpg]
[attachment=23106:DSCF9812.jpg] [attachment=23107:DSCF10260_PAP.jpg]
[attachment=23108:DSCF10269_PAP.jpg] [attachment=23109:DSCF14242_PAP_Edit.jpg]

P.S.  The seventh one with the twotters (aircraft) was a series of handheld images of one plane, joined in Autopano Pro.  The software took out the 'ghosts' of the overlaps, but left three distinct planes in the combined image.  No DOT rules were broken!

Title: clouds
Post by: kikashi on July 13, 2010, 03:31:01 AM
Great shots, Mike. I particularly like the fourth one.

Jeremy
Title: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 13, 2010, 09:36:01 AM
Quote from: kikashi
Great shots, Mike. I particularly like the fourth one.

Jeremy

Me too. And #5.


Eric

Title: clouds
Post by: Ed Blagden on July 13, 2010, 10:06:46 AM
Amboseli, looking the "wrong" way at sunset.

[attachment=23127:EB_2878.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 13, 2010, 01:54:07 PM
Quote from: Ed Blagden
Amboseli, looking the "wrong" way at sunset.

Doesn't appear to be any 'wrong' way to look around there!

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: LoisWakeman on July 14, 2010, 07:33:55 AM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
wheat field]
I love this one Bill - it is so evocative of those summer days when harvest is almost upon us and summer clouds start bubbling up. I can just smell the dusty wheat and feel the breeze on my face. Has a nice IR feel to it. (I'm a sucker for "field studies")
Title: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 14, 2010, 08:30:16 AM
Thanks Lois - glad you liked it


Wispy summer clouds

[attachment=23159:Farm_lane.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 14, 2010, 11:04:09 AM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
Wispy summer clouds

[attachment=23159:Farm_lane.jpg]
Another very nice one. I like the wheat fields very much, too.

Eric


Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 14, 2010, 02:58:56 PM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
Wispy summer clouds

Very nice!!

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on July 15, 2010, 04:37:22 AM
Very nice images indeed. Here go a few more of mine:

Fields near the coast, in Southwest Portugal

[attachment=23175:longueir...9_14_net.jpg]

Sunset in Abu Dhabi

[attachment=23176:abu_dhab...0_16_net.jpg]

Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 15, 2010, 04:42:20 PM
First one's nice; really like the clouds in the second one.

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on July 20, 2010, 04:26:32 AM
Quote from: wolfnowl
First one's nice; really like the clouds in the second one.

Mike.

Thanks Mike. Here are a few more that I have shot while having breakfast. I normally get up very early to go to work (at 6 am); this particularly morning I was opening the windows in the kitchen when I noticed the cloud formations, lit by the rising sun. I went to fetch my little Panasonic GF1 with 20mm lens, and grabed a few shots.

[attachment=23236:carcavel...2_BW_net.jpg]

[attachment=23237:carcavel...4_BW_net.jpg]

Title: clouds
Post by: stamper on July 20, 2010, 05:42:47 AM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
Is there a 'smug git' emoticon I can use?

Your avatar will do fine  
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 30, 2010, 12:50:40 AM
One more, from a couple of months back...

[attachment=23404:DSCF15161.jpg]

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 30, 2010, 11:36:00 AM
Quote from: wolfnowl
One more, from a couple of months back...

[attachment=23404:DSCF15161.jpg]

Mike.

This one has a nice, Stieglitian "Equivalent" air to it.


Eric

Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 30, 2010, 03:50:55 PM
Thanks!  Alfred did some really intriguing work.

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 30, 2010, 04:15:55 PM
The first is an attempt at doing something 'arty' - shot yesterday at a local spot, Hestercombe House. The following two (both more straightforward B&W land/skyscapes) were both taken on the north Devon coastpath, walking towards the Valley of the Rocks.
[attachment=23414:Arty_farty_stuff.jpg]
[attachment=23415:North_Devon_coast.jpg]
[attachment=23416:North_De..._coast_2.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 30, 2010, 11:39:28 PM
The first one doesn't really work for me - too much just black, I think, and the chapel gets kinda lost.  The second one has really nice clouds, but with the path on the bottom my eye thinks that the path should be the dominant subject and yet it's crowded into the bottom of the frame.  The third one is really intriguing!  Had me rolling my head around and around try to find the 'This Way Up' arrow!!

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: kikashi on July 31, 2010, 04:24:37 AM
Quote from: wolfnowl
The first one doesn't really work for me - too much just black, I think, and the chapel gets kinda lost.  The second one has really nice clouds, but with the path on the bottom my eye thinks that the path should be the dominant subject and yet it's crowded into the bottom of the frame.  The third one is really intriguing!  Had me rolling my head around and around try to find the 'This Way Up' arrow!!

Mike.
I agree with Mike on all three. The third is quite disconcerting but nevertheless pleasing. I'm not sure how much I'd enjoy having a huge print of it on my wall, though!

Jeremy
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 31, 2010, 10:41:38 PM
How I Came to Photograph Clouds (http://www.jnevins.com/steiglitzclouds)
Alfred Steiglitz, The Amateur Photographer & Photography, Vol. 56, No. 1819, p. 255, 1923

Love the ending:

Quote
"My aim is increasingly to make my photographs look as much like photographs that unless one has eyes and sees, they won't be seen—and still everyone will never forget them having once looked at them. I wonder if that is clear."

more 'Essential Readings on Photography (http://www.jnevins.com/readings.htm)' (with thanks to Professor Nevins)

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 31, 2010, 11:56:33 PM
Quote from: wolfnowl
How I Came to Photograph Clouds (http://www.jnevins.com/steiglitzclouds)
Alfred Steiglitz, The Amateur Photographer & Photography, Vol. 56, No. 1819, p. 255, 1923

Love the ending:



more 'Essential Readings on Photography (http://www.jnevins.com/readings.htm)' (with thanks to Professor Nevins)

Mike.
Great links, Mike. I'm familiar with most of Nevins' readings, but I haven't reread them in many years.

There's a lot of good stuff there.


Eric

Title: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 08, 2010, 10:16:14 AM
Clouds over the Black Cuillin, Skye, Scotland
[attachment=23572:Cuillin_clouds.jpg]
Evening light on Buttermere, English Lake District
[attachment=23573:Buttermere.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on August 08, 2010, 03:20:33 PM
Nice work, Bill!  I really like the rolling clouds in the top image, but overall I prefer the second image.  Everyone gets an opinion...

Mike.
Title: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 08, 2010, 03:38:45 PM
I agree - the Cuillin image was a grab-shot, whereas the one of the lake was planned - I wanted the hill behind in shadow & the low sun hitting the trees to give that contrast. It was just a matter of waiting for nature to catch up with what I wanted. Fortunately she obliged with nice clouds & no rain.
Title: clouds
Post by: kikashi on August 10, 2010, 04:13:14 AM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
I agree - the Cuillin image was a grab-shot, whereas the one of the lake was planned - I wanted the hill behind in shadow & the low sun hitting the trees to give that contrast. It was just a matter of waiting for nature to catch up with what I wanted. Fortunately she obliged with nice clouds & no rain.
No rain? Are you quite sure you were in the Lake District?

Jeremy
Title: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 10, 2010, 04:49:39 AM
I'd just had a week of constant rain, wind & snow in Scotland, called into Buttermere on the way home & the weather was bloody lovely. Typical. Next day was hail & rain, but only on the surrounding hills. Which was nice.

[attachment=23591:Lakeland_view.jpg]

[attachment=23592:Lakeland_view2.jpg]
Title: clouds
Post by: shutterpup on August 10, 2010, 09:10:42 AM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
I'd just had a week of constant rain, wind & snow in Scotland, called into Buttermere on the way home & the weather was bloody lovely. Typical. Next day was hail & rain, but only on the surrounding hills. Which was nice.

[attachment=23591:Lakeland_view.jpg]

[attachment=23592:Lakeland_view2.jpg]
Love the tones of the hills on #2. This looks less about the sky and more about the land
Title: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 10, 2010, 10:22:02 AM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
I'd just had a week of constant rain, wind & snow in Scotland, called into Buttermere on the way home & the weather was bloody lovely. Typical. Next day was hail & rain, but only on the surrounding hills. Which was nice.

[attachment=23591:Lakeland_view.jpg]

[attachment=23592:Lakeland_view2.jpg]

These I can really relate to. Great shots, Bill!


Eric

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: FranciscoDisilvestro on August 12, 2010, 08:50:49 PM
Hello,

These are some cloud pictures taken some time ago (slide film) in different places along the Caribbean coast of Venezuela

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on August 13, 2010, 02:11:41 AM
Really like the last one!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 27, 2010, 07:00:47 AM
A Cornish skyscape (with the ubiquitous engine house on the skyline, if you look closely). BTW, I can happily upload a file, but getting it into a post is a @%&**! nightmare. How do you do this with the new system? In the meantime, thank you Flickr, albeit the image is reduced in size.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4931876710_535a434a5e_z.jpg)

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: John R Smith on August 27, 2010, 07:05:22 AM
Stunning, Bill. Really nice picture. And living here in Cornwall, I know how very few are the days when we have a sky like that.

John
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: JohnKoerner on August 27, 2010, 08:15:26 AM
These are two of my favorites, as they pertain to clouds ...


(http://www.johnkoerner.org/Photography/suwannee.jpg)
Suwannee River, FL


(http://www.johnkoerner.org/Photography/dpier.jpg)
Horseshoe Beach, FL


Jack



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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 27, 2010, 08:44:12 AM
Love the quality of the light in number two - Horseshoe Beach
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: JohnKoerner on August 27, 2010, 08:50:28 AM
Love the quality of the light in number two - Horseshoe Beach


Thanks Bill. That's my favorite landscape shot I've taken so far.

Funny thing is, I took 6 photos of that pier on that day, just as the sun was setting after the rain, and only that one captured the "warm, red glow" of the fading sun. I have gone back to that same scene 10 more times, and have never once come close again to getting the same effect ...

Jack




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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on August 27, 2010, 03:01:35 PM
Great clouds, Bill, and an excellent work of the landscape.  And Jack, I agree with Bill.  The first one has some strange haloes, but the second one is really well done.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: JohnKoerner on August 28, 2010, 07:26:51 AM
Great clouds, Bill, and an excellent work of the landscape.  And Jack, I agree with Bill.  The first one has some strange haloes, but the second one is really well done.
Mike.


Agreed--and thank you.




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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 28, 2010, 08:01:16 AM
I think what sets that shot apart is that it looks as if the cloud is illuminated from within. Not as though the light is shining on it, but from within it. A wonderful translucent quality. I've seen it before, but never had a camera handy to record it. Right place, right time, plus the technical ability to capture the moment.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: JohnKoerner on August 28, 2010, 09:27:36 PM
I think what sets that shot apart is that it looks as if the cloud is illuminated from within. Not as though the light is shining on it, but from within it. A wonderful translucent quality. I've seen it before, but never had a camera handy to record it. Right place, right time, plus the technical ability to capture the moment.

Thanks again Bill and a well-said description of the image.

I was definitely at the right place at the right time. I wish I could lay claim to executing "skill" with that shot ... but (hand-to-God) the truth is that photo was taken on only the second effort I ever made to do a landscape shot in my life, about a year ago, right after I had just bought the 10-22 lens. It most definitely a case of proverbial "beginner's luck" ... as I have yet to get that lucky again ... though I will keep trying (http://www.johnkoerner.org/Emoticons/laugh.gif)

Jack



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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on August 29, 2010, 11:44:07 PM
Winter in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. I took them with my 20D a while ago and came upon them when I was looking for images for my blog. I must admit I was amazed at the amount of dust spots on the images, there must have been over thirty on each image.  Mainly a test to see how to attach images on the updated site.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/THc6BD-bIsI/AAAAAAAAARw/LDiWgJRL_g8/s1600/skies_01.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/THc581OHdeI/AAAAAAAAARo/yzNxFUCYcVk/s1600/skies_02.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/THc54ffSBfI/AAAAAAAAARg/9o5ozawhlHo/s1600/skies_03.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/THc5z0XwDQI/AAAAAAAAARY/jYybjOXthrM/s1600/skies_04.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 30, 2010, 04:49:12 AM
That cow is a bit disconcerting. Something definitely not right there  ;)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: DarkPenguin on August 30, 2010, 09:28:23 AM
Moo!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tokengirl on August 30, 2010, 10:17:53 AM
That cow is a bit disconcerting. Something definitely not right there  ;)

Man Ray put it there.  :)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 30, 2010, 12:38:59 PM
The cow is clearly hovering over the fence, probably in mid-jump over the moon.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 31, 2010, 12:58:51 PM
OK, here are some more, all on one day recently. The fourth is a tiny crop from top edge of the third, to show you what that dust speck is.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on September 01, 2010, 03:41:52 AM
Eric, I particularly like the third.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on September 01, 2010, 11:09:51 AM
Them's some nice clouds ya got there!  Thanks for sharing them.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 01, 2010, 11:20:55 AM
Thanks, Jeremy and Mike.

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on September 10, 2010, 12:18:24 AM
Some from yesterday, at Victoria's Inner Harbour:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/4975440557_aae06ea15a_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/4976059888_aa08434ac4_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4131/4975448005_81392287b9_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/4975450865_93c27fca16_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/4976061434_291b442139_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/4976067226_5fa2621a5e_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4124/4975454625_4c40feeddc_b.jpg)

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on September 10, 2010, 03:42:20 AM
Very nice, Mike. I particularly like the fourth: would you mind sharing the toning recipe?

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: JohnKoerner on September 10, 2010, 08:41:26 AM
I find the 2nd image very powerful, Mike, especially trying to imagine it at full-size.

The 4th image struck me as well, but I feel it would have been more powerful if you would have composed the shot a couple of notches lower. In other words, 10% less empty sky above clouds and 10% more city & earth.

That's my $0.02.

Jack



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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on September 10, 2010, 07:05:19 PM
Thanks, folks!

Jack:  I agree with your assessment of the fourth one - the clouds there were 'unplanned' as I was just walking by and had a camera with me.  Shooting handheld I didn't get as much of the buildings as I could have. 

Jeremy, the images were toned in Lightroom using:

Highlights
Hue 41
Saturation 23
Balance
+100
Shadows
Hue 0
Saturation 0

Dale, I like the curl of the highlights in that cloud, but if it was me I'd try lowering the black point and/or increasing the contrast a bit to bring out more tonal separation.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on September 11, 2010, 03:01:13 AM
Thanks, Mike. I'll have to look out for a suitable image on which to try it!

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Justinr on September 11, 2010, 03:56:22 AM
The first one's nice, but I love the clouds in the second.  We have a trees thread and a rocks thread.  Maybe we should start a clouds thread?

Mike.

Two out of three ain't bad I guess!

No shortage of clouds or trees around these parts but this was taken in the UK, I just love the symmetry between the two major elements here.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Dale Villeponteaux on September 11, 2010, 09:21:07 AM
Thanks, Mike.  I am reposting taking advantage of your suggestion.  A startling improvement.  I am also adding a color image for C&C.

Thanks,
Dale
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 11, 2010, 03:02:03 PM
Dale,

The first one in this bunch is stunning.

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Dale Villeponteaux on September 11, 2010, 03:24:52 PM
Thanks.  The first one is the second one improved by Mike's critique.

Dale
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: sailronin on September 15, 2010, 04:17:28 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/4968722130_1904eddd99_z.jpg)
Southbound car carrier 
Leica M8 with 90mm Summicron

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/4963676432_250e5a7f45_z.jpg)

Small boat heading out at dawn


Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on September 15, 2010, 06:11:38 PM
Quote
Small boat heading out at dawn

Puts things into perspective, no?  One of the reasons I love living beside the ocean.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: sailronin on September 15, 2010, 08:14:30 PM
It's a big ocean!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on September 21, 2010, 09:14:42 PM
This series was taken in the land of the long white cloud.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TJlXasOC3fI/AAAAAAAAAp8/BgYIrnd2UYw/s1600/clouds_01.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TJlXVuvo_bI/AAAAAAAAAp0/XHlN6s_0rNs/s1600/clouds_02.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TJlXQliwiRI/AAAAAAAAAps/OFkMvhUmTac/s1600/clouds_03.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TJlXKtDhqnI/AAAAAAAAApk/igywjBF-j54/s1600/clouds_04.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TJlXF0_h95I/AAAAAAAAApc/u2SJ8kn3B7Y/s1600/clouds_05.jpg)

Cheers,


Title: Re: clouds
Post by: sailronin on September 21, 2010, 09:21:47 PM
Lovely cloud shots.
Dave
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on September 21, 2010, 09:57:48 PM
Great clouds, Tom!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: sailronin on September 23, 2010, 10:12:31 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/5017797372_9c1c815b0a_z.jpg)

Southbound ship under building thunderhead, Palm Beach, Florida
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 23, 2010, 11:22:00 AM
Excellent clouds, Tom and Dave!

@Tom: I'm also quite partial to the first-rate tar pix on your "photographyontherocks" blog. But I may be a bit biased.  :)

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: sailronin on September 23, 2010, 12:26:09 PM
Thank you Eric,
I started shooting so many clouds that I put a separate gallery on my website for Clouds and Atmosphere.  It becomes addicting when living in Florida, the landscape is SOOO flat but the clouds go forever.
Dave
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on September 23, 2010, 07:59:01 PM
The land of the long white cloud is in some traditional stories, Aotearoa, now known as New Zealand.

I think Eric may be biased because of some photographs of tar, but I'm not sure.

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 23, 2010, 08:18:52 PM
I think Eric may be biased because of some photographs of tar, but I'm not sure.
Definitely. But i like clouds, too.

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on September 27, 2010, 05:36:59 AM
(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201009/PEGA7001208920100910/1007405991_UVJJf-X2.jpg)
Sig 10-20 on Sony A700
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 27, 2010, 09:47:42 AM
That's cute!

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on October 15, 2010, 12:18:33 AM
Snowy foothills NSW.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TLTf258eOCI/AAAAAAAAArY/hmf-NmOWXq8/s1600/clouds_02.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TLTf3Am4pCI/AAAAAAAAArk/GE3HoaHNQCs/s1600/clouds_05.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TLTf3DSn1yI/AAAAAAAAArc/x2lBiycwkeA/s1600/clouds_03.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TLTf-LaYKmI/AAAAAAAAAro/BfmNCsJsLJk/s1600/clouds_06.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on October 15, 2010, 01:55:21 AM
Nice clouds!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: NikoJorj on October 15, 2010, 03:54:54 AM
Two from my window...


(http://nikojorj.free.fr/gal/fenetre/photos/CRW_4315.jpg)


(http://nikojorj.free.fr/gal/fenetre/photos/CRW_4305.jpg) (http://nikojorj.free.fr/gal/fenetre/)

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 25, 2010, 02:55:58 PM
Afternoon sun at Clatworthy, Exmoor, yesterday.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on October 28, 2010, 12:38:58 AM
Last year when I was awake with newborn early morning (too early)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on October 28, 2010, 01:21:52 AM
Nice clouds here, I really enjoy all the updates that get posted here. This thread actually makes me look more upwards and try to find interesting formations.

Here's another one, dark clouds forming over the old bastion of Naarden-Vesting in the Netherlands:

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Events/Dyxum-Meet-16Oct2010-Naarden/PEGA8500195520101016/1061651555_Xrcjv-O.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Events/Dyxum-Meet-16Oct2010-Naarden/14250862_xeCYL#1061651555_Xrcjv-A-LB)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on October 28, 2010, 06:07:48 AM
tom b

"Land of the big white cloud"

Beautiful set of pictures you posted; what comes over so obviously too is the amazing clarity of the air. I seldom see anything remotely like that in my part of the Med - it's all heat haze in summer and tons of uncollected weed along the shoreline in winter when the air is a bit cleaner. Guess there's a price to pay for 'progress'...

Beautiful colours.

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 28, 2010, 11:53:21 AM
This continues to be one of my favorite threads on LuLa. Keep 'em coming, folks!

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Hackman on October 28, 2010, 01:31:15 PM
what the heck..
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on October 28, 2010, 06:28:14 PM
tom b

"Land of the big white cloud"

Beautiful set of pictures you posted; what comes over so obviously too is the amazing clarity of the air. I seldom see anything remotely like that in my part of the Med - it's all heat haze in summer and tons of uncollected weed along the shoreline in winter when the air is a bit cleaner. Guess there's a price to pay for 'progress'...

Beautiful colours.

Rob C

These shots were from near Invercargill in NZ. Beyond the horizon is Antarctica and I'm sure it was sleeting as I drove into Invercargill though being from Sydney I've never experienced sleet before.

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on October 29, 2010, 01:04:51 AM
Cute little baby cloud!  I think you should throw that one back and let him grow bigger.  OTOH, in that climate he might just disappear!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on November 14, 2010, 07:15:23 PM
In Australia we have been experiencing la nina weather conditions on the east coast which has resulted in drought breaking rains and lots of cloudy skies. Yesterday the sky to the noth darkened as though we were going to have another storm. I grabbed my camera and tried to get some shots free of power lines buildings etc. As soon as I had finished tking the images the sky had cleared and it was fine again.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TOB4dfu9tRI/AAAAAAAAAxs/yz0catX-Lqc/s1600/clouds_01.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TOB4YCpLLjI/AAAAAAAAAxo/YMy6lQqoVII/s1600/clouds_02.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TOB4TrAQd9I/AAAAAAAAAxk/EuQTkdJGZXM/s1600/clouds_03.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TOB4Pe1UlAI/AAAAAAAAAxg/Is3fSKc27uo/s1600/clouds_04.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 14, 2010, 08:06:59 PM
Tom,

Nice set of clouds. The first is my favorite.

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on November 15, 2010, 12:07:15 AM
I agree.  The first is my favourite too.

Mike.
_____
Here are some recent clouds:

Fire in the Sky
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/5168525734_5b818b1f8d_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/5168524768_6e381d544f_b.jpg)

The first is how I saw the scene, but Marcia felt her eye was bouncing back and forth and she suggested the second...

Storm Clouds
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/5167922879_f0af281837_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/5167922073_28cc6d0356_b.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1393/5167921225_26bd5aa386_b.jpg)

Emerging
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1345/5168521336_956541f9af_b.jpg)

Split
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5155465914_0708730092_b.jpg)

Pastel Sky
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/5154856203_89e5b081c7_b.jpg)

Red Sky in Morning
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1221/5143742073_1c56090950_b.jpg)

Mirror (a little playing around with Lightroom: http://bit.ly/b0pl2b)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/5153281860_0f02fa5e9e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on November 16, 2010, 03:54:31 PM
Tom, Mike, lovely stuff again!

Last Sunday in Knokke (Belgium). A real hole in the clouds:

1:
(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201011/PEGA8500245320101114/1093503262_BXhZr-O.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201011/14685313_T75cR#1093503262_BXhZr-A-LB)

2:
(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201011/PEGA8500245420101114/1093503260_kg5Wo-O.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201011/14685313_T75cR#1093503260_kg5Wo-A-LB)

3:
(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201011/PEGA8500245520101114/1093503285_hhdLp-O.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201011/14685313_T75cR#1093503285_hhdLp-A-LB)

Couldn't decide which one I liked most, so I posted all three  :D
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on November 16, 2010, 04:43:45 PM
Thanks!  I prefer the first of the three, and I'd even go so far as to remove the ship from the bottom right.  I don't think it adds anything and adds a distracting element...

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 16, 2010, 05:50:05 PM
Thanks!  I prefer the first of the three, and I'd even go so far as to remove the ship from the bottom right.  I don't think it adds anything and adds a distracting element...

Mike.
Another vote for #1. The hole was so compelling that I didn't even notice the ship until reading Mike's post. I agree that it is irrelevant.

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on November 17, 2010, 12:59:52 AM
Thanks for the comments Mike and Eric.

I removed the ship in 3 but not in 1. I found it even more distracting there than in 1.
I always struggle with my "ethics" cloning something out that was specifically there and belongs in the scene, but you're probably right.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on November 17, 2010, 03:52:59 AM
Thanks for the comments Mike and Eric.

I removed the ship in 3 but not in 1. I found it even more distracting there than in 1.
I always struggle with my "ethics" cloning something out that was specifically there and belongs in the scene, but you're probably right.
I'll lodge another vote for the first.

The "ethics" of cloning elements out of a photograph is probably an issue which deserves a separate thread but I must confess I've never really seen any problem with doing it if the aim of the photographer is simply to produce a beautiful image. For photojournalists, obviously, it should be taboo but for fine art photographers, why not? It's merely the equivalent, in this case, of waiting until the ship moved out of shot; of course, by then the light would have changed, the hole might have disappeared and so on.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on November 17, 2010, 03:55:31 AM
Thanks Jeremy, it's been debated to death here so let's not go there  ;)

You guys have convinced me that if I am going to print, frame and hang this picture (likely, since I start liking it more every time I look at it) the boat will be taken out.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on November 24, 2010, 02:20:31 AM
Not such impressive clouds, but still fitting here I think.

A bronze statue of the belgian sculpter Jan Fabre called "The man who measures the clouds" (there's 4 copies, this one is standing at Zaventem airport near Brussels)

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200907/DSC9971/583657035_4uXXK-O.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200907/8799798_Xweih#583657035_4uXXK-A-LB)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on November 24, 2010, 04:19:26 AM
Thanks for the comments Mike and Eric.

I removed the ship in 3 but not in 1. I found it even more distracting there than in 1.
I always struggle with my "ethics" cloning something out that was specifically there and belongs in the scene, but you're probably right.



In photography, if not in geography, ethics is a place somewhere near wethics and suthics, hidden in deep southern England. It has no other significance.

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on November 29, 2010, 06:49:38 PM
Looking through my Kangaroo Island images for Vivonne Bay images I was surprised at how moody the skies were there. Perhaps being an island facing the Southern Ocean has something to do with that. Anyway see for yourself…

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TPQ7TCxCtKI/AAAAAAAAA0Q/UiYSG-tGB-I/s1600/moody_skies_01.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TPQ7O4jv4OI/AAAAAAAAA0M/G0E3wKjCqFc/s1600/moody_skies_02.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TPQ7KqZHnpI/AAAAAAAAA0I/1vDO_y0eR20/s1600/moody_skies_03.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TPQ7DULZgtI/AAAAAAAAA0E/FVPkw5bICuo/s1600/moody_skies_04.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jule on November 30, 2010, 03:01:20 AM
Thought I would contribute as well. This one is from a recent journey into the Simpson desert, which you have to scrape off the green to find the sand at the moment because there has been such nourishing rain in the desert this year. Not a very good happy snap - but I love the clouds.

Julie
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on November 30, 2010, 12:30:42 PM
Not my work, but it definitely fits the category: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap101130.html

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 30, 2010, 12:39:09 PM
Not my work, but it definitely fits the category: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap101130.html

Mike.
Looks like a color version of one of Mitch Dobrowner's storm pix.

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on November 30, 2010, 06:02:08 PM
I was looking for some pictures from Briby Island when these stood out. The Bay of Fires – North-East Tasmania.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TPWBI1QOkII/AAAAAAAAA0c/ATbPh5CpWl8/s1600/bay_of_fires_01.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TPWBBquxckI/AAAAAAAAA0Y/nD8Eq9vAdUA/s1600/bay_of_fires_02.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TPWA7wChqfI/AAAAAAAAA0U/zeG9x8O5yr0/s1600/bay_of_fires_03.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on December 03, 2010, 03:27:02 PM
One from a couple of days ago, looking at Washington across the Juan de Fuca Strait:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5241/5225017544_ce81fc50eb_b.jpg)

Reflections in a bus window:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5008/5227070700_0c704bd254_b.jpg)

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on December 03, 2010, 03:27:46 PM
P.S.  Nice work, Tom!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 03, 2010, 05:27:25 PM
And nice work Mike!

The bus window suggests a nautical scene: The window shape is a bit like a sail, and the blue suggests water. Reminds me of a Lyonel Feininger painting called "Blue Marine."

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Bruce Cox on December 03, 2010, 10:12:51 PM
This evening I reprocessed this file from a couple of years ago.  Bruce
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on December 04, 2010, 03:47:51 AM
Reflections in a bus window:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5008/5227070700_0c704bd254_b.jpg)

Mike.
Great shot, Mike! The bird makes it.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on December 04, 2010, 10:31:31 AM
Jeremy, they always do.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on December 04, 2010, 05:33:05 PM
Thanks, folks...  And nice clouds, Bruce!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on January 07, 2011, 04:21:28 PM
Time to bring the clouds back. These images are from Billy Goat Bay down to the Pinnacles in Western Australia.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TSeDLpapoXI/AAAAAAAAA2M/12iGru4OJ8g/s1600/clouds_01.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TSeDFJMjHsI/AAAAAAAAA2I/DdWpIg6FrWY/s1600/clouds_02.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TSeC8uR69PI/AAAAAAAAA2E/mrCUMky2-Ts/s1600/clouds_03.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TSeC2ghwskI/AAAAAAAAA2A/gsh9ePS_rjo/s1600/clouds_04.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TSeClC1J7MI/AAAAAAAAA18/qJ5mGeIgGCs/s1600/clouds_05.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jule on January 08, 2011, 05:20:47 AM
We've had flooding rains here over the past 2 weeks. These were taken during a reprieve in the downpours as another weather front approached.


Julie
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on January 08, 2011, 12:45:28 PM
Some great clouds, folks!

Here are a couple more of the Juan de Fuca Strait area.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5009/5335000280_07d9d363e9_o.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5045/5334384019_dbd4bf0543_o.jpg)

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: ronkruger on January 16, 2011, 11:33:28 PM
Taken this past fall in the Ozarks with the help of a GND. And yes, I know there is some vignyetting. It's on purpose, with the strongest light comming through the middle.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on January 17, 2011, 01:57:42 PM
Nice colours!

This is one of those 'walking down the street, look up and see a really interesting cloud' shots...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5286/5358257450_b86b4d416f_o.jpg)

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on January 17, 2011, 02:48:35 PM
Seascapes can have nice clouds:

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201101/PEGA8500279420110102/1159714766_n46hL-O.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201101/15300407_MudJh#1159714766_n46hL-A-LB)

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201101/PEGA8500279720110102/1159714778_oYDTH-O.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201101/15300407_MudJh#1159714778_oYDTH-A-LB)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 17, 2011, 05:25:16 PM
Two shots of impending storms - one in Glen Coe, the other Dartmoor
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: ronkruger on January 17, 2011, 11:30:25 PM
Love that first shot, Bill. For decades, I worshiped early and late light, but as I've gotten into lanscape photography, I wait for approaching bad weather to shoot.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on January 18, 2011, 04:19:16 AM
The first one is really nice bill.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on January 18, 2011, 04:36:33 AM
Here are some recent ones from Southwest Portugal coastal area.

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on January 18, 2011, 11:11:59 AM
Some great work, folks... thanks for sharing them!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: ronkruger on January 18, 2011, 11:45:44 AM
Here's another shot of an approaching storm I captured over a pond.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on January 26, 2011, 12:52:23 AM
I've just come back from having two weeks holidays in the South Coast of NSW. Plenty of clouds, trees and rocks. Just south of Cooma I drove into a storm. It was the talk of the town as the hail was so heavy it stopped traffic.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TT-uv7lE9DI/AAAAAAAAA24/fMLuQcusA48/s1600/storm_01.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TT-upZMG9_I/AAAAAAAAA20/7xf9pHBlL7Y/s1600/storm_02.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TT-uinFRpyI/AAAAAAAAA2w/12-c9juHrx8/s1600/storm_03.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TT-uaV-dU6I/AAAAAAAAA2s/r91p6zItmIE/s1600/storm_04.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TT-uTTTXqQI/AAAAAAAAA2o/lcuJSrjFsLo/s1600/storm_05.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on January 26, 2011, 02:15:46 PM
Nice clouds.  In the first two I'd be tempted to lighten the foreground just a little.  It's not a complete silhouette, but too dark to make out much detail.  I wouldn't overdo it, just enough to provide a link between ground and sky.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on February 04, 2011, 12:42:22 AM
Some more cloud panoramas, pushed around a little differently...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/5413852116_2bbc714877_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4127/5413849430_5d276975e9_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/5413237727_5d81ffc391_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/5413846626_2b5d676e3f_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/5413235029_1bf9775030_o.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5300/5413234219_cf5387016a_o.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5292/5413232689_4fb8294c5f_o.jpg)

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 04, 2011, 10:17:50 AM
All are nice, Mike, but the sixth really grabs me.

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on February 04, 2011, 12:31:43 PM
For me, the third is the best. Good work on all, though.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: John Lamb on February 04, 2011, 01:53:04 PM
A few from the land of the long white cloud, Aotearoa.
The first is from my front door. The second from near Hyde in North Otago and the third is on the ferry from Stewart Island heading back to the mainland.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on February 05, 2011, 02:31:55 PM
Thanks, folks!  I like the reflections in the third one, John - an interesting geometry to clouds one doesn't often see.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 05, 2011, 05:57:34 PM
Clouds or trees? Couldn't decide which thread, so here 'tis - clouds 'n' trees
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: degrub on February 05, 2011, 06:16:50 PM
We should start a thread called "light". i really like how the sunlight focused my eye on the profile of the tree. Both the color difference and the contrast made it work for me.

Frank
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on February 07, 2011, 01:50:57 AM
Nice light indeed.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: GlennMorimoto on February 07, 2011, 11:23:59 AM
Mike, great panos!  I think I like the 1st shot best with what I think is the city buildings at the bottom.  John, very interesting images, great job!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: GlennMorimoto on February 07, 2011, 12:19:17 PM
Don't know if this one is acceptable to the group for this "clouds" thread...
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on February 07, 2011, 03:01:38 PM
Looks like Chitty Chitt Bang Bang (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062803/) has received some upgrades!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: GlennMorimoto on February 08, 2011, 09:48:24 AM
Mike, LOL...I've been trying to figure out what this shot reminded me of when I finished it, just couldn't put my finger on it!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on February 22, 2011, 07:46:31 PM
From the plane, with a Canon S90
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on February 23, 2011, 04:24:45 AM
Some recent ones from Southwest Portugal coast. I woke up early to have the lighthouse still "on".
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Bruce Cox on February 23, 2011, 12:07:23 PM
Some recent ones from Southwest Portugal coast. I woke up early to have the lighthouse still "on".

Cool...   each one.  Bruce
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on February 23, 2011, 01:28:32 PM
Some recent ones from Southwest Portugal coast. I woke up early to have the lighthouse still "on".
All good. The b&w's are much stronger than the colour shots, I think, especially the last one.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Patricia Sheley on February 23, 2011, 06:13:00 PM
Would love to have tried for a pano of the bottom third of #3 (lighthouse and that portion of clouds) ( not crop/ 4 or 5 images across that area to merge ) Looks like a great locayion for shooting in storms!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: sdwilsonsct on March 02, 2011, 01:52:54 PM
Hi John,
I like 2 the best. Nice double contrast in the colours and the solidity of earth and sky.
Scott
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: sdwilsonsct on March 02, 2011, 01:56:31 PM
Cloud panoramas! Great idea. I like Number 3 because it suggests that all my worrying about avoiding overexposure is not always necessary.

Here's a contribution.

Scott
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Ishmael. on March 02, 2011, 02:40:38 PM
I know it was posted a while ago, but I love Ed Blagden's cloud shot on the first page. Here's one from Malaysia
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on March 02, 2011, 03:58:19 PM
Nice work!  Thanks for sharing them!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Jason Denning on March 03, 2011, 11:59:00 AM
I love panoramics so here is my cloud pano.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on March 03, 2011, 01:53:20 PM
I love panoramics so here is my cloud pano.
Very pretty but a bit small: could you post at least a link to a larger version?

What's caused the lighter circle in the centre?

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on March 03, 2011, 04:21:57 PM
Could be wrong, but it looks like the reflection of an airplane window - top center.  Nice clouds, though.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Lightbox on March 03, 2011, 09:32:01 PM
Just before the darkness returning home to NZ, somewhere above Hong Kong -

(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/241/abovetheclouds.jpg) (http://img560.imageshack.us/i/abovetheclouds.jpg/)

.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on March 03, 2011, 10:11:42 PM
Very pretty but a bit small: could you post at least a link to a larger version?

What's caused the lighter circle in the centre?

Jeremy

It's a circular copyright watermark.

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Jason Denning on March 03, 2011, 10:24:27 PM
Hi Jeremy

You can see a larger version in the land section of my site www.jfvdenning.com

The lighter circle is a copyright c in the picture.

Jason
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on March 09, 2011, 02:51:21 PM
Good and bad clouds over Sydney Harbour Bridge.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vgoT7pibGho/TXfZjLpGWMI/AAAAAAAAA5I/fqX9AvOnBCM/s1600/clouds_11.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gzJxVD4xheY/TXfZcKzm78I/AAAAAAAAA5E/HQ_sKJc2qXo/s1600/clouds_12.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on March 10, 2011, 01:40:29 AM
I see neither good clouds nor bad clouds stop the ferry from running!

Nice clouds, BTW!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on March 25, 2011, 05:51:14 AM
The storm that almost was… I took these images on the way home from work. The storm did not develop thankfully.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zTFbT-9nowA/TYxhs8zgVoI/AAAAAAAAA6Q/KdQ-Tg4Zuso/s1600/storm3.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zSh55Rh9VqQ/TYxhAMc9a1I/AAAAAAAAA6I/d3bakYu4k4Y/s1600/storm2.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GxNHRGLvxjo/TYxghYtn9QI/AAAAAAAAA6E/QmRLjfkIs4k/s1600/storm_1.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jule on March 27, 2011, 08:16:37 PM
After a brief time away recuperating after an operation, I came across in my files some cloud images last night. This was a pretty spectacular sunset.

Julie
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on May 07, 2011, 03:03:34 AM
Clouds from the back of Bourke.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Oun2n7kFxek/TcTtWpjwf1I/AAAAAAAAA7c/IFlaRw0sFlo/s1600/clouds_03.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L7pD-bAWCfs/TcTtjk7dZiI/AAAAAAAAA7k/RkrUDn_iQcs/s1600/clouds_01.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vPSGUFCYrM4/TcTtZwzbF7I/AAAAAAAAA7g/ybIyK9UxvNc/s1600/clouds_02.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on May 08, 2011, 02:03:04 AM
Haven't posted any clouds here in a while.  Here are a couple more...

Mike.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5091/5475316473_bdbe57877e_o.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5306/5595389959_e1108be0a9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 08, 2011, 08:47:08 AM
Very satisfying, both.

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on May 09, 2011, 01:51:01 AM
Thanks!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Mjollnir on May 10, 2011, 08:01:34 PM
Storm Break in the Cuyama Valley that we only had a few seconds to shoot.

(http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af71/tanngrisnir4_5/P1000772.jpg)

(http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af71/tanngrisnir4_5/Cuyama%20Carrizo/CuyamaStormBreak11of1.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 08, 2011, 05:10:46 PM
An interesting sky this evening
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: aplj on July 08, 2011, 10:42:36 PM
Very inspiring stuff!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on July 21, 2011, 07:33:35 PM
Attending a web design course for photographers I stepped outside and had a Leunig (http://junior2m.global2.vic.edu.au/files/2010/05/leunig-tv-sunset.jpg) moment. Here I was trying to make a site for my images while nature was putting on a much better show outside.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RoFD79TLlfY/Tii2pRw96uI/AAAAAAAAA-4/a4tWnjb-RH4/s1600/clouds_paddo.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 22, 2011, 02:18:16 AM
No such thing as coincidence... nicely done!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Dahlmann on July 26, 2011, 05:59:32 AM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6029/5923310137_0899fa2dba_z.jpg)
/Daniel
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 26, 2011, 06:27:03 AM
Nice
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 26, 2011, 08:48:55 AM
Yes!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on July 26, 2011, 01:02:58 PM
Very pretty.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 27, 2011, 12:53:35 AM
And welcome to the list, too!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on August 07, 2011, 05:03:36 PM
Just got my new GH2 so I took the ferry to Manly. Some thoughts:

It's nice to have a click instead of the clunk of my 5D mkII. It works well in good lighting and the 14–140 is compact compared to its Canon equivalent. The camera fits well under my jacket in the rain.

Cons, the zoom is the opposite direction as my Canon lenses, so I'm zooming when I want to go wide angle. Whilst the zoom is smaller than the Canon equivalent it still isn't that discrete. Quality drops off quite quickly once the light drops off. I'm not so happy with the default 4:3 ratio of the images.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KYWDdvD9bWQ/Tj71onzhOTI/AAAAAAAAA_4/1wfj99tEM1o/s1600/manly_01.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pFvSEH3lz7c/Tj71fcVeWxI/AAAAAAAAA_0/0vNCvjY6qk8/s1600/manly_02.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uF2Q1NBP004/Tj71VkDjWfI/AAAAAAAAA_w/4nrve-qXe3Y/s1600/manly_03.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M1gWc27VJ-0/Tj71NcraXMI/AAAAAAAAA_s/sIWe_PXAR3o/s1600/manly_04.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on August 10, 2011, 01:46:58 AM
Nice ones Tom, no camera is perfect and the one you have with you is the best. Like the first and last especially and they reminded me of what I took the past weekend on the beach in Knokke with my new (to me) Nex 5:

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201108/i-n8XvQZR/0/O/PEGNex0023820110807-L.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201108/18436425_6RBNn6#1421780858_n8XvQZR-A-LB)

Seems we have the same weather on opposite sides of the globe
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on August 19, 2011, 04:05:52 AM
Here's 2 from a week later (the weather still sucks for August Beach fun)

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201108/i-V5sK9qT/0/L/PEGA8500464020110813-L.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201108/18436425_6RBNn6#1431616124_V5sK9qT-A-LB)

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201108/i-49CCzWr/2/L/PEGA85004648201108132-L.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201108/18436425_6RBNn6#1431616123_49CCzWr-A-LB)
Both Sony A850 + Minolta 35/2
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Ray on August 19, 2011, 10:11:16 AM
Clouds can be very dramatic and interesting, and so easily blown when taking the shot.

Here's one that I took recently from an aircraft window, that I particularly like.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on August 31, 2011, 01:31:43 AM
Thanks for sharing these, folks!  Here's one from last spring, that I just got around to playing with.

Mike.

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Justan on August 31, 2011, 05:16:52 PM
^^^

That's cool! With a little imagination the varied tones and shapes of the clouds appear to be outlines of lots of objects.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on September 01, 2011, 01:12:11 AM
That they do... thanks for noticing!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: RawheaD on September 01, 2011, 01:24:27 AM
Here are some clouds from Japan…

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6149/5961880960_23be4586c4_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawhead/5961880960/)
The Tower (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawhead/5961880960/) by Dr. RawheaD (http://www.flickr.com/people/rawhead/), on Flickr


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6027/6017178439_5f68838b7b_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawhead/6017178439/)
Kusa Roll (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawhead/6017178439/) by Dr. RawheaD (http://www.flickr.com/people/rawhead/), on Flickr


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6061/6075921750_71f5b3d591_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawhead/6075921750/)
Tokiwa Pond (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawhead/6075921750/) by Dr. RawheaD (http://www.flickr.com/people/rawhead/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on September 01, 2011, 05:25:51 PM
Nice work!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on October 16, 2011, 12:23:11 AM
Time for a bump, from the top of my local mall.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-k9YEWzxPIhk/TppaeuioFZI/AAAAAAAABCI/_Cg3LEqF5FM/s1600/cloud8.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on October 16, 2011, 02:39:24 AM
Here are a couple more:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6169/6248474175_9b712790cc_o.jpg)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6052/6248473851_cf9d8621a8_o.jpg)

Mike.

P.S.  Nice sunset, Tom!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 16, 2011, 08:17:09 AM
It's nice to see this thread waking up again. Thanks for the new posts, folks!

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: fotometria gr on October 16, 2011, 09:15:49 AM
I wonder would this qualify?


[attachment=22720:clouds_l..._1_of_1_.jpg]






It reminds me of "Gone with the wind" photography. Well done! Regards, Theodoros. www.fotometria.gr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: fotometria gr on October 16, 2011, 09:45:03 AM
Comments?

[attachment=22683:cloud1.jpg]     [attachment=22684:cloud2.jpg]

Jeremy
Before I comment, I would like to know the creators saying on if that's what he was aiming before shooting or if he decided the approach later. That is because in 0 to 10 scale, I would give 10 for the impact that the result could have had (in both images) and 1 for the way it was done..., since the later can be redone... to know, ...is important to me (and some others). I would also like to see the original images if you could Jeremy. Regards,Theodoros. www.fotometria.gr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: fotometria gr on October 16, 2011, 09:56:30 AM
A few from the land of the long white cloud, Aotearoa.
The first is from my front door. The second from near Hyde in North Otago and the third is on the ferry from Stewart Island heading back to the mainland.
Third image... it really needs subtraction of color! Can't you see that color is destructive there? It could have been a masterpiece IMO... Regards, Theodoros. www.fotometria.gr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: fotometria gr on October 16, 2011, 10:20:20 AM
I agree. How about this one (colour and b&w versions):

[attachment=22888:avoca.jpg]  [attachment=22889:avocabw.jpg]

Like you, Lois, I haven't removed the cables. They're visible and slightly irritating but I think it would be a lot of work.

Jeremy
Damn good shot..! If you are good in Jazz, you don't have to prove that you can Rock as well..., you just let it roll and let the others trying to... Rock (while you smile, ...that is). Regards, Theodoros. www.fotometria.gr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Richowens on October 16, 2011, 11:14:27 AM
Our Friday afternoon.

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on October 16, 2011, 06:19:31 PM
Not a bad Friday afternoon to have!  ;D

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Dahlmann on October 17, 2011, 06:03:17 AM

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6169/6162423170_18033eac1b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/6162423170/)
Ninety mile beach (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/6162423170/) by Daniel Dahlmann (http://www.flickr.com/people/lexrasta/), on Flickr


/Dahlmann
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 17, 2011, 07:16:58 AM
Two rather different shots, from the same valley on Exmoor (different days though!)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on October 17, 2011, 04:59:13 PM
Nice work... thanks for sharing them!  Bill, I like how the cloud in the first image echoes the shape of the tree below it.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: BernardLanguillier on October 23, 2011, 04:42:46 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/4993252226_a7cb05fae2_o.jpg)

Cheers,
Bernard
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Corvus on October 25, 2011, 05:59:09 AM
The high plains of N. America
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on October 26, 2011, 01:13:41 AM
Nice one, Bernard!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 17, 2011, 04:05:43 PM
Two from this morning ...

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: NikoJorj on December 20, 2011, 09:45:17 AM
An old pano (summer 08)

(http://nikojorj.free.fr/gal/restes/photos/Soir_a_Joux_Plane.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Mjollnir on December 20, 2011, 01:40:38 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/6469648157_0564a7fe23_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6469648157/)
#2 San Emgidio Mountains Storm Break, Grapevine, CA (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6469648157/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on December 20, 2011, 08:55:23 PM
Thanks for continuing to share your clouds, folks!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 20, 2011, 09:04:06 PM
This continues to be one of my favorite threads. I've enjoyed others' clouds so much that I think I should post one of my own favorite clouds.

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on December 21, 2011, 01:31:00 AM
Wow!

'nuff said.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on December 21, 2011, 01:32:14 AM
This isn't my image, but it's got some great clouds, and I think is a fine HDR piece too:

http://500px.com/photo/3838385 (http://500px.com/photo/3838385)

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 21, 2011, 03:28:35 AM
'Tis a beauty. HDR done properly
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on December 21, 2011, 04:32:48 PM
This isn't my image, but it's got some great clouds, and I think is a fine HDR piece too:

http://500px.com/photo/3838385 (http://500px.com/photo/3838385)

Mike.
It's nicely done as HDR, I agree, but there's something about the wide-angle distortion which makes me feel uneasy about it.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Dahlmann on February 05, 2012, 05:21:46 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7149/6821886429_27c340c537_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/6821886429/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/6821886429/) by Daniel Dahlmann (http://www.flickr.com/people/lexrasta/), on Flickr

Australia VIC


/D
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on February 05, 2012, 01:56:49 PM
This continues to be one of my favorite threads. I've enjoyed others' clouds so much that I think I should post one of my own favorite clouds.

Eric



High drama, Eric; well caught!

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: ivan muller on February 08, 2012, 03:09:45 AM
Clouds over Africa...


(http://i43.tinypic.com/ao6v77.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on February 20, 2012, 05:48:28 PM
With La Niña conditions continuing on the east coast of Australia there is plenty of opportunities for cloud images. A view of clouds over Bass Strait.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PjjvgY1odOg/T0LLzpLlWpI/AAAAAAAABDo/FfRg2iT3Fh0/s1600/clouds9769767.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on February 21, 2012, 04:16:26 AM
Nice clouds, but the sky seems unnaturally dark - almost IR to me.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: NikoJorj on February 21, 2012, 08:23:29 AM
Some more from last year...

1 while working in the Lot département (southwestern France) in may, 2 and 3 from my window on a summer evening, 4 on a family bivvy near Lac Fourchu, Taillefer (thunderstorm in Oisans - luckily we stayed dry).
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: John Lamb on May 03, 2012, 05:15:55 PM
Seen over the Wendonside valley,Southland, New Zealand recently.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on May 05, 2012, 02:02:48 AM
Purdy...

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on May 05, 2012, 04:46:35 AM
Seen over the Wendonside valley,Southland, New Zealand recently.



Better if she'd left her nightie at home!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on July 09, 2012, 09:34:14 PM
Time for a bump.… clouds over Wilsons Prom.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LaD87nYSmq0/T_uEAOv9MxI/AAAAAAAABFQ/oUUiT7xnWEI/s1600/clouds.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on July 11, 2012, 07:26:14 PM
Few clouds from last evening
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on July 17, 2012, 06:35:09 PM
Not sure if this is the right category for this image.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7130/7588265572_e68202f7fb_o.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on July 17, 2012, 06:37:01 PM
Not sure if this is the right category for this image.

It'll do. We don't have a lightning thread (yet).

Good shot!

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on July 17, 2012, 08:16:33 PM
Thanks, the blooming storm awoke me at midnight, so I thought if awake, I should at least glean something positive from it...so I shot.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Derryck on July 17, 2012, 10:14:03 PM
Here are a couple taken in Hangzhou, China last week.

Cheers, Derryck.

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Derryck on July 17, 2012, 10:26:54 PM
Taken from a window of a plane above the cloud line.

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 18, 2012, 04:52:44 PM
The jetstream has been pushing south over the UK, leaving us with week after week of rain, rain, rain. Each brief interlude has left us with a mackerel sky. This one was shot yesterday evening. The ragged trailing edge of a weather front

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Tony Jay on July 18, 2012, 05:07:04 PM
The jetstream has been pushing south over the UK, leaving us with week after week of rain, rain, rain. Each brief interlude has left us with a mackerel sky. This one was shot yesterday evening. The ragged trailing edge of a weather front.

Excellent image for a weather watcher but also a nice composition for the aesthetically inclined.
Well done.

Regards

Tony Jay
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 18, 2012, 05:32:27 PM
Nice clouds.
But Bill: Where's the lighthouse?   ;D
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 18, 2012, 05:58:20 PM
Tony - thanks for that

Eric - I know. And it was taken on just a meagre D700, not a D800. There's not much hope for me, is there?
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 18, 2012, 08:28:25 PM
Eric - I know. And it was taken on just a meagre D700, not a D800. There's not much hope for me, is there?
Oh I think you show definite promise, Bill. That tunnel photo beats most of the lighthouses that have been posted on LuLa, IMHO.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 19, 2012, 04:38:26 AM
Oh I think you show definite promise, Bill. That tunnel photo beats most of the lighthouses that have been posted on LuLa, IMHO.


Whoah! Hold on a moment. That was taken on a Coolpix 5000. That's hardly a proper camera at all.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 19, 2012, 10:05:17 AM
Whoah! Hold on a moment. That was taken on a Coolpix 5000. That's hardly a proper camera at all.
But 5000 is bigger than 800 so it's obviously the better camera.  ;D

(Oh how I wish I still had my fine old Canon 10D instead of my present 5DII.   :(  )

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 19, 2012, 10:38:01 AM
Eric, this is the Coopix 5000

(http://nikon.digital-cameras-review.org/images/Nikon%20Coolpix%205000.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 19, 2012, 12:04:33 PM
Eric, this is the Coopix 5000

(http://nikon.digital-cameras-review.org/images/Nikon%20Coolpix%205000.jpg)
Bill, it's got a lens, a shutter button, and it says "Nikon" on it. What more do you need to be a proper photographer?
You could, of course, improve it by placing a "Canon" sticker over the "Nikon" and add a red ring around the lens. Then you'd have the world's only Canon Coolpix!

(Maybe I should stick a Nikon sticker on my Canon S95.)   :D

Eric

P.S. I still like your clouds photo even if it was taken with a mere D700.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 19, 2012, 01:36:41 PM
At the end of the day, we're all just pointing machinery at the scenery ...
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on July 19, 2012, 01:50:09 PM
At the end of the day, we're all just pointing machinery at the scenery ...


Poetically put, and more or less what I have maintained for too long.

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: popnfresh on July 19, 2012, 07:23:48 PM
Bill, it's got a lens, a shutter button, and it says "Nikon" on it. What more do you need to be a proper photographer?


How good do you want your photographs to look?
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 19, 2012, 08:30:18 PM
At the end of the day, we're all just pointing machinery at the scenery ...
Amen to that!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 19, 2012, 08:32:20 PM
How good do you want your photographs to look?
I want mine to look great and everybody else's to look not so great, by comparison. But some of you are still not playing by my rules.  :(
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jule on August 11, 2012, 03:40:26 AM
No such thing as coincidence... nicely done!

Mike.
I agree Mike.... I reckon these situations happen all the time...around each and every one of us. I think that we only call it a coincidence when we've had an awareness of it. 

Julie
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on August 11, 2012, 07:47:27 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8306/7762081272_f60db61ba9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on August 12, 2012, 01:05:16 AM
This wasn't shot during the eclipse, was it?  Because that's mostly what the eclipse looked like here, and it looks familiar!  Nice clouds, BTW.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on August 12, 2012, 01:48:01 AM
No. Just weird cloud patterns forming up to drop even more rain. It's rained here for 43 straight days...and it's getting old.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on August 16, 2012, 04:57:02 PM
few days ago
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on August 17, 2012, 09:03:33 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8434/7805175508_2ae6d97aee_o.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 28, 2012, 03:05:42 AM
A couple of local shots from yesterday afternoon
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: NikoJorj on September 28, 2012, 04:52:43 PM
Tuesday's sunrise, from my window...
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Mjollnir on September 28, 2012, 05:53:52 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7226/7156255897_ea6047decc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7156255897/)
Rainstorm Over Farmland, San Joaquin Valley (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7156255897/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: nemo295 on September 28, 2012, 08:08:54 PM
San Francisco's Coit Tower at dusk.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: WalterEG on September 28, 2012, 08:17:08 PM
What an absolute gem of a sky Doug,

Well captured and well presented.

W
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: nemo295 on September 28, 2012, 11:54:33 PM
What an absolute gem of a sky Doug,

Well captured and well presented.

W

Thank you, Walter. I've lived in the Bay Area for 30 years and I've never seen a sky quite like it before or since.

I was very fortunate to have my DSLR with me at the time.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on October 07, 2012, 05:36:00 PM
few weeks back
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 14, 2012, 05:32:49 AM
From a walk yesterday afternoon. After the rain had stopped.

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 14, 2012, 05:10:08 PM
And one today, when the rain was threatening to return

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 14, 2012, 07:01:54 PM
Excellent, Bill!
In the first, the reflection in the pool just makes the shot, as does the rain to the left of the trees in the second.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on October 15, 2012, 01:19:06 AM
Great work Bill! (plus what Eric said...)

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: -Tom- on October 15, 2012, 05:07:06 AM
Here is one

(http://i.imgur.com/JhsWX.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: james-greenland on October 15, 2012, 05:29:43 PM
liking it Tom. The oranges against the blues balance a lot better than I expected.

One thing I would consider in the future is how to compose the shot differently - the cloud line descends to the right, leading the viewers eye that way, but it doesn't feel like it leads the eye to a concise point, leaving the viewer wanting to see what is off shot to the right...

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on October 18, 2012, 11:06:11 AM
Two I took last week: simplicity and chaos.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Mjollnir on October 18, 2012, 11:59:37 AM
Never ceases to amaze me what that little LX-5 was capable of, and sort of has me thinking about an LX-7 now, since I've heard nothing but good things about it's RAW files.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8099881889_e15fc882cf_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8099881889/)
Pre-sunset, Alabama Hills NIK (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8099881889/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Mjollnir on October 18, 2012, 12:00:17 PM
Two I took last week: simplicity and chaos.

Jeremy

That first one KILLS. 
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: NikoJorj on October 18, 2012, 03:34:35 PM
Sunrise from this morning, from my balcony. I wish I had a wide gamut screen to process this!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on October 19, 2012, 02:46:41 AM
Thanks for sharing your work, folks!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 29, 2012, 04:04:50 AM
From Saturday's bimble on the local hills

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on November 01, 2012, 03:20:35 PM
First shot with my RX-100, from my bedroom window.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on November 03, 2012, 12:10:45 AM
And how did it feel?

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on November 03, 2012, 04:35:10 AM
And how did it feel?

Mike.

Tiny!

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on November 04, 2012, 04:40:30 PM
few more
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on December 02, 2012, 10:46:44 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8341/8239410945_73dd440f8e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: RobbieV on December 04, 2012, 11:27:08 AM
Pre sunset Alabama from Mjol and II-4 from you Jeremy, are both outstanding.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: sdwilsonsct on December 04, 2012, 12:29:01 PM
That first one KILLS. 

+1.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: John Lamb on December 06, 2012, 04:39:53 AM
One from the Wendon Valley New Zealand
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: John Lamb on December 06, 2012, 04:46:41 AM
One more from my front door.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: degrub on December 06, 2012, 09:11:42 AM
elegant simplicity !
Frank
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on December 06, 2012, 12:39:20 PM
One from the Wendon Valley New Zealand
Very nice!

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Patricia Sheley on December 06, 2012, 04:21:59 PM
Recumbant lands watching heavens...very nice.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on December 09, 2012, 02:09:42 AM
Thanks for sharing, folks!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: orchidblooms on December 09, 2012, 03:15:29 PM
interesting thread...
i love clouds - all sorts of clouds

here are 3 images that are among my favs...

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: John Lamb on December 11, 2012, 04:29:24 AM
Moody Milford Sound, South Island New Zealand.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on December 11, 2012, 10:28:46 AM
High, dotted clouds. Can't say I remember seeing clouds like these around here...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8339/8263582641_3becb82606_o.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on December 24, 2012, 10:35:08 PM
Somewhere off the coast of Cuba, Monday, December 17th, Sunrise

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8351/8304872451_d6e47c7c80_o.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kencameron on December 24, 2012, 10:36:37 PM
I love this one (Milford Sound, I mean). Elegant.
Title: Re: clouds: Suburban Thunderstom
Post by: kencameron on December 24, 2012, 10:59:15 PM
From the balcony, looking east.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Seoonmie on December 25, 2012, 01:31:50 PM

Baltic Bees

(http://jjuntunen.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Baltic_Bees/Baltic_Bees-2853.jpg/_img1280.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on January 13, 2013, 03:27:55 PM
This thread needed a bump.

Not my images but spectacular nonetheless, dust storm off the Western Australia coastline (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=dust+storm+off+WA+coast&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=tRfzULqnBsOHmQXZyICACA&biw=1119&bih=1228&sei=uRfzUJSFFsnJmQXu9ICwAg).

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Patricia Sheley on January 13, 2013, 05:43:54 PM
Moody Milford Sound, South Island New Zealand.

Sorry I missed this...hope you''ll be showing us more. I like this.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on January 20, 2013, 01:50:17 PM
Yulara sunrise and the only clouds I saw in two weeks in Central Australia.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e5fJeSmjOUM/UPw6Fq8qwLI/AAAAAAAABKw/Z7iAtMpaQh8/s1600/uluru_01.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-53kTCX9PQMM/UPw6t3zh7SI/AAAAAAAABK4/AHgXaA31VUE/s1600/uluru_02.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Kb30gG9WG10/UPw64nPK9DI/AAAAAAAABLA/g-96iM0FG24/s1600/uluru_03.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on February 01, 2013, 07:37:12 PM
.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on February 06, 2013, 12:23:56 AM
Bump day, clouds Kangaroo Island.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6KEtFxwsPS4/URHoWJnpUMI/AAAAAAAABNE/ZMNrHsV4KPQ/s1600/clouds.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 06, 2013, 02:33:12 PM
Clouds and Masts
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: NikoJorj on March 31, 2013, 01:47:16 PM
Clouds late in the day in Trièves, french Alps, summer 2011
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 31, 2013, 05:31:08 PM
Niko,

I really like the first one. Subtle, elegant, minimalist.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: NikoJorj on April 01, 2013, 04:31:32 PM
Thanks Eric!

One more for the road : evening on the Obiou, last summer.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: nemo295 on April 02, 2013, 01:15:13 PM
The clouds are so subtle it could almost be noise.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on April 13, 2013, 12:58:33 PM
The clouds are so subtle it could almost be noise.

Nothing subtle about this one, though!

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: David Eckels on April 14, 2013, 07:12:52 PM
Two of the early pictures I took with my D800E from the back yard overlooking the Great Salt Lake.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on April 14, 2013, 07:48:11 PM
Heck of a view, Dave! By the way, nice house, too.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on May 13, 2013, 12:02:33 PM
in the evening
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on May 14, 2013, 10:45:24 AM
A Touch of Pink

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7286/8738716738_7ef2b2d326_o.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: David Eckels on May 16, 2013, 09:52:45 AM
Heck of a view, Dave! By the way, nice house, too.
You're welcome any time!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 16, 2013, 03:28:09 PM
A couple from this afternoon's bimble

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on May 17, 2013, 11:19:27 PM
Thanks, all, for sharing your work!

Don't think I've put this one in here:

(http://www.wolfnowl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/20130407-49-PAP.jpg)

Mike.

A 6-image stitch from my cell phone 'cause I was out walking and that's what I had in my pocket.  Joined up with Autopano and pushed around a bit in LR
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Sanggay on June 08, 2013, 01:07:47 AM
Sunrise.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7337/8975283149_aec7933f85_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanggay/8975283149/)
Sunrise at Legend Resort Cherating beach. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanggay/8975283149/) by Erithacus2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/sanggay/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Derryck on June 24, 2013, 09:03:54 PM
A large bird prepares to take flight over a mountain range behind the Chinese city of Hangzhou.

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on June 25, 2013, 02:08:56 AM
Well seen! And captured!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kencameron on July 23, 2013, 05:06:09 AM
In Kalgoorlie

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on July 25, 2013, 02:22:30 AM
This is an old one (2009) but it's one of my favourite cloud shots.  No manipulation, just a little contrast and sharpening.

Mike.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3795/9326627222_644f79bb23_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9326627222/)
Wizard (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9326627222/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: -Tom- on July 30, 2013, 07:48:11 AM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3756/9398433317_b2783b9071_c.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on July 31, 2013, 03:35:45 PM
A couple from France.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on July 31, 2013, 09:09:29 PM
cloudy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: John R on July 31, 2013, 10:29:04 PM
(http://johnroias.smugmug.com/Other/Pictorials/i-76B7FBZ/0/L/July%2019-%202013%20Father%20Redmond%20field%20071%20smugcopy-L.jpg) (http://johnroias.smugmug.com/Other/Pictorials/6157147_wZQ4vV#!i=2669980088&k=76B7FBZ&lb=1&s=A)

Taken with a Pentax MX-1, small compact camera with 1.7 sensor, a really fine camera, as far as compacts go. Regretfully I took it back because it did not have an optical finder and had a slight lag, which I found hindered my In-camera motion photography.

JMR (John R)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Richowens on August 01, 2013, 12:23:07 AM
From a few years ago(2005)

   Happy Face
(http://richowens.smugmug.com/Travel/Bodega-Bay-4-06/i-p6qWRpK/0/L/doranclouds-L.jpg)


More recently

   They went that way.
(http://richowens.smugmug.com/Nature/Yolo-Wildlife-Reserve/i-QGNvG3b/0/L/_DSC5461-L.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 03, 2013, 03:22:06 PM
The first here is of cloud over a Dorset landmark, Golden Cap (highest point on the south coast of England). The light is of course all that is golden in this shot, the yellow sandstone all in shadow.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 03, 2013, 03:23:51 PM
These next two are taken a bit further along the Dorset coast, on Chesil Beach - an 18-mile barrier beach, with ten miles of freshwater lagoon (The Fleet) behind it

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on August 03, 2013, 05:37:52 PM
Thanks for sharing your work, folks!  Took me a minute to find your happy face, Rich, but I did.  :)

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on August 05, 2013, 10:29:44 PM
Taken from the car at over 65 mph (not driving though)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Richowens on August 05, 2013, 10:47:10 PM
I like #2.

Rich
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on August 07, 2013, 02:20:11 PM
These next two are taken a bit further along the Dorset coast, on Chesil Beach - an 18-mile barrier beach, with ten miles of freshwater lagoon (The Fleet) behind it

I like the photographs far more than I liked the book.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 07, 2013, 02:38:54 PM
Which book?

BTW, how bad is the book? (Trying to gauge how much your preference for my photos is a more or less good thing)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on August 07, 2013, 02:42:30 PM
Which book?

BTW, how bad is the book? (Trying to gauge how much your preference for my photos is a more or less good thing)

On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan: http://www.amazon.co.uk/On-Chesil-Beach-ebook/dp/B00354YA4U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375900833&sr=8-1&keywords=chesil+beach.

It's ghastly. Reasonably well written, as you'd expect, but both the characters are irritating ciphers.

My preference for your photos is wholly complimentary.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 07, 2013, 02:50:20 PM
I'll avoid that book then. Thanks for the warning  :)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: superduckz on August 07, 2013, 03:19:22 PM
(http://steveducharme.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v67/p1278320156-4.jpg) (http://steveducharme.zenfolio.com/p67394933/e4c319e1c)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on August 11, 2013, 08:17:07 AM
by my house
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 11, 2013, 08:30:29 AM
A real sense of texture in that sky
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on August 11, 2013, 02:18:14 PM
I'll avoid that book then. Thanks for the warning  :)

There's a book club where I used to work, which I still attend. My role from the outset, nearly a decade ago now, seems to have been the curmudgeon who dislikes whatever anyone else has chosen. I'm not sure how the role was assigned, but I'm a little worried at how easily I've come to fit into it.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on August 15, 2013, 03:49:22 PM
Woke up to this on my way down the drive to get the paper.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2841/9516863741_9a2e321047_o.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on August 16, 2013, 04:30:47 PM
There's a book club where I used to work, which I still attend. My role from the outset, nearly a decade ago now, seems to have been the curmudgeon who dislikes whatever anyone else has chosen. I'm not sure how the role was assigned, but I'm a little worried at how easily I've come to fit into it.

Jeremy


Just wait until you're older!

It only gets better, in the sense of more marked. And becomes the 'expected of you', which is a bit of a trap.

Did I mention you might actually have superior taste?

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 16, 2013, 07:56:40 PM
Did I mention you might actually have superior taste?
All of us surly curmudgeons have superior taste!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: muntanela on August 17, 2013, 07:58:29 PM
My favorite pool with some nice clouds, last year. (Malghera Valley, West Grosina Valley, Valtelline Valley)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on August 18, 2013, 03:41:04 AM

Just wait until you're older!

It only gets better, in the sense of more marked. And becomes the 'expected of you', which is a bit of a trap.

Did I mention you might actually have superior taste?

;-)

Thanks, Rob. As old age creeps up on me, I'll cling to that thought.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Riaan van Wyk on August 18, 2013, 02:37:02 PM
My favorite pool with some nice clouds, last year. (Malghera Valley, West Grosina Valley, Valtelline Valley)

Some really nice reflections.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on August 18, 2013, 03:13:17 PM
All of us surly curmudgeons have superior taste!



This, Eric, is self-evident to all of us SCs; like fine wines, we get better and better until the moment when we really, really should be sold off for charity. I'd like to sell everything off as a great gift to charity: my own.

Imagine having everything one has gathered through life converted back into real money again. Wow, the new choices one would have available!

;-(

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on August 18, 2013, 04:57:42 PM
This, Eric, is self-evident to all of us SCs; like fine wines, we get better and better until the moment when...

... we turn vinegary?

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 18, 2013, 06:36:35 PM
... we turn vinegary?

Jeremy
:D
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on August 18, 2013, 09:21:32 PM
Great Clouds, Not So Great Ground.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7451/9543694738_153488421a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on August 19, 2013, 03:30:29 AM
Great Clouds, Not So Great Ground.

Oh, I don't know. Get rid of the masts and that blue thing to their right and it will be OK.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on September 30, 2013, 01:53:19 PM
White on blue
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on October 04, 2013, 08:24:55 PM
Basking sharks perhaps?

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Dale Villeponteaux on November 03, 2013, 11:57:09 AM
Don't remember seeing clouds like this before.  'Course, at my age, there's a lot I don't remember.
Lifted the shadows a lot.

Regards,
Dale
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on November 04, 2013, 01:58:51 AM
Nice sky!  Are you familiar with the Clouds Appreciation Society? - http://cloudappreciationsociety.org/

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Dale Villeponteaux on November 04, 2013, 07:41:53 AM
I appreciate the link, and bookmarked it.

Thanks,
Dale
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on November 05, 2013, 01:57:53 AM
You're most welcome!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on November 23, 2013, 10:02:01 PM
Few recent, mostly ooc jpegs (X-E1, Velvia)

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on November 24, 2013, 12:17:12 PM
few more
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on November 25, 2013, 01:57:30 AM
Nice clouds you got there! Thanks for sharing!!

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Bob_B on November 25, 2013, 06:53:12 PM
From last Saturday evening in Baltimore...



Cheers,

         Bob
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 23, 2014, 01:54:31 PM
This thread hasn't seen much activity recently, but I've checked & there're still clouds up there. Here's some evidence for my claim

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on May 24, 2014, 12:32:20 AM
Found out about Roll Clouds (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=roll+clouds&es_sm=91&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=XByAU7q4GMemkQW03IGwBg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1310&bih=709) on Huffington Post site, quite amazing.

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on June 05, 2014, 01:03:44 AM
Found out about Roll Clouds (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=roll+clouds&es_sm=91&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=XByAU7q4GMemkQW03IGwBg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1310&bih=709) on Huffington Post site, quite amazing.

Cheers,
Not yet seen one, but they do look really intriguing!

Haven't had any good clouds here in weeks. Last weekend's kite festival showed only blue sky.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: muntanela on June 05, 2014, 04:45:20 PM
 Old (Malghera Valley) and recent (Bellano, Lake Como) clouds.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on June 05, 2014, 08:53:34 PM
Old (Malghera Valley) and recent (Bellano, Lake Como) clouds.

I really like the second one
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on June 09, 2014, 07:40:50 AM
Afterglow
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 09, 2014, 08:55:04 AM
I also really like the second one - a real beaut - but the first one is good too; I like the way the sweep of the snow complements the similar sweep of the clouds.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: BobDavid on June 09, 2014, 11:25:19 PM
Here's one.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 10, 2014, 12:18:56 AM
That's a treat, Bob! Really "majestic."   :D
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on June 10, 2014, 02:50:45 PM
Arches NP.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on June 11, 2014, 02:37:28 PM
I really like the second one

Me too.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: BobDavid on June 13, 2014, 01:08:45 PM
Sky Dog
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: muntanela on June 25, 2014, 04:43:04 PM
Peaks (to me unknown) and clouds as seen from Schiazzera, Saiento Valley, Valtelline, May.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: petermfiore on June 25, 2014, 08:28:24 PM
One of my first digital images.

Peter
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: David Eckels on June 25, 2014, 08:33:05 PM
My kinda scene, Peter. Lovely.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on June 26, 2014, 02:13:01 AM
My kinda scene, Peter. Lovely.
My thoughts exactly.

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jjj on August 09, 2014, 04:07:53 PM
In the clouds!  ;)

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 18, 2014, 04:44:20 PM
.

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 27, 2014, 06:29:02 AM
Another couple of local shots


Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 08, 2014, 06:01:31 PM
Feathered rain cloud

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 04, 2015, 12:17:48 PM
Does no one else post anything here any more? I'm feeling like Billy No-mates.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on January 04, 2015, 01:16:17 PM
Does no one else post anything here any more? I'm feeling like Billy No-mates.

Funny, I get the same feeling in Without prejudice  (and I didn't even start that thread)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: wolfnowl on May 17, 2015, 03:43:02 PM
Not shooting clouds as much as I used to, but maybe this will revive things...

Mike.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rainer SLP on May 17, 2015, 05:08:56 PM
On the plane back home
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 20, 2015, 05:07:12 AM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Mike D. B. on May 21, 2015, 07:47:19 AM
Could have posted this image in love those trees as well, but I'm more focused on the clouds.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 23, 2015, 01:43:38 PM
Fluffy white things in the sky, and fluffy white things in the field

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on June 23, 2015, 01:51:33 PM
I like it, it has a surreal feeling (maybe because the lightened background)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 23, 2015, 03:04:22 PM
There's something strange going on with the sheep - they seem to have some sort of dark halo around them. Not sure what's happened there.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on June 23, 2015, 03:33:31 PM
There's something strange going on with the sheep - they seem to have some sort of dark halo around them. Not sure what's happened there.
Did you use a lot of "local contrast enhancement" or "clarity" to boost the pop in the shot? That can cause effects like this.
But I still like it a lot, very vibrant B&W!

Something a little softer from me:

Clouds and moon
(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201505/i-BvZFPTH/0/O/PEG_A850_2_09964_20150530-L.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201505/i-BvZFPTH/A)
A850 + Super Tak 150/4
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 23, 2015, 04:52:51 PM
Yes, I think I've overcooked it with the local contrast.

Nice clouds & moon BTW
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: BobDavid on June 23, 2015, 07:33:24 PM
Fluffy white things in the sky, and fluffy white things in the field


I like the picture--nice connection between the fluffy sheep and the fluffy clouds. I do think the "hi-contrast red filter"  effect is a bit extreme.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 24, 2015, 03:02:32 AM
I've made some adjustments, and lost the strange dark halo effect around the sheep. BTW, no red filter, it was green, but I did use a polariser. Here's the re-jigged version, and another from yesterday evening. I've also left in the previously cloned out barn. Not sure it made much difference to be honest.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on June 24, 2015, 03:57:12 AM
I've made some adjustments, and lost the strange dark halo effect around the sheep. BTW, no red filter, it was green, but I did use a polariser. Here's the re-jigged version, and another from yesterday evening. I've also left in the previously cloned out barn. Not sure it made much difference to be honest.

Much better on the ground but I rather liked the high contrast drama in the clouds of the first, some of which you've lost in the reworking. I agree about the barn.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 24, 2015, 04:28:48 PM
OK, so there's a prominent tree, but there's clouds as well

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 24, 2015, 05:33:21 PM
OK, so there's a prominent tree, but there's clouds as well


I like it. The tree seems to be simulating a lightning strike from those clouds.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on June 25, 2015, 02:58:26 AM
An oldie from 2011, dredging in front of the Belgian coast

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201011/i-hW6JwK6/0/O/PEG_A850_02439_20101114-L.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201011/i-hW6JwK6/A)
A850 + Tamron 28-200 XR
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 25, 2015, 04:11:00 PM
The Temperance Hotel, Land's End, Cornwall, with some (IMHO) wonderful clouds framing it. YMMV
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on June 26, 2015, 03:57:37 AM
YMMV

I don't see why it should. Great clouds!

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 01, 2015, 03:23:23 AM
Clouds, but 'god beams'* too.

* properly known as crepuscular rays
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rajan Parrikar on July 03, 2015, 09:15:13 PM
Bill,

The Temperance Hotel is a great image. You ought to have posted it in a separate thread.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 04, 2015, 03:31:18 AM
Thanks Rajan. Off to start a new thread  :)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rainer SLP on July 04, 2015, 02:20:58 PM
Hi,

Clouds over the big plains in northern Mexico shot with the new Canon EF 11-24mm through the bus window @18mm focal length

Look at the grey bar on the lower part and there you can see the good correction of this lens. Original image size.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on July 08, 2015, 05:46:03 PM
Fleeting fisheye sunset clouds from last fall
Pentax K-3 & Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 fisheye (cheap but fun lens!)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3944/14932538604_2195fc142b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oKxau9)IMGP2742-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/oKxau9) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Lord Howe Island
Post by: tom b on July 09, 2015, 02:40:38 PM
I have to get used to my new web address. Lord Howe Island.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IOvxW9dLBtg/VZ6-ZEmcJsI/AAAAAAAAABA/GHRG-LpuQI8/s1600/Lord_Howe_2.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on July 09, 2015, 04:51:24 PM
Fleeting fisheye sunset clouds from last fall
Pentax K-3 & Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 fisheye (cheap but fun lens!)

Very nice clouds. Good shot generally.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on July 13, 2015, 02:08:48 PM
Very nice clouds. Good shot generally.

Jeremy

Thank you.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on July 15, 2015, 03:28:28 PM
Very nice clouds. Good shot generally.

Jeremy

Thanks! I almost missed this light after driving to this spot like a maniac as I saw the sky developing.
I probably had about one minute between turning off the car and the sky turning grey so I was pretty pleased with the end result after that mad dash!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tom b on July 20, 2015, 12:55:23 AM
I was looking for some images from my trip to the Great Barrier Reef when I came upon a folder of cloud images. I think the image comes from near Monkey Mia in Western Australia.

I think that he most interesting thing is that when I looked back through this thread to see if I had posted this image was how easily I identified my own images and how distinctive Australian skies are.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XoIzMNfzHsg/Vax-pDf3IVI/AAAAAAAAACQ/xpdiSY22EY4/s1600/big_skies_04.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rainer SLP on July 20, 2015, 01:21:30 PM
OK, so there's a prominent tree, but there's clouds as well



Hi,

The image of your clouds an that tree is just great.

When I just saw it the tree resembles a Lightning  ;D

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on July 21, 2015, 11:21:43 AM
The sunset over the sea in Knokke last weekend was spectacular. I pulled back the red saturation on this one, since some of the reds in the sky were outside the sRGB gamut, so it was really like this, no exaggeration (to the contrary)

(https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201507/i-j39hsR8/0/O/PEG_NEX6_2_02495_20150718-L.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201507/i-j39hsR8/A)
NEX6 + OM Zuiko 200/4
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: sierraman on July 23, 2015, 12:06:01 AM
Somewhere in Arizona.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on September 01, 2015, 08:39:57 PM
from above
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: VidJa on September 06, 2015, 05:47:46 PM
A nice one from France,
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: ptrnyc on September 07, 2015, 12:26:08 PM
Some more clouds, over Monument Valley: https://500px.com/photo/120918473/clouds-over-monument-valley-by-patrice-t (https://500px.com/photo/120918473/clouds-over-monument-valley-by-patrice-t)

Sorry for posting external links, but I'm trying to follow the forum rule and not embed images larger than 800px.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 14, 2015, 08:51:56 AM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on September 15, 2015, 02:39:12 AM
A brewing storm in Knokke (Belgium)

(https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201011/i-h8TqhsT/0/O/PEG_A850_02447_20101114-L.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201011/i-h8TqhsT/A)
Sony A850 + Tamron 28-200
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 15, 2015, 03:42:32 AM
Wow. Nicely dramatic. And the first Belgian Dutch landscape I've ever seen  :)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 18, 2015, 06:19:43 PM
Incredible sky tonight - and no, I've not touched the saturation, that's just how it was  :)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MoreOrLess on September 22, 2015, 03:33:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FNfxCTB.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 22, 2015, 06:48:59 PM
.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on September 23, 2015, 03:46:11 AM
Nice one, Bill.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 23, 2015, 05:06:51 AM
Thanks. Here's another one
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on September 23, 2015, 05:22:04 AM
Nice clouds over L'Abbaye Royale de Fontevraux

(https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201507/i-v3Q6JLc/0/O/PEG_NEX6_2_02853_20150730-L.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201507/i-v3Q6JLc/A)
NEX6 + E10-18/4
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 23, 2015, 05:50:22 AM
A lovely sense of depth to that one
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on September 23, 2015, 11:43:35 AM
Cloud action over the creek
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8760/17921944849_d38f1756ae_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tiGDP8)IMGP5046-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/tiGDP8) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on September 23, 2015, 12:11:07 PM
A lovely sense of depth to that one
Thanks Bill, I also tried B&W (like your excellent cloudscapes above) but liked the colour version better, depth is a good way to describe what actually looked better in colour vs. B&W. When I took the picture I had B&W in mind, but it didn't work out like I thought.

@MattBurt, nice cloudscape as well, guessing by the cloud movement it's a longer exposure? (exif didn't reveal that)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on September 23, 2015, 12:51:41 PM
Thanks Bill, I also tried B&W (like your excellent cloudscapes above) but liked the colour version better, depth is a good way to describe what actually looked better in colour vs. B&W. When I took the picture I had B&W in mind, but it didn't work out like I thought.

@MattBurt, nice cloudscape as well, guessing by the cloud movement it's a longer exposure? (exif didn't reveal that)

Thank you and yes, not sure why exif didn't tell you but it was 105s using a 10 stop filter.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: BobDavid on September 23, 2015, 07:51:23 PM
I like the "Cloud" jpg, Chairman Bill. The vertical picture with the one dominant cloud is dramatic and engaging.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: mikefike on September 25, 2015, 10:16:17 PM
From the top of Sears Tower:

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/25/9cea88dcf41eba376184f79dabfe7157.jpg)

And some gloomy sunset clouds over the bay from Cape Hatteras:

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/25/12e64e428a2a0fbd65a6f46df4c9689d.jpg)

Some fantastic images in this thread!


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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: mikefike on September 25, 2015, 10:18:13 PM

Cloud action over the creek
, on Flickr

Love this shot, Matt!


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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on September 26, 2015, 07:39:52 AM
@ mikefike, nice shooting, especially like the second.

Something less dramatic, clouds and reflected clouds (in the Loire near Saumur)

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on September 26, 2015, 08:44:39 AM
Cliché in black and white.

Rob C

(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/1446725_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jjj on September 30, 2015, 09:58:54 AM
Whilst shopping one day.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: PeterAit on September 30, 2015, 10:36:32 AM
I created this collage to show how variable the early morning sky can be. The three photos were all taken from the same vantage point (on the NC Outer Banks) at approximately the same time (6-6:30 AM) during one week in September of last year. I used a Nikon D600 with a Sigma 24-105mm lens.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jjj on September 30, 2015, 12:05:44 PM
Skies can certainly change ridiculously quickly.

BTW - That would be a triptych and not a diptych Peter, as you have three and not two images used together.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Bruce Cox on September 30, 2015, 12:30:24 PM
Whilst shopping one day.

That building seems to be moving almost as fast as the clouds.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: PeterAit on September 30, 2015, 01:40:50 PM
Skies can certainly change ridiculously quickly.

BTW - That would be a triptych and not a diptych Peter, as you have three and not two images used together.

Yes, of course. It started as a diptych and I added a third image without changing the file name.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Michael West on October 04, 2015, 09:00:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/CT4bYLc.jpg)

from 2011
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: mikefike on October 05, 2015, 01:13:59 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/04/041dccc6673f4cb0c12345125f20d396.jpg)

One of the most amazing skies I've witnessed.


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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on October 05, 2015, 11:40:09 AM
Reminds me of what it might look like shooting the underside of an iceberg through a coloured filter.

As I have never seen an iceberg, and would most certainly not think of going under one if I ever do, I suppose I shall never know for sure.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: mikefike on October 05, 2015, 11:41:54 AM
Haha. I agree with all of that, Rob!  Though I would like to go to Iceland for some glacier shots!


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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jjj on October 05, 2015, 01:33:12 PM
That building seems to be moving almost as fast as the clouds.
Had to use a high shutter speed to keep it sharp. ;)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: muntanela on October 05, 2015, 04:10:46 PM
Lake Calosso and Sasso Maurigno (Maurigno peak) in the clouds
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Michael West on October 05, 2015, 05:26:23 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/04/041dccc6673f4cb0c12345125f20d396.jpg)

One of the most amazing skies I've witnessed.


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was that shot within the last week in Northern CA by any chance?

I ask as your photo matched the sunset here a very short time ago.

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: mikefike on October 05, 2015, 05:29:23 PM

Lake Calosso and Sasso Maurigno (Maurigno peak) in the clouds

Wow. Fantastic Muntanela.


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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: mikefike on October 05, 2015, 05:31:22 PM

was that shot within the last week in Northern CA by any chance?

I ask as your photo matched the sunset here a very short time ago.

No, this is North of Detroit in May 2012. Though I'd love to have seen something similar. Did you get any pics if it, Michael?


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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Michael West on October 05, 2015, 06:34:48 PM
No, this is North of Detroit in May 2012. Though I'd love to have seen something similar. Did you get any pics if it, Michael?


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a few that were not exactly exposed properly.

the cloud shapes were the same..and the color of the sky a very close match.

 

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: mikefike on October 05, 2015, 07:29:43 PM

No, this is North of Detroit in May 2012. Though I'd love to have seen something similar. Did you get any pics if it, Michael?


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a few that were not exactly exposed properly.

the cloud shapes were the same..and the color of the sky a very close match.

A pretty amazing sight to behold, nevertheless.

A couple from another amazing evening a month or so before:

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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Michael West on October 05, 2015, 09:26:11 PM
A pretty amazing sight to behold, nevertheless.

 
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I found one thats  satisfactory


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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on October 07, 2015, 12:04:48 AM
Good clouds tonight
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5737/21822572248_218d8c8d03_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zfoorE)IMGP1555-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/zfoorE) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Diego Pigozzo on October 07, 2015, 05:16:11 AM
Snapseeded cloud on Garda's lake.

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on October 07, 2015, 06:20:16 AM
D200; one day sitting on the terrace having a little drink before lunch. Or, from the cockpit of my private F16... who knows? No, it was a little drink; it wasn't in anybody's F16, not even Uncle Sam's.

;-)

Rob C

(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/3471462_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Diego Pigozzo on October 07, 2015, 06:23:14 AM
D200; one day sitting on the terrace having a little drink before lunch. Or, from the cockpit of my private F16... who knows? No, it was a little drink; it wasn't in anybody's F16, not even Uncle Sam's.

Quite cool.
I'm not sure about the black border but that's my taste.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on October 07, 2015, 06:29:52 AM
Quite cool.
I'm not sure about the black border but that's my taste.

For better or worse, it also turned into my house-style over the years, and not about to change anything much.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Tony Jay on October 07, 2015, 06:59:44 AM
D200; one day sitting on the terrace having a little drink before lunch. Or, from the cockpit of my private F16... who knows? No, it was a little drink; it wasn't in anybody's F16, not even Uncle Sam's.

;-)

Rob C

(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/3471462_orig.jpg)
That is a fantastic image!

Tony Jay
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on October 07, 2015, 10:03:01 AM
Thank you Tony, it's nice to feel that instinct still makes or breaks shots.

At the risk of boring, it's the reason why I hated having client people around when I worked: they interrupt your flow of consciousness, without which latter, nothing much happens.

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 07, 2015, 07:03:40 PM
Tony is absolutely right, Rob.

One nice thing about clouds is they don't natter at you when you're concentrating.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on October 09, 2015, 01:36:04 AM
Another brewing storm at the coast of Knokke (Belgium)

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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on October 09, 2015, 11:40:21 AM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/628/20940246478_6edede0a0e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xUqeJo)IMGP2217-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/xUqeJo) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Diego Pigozzo on October 13, 2015, 05:57:01 AM
Shot while in hospital some time ago.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: muntanela on October 13, 2015, 11:00:38 AM
Clouds and and their reflexions in Läch de la Basa,  Valley of Pedruna, Valtelline, last Sunday.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Diego Pigozzo on October 13, 2015, 11:02:27 AM
Clouds and and their reflexions in Läch de la Basa,  Valley of Pedruna, Valtelline, last Sunday.

Really cool.


(I must admit: I thought to myself "those three rocks should be cloned away"  ;D)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Arlen on October 13, 2015, 11:19:32 PM
D200; one day sitting on the terrace having a little drink before lunch. Or, from the cockpit of my private F16... who knows? No, it was a little drink; it wasn't in anybody's F16, not even Uncle Sam's.

;-)

Rob C


I missed this one when it first passed by, but I think it's worth adding one more voice of approbation. Well done.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on October 18, 2015, 03:25:11 PM

I missed this one when it first passed by, but I think it's worth adding one more voice of approbation. Well done.


Thanks, Arlen.

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 18, 2015, 05:03:22 PM
One from this evening
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on October 19, 2015, 12:11:29 AM
Interesting cloud and rainbow today on a bike ride.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/719/22262838186_108a4fe4a7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zVhSaG)IMGP2173-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/zVhSaG) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Tony Jay on October 19, 2015, 04:38:37 AM
Interesting cloud and rainbow today on a bike ride.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/719/22262838186_108a4fe4a7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zVhSaG)IMGP2173-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/zVhSaG) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
You are busy Matt!

Really like this one.
I am a bit of a sucker for good weather-related shots though.

Tony Jay
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on October 19, 2015, 10:10:44 AM
You are busy Matt!

Really like this one.
I am a bit of a sucker for good weather-related shots though.

Tony Jay

Thanks Tony! I do like to get out and shoot and/or ride/hike/ski as often as I can. It offsets all the desk time I have to spend during the weekdays.
I love these kinds of storms that come through here in the fall so I'm always on the lookout for them. The rainbow was a bonus on this one!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Michael West on October 26, 2015, 10:30:51 PM
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3379/3596288944_68c3f4138e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Michael West on October 26, 2015, 10:34:00 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3624/3567424104_c2fe9972ef_o.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: John R on October 26, 2015, 10:42:50 PM
Very nice work on the clouds Michael. Abstract and artistic qualities in both images.

JR
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Michael West on October 26, 2015, 10:49:27 PM
Very nice work on the clouds Michael. Abstract and artistic qualities in both images.

JR

Thank you.

 I think I will switch back to using my old 50mm lens for a few days. I sense the need for the simple approach that allowed me to see the images in these photos.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 27, 2015, 05:31:31 AM
That last one is superb
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: francois on October 27, 2015, 05:45:47 AM
I also love the last one. The shape of the cloud and the wooded top of the hill are very similar.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Michael West on October 27, 2015, 03:53:42 PM
I also love the last one. The shape of the cloud and the wooded top of the hill are very similar.

Thank you very much!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Michael West on October 27, 2015, 03:54:24 PM
That last one is superb

Thank you.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Michael West on November 02, 2015, 06:13:24 PM
They may not look much like clouds, but they are.


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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: muntanela on November 06, 2015, 10:25:10 AM
They may not look much like clouds, but they are.

Fine!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jjj on November 06, 2015, 11:55:24 AM
Interesting cloud and rainbow today on a bike ride.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/719/22262838186_108a4fe4a7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zVhSaG)IMGP2173-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/zVhSaG) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Looks rather less arid over yonder. Not seen a rainbow effect quite like that one before other than at a waterfall. Which come to think of it, underlines my first sentence I guess.  ;D
What the biking like there Matt? Looks very different to what I'm used to, as trails are often in wooded areas or with more vegetation.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on November 06, 2015, 12:40:49 PM
Looks rather less arid over yonder. Not seen a rainbow effect quite like that one before other than at a waterfall. Which come to think of it, underlines my first sentence I guess.  ;D
What the biking like there Matt? Looks very different to what I'm used to, as trails are often in wooded areas or with more vegetation.

I live in the Gunnison at 7700 Ft at the valley floor. It's pretty dry down here but we are surrounded by much higher peaks and high alpine terrain (it's behind that storm in my photo). The town of Crested Butte is 28 Miles away and it is a full high alpine environment and 1000 Ft. higher up that end of the valley and goes up to 12-14,000 Ft peaks.
So here at this end it's high desert style riding, kind of like Fruita if you have ever ridden there. The trail system is called Hartman Rocks and there's close to 100 Mi of singletrack in short named and graded sections that can be linked for almost limitless combinations with another 100+ Miles of jeep trails for additional options. It's considered to be a world class trail system. Crested Butte is better known and has 100's of miles of high alpine riding so it's nice to have the variety. I moved here for the skiing and stayed for the cycling! I ride these trails from my house after work on summer evenings and it's great. Road biking isn't bad here either but but there are a lot more options and variety for MTB.

A few Hartman Rocks scenes for context (with clouds to stay somewhat on topic).

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7734/17330350842_fe15062cd5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/spqzws)IMGP9187-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/spqzws) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

We climb that big cone shaped mountain and ski that chute down the front when conditions are favorable.
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8700/17004561712_a31ab9d579_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rUCPLu)IMGP7029-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/rUCPLu) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

Lots of little technical granite sections. Great traction on that stuff but it tears you up if you fall on it.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5321/18063176832_3f09877b6b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/twbvaj)IMGP4504-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/twbvaj) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

Edit to add:
Crested Butte riding is more like this:
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/14590072744_e361f877b0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oegWjm)IMGP3127 (https://flic.kr/p/oegWjm) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on November 06, 2015, 03:29:35 PM
They may not look much like clouds, but they are.

And very pretty ones, at that.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Michael West on November 06, 2015, 03:54:45 PM
And very pretty ones, at that.

Jeremy

the thrill of capturing an image of something I have never seen before has yet to fade.

Thank you very much.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jjj on November 06, 2015, 05:03:05 PM
I live in the Gunnison at 7700 Ft at the valley floor. It's pretty dry down here but we are surrounded by much higher peaks and high alpine terrain (it's behind that storm in my photo). The town of Crested Butte is 28 Miles away and it is a full high alpine environment and 1000 Ft. higher up that end of the valley and goes up to 12-14,000 Ft peaks.
So here at this end it's high desert style riding, kind of like Fruita if you have ever ridden there. The trail system is called Hartman Rocks and there's close to 100 Mi of singletrack in short named and graded sections that can be linked for almost limitless combinations with another 100+ Miles of jeep trails for additional options. It's considered to be a world class trail system. Crested Butte is better known and has 100's of miles of high alpine riding so it's nice to have the variety. I moved here for the skiing and stayed for the cycling! I ride these trails from my house after work on summer evenings and it's great. Road biking isn't bad here either but but there are a lot more options and variety for MTB.
When can I visit?  ;)

I'm recall reading lots about Crested Butte when reading US bike magazine and I've seen the trails at Fruita from when folk first started posting trail rides online.
I moved to Sheffield for University and stayed for the cycling, nightlife + culture. I live 5-8 minute ride from about 7 woods [it's a very green city] which then lead out into the Peak District. Not quite as high as anything you have, but lots of climbing wherever you go. The Tour De France came through here last year and the route completely blew the peloton apart and Peak District did the same thing to the Tour Of Britain in August this year. We have the odd World Champion too as Steve Peat is a local lad and trained on one of the DH trails I built for a national race, Tracey Mosley who is now doing the Enduro circuit came here for Uni and the riding.
The main rock around here is also quite abrasive as it's gritstone, Millstone Grit in fact, so called as millstones for grinding flour were made from it as it was well....gritty. You often come across mill stones that never quite made it to a mill out on the Edges, which is where they were carved out of the rock face in situ. See shot below

This shot may not seem like your usual cloud pic. It was however taken inside one. We had some really odd weather last week, blue skies and warm sunshine in city centre and then clouds about a kilometer from centre just sitting at ground level and turning day into almost night.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jjj on November 06, 2015, 05:06:25 PM
Some dramatic clouds shortly before getting rained on whilst out on a ride on Burbage Edge.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on November 06, 2015, 05:17:36 PM
When can I visit?  ;)

I'm recall reading lots about Crested Butte when reading US bike magazine and I've seen the trails at Fruita from when folk first started posting trail rides online.
I moved to Sheffield for University and stayed for the cycling, nightlife + culture. I live 5-8 minute ride from about 7 woods [it's a very green city] which then lead out into the Peak District. Not quite as high as anything you have, but lots of climbing wherever you go. The Tour De France came through here last year and the route completely blew the peloton apart and Peak District did the same thing to the Tour Of Britain in August this year. We have the odd World Champion too as Steve Peat is a local lad and trained on one of the DH trails I built for a national race, Tracey Mosley who is now doing the Enduro circuit came here for Uni and the riding.
The main rock around here is also quite abrasive as it's gritstone, Millstone Grit in fact, so called as millstones for grinding flour were made from it as it was well....gritty. You often come across mill stones that never quite made it to a mill out on the Edges, which is where they were carved out of the rock face in situ. See shot below

This shot may not seem like your usual cloud pic. It was however taken inside one. We had some really odd weather last week, blue skies and warm sunshine in city centre and then clouds about a kilometer from centre just sitting at ground level and turning day into almost night.

Sounds like some good riding there too! Lovely photos, and the millstone one is extra nice!
We get the USA Pro Challenge pro road race through here every couple of years. I got to be an embedded photographer on the back of a motorcycle in the last one which was a real thrill (and hard!). I've also been in team and press cars for that race which are a little less intense but still pretty exciting.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on November 06, 2015, 05:19:40 PM
Oh, and come visit any time but it will soon be ski season as it's been snowing this week.
Mountain bike season usually gets going in April/May in Gunnison and June/July up higher around CB.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jjj on November 06, 2015, 06:21:01 PM
The big benefit of our climate and very unpredictable weather is that it's nearly always MTB season. As long as you dress right, that is and have the right tyres on.  ;)
I have two sets of wheels for my MTBs one with 'Summer' tyres and one with 'Winter' tyres, so I can put them on according to the conditions that day.
Intend doing similar with my cross bike when I can afford to get a couple of extra wheels pairs built. 28c road tyres, 33c gravel tyres and 40c 'monster' cross tyres.
Been a bit dry here this year though, so not needed 'winter' tyres much. Reservoirs nearby are at 60% capacity which is what you expect at height of a very dry summer!
The old submerged village has made one of its rare appearances.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jjj on November 06, 2015, 06:23:16 PM
We get the USA Pro Challenge pro road race through here every couple of years. I got to be an embedded photographer on the back of a motorcycle in the last one which was a real thrill (and hard!).
Always looked like really hard work. But then compared to filming from back of a motorbike with a broadcast camera for 5-6 hours.....
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on November 06, 2015, 06:36:49 PM
Always looked like really hard work. But then compared to filming from back of a motorbike with a broadcast camera for 5-6 hours.....

Right, those guys have it harder, but at least they face backward and don't have to twist like the still photo guys do.
People here ride all year round, but it takes some special gear!
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7470/16005261809_8675186966_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qok9HP)IMGP0650-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/qok9HP) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

But I'd rather ski!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: jjj on November 06, 2015, 07:20:00 PM
People here ride all year round, but it takes some special gear!

But I'd rather ski!
Combine the two and ride a Ski Bob, they are great fun.

(http://www.regionews.at/data/news/2012/03/11/31065/pic_600/1331422980OJOU6.jpg)

A friend of mine did the Iditabike race some years back which is where Fat Bikes originated from and it was unseasonably warm and the snow melted. Not much fun trying to ride slush.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 18, 2015, 07:45:21 AM
.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Patricia Sheley on December 18, 2015, 12:08:57 PM
...I want to play with that eye Bill,
been watching the same here...always good to lift our gaze and get out of our own way!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on December 18, 2015, 12:45:57 PM
Moody fall sunset
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5757/21689421448_feb7eb39bf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z3BXmd)IMGP3645-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/z3BXmd) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Patricia Sheley on December 18, 2015, 12:59:06 PM
Yoweee Matt!!! I covet the upper left... yes, yes!!...can't take my eyes from it enough yet to appreciate the rest...but hey you posted in clouds right?!  ;)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on December 18, 2015, 01:22:27 PM
Yoweee Matt!!! I covet the upper left... yes, yes!!...can't take my eyes from it enough yet to appreciate the rest...but hey you posted in clouds right?!  ;)

Yeah, that virga is like the creamy center of an Oreo. But don't forget to enjoy the delicious wafers too! ;)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Tony Jay on December 18, 2015, 06:06:18 PM
Moody fall sunset
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5757/21689421448_feb7eb39bf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z3BXmd)IMGP3645-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/z3BXmd) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Stunningly beautiful in all respects - a real winner!

Tony Jay
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on December 19, 2015, 05:01:14 AM
Clouds - yep, they cloud and cloak history, too; the passage of civilizations, wars and temporary peace sees many.

Rob C

(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/2994783_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on December 19, 2015, 05:15:14 AM
Pier, surf and clouds. The joys of a beach walk.

(https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201502/i-kMk2LKB/0/O/PEG_NEX6_1_09737_20150227.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201502/i-kMk2LKB/A)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Tony Jay on December 19, 2015, 05:48:40 AM
Pier, surf and clouds. The joys of a beach walk.

(https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201502/i-kMk2LKB/0/O/PEG_NEX6_1_09737_20150227.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201502/i-kMk2LKB/A)
A deceptively simple composition that works really well.
This is a very good image!

Tony Jay
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on December 19, 2015, 06:25:34 AM
A deceptively simple composition that works really well.
This is a very good image!

Tony Jay
Thanks Tony, I also like it, but the thing that keeps nagging me (and preventing me to make a big print) is my own shadow on the pier  :-\
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: brianrybolt on December 19, 2015, 06:30:28 AM
'French Clouds With Wires'
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Tony Jay on December 19, 2015, 06:31:49 AM
Thanks Tony, I also like it, but the thing that keeps nagging me (and preventing me to make a big print) is my own shadow on the pier  :-\
I confess to missing that detail!
Nonetheless, on review I wonder if it doesn't still really work in this case.

Tony Jay
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on December 19, 2015, 02:22:26 PM
Thanks Tony, I also like it, but the thing that keeps nagging me (and preventing me to make a big print) is my own shadow on the pier  :-\

I really wouldn't let that detail spoil enjoyment of the image.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on December 19, 2015, 02:22:57 PM
Moody fall sunset

That's a cracking shot, Matt.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 20, 2015, 02:51:39 PM
One from this evening
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Tony Jay on December 21, 2015, 04:21:40 AM
One from this evening
You have captured a lot more than some clouds and a field here.
This is an example of an image that needs no title and no explanation.
It just needs to be viewed and enjoyed.
This image just evokes it own story - it is almost alive.
The B&W treatment is absolutely something that elevates this images from something good into an altogether very special image.

Just trying to describe all the emotions and sensations this image brings to mind is a book in the making.
Better to just sit back and experience this.

Congratulations Bill

Tony Jay
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 21, 2015, 04:26:55 AM
Wow. I didn't expect that sort of reaction. Thanks, Tony. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Tony Jay on December 21, 2015, 04:41:40 AM
Wow. I didn't expect that sort of reaction. Thanks, Tony. Much appreciated.
It is a very good image Bill and it hit me right in the midriff!

Tony Jay
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on December 21, 2015, 05:14:52 AM
It is a very good image Bill and it hit me right in the midriff!

Tony Jay


Even better: it looks filmic!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: muntanela on December 21, 2015, 08:46:13 AM
Bill, with this countryside and these skies in your backyard, really you don't need to desire other, more  mountainous backyards...

P.S. Rain coming? Here it hasn't rained since october (perhaps... after Christmas... something will happen...)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: petermfiore on December 21, 2015, 10:52:34 AM
Storm at Sea...

Peter
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 21, 2015, 11:16:25 AM
Superb.

Edit to add: Something I'd like to see printed. Big.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: petermfiore on December 21, 2015, 11:37:19 AM
Superb.

Edit to add: Something I'd like to see printed. Big.
Your image is wonderful...Made me remember this shot. I have made series of paintings based on the storm.

Peter
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on December 21, 2015, 01:16:32 PM
Thanks Tony, I also like it, but the thing that keeps nagging me (and preventing me to make a big print) is my own shadow on the pier  :-\

I think your shadow blends pretty well and could just be a wet spot from a splash. Nice image!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on December 21, 2015, 01:17:58 PM
From the porch this morning. A location I can manage without help even with this broken shoulder! :)
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5665/23521239899_bb7c114dd2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BQuv9X)IMGP0740-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/BQuv9X) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Patricia Sheley on December 21, 2015, 01:59:48 PM

Storm at Sea...

Peter


* Storm at Sea

Missed this...see it as tempest clearing...paintings moving to magenta/violet? Wow, just wow what a sky! and those renaissance painters couldn't tuck them away for reference as we are so fortunate to be able. I wonder about their eyesight and intensity of recall unaffected by Edison.  Again, Wow!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Tony Jay on December 21, 2015, 03:24:44 PM
Storm at Sea...

Peter
Another glorious shot!

Tony Jay
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: dennisd on December 21, 2015, 04:04:08 PM
Taken a few months ago on the bank of the Hudson River, Tarrytown, NY.

(http://www.jackandbeans.com/pbd/NY_Hudsoncloud4.jpg)

Nikon D800e w/70-200mm

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on December 21, 2015, 04:07:37 PM
Storm at Sea...

Peter


Powerful, man, powerful!

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on December 21, 2015, 05:18:02 PM
Storm at Sea...

Wow.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: BobDavid on December 22, 2015, 11:46:59 PM
Storm at Sea...

Peter

Ominous picture--great tonality.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Riaan van Wyk on December 23, 2015, 12:14:33 AM
Storm at Sea...

Peter

Stunning..
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tim wolcott on December 23, 2015, 01:43:05 AM
Here's a couple clouds I waited forever to get with the foreground.  T
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 23, 2015, 04:03:20 AM
Beautiful B&Ws, all three of them
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: francois on December 23, 2015, 06:10:23 AM
Beautiful B&Ws, all three of them

Very different landscapes but all equally breathtaking.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Tony Jay on December 23, 2015, 06:26:52 AM
Very different landscapes but all equally breathtaking.
Breathtaking is the word!
Mere adjectives cannot do justice to these captures.

Congratulations

Tony Jay
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on December 23, 2015, 12:05:10 PM
Here's a couple clouds I waited forever to get with the foreground.  T

Those are great! I especially love the first.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Patricia Sheley on December 23, 2015, 01:13:15 PM
Here's a couple clouds I waited forever to get with the foreground.  T

Tim~
I remember a conversation we had over the phone in the middle of the night one time (over the water near JPC's), while I was making a series of half hour exposures. You kept my mind off being chewed alive by a billion mosquitoes by discussing the way you would walk round and round and round your subject to drag the luminosity out in all the right places. Somehow I'm pretty sure you did not walk round and round these, but the "wait forever" for these confluences I absolutely believe! Fantastic, Fantastic! B&W, yet holds up beautifully to the rock in stream print you included with my book of your gorgeous work.

All the best, Merry Christmas and Lumine!
Patricia
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tim wolcott on December 25, 2015, 10:24:26 PM
Here is a couple more from my trip with some great clouds.  As always find your locations mark them then when the gods speak and hand you the right clouds, its perfect.  Tim
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on December 26, 2015, 04:52:07 AM
Here is a couple more from my trip with some great clouds.  As always find your locations mark them then when the gods speak and hand you the right clouds, its perfect.  Tim

The first in particular is stunning, Tim.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on December 28, 2015, 01:16:32 AM
Here is a couple more from my trip with some great clouds.  As always find your locations mark them then when the gods speak and hand you the right clouds, its perfect.  Tim

Those certainly look like the right clouds! Nice.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on December 28, 2015, 03:14:42 AM
Les Landes, France. An oldie from 2008, woken up for the first time today. Sometimes you find something interesting when browsing through older folders on your computer

(https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200808/i-z6StBnb/0/O/PEG_A700_02493_20080802.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200808/i-z6StBnb/A)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 28, 2015, 03:23:21 AM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Tony Jay on December 28, 2015, 03:55:37 AM
Les Landes, France. An oldie from 2008, woken up for the first time today. Sometimes you find something interesting when browsing through older folders on your computer
I really like this!
Very simple and clean composition.
Almost abstract qualities and the surreal B&W look, apart from the yellow in the clouds, elevates this image to something very special.

Congratulations

Tony Jay
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 31, 2015, 12:33:57 PM
What looks like mammatus clouds. I had to be quick - by the time I got to a better vantage point, they'd gone - hence the less than inspiring foreground
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on December 31, 2015, 03:21:21 PM
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Reminds me of some Colin Baxter stuff from his book on France. Nice.

Rob C
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 31, 2015, 03:46:48 PM
I'm not au fait with his work - I'll have to look it up. Glad you like it though
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on January 01, 2016, 10:24:11 AM
Another one from Knokke, december 29 last year  ;)

(https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201512/i-z9vhp63/0/O/PEG_A6000_1_4805_20151229.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201512/i-z9vhp63/A)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 05, 2016, 01:12:16 PM
It's been damp & gloomy for so bloody long, but whilst I really would like some sun & some snow, there's something in the dark & brooding clouds I do like
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on January 06, 2016, 03:05:22 AM
Nice one Bill, you can "feel" the chilly dampness in that shot

Here's another one from the Atlantic coast in Les Landes (France)

(https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200808/i-bMW98xN/0/L/PEG_A700_02485_20080802-L.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200808/i-bMW98xN/A)
(click for larger)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 06, 2016, 07:46:48 AM
Morning light on the clouds above a field of old maize stalks
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 06, 2016, 07:57:14 AM
Nice ones, Bill and Pieter.

Bill: It amuses me to note thst your last two have almost the same composition. The light clouds above the maizw stalks closely mimic the mountains in the previous one.

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 06, 2016, 08:48:12 AM
Eric

mountains?
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 06, 2016, 09:33:29 AM
Another from this morning
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 06, 2016, 02:39:22 PM
Eric

mountains?
Sorry, Bill! I did a quick comparisons of the thumbnails only, on my lousy antique laptop.

So of course it's "mountains." Did I misspell it? I'll try again" "T_R_E_E_S."    ;D

Eric

P.S. I'd better not say anything about the swarm of large airplanes in your latest image, except to say I like it.   ;)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: muntanela on January 06, 2016, 04:38:56 PM
Clouds, hills and the Pitino castle. "Pitì bruttu se vede dapertuttu" ("You can see the ugly Pitino from anywhere"), goes a popular Marche saying. Here it is seen from La Roccaccia (bad/ugly fortress) of Treia. (Both fortresses are said ugly because they lie in ruins)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 09, 2016, 07:56:26 AM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Zorki5 on January 09, 2016, 08:09:45 AM
The most dramatic clouds I've ever seen. August 2006, Moscow; the city was melting...

Shot from the height of about 70m, towards city center:

(http://www.aolib.com/images/Molten_Sky.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 10, 2016, 06:12:53 AM
A local vista
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on April 10, 2016, 03:16:04 PM
A local vista

What a sky!

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: BobDavid on April 10, 2016, 06:09:31 PM
A local vista

Wow, nice.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on April 11, 2016, 12:31:05 PM
Really nice sky Bill!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on April 12, 2016, 04:07:06 AM
How have I only just spotted this thread :)
Clouds are a guilty pleasure of mine (I'm sure that is true for many photographers). Once of the few subjects that are in a state of perpetual change.

Edge of a Storm.

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on April 12, 2016, 04:08:20 AM
A stunning sky Bill. Full of turmoil and threat.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: graeme on April 12, 2016, 06:31:26 AM
How have I only just spotted this thread :)
Clouds are a guilty pleasure of mine (I'm sure that is true for many photographers). Once of the few subjects that are in a state of perpetual change.

Edge of a Storm.

Fantastic

Graeme
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on April 12, 2016, 07:13:27 AM
Thanks Graeme

I've just notice I'm suffering some horrendous compression artifacts in the export of that image. Sorry about that.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on April 12, 2016, 11:40:02 AM
Clouds and rain from last night.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1559/25775875074_7b07249490_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FgJ6Dd)IMGP2804-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/FgJ6Dd) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 12, 2016, 02:46:37 PM
Thanks all for the positive comments.

Matt - love that one
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: James Clark on April 12, 2016, 03:25:55 PM
Thanksgiving day 2012, Manhattan.

(http://www.jclarkgallery.com/photos/fallsquall.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 12, 2016, 06:16:48 PM
An amazing skyline
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: degrub on April 12, 2016, 07:43:44 PM
Clouds and rain from last night.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1559/25775875074_7b07249490_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FgJ6Dd)IMGP2804-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/FgJ6Dd) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

Moses would have appreciated this one.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: BobDavid on April 12, 2016, 11:12:46 PM
How have I only just spotted this thread :)
Clouds are a guilty pleasure of mine (I'm sure that is true for many photographers). Once of the few subjects that are in a state of perpetual change.

Edge of a Storm.

I like this picture. Don't feel guilty.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on April 13, 2016, 08:08:20 AM
Clouds and rain from last night.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1559/25775875074_7b07249490_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FgJ6Dd)IMGP2804-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/FgJ6Dd) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

Stunning Matt
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on April 13, 2016, 08:09:30 AM
I like this picture. Don't feel guilty.

Thanks, I'll let my guilt wane 😀
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on April 13, 2016, 12:12:56 PM
Thanks for the comments! Here's another from the same evening a little later. Might even be the same cloud after it passed.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1478/25795172803_9d147e60f2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fir1bF)IMGP2758-Edit-2 (https://flic.kr/p/Fir1bF) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 13, 2016, 12:30:45 PM
Both quite fine.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on April 13, 2016, 02:41:31 PM
Anoth beauty Matt
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 13, 2016, 05:14:27 PM
From this evening
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on April 13, 2016, 05:15:25 PM
Both quite fine.

Anoth beauty Matt

Thanks!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on April 13, 2016, 05:15:58 PM
From this evening

Nice and soft, nice. What is that blooming?
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 14, 2016, 02:33:51 AM
Matt, it's oil seed rape - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapeseed
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on April 14, 2016, 06:11:02 AM
I've not posted anything here for a while.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on April 14, 2016, 06:39:29 AM
Wow what colours.
I love the small but important reflection of shape between the cloud and tiny peak.

The upright rock on the left keeps drawing my eye to it, I think it's because it looks like a person standing in shot.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 14, 2016, 09:09:43 AM
Nice one, Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 14, 2016, 09:20:59 AM
Nice one, Jeremy
+1.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on April 16, 2016, 02:11:08 PM
Wow what colours.
I love the small but important reflection of shape between the cloud and tiny peak.

The upright rock on the left keeps drawing my eye to it, I think it's because it looks like a person standing in shot.

Thanks: the reflection of shape is what drew me to take it.

I think the "rock" is in fact one of our party, standing at a rather uncomfortable-looking angle. Here are screenshots of that area at 100% zoom, the first from the image above and the second from another taken from the same place a few seconds earlier.

Jeremy

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 16, 2016, 08:55:35 PM
So even a rock has to change its battery or memory card from time to time.   ;)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on April 17, 2016, 07:12:56 AM
.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on April 17, 2016, 12:23:19 PM
Absolutely stunning Jeremy :)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: petermfiore on April 17, 2016, 12:42:43 PM
Very beautiful, indeed...

Peter
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on April 17, 2016, 01:06:18 PM
Yes, didn't notice the moon at first in the thumbnail but that really takes it up a notch. Nice.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 17, 2016, 01:22:50 PM
Very beautiful, indeed...

Peter
+1.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 26, 2016, 02:17:13 PM
Stormy skies today
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 28, 2016, 06:49:21 PM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 28, 2016, 07:59:38 PM
Nice clouds, Bill. I bet they would both look good in large prints.
I especially like the first, with the sun hitting the white house.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 30, 2016, 01:03:16 PM
Thanks, Eric

Here's another - sunbeams/crepuscular rays

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on April 30, 2016, 02:10:35 PM
Nice clouds, Bill. I bet they would both look good in large prints.
I especially like the first, with the sun hitting the white house.

I agree. Curiously, I find the thumbnail of the second to be more interesting, but viewed full-size, I very much prefer the first.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Internaut on May 01, 2016, 02:56:55 PM
I like a good black and white conversion, of a scene including fluffy white clouds. My contribution:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1555/26607019832_8195d4974c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GxaW2f)
Playing with free Nik Tools (https://flic.kr/p/GxaW2f) by Jason Hindle (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jason_hindle/), on Flickr

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Patricia Sheley on May 02, 2016, 08:54:03 PM
~
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 02, 2016, 09:22:41 PM
Beautiful, Patricia!

I suspect Minor would see this as spirit clouds emanating from the dark figure in the lower right.

-Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on May 02, 2016, 11:49:21 PM
Edge of a storm that just passed.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1535/26396721670_5f6a89a954_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GdA6GS)IMGP3421-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/GdA6GS) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on May 03, 2016, 03:32:34 AM
~

Amazing, Pat.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: petermfiore on May 03, 2016, 07:04:12 AM
~

Pat,
Now this is a great landscape...albeit via the sky!

Peter
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Rob C on May 03, 2016, 11:28:38 AM
~

Is that the hole in the stratosphere folks were all talking about some years back?

;-)

Rob
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on May 03, 2016, 01:07:00 PM
Edge of a storm that just passed.

Matt, I bet you could get a lot more drama out of that sky with (or perhaps even without) a good b&w conversion.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds re: ~
Post by: Patricia Sheley on May 03, 2016, 04:57:16 PM

~somewhat dangerous gestures from the space between, bits of its secret alphabet of line, tone and texture flowing from beyond the surface of the scene-seen, the artists mysterious spirit place, the negative space inhabited by brush’s sweep~

Interestingly, referring to the mysterious Einstein wrote that “to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

Thanks Eric, Peter, Jeremy and Rob. Receptivity opens dimensions for light.
P
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on May 03, 2016, 04:57:59 PM
Matt, I bet you could get a lot more drama out of that sky with (or perhaps even without) a good b&w conversion.

Jeremy

I bet you are right. I'll have to give it a whirl.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tim wolcott on May 04, 2016, 01:20:29 AM
A couple more.  One from Monument valley and other from colorado.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 04, 2016, 05:05:48 AM
Both good, but the second one is truly superb. Print it big.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 04, 2016, 09:48:21 AM
Both good, but the second one is truly superb. Print it big.
I agree.

Tim, since your color work is so fine, it is a treat to see magnificent black and white work as well.

Eric
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on May 04, 2016, 11:12:36 AM
A couple more.  One from Monument valley and other from colorado.

Agree that the second is really nice.
What made you use B&W for the first?
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Arlen on May 04, 2016, 02:24:59 PM
Both good, but the second one is truly superb. Print it big.

Absolutely!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 04, 2016, 05:41:56 PM
In fact, it might just be the best photo I've seen all year
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: David Eckels on May 04, 2016, 09:54:35 PM
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Sublime!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on May 05, 2016, 08:43:23 AM
I am not sure there are any other superlatives not previously mentioned so i will just off a simple, BRAVO!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on May 05, 2016, 08:56:34 AM
Certain degree of insanity to Follow Tim Wolcott's B&W's but I've always been fascinated by Crepuscular Rays and never pass up on the chance to shoot them.

The Day Breaks, Color and B&W

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: tim wolcott on May 06, 2016, 01:25:01 AM
Thanks for the compliments.  I do print big, very big.  I print the image usually around 32x40 or as large as 60x80.  Here are a couple more.

Finally got my new website finished, missing a few things but I like it.  Tim

TimothyWolcott.com
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: sdwilsonsct on May 06, 2016, 09:35:26 AM
Clouds are a major part of the scenery on the prairies.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Stephen Girimont on May 08, 2016, 04:05:06 PM
Sedona from last March.

(http://theintimatelandscape.com/shared_images/Dramatic%20Sedona.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 08, 2016, 04:39:39 PM
Sedona looks good :-)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on May 09, 2016, 03:12:39 PM
Sedona looks good :-)

Sedona certainly does. Nice shot, Stephen.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on May 09, 2016, 03:13:18 PM
At midnight. Almost.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on May 10, 2016, 04:10:04 PM
Sedona from last March.

Good quality of light and tones here. Nice!

Here are some building clouds I shot last weekend.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7465/26313494463_0d17174b49_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G6exa2)IMGP1634-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/G6exa2) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on May 10, 2016, 10:53:03 PM
Good quality of light and tones here. Nice!

Here are some building clouds I shot last weekend.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7465/26313494463_0d17174b49_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G6exa2)IMGP1634-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/G6exa2) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

I don't know if it's my eyesight or what but that's the strangest water surface that I've seen in a long time.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on May 10, 2016, 11:05:15 PM
I don't know if it's my eyesight or what but that's the strangest water surface that I've seen in a long time.

I thought it was interesting. It's boat wakes coming from different directions and crossing to make that matrix pattern.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 12, 2016, 05:20:31 PM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 17, 2016, 04:23:47 AM
Sunshine & showers
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on May 17, 2016, 09:54:29 AM
Sunshine & showers

lovely
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 17, 2016, 03:12:38 PM
lovely
+1.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 18, 2016, 06:14:56 PM
Wonderful light today. Winter clarity, on a summer's day, and a patchwork landscape, and those clouds
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: John R on May 18, 2016, 07:57:21 PM
Love your last two cloud images. Moody and dynamic. Patchwork deserves that beautiful patchwork light!

JR
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 19, 2016, 12:05:12 AM
Love your last two cloud images. Moody and dynamic. Patchwork deserves that beautiful patchwork light!

JR
Me too.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 19, 2016, 02:28:03 AM
We get lots of weather here in the UK, so we do quite well with varied cloudscapes :-)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 19, 2016, 01:51:34 PM
We get lots of weather here in the UK, so we do quite well with varied cloudscapes :-)
But the rumor has it that you almost never get those patches blue sky between the clouds. Your latest shot is beautiful, but it doesn't fit my imagined image of the UK.   ;)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 19, 2016, 02:05:20 PM
We do get odd spots of blueness in the sky. And some years the summer lasts more than 2 or 3 days.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: petermfiore on May 19, 2016, 02:54:40 PM
We do get odd spots of blueness in the sky. And some years the summer lasts more than 2 or 3 days.

Sounds like my kind of place...

Peter
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 22, 2016, 04:43:44 AM
From yesterday evening
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on May 28, 2016, 12:40:46 AM
From yesterday evening

Rich pallette and some drama. I like it!

This was from Wednesday night. They reminded me of cotton candy.
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7152/27256583415_2814ed06c7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hwz7Dn)IMGP3739-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/Hwz7Dn) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: stevenfr on May 28, 2016, 12:43:11 AM
From New Zealand

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 28, 2016, 02:28:32 AM
Wow. I think that counts as 'dramatic'
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 28, 2016, 03:55:14 PM
One from this afternoon - we've had thunderstorms, so some interesting skies
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: stevenfr on May 28, 2016, 04:50:41 PM
Bill

Very dramatic.

Steven
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: stevenfr on May 29, 2016, 03:53:10 PM
Another crazy sunrise from New Zealand. Very fortunate to get the clouds reflecting off the beach.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 29, 2016, 05:55:45 PM
I think that counts as 'dramatic' too
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 30, 2016, 12:19:36 AM
I think that counts as 'dramatic' too
Definitely.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: stevenfr on May 30, 2016, 01:12:44 AM
Thanks Bill and Eric. Incredible light and clouds in New Zealand. Here is another one.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 30, 2016, 01:34:17 AM
That's a beautiful composition. Love it.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: stevenfr on May 30, 2016, 01:43:33 AM
Thanks Bill. I usually don't include skies in my compositions. I prefer the intimate landscape and that is typically what sells.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 30, 2016, 02:29:17 AM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: stevenfr on May 31, 2016, 12:01:17 AM
Another killer sunset lit clouds. This one is in Tasmania using a Horseman 617 with velvia 50 film. A 2 minute exposure. Tasmania is an amazing place to shoot landscapes and one of my favouite places to shoot and not over run like other locations around the world.

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 31, 2016, 12:05:10 AM
Wow. That's it. Nothing more to say about it. Just, wow.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: stevenfr on May 31, 2016, 12:16:40 AM
Thanks Bill. Here is the other image from the same shoot. It was just an amazing sunset and fortunate to get a rainbow in this one.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on May 31, 2016, 12:18:44 AM
Another crazy sunrise from New Zealand. Very fortunate to get the clouds reflecting off the beach.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

A beauty!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 02, 2016, 07:30:34 PM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: BobDavid on June 02, 2016, 07:36:36 PM
I really like this.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: GrahamBy on June 03, 2016, 05:46:11 AM
I declare Bill "Master of Clouds"...
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 03, 2016, 06:53:34 AM
 :)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on June 05, 2016, 11:46:19 PM
The Mothership
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7649/26884497903_665536603f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GXG5zV)IMGP3971-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/GXG5zV) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on June 06, 2016, 09:16:27 AM
As Sunrises go, this was one of the better ones I've seen in a long time because of the cloud layering. Absolutely NO color enhancement.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on June 06, 2016, 09:20:24 AM
And ten minutes later when the sun broke the tree line, only the colors changed whilst the structure stayed the same
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Colorado David on June 06, 2016, 06:13:03 PM
The Mothership
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7649/26884497903_665536603f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GXG5zV)IMGP3971-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/GXG5zV) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

You should sell prints of that image at Star Trek conventions. That is an awesome cloud. Now, if your name was Peter Lik . . .
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 06, 2016, 08:34:21 PM
You should sell prints of that image at Star Trek conventions. That is an awesome cloud. Now, if your name was Peter Lik . . .
+1.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Colorado David on June 06, 2016, 11:41:38 PM
Here are two from the same spot.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on June 06, 2016, 11:58:20 PM
You should sell prints of that image at Star Trek conventions. That is an awesome cloud. Now, if your name was Peter Lik . . .

Maybe I should change my name...

I agree about the cloud. I had decided not to chase weather or light and was planning on staying home. But the cloud called to me. I was late getting to this location and thought I had missed the light but then it hit and for a few moments it was glorious. I was happy I persevered.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 10, 2016, 11:47:00 AM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on June 13, 2016, 12:57:42 AM
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Nice!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 14, 2016, 03:36:11 PM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on June 14, 2016, 04:29:41 PM
Thunderheads near Capulin, Colorado.
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7396/26985159173_e25b02f3b9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H7zZF4)IMGP5227-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/H7zZF4) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Mjollnir on June 14, 2016, 06:03:06 PM
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7181/6943960557_2bd7ffed75_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bzBBxT)Storm Approaches, Night Approaches (https://flic.kr/p/bzBBxT) by tanngrisnir3 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Brad P on June 16, 2016, 04:14:21 AM
Unfortunately taken with an iPad.  Didn't have my camara when it happened. 
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on June 16, 2016, 04:49:56 AM
Tuscany, from the hills of Pienza just before sunrise

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Events/Kruse-Tuscany-2016-05/i-8ZDCgpV/0/O/PEG_A6000_1_6131_20160509.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Events/Kruse-Tuscany-2016-05/i-8ZDCgpV/A)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on June 16, 2016, 06:06:19 AM
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7181/6943960557_2bd7ffed75_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bzBBxT)Storm Approaches, Night Approaches (https://flic.kr/p/bzBBxT) by tanngrisnir3 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I Love this one.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 16, 2016, 09:24:03 AM
Me too
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 16, 2016, 05:18:13 PM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on June 17, 2016, 02:40:08 AM
Knokke (Belgium)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/201409/i-ZxFsxLx/0/O/PEG_NEX6_1_05579_20140921.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201409/i-ZxFsxLx/A)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 18, 2016, 03:40:08 AM
I remember going to Knokke when I was a kid. Probably 40 years ago. I think maybe Belgium is due another visit.

This one from yesterday evening
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on June 19, 2016, 03:55:35 AM
Around sunset in the Austrian Alps

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/201110/i-xV8kczm/0/O/PEG_A850_04944_20111007.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201110/i-xV8kczm/A)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 19, 2016, 05:19:30 AM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: James Clark on June 20, 2016, 01:19:52 PM
Santa Fe, NM
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: DougJ on June 22, 2016, 04:10:54 PM
de Havilland Dragon
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 22, 2016, 05:14:23 PM
That's superb
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on June 24, 2016, 02:27:55 AM
A brewing storm in Iceland

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on June 24, 2016, 04:28:52 AM
de Havilland Dragon

Beautiful, Doug.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on June 24, 2016, 04:47:52 AM
Rain returning Home.
5 Image portrait panorama (Hand held, Lightroom really does a great job at times!))

(Ps Sorry about the watermark the copy is from my website images folder)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on June 24, 2016, 02:45:54 PM
Rain returning Home.
5 Image portrait panorama (Hand held, Lightroom really does a great job at times!))

(Ps Sorry about the watermark the copy is from my website images folder)

Dramatic. No need to apologise: it's pretty unobtrusive, as watermarks go.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 24, 2016, 03:16:11 PM
As cloud photos go, that's pretty sublime. Love it.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on June 24, 2016, 05:52:44 PM
Dramatic. No need to apologise: it's pretty unobtrusive, as watermarks go.

Jeremy

Thank you Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on June 24, 2016, 05:53:35 PM
As cloud photos go, that's pretty sublime. Love it.

Thank you Bill, high praise 😀
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: DougJ on June 25, 2016, 02:18:27 AM
To the Chairman & Jeremy:  thank you for your kind comments.  It does look remarkably good when printed on 11 X 17 and even better on 13 X19.

Ciao,  Doug

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 29, 2016, 06:02:58 AM
Maybe not 50 shades, but ...
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: mk_takes_pictures on June 29, 2016, 06:16:35 AM
Clouds hanging over Nordkette.

Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 29, 2016, 07:12:41 AM
Nice
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on June 29, 2016, 10:11:55 AM
Some mammatus clouds from my driveway last night.
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7390/27360819804_2264dc0097_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HFMmuu)IMGP0091-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/HFMmuu) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 29, 2016, 10:28:35 AM
They are fascinating formations
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on June 29, 2016, 11:42:07 AM
Good Morning America
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 29, 2016, 01:35:44 PM
That's rather beautiful
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on July 04, 2016, 07:08:43 PM
A Little Rain, a Little Sun
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on July 05, 2016, 11:00:46 AM
Mixed Emotions
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 05, 2016, 04:10:39 PM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on July 06, 2016, 04:40:36 AM
Nice Bill great leading lines :)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on July 06, 2016, 04:41:03 AM
A Little Rain, a Little Sun

That's lovely Chris. Super Colours.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: philaitman on July 06, 2016, 04:47:09 AM
Walking along the river with my guitar last night to session some folk music in the Sage (the building in the picture)
It was a great night for clouds but I only had my phone in my pocket. This was taken with Hipstamtaic on Iphone.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on July 06, 2016, 07:48:18 AM
That's lovely Chris. Super Colours.

Thanks, and they are pretty much as they came out of the camera.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: stevenfr on July 06, 2016, 02:38:10 PM
This one is from Tasmania. Shot with a Horseman 617 using Velvia 50 film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on July 08, 2016, 07:01:16 PM
Death Valley

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on July 11, 2016, 10:28:08 AM
This one is from Tasmania. Shot with a Horseman 617 using Velvia 50 film.

This is very nice. The clouds are great but so are the rocks!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: stevenfr on July 11, 2016, 04:52:20 PM
Thanks Matt. Here is a new image

Rolling Hills Clouds and Oak Trees - Phase One XF IQ3 100 MP Back. Coastal oaks and clouds from a shoot last spring in California. This is definitely a location that I plan to revisit. Just love the rolling hills and little oak trees that spot the hillsides. of course the amazing back drop of billowing clouds makes this shot.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 13, 2016, 03:37:18 PM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 15, 2016, 03:54:41 PM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: GrahamBy on July 15, 2016, 04:27:32 PM
That reminds me: a phone pic taken riding home on Wednesday night. I made it by about 2 mins...
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: graeme on July 15, 2016, 05:42:00 PM
This one is from Tasmania. Shot with a Horseman 617 using Velvia 50 film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

Nice. This image could be in the 'Remarkable Rocks' thread.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: stevenfr on July 15, 2016, 05:44:00 PM
Thanks Graeme. Tasmania is an amazing place for landscape photography.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 18, 2016, 03:18:34 AM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: David Eckels on July 21, 2016, 12:39:37 PM
Reflected Glory

Sipping a glass of wine and watching the sun go down as it reflects off the residual monsoon clouds over the Verde Valley.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 21, 2016, 07:29:53 PM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 22, 2016, 04:46:51 AM
This morning's dawn
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: David Eckels on July 22, 2016, 11:13:21 AM
This morning's dawn
Lovely!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 22, 2016, 11:37:17 AM
Thanks, David. Here's another
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on July 22, 2016, 01:17:05 PM
Thanks, David. Here's another

You get much better skies in Somerset than we do in Manchester, Bill. Or maybe you're just better at seeing them...

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on July 22, 2016, 01:44:21 PM
Very nice Bill!

Here's a less friendly looking sky shot I took from my porch yesterday evening.
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8853/28440012186_98ec30a6eb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Kk9uMG)IMGP3507-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/Kk9uMG) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Mike D. B. on July 22, 2016, 02:05:04 PM
I spent one week in northern Brittany.  What a beautiful coast!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on July 23, 2016, 07:58:29 AM
I spent one week in northern Brittany.  What a beautiful coast!

Wonderful clouds, Mike. Perhaps a little over-saturated in the blues?

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: GrahamBy on July 23, 2016, 08:46:10 AM
Wonderful clouds, Mike. Perhaps a little over-saturated in the blues?


Everyone in France knows there is no point taking colour film to Brittany  ;)

It does remind me of a book of Australian landscapes I bought 30 years back, where the photographer vigorously asserted in the preface that no, he had not used a polariser or otherwise artificially increased saturation... those were the real colours...
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 23, 2016, 08:54:36 AM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Mike D. B. on July 23, 2016, 10:22:32 AM
I admit to using a polarizing filter for the Brittany photo.  I could have backed it off a bit or reduced the blue saturation in LR, the though even crossed my mind.  Though I usually prefer less saturated colors, this image does depict the sky (at least my impression) for the day.  That was my first trip to Brittany but it won't be my last.  Love the land, the colors, but need to learn French.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: GrahamBy on July 23, 2016, 05:14:32 PM
May I send a copy to my Bretonne colleague? I think she'll enjoy it :-)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: BobDavid on July 25, 2016, 01:19:13 AM
Peculiar dusk.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Mike D. B. on July 25, 2016, 04:32:52 AM
May I send a copy to my Bretonne colleague? I think she'll enjoy it :-)
Carry on, sir!  8)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Mike D. B. on July 25, 2016, 03:33:22 PM
Everyone in France knows there is no point taking colour film to Brittany  ;)
Graham, having not used color slide film for so many years, I today wonder how I was once able to expose properly in such situations. By comparison, digital is so simple.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on August 01, 2016, 11:22:14 AM
Just another spectacular sunrise over the Econfina Watershed...
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Tim Lookingbill on August 01, 2016, 03:15:00 PM
I think I've been pretty lucky when it comes to being there with my camera at the right time capturing cloud oddities and dramatics living in Texas. It's just that they show up in the most aesthetically sterile of urban surroundings instead of the preferred serene rural countryside.

A cloud formation shown below appears rarely with that kind of light but I'll take it anyway even it's over an Albertson's grocery store parking lot.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 11, 2016, 06:45:09 PM
A couple from this evening
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on August 12, 2016, 06:48:12 AM
Brewing storm (that soaked us 15 minutes later)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: BobDavid on August 12, 2016, 03:12:07 PM
Brewing storm (that soaked us 15 minutes later)

I like this picture.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 12, 2016, 04:23:00 PM
Me too.

But I wouldn't want to be out on one of those sailboats during it.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 13, 2016, 01:43:29 AM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on August 15, 2016, 03:41:21 PM
Nice one Bill. I'm starting to see those rolls around here. Time to get out for some nice light with them!

Here are some clouds from thursday night as the moon was setting. The light on the clouds in the upper right is from the town of Gunnison, Co which is maybe three miles away.
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8727/28956059666_42a8945626_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L7KnJ3)IMGP1499-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/L7KnJ3) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Patricia Sheley on August 15, 2016, 08:32:06 PM
~incoming across the Reach.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 01, 2016, 03:32:29 AM
Early morning mist. The first shot is a three image stitch, the second simply cropped to remove a pretty bland, featureless upper sky
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on September 01, 2016, 09:13:04 AM
sunset
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 08, 2016, 06:50:08 AM
Simple three-frame stitch from this morning
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on September 08, 2016, 01:35:54 PM
Interesting clouds here lately have contributed to some nice sunsets!
This was last night.
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8303/28909555004_3de60a9103_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L3D2vw)IMGP2877-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/L3D2vw) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Mike D. B. on September 09, 2016, 12:53:24 AM
~incoming across the Reach.
Love the drama, Patricia!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: David Eckels on September 09, 2016, 11:34:30 AM
Sky at North Rim of GC
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Tapezu on September 09, 2016, 02:18:26 PM
1) Helicopter in front of clouds.

2) While we were walking along these mountains, the clouds looked like an avalanche of snow engulfing the peaks.

(Both were taken during hiking the Kungsleden in Lapland, Sweden)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Bob_B on September 21, 2016, 08:45:45 AM
Yesterday's sunset was marked by a rather unusual cloud pattern. It was unlike anything I've seen and only lasted for a few minutes.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Bruce Cox on September 22, 2016, 12:18:49 PM
from a thicket near a school
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 25, 2016, 09:26:30 AM
Outside Zion, NP Utah
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 28, 2016, 09:54:14 AM
Gotten onto a sunset phase and not sure why....but it is an awesome sky for the subtlety of color and layering of clouds.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on October 02, 2016, 03:55:46 PM
In the mountains
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on October 06, 2016, 09:07:25 PM
Sun and clouds
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 17, 2016, 08:55:56 AM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: stevenfr on October 24, 2016, 05:21:59 PM
I captured this image with a Phase One XF IQ3 100 camera. This is a stitched imge of a cloud inversion.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 26, 2016, 03:20:04 PM
Some clouds from this evening
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: degrub on October 26, 2016, 05:20:34 PM
i like the echo of the sun in the clouds and the flaming tree leaves in the third one.
The first one - the cloud above the flaming tree reminds me of a swan, a swan with warm feet  ;)

Both quite good imho.
Frank
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 05, 2016, 08:42:05 AM
No swans this time - a cold front moving in at sunset
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 07, 2016, 04:06:48 PM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 07, 2016, 04:50:44 PM
Nice, Bill.

I especially like the way the clouds in the first seem to be trying to echo the shapes of the trees below.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 12, 2016, 04:31:05 PM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 12, 2016, 04:46:05 PM
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Nice. (And with your trademark single tree.   ;) )
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 12, 2016, 05:41:08 PM
Ah, but a different tree this time :-)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: HSakols on November 12, 2016, 06:09:00 PM
Bill,
I enjoyed looking at your photographs.  Reminds me of the time I volunteered in a tall grass praire preserve in Northern IL.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 13, 2016, 04:47:07 AM
One from yesterday
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 13, 2016, 12:34:15 PM
Another gentle beauty.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MoreOrLess on November 14, 2016, 01:41:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/BjjLLgY.jpg)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on November 14, 2016, 03:03:21 AM
Small clouds at the seaside

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/201007/i-rb8nMRz/0/O/PEG_A700_11856_20100719.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201007/i-rb8nMRz/A)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 25, 2017, 01:39:14 PM
Lots of weather recently. One of the most foreboding skies I can remember
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 25, 2017, 02:40:38 PM
That's a fine one, Bill.
Thanks for reviving this thread.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: armand on May 05, 2017, 09:50:58 PM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 06, 2017, 12:06:57 AM
They look like flying saucers.

Nice shots, both.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 06, 2017, 04:40:21 AM
Lenticular clouds - love 'em
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Telecaster on May 06, 2017, 04:12:26 PM
Lenticulars are my favs. Hardly ever see 'em here in southeast Michigan, though…

-Dave-
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on May 09, 2017, 01:17:59 PM
Also a lenticular fan. Nice.

No lenticulars last night but pretty interesting clouds despite that.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4182/34416667481_85b6565de5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UrhqbD)IMGP1294-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/UrhqbD) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on June 05, 2017, 03:16:26 AM
An evening sky in Les Landes

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/200807/i-jMPxjFT/0/693ce172/O/PEG_A700_02422_20080731.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200807/i-jMPxjFT/A)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 05, 2017, 10:12:32 AM
We've been having some weather ...
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on June 05, 2017, 02:39:38 PM
We've been having some weather ...

You certainly have, and lucky you. Here in Manchester, we've had a little sun and have then reverted to our usual dull, featureless grey sky.

Jeremy
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 07, 2017, 05:11:18 PM
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Title: Re: clouds
Post by: David Eckels on August 07, 2017, 07:08:41 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: JNB_Rare on August 07, 2017, 11:00:56 PM
A brief family getaway to Point Prim, PEI. Lots of wonderful skies.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: JNB_Rare on August 08, 2017, 09:09:27 AM
Handheld, 1600 ISO, f/2.0, 1/100, substantially cropped in on a 16mp Micro-4/3, shadows pushed hard. Just a grab shot, but I did like the moon and clouds last night.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 08, 2017, 01:13:29 PM
Nicely grabbed and processed.
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: graeme on August 08, 2017, 01:49:02 PM
Nicely grabbed and processed.

+1
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: pegelli on August 10, 2017, 10:01:33 AM
Icelandic cloud
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: MattBurt on August 10, 2017, 10:47:03 AM
Icelandic cloud

How do you know it's native and not just visiting from somewhere else? ;)
Title: Re: clouds
Post by: kikashi on August 10, 2017, 02:35:17 PM
How do you know it's native and not just visiting from somewhere else? ;)

I think you can tell. It looks very much at home.

Jeremy