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Re: clouds
« Reply #140 on: October 28, 2010, 06:28:14 PM »

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"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.

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« Reply #141 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!

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Re: clouds
« Reply #142 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.









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« Reply #143 on: November 14, 2010, 08:06:59 PM »

Tom,

Nice set of clouds. The first is my favorite.

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« Reply #144 on: November 15, 2010, 12:07:15 AM »

I agree.  The first is my favourite too.

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Here are some recent clouds:

Fire in the Sky




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






Emerging


Split


Pastel Sky


Red Sky in Morning


Mirror (a little playing around with Lightroom: http://bit.ly/b0pl2b)
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Re: clouds
« Reply #145 on: November 16, 2010, 03:54:31 PM »

Tom, Mike, lovely stuff again!

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

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Couldn't decide which one I liked most, so I posted all three  :D
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« Reply #146 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...

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« Reply #147 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...

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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.

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« Reply #148 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.
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« Reply #149 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.

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« Reply #150 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.
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Re: clouds
« Reply #151 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)

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Re: clouds
« Reply #152 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.

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« Reply #153 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…









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« Reply #154 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.

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« Reply #155 on: November 30, 2010, 12:30:42 PM »

Not my work, but it definitely fits the category: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap101130.html

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« Reply #156 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.

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« Reply #157 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.







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« Reply #158 on: December 03, 2010, 03:27:02 PM »

One from a couple of days ago, looking at Washington across the Juan de Fuca Strait:


Reflections in a bus window:


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« Reply #159 on: December 03, 2010, 03:27:46 PM »

P.S.  Nice work, Tom!

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