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Colorado David

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Vapor Trails?
« on: February 04, 2017, 01:13:20 am »

I was taught many years ago (like forty) that vapor trails ruin an otherwise beautiful landscape image. When I was shooting film, I would hurry to try to complete my composition if I saw an airplane heading for my bit of sky. Since digital, I would still prefer to capture the pure image without a vapor trail, but have cloned them out also. Just so everyone knows, I'm not talking about any images posted here. Recently I've seen quite a few landscape images posted in discussion groups that have prominent vapor trails. Has the general consensus changed and no one told me?

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Re: Vapor Trails?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 01:57:01 am »

Maybe it hasn't really changed but in some parts of the world it is hard to find a bit of sky that isn't criss-crossed with vapour trails at any time.
Luckily, in my part of Australia, as well as other places that I like to shoot, vapour trails are fortuitously rare.

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 02:27:38 am »

I quite like them, but I wouldn't really describe myself as a landscape photographer.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2017, 11:46:18 am »

Maybe it hasn't really changed but in some parts of the world it is hard to find a bit of sky that isn't criss-crossed with vapour trails at any time.
Luckily, in my part of Australia, as well as other places that I like to shoot, vapour trails are fortuitously rare.

Tony Jay

Oh what a lucky man ;) ;)

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Re: Vapor Trails?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2017, 11:43:47 pm »

I quite like them, but I wouldn't really describe myself as a landscape photographer.

Yeah, they totally make my images...  ::)
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Re: Vapor Trails?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 11:04:29 am »

Come on guys get with the program. Those arenít vapor trails; those are chemtrails as any decent conspiracy theorist will be glad to explain. Meant to pacify/control/sterilize the populace of the world or some such.

As to there appearance in landscape images, I can take them or leave them. Singles might work ok as a picture element, but having them going six ways to Sunday, that pretty much sucks.

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Re: Vapor Trails?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2017, 11:48:46 am »

Come on guys get with the program. Those arenít vapor trails; those are chemtrails as any decent conspiracy theorist will be glad to explain. Meant to pacify/control/sterilize the populace of the world or some such.


Haha what does it say about me that I assumed this tread was going to be about chemtrails..... pleasantly surprised :)
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Re: Vapor Trails?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2017, 03:54:13 pm »

I use them as needed as image elements but won't hesitate to clone out a contrail chemtrail ;) if it detracts from my image. If so I'll try to take the shot without them. My otherwise pretty remote Colorado location is under a lot of flight paths and sometimes I may not even notice one until I'm editing.
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Re: Vapor Trails?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2017, 03:59:19 pm »

Sometimes we get skies like this.
IMGP1320-Edit by Matt Burt, on Flickr
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2017, 04:55:31 pm »

Yeah, they totally make my images...  ::)

That image works for me.
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Re: Vapor Trails?
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2017, 05:04:06 pm »

That image works for me.

Yeah, me too. The sky wouldn't have as much interest without them. But I guess it depends on the shot you are after vs. what you get.
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2017, 05:17:28 pm »

Sometimes we get skies like this.
IMGP1320-Edit by Matt Burt, on Flickr

That's lovely Matt.
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Re: Vapor Trails?
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2017, 01:28:05 pm »

Not sure if they were strange clouds or vapor trails but I like the effect it had on my sunrise
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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2017, 01:43:47 pm »

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Re: Vapor Trails?
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2017, 01:45:10 pm »

Not sure if they were strange clouds or vapor trails but I like the effect it had on my sunrise
Very nice!
If they were vapor trails, they had just enough time to melt sufficiently to look gorgeous.
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Re: Vapor Trails?
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2017, 03:30:06 pm »

Normally I avoid them, but sometimes they are helpful, as in this image on flickr.
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