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Chairman Bill

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Intense light
« on: November 08, 2017, 03:51:23 am »

The light yesterday evening was amazing, with some great clouds. We have the best clouds. Nobody does weather and clouds like us. Some other people say they get great clouds, but that's just fake news. Sad.  :)

All D800 & Nikon 50mm f1.8G

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Re: Intense light
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 05:17:53 am »

Hehe... especially when you fake it via a cloudy white balance (7500K) ;)

Nice end-result anyway.

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Re: Intense light
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 05:35:04 am »

I didn't touch the white balance

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Re: Intense light
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 06:00:01 am »

I didn't touch the white balance

Fair enough. What was then the camera's white balance? I also find the dirt road in the first image strangely reddish.

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Re: Intense light
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 06:09:05 am »

Fair enough. What was then the camera's white balance? I also find the dirt road in the first image strangely reddish.

The red in the road...Isn't it marvelous!!

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Re: Intense light
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 06:23:43 am »

The camera's white balance is the same as always - on my D800 it comes up as d-1. The colour of the footpath soil is down to the Devonian sandstone here which is pretty red. I've not touched saturation, that's just how it is.

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Re: Intense light
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 06:30:22 am »

The camera's white balance is the same as always - on my D800 it comes up as d-1. The colour of the footpath soil is down to the Devonian sandstone here which is pretty red. I've not touched saturation, that's just how it is.

When you open the file in a post processing software, it should show you the temperature. I am not trying to argue or to criticize, just curious. I also heard, on occasion, that Nikon colors tend to go toward yellow-brown. Again, never worked with Nikon, just curious.

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Re: Intense light
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 06:30:50 am »

I think the image is wonderful. Period!!

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Re: Intense light
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 07:51:35 am »

I think that, as usual, Bill did some fine shooting. But if he wants to know what the world's finest clouds look like, he needs to visit Montana -- "big sky country."
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Re: Intense light
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 08:35:41 am »

Always thought the Caribbean offered some amazing formations... of clouds, of course.

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Re: Intense light
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 08:43:54 am »

#1 is especially nice. I love the straight-from-the-camera path against all the diagonal lines.
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Re: Intense light
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2017, 09:41:48 am »

Good series.

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Re: Intense light
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2017, 09:49:01 am »

Good clouds, Bill!

But if you are trying to prove that Nikon clouds are better than Canon or Sony clouds, then I want you to go back and photograph all of those same clouds in exactly the same light with a Canon and a Sony.    :D
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Re: Intense light
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2017, 05:18:08 pm »

Thanks all, for the positive comments. Much appreciated.

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Re: Intense light
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2017, 06:50:33 pm »

The clouds make the landscape!
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Re: Intense light
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2017, 07:21:54 pm »

Where are your "best" clouds?  Colorado has decent clouds, and also some nice landscape features...
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Re: Intense light
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2017, 07:27:58 pm »

Where are your "best" clouds?  Colorado has decent clouds, and also some nice landscape features...

No you're all completely wrong of course, the clouds where I live in the North West Highlands of Scotland, are always going to be far better than what any of you guys ever see, and to prove it here is a view of a really weird cloud formation taken with a Sony just last week through my open window, and which also proves that Sony clouds are always going to be better than Nikon and Canon etc, clouds  :P

I just happen to look out of the window on my way to the toilet and it looked like the end of the world or something, I was stood there calling the wife to come and take a look (at the clouds) and expecting the four horsemen of the apocalypse to ride by at any minute  :o

I actually took the shot to send it to the BBC weather people, but you have to join their weather watchers club or something, so I didn't bother, but I bet they would have used it on the news if I had. It was actually quite scary to look at.

Does anyone know what cloud formations like this are called?

Excellent series of shots BTW Bill  ;)

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Re: Intense light
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2017, 08:28:36 pm »

Amazing clouds!

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Re: Intense light
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2017, 08:40:31 pm »

No you're all completely wrong of course, the clouds where I live in the North West Highlands of Scotland, are always going to be far better than what any of you guys ever see, and to prove it here is a view of a really weird cloud formation taken with a Sony just last week through my open window, and which also proves that Sony clouds are always going to be better than Nikon and Canon etc, clouds  :P

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Does anyone know what cloud formations like this are called?
I think those are called Canon Avenger Clouds, coming to try to rain on all this talk about Nikon and Sony.   :D
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Re: Intense light
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2017, 04:03:24 am »

Canon, Nikon, whatever; as usual, people get banged up on brand!

It's the flavour, stupid: here are Mallorcan ice cream clouds - probably vanilla, but, as it didn't rain, I shall never know:



Rob
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