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Then There Was Light...

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« on: October 13, 2009, 11:06:45 pm »

Sorry, couldn't think of a decent title so that had to do. Took these images on the 12th using the 300mm lens to zoom in on nice structures within the sunset clouds. A gap opened and filtered sunlight broke through to create this nice smoky/foggy feature which I thought was really cool.



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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 11:54:38 pm »

I think that's a great title, or maybe "On the first day, God created....". Those are beautiful images Martin. They look almost 3D or HDR. Good job!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 12:16:42 am »

Thanks Richard, I like your title much better.  Smiley

Glad you liked the images, they are straight off the camera with no adjustments made, but as you said, they do have a HDR look about them.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 06:56:36 am »

Those look great Martin - more so as they're untouched. The smoky regions almost give the impression that the clouds are on fire and I like the overall colour cast too.
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 08:54:47 am »

Stunning Martin... I can almost hear David Attenbrough voice over saying "And here, in the fires of creation..."  Spectacular shots
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 11:06:17 am »

Getting 'into' the cloud structure often make very attractive photos like these. These are undulating aren't they- what causes this phenomena ?
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2009, 04:25:14 pm »

Thanks guys for the feedback. I like the David Attenbrough touch John  Smiley

John C, I'm not sure what caused that shape to be honest. There where three different cloud types at the time ahead of a weak warm front which I could see moving in from the NW. Cirrus was near the horizon, alto cumulus higher up, and at middle was that strange stratus-style structure which had numerous wave-like forms and thin linear streaks. I can't add much more than that I'm afraid.
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2009, 06:19:48 pm »

Wow Martin! That is a great title btw, and the images are AWESOME!  Smiley
It looks like some kind of ocean/sky abstraction to me. Good framing and superb colours!
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2009, 06:55:31 pm »

Thank you Roman, I'm glad you liked those. Cheers.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2009, 08:24:29 pm »

Those are superb shots martin - like the cloud scapes you get in the sci-fi films!   Cool
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