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General Category => Weather & Atmospherics => Topic started by: martinastro on October 13, 2009, 11:06:45 pm



Title: Then There Was Light...
Post by: martinastro 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.

(http://i35.tinypic.com/38phh.jpg)

(http://i33.tinypic.com/2lv1y0j.jpg)


Title: Re: Then There Was Light...
Post by: rjgjr 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!!


Title: Re: Then There Was Light...
Post by: martinastro on October 14, 2009, 12:16:42 am
Thanks Richard, I like your title much better.  :)

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.


Title: Re: Then There Was Light...
Post by: Big Dipper 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.


Title: Re: Then There Was Light...
Post by: jgs001 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


Title: Re: Then There Was Light...
Post by: JohnC 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 ?


Title: Re: Then There Was Light...
Post by: martinastro on October 14, 2009, 04:25:14 pm
Thanks guys for the feedback. I like the David Attenbrough touch John  :)

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.


Title: Re: Then There Was Light...
Post by: Roman White on October 14, 2009, 06:19:48 pm
Wow Martin! That is a great title btw, and the images are AWESOME!  :)
It looks like some kind of ocean/sky abstraction to me. Good framing and superb colours!


Title: Re: Then There Was Light...
Post by: martinastro on October 14, 2009, 06:55:31 pm
Thank you Roman, I'm glad you liked those. Cheers.  :)


Title: Re: Then There Was Light...
Post by: markt on October 14, 2009, 08:24:29 pm
Those are superb shots martin - like the cloud scapes you get in the sci-fi films!   8)