Paul Swepston  

 One Cloud by Paul Swepston

June 2021 - One Cloud

About the Image(s)

Camera: Nikon D500
Lens: Nikkor 16-80mm
ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/400 sec @ f9.0

Using a tripod, took three images separated by two stops each and created an HDR image using Nik HDR Efex Pro 2. Cropped.

8 comments posted

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
That is wonderful power cloud, and makes me how you didn't get wet on your way back home.   Posted: 06/06/2021 05:45:11

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
I took it from my upstairs window.   Posted: 06/06/2021 11:30:24

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
You are so fortunate to have such a beautiful view right out your window. Very effective illustration of the topic, and not easy to find one cloud and an isolated storm.   Posted: 06/15/2021 10:57:02
Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

This is a powerful image with the rain pouring down.

For me, the main parts of the image are the turbulent sky and downpour. I think you could increase the visual impact but reducing the amount of water in the foreground, increasing the contrast, and burning some areas. In my VF attached, I cropped, burned the water, applied a luminosity mask to target dark areas in the sky and burn them, an to burn the orange area. The rain fall really popped.

I am studying monochrome this month and therefore converted your image to monochrome using the PS BW adjustment layer. This image also does well in monochrome and the downpour really stands out.

  Posted: 06/15/2021 16:04:19
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Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
Thank you for the suggestion.   Posted: 06/19/2021 15:08:28

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Paul, One cloud and what a cloud it is, looks like quite a powerful weather cell, the contrast and colour in the sky is very dramatic, nicely done HDR, well seen and captured, As experiment, I cropped the image and placed the land on the bottom third, reducing the water and making the sky the emphesis.   Posted: 06/19/2021 07:22:50
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Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

You certainly have stimulated wonderful conversation with your image and are helping us grow. This is the true spirit of the DSG.   Posted: 06/20/2021 12:29:38

Fat Chen   Fat Chen
It looks a powerful cloud and covered nearly whole sky ! I prefer lesser portion of water in this image.   Posted: 06/19/2021 23:57:35


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