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On a recent journey we stopped to stretch our legs at Hastings Seafront. It was very blustery but the grey clouds were clearing to give fabulous skies. I took the opportunity to snatch a few photos.
I was fascinated by the way the clouds appeared to be copying the landscape, even the road markings were replicated by aircraft trails and the central mass had the knobbly appearance of the pebbles.
B/W conversion to concentrate on clouds rather than the colours, I'll post colour as a mod for comparison.
Straightened and cropped from WA shot.
View large for cloud detail if possible.

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Sigma 10 -20
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Cloud Mimics
Username:pennyspike pennyspike
Uploaded:28 Jun 2007 - 5:30 PM
Tags:Black & white, Clouds, General, Hastings, Landscape / travel, Mono, Pebbles, Sea
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
28 Jun 2007 - 5:28 PM

Excellent composition,
Fred.

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2007 - 5:41 PM

I think its a lovely scene and I like them both

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Nick-T
Nick-T  845 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jun 2007 - 5:47 PM

This is a wonderful image and well seen.

Before i read the description i was thinking that the skyscape almost mirrored the fg.

Fantastic work

Nick

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nolongeramember

beautiful B/W.. sky has a fantastic depth.. all excellent !!!

Nikki Smile

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scouseterrier
28 Jun 2007 - 6:03 PM

great B&W shot. Good composition.

Dee Smile

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patsy88
patsy88  7 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2007 - 6:17 PM

Nice one..
Patsy

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cuffit
cuffit  7169 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2007 - 6:34 PM

I think they are both very good

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ambro
ambro  967 forum posts
28 Jun 2007 - 7:04 PM

beautiful composition. well done.v

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John_Humphreys
28 Jun 2007 - 9:34 PM

Both shots are equally good imo. They are also quite different - almost like two separate scenes. John

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nothsafoto
28 Jun 2007 - 10:36 PM

Cloud mimics indeed Penny. Well seen and photographed.

Rob

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
29 Jun 2007 - 8:12 AM

Fab works nice DOF----WELL DONE

Doug

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GeorgeRusky
29 Jun 2007 - 10:05 AM

Penny
While colored is simply good, B & W is classically good!
Into my collection!
Cheers

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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2007 - 10:52 AM

Thankyou everybody, your comments are all the more appreciated because I'm out of my comfort zone with landscape type shots.
Penny

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malarszk
malarszk  825 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2007 - 2:55 PM

Am staggered by some of your images, especially the underwater ones. To see the world from that angle or level must be wonderful. Very impressed!

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2007 - 9:04 PM

Very well seen. Nice to compare the two images.
Goggz

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BertC
BertC  729 forum posts Malta
29 Jun 2007 - 9:06 PM

Fantastic mono ....
Bert

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RoddBC
RoddBC  840 forum posts United States
29 Jun 2007 - 9:48 PM

I love your work Penny.. amazing stuff and this is a great B&W.


Rodd

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2007 - 9:52 PM

Wow, that sky would have made anything look good, but Hastings certainly seems to go well with it... Wink

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Steve-T
Steve-T  751 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2007 - 10:44 PM

As you say - fabulous sky. Has real impact as B&W.
Steve

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Jun 2007 - 6:06 AM

wow, that looks awesome
chris

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dianah
dianah  724474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2007 - 4:19 PM

Brilliant mono shot..fantastic sky.I look forward to the colour version too.
Di

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pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2007 - 5:47 PM

Thanks for the comments and Dianah, the mod is above the commentsWink
Penny

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2007 - 9:09 PM

Works well in black and white, and you are right, the graphics are quite similar. I do like the monotone version better. Have a 30 on me.

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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2007 - 10:31 PM

Thanks Joline, now what will andytvcams have to say? I don't think I'll be worrying he'll never visit hereWink
Penny

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phototime  8 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2007 - 12:12 PM

Wow! What a wonderful sky and composition,great shot.


Mo.

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mandarinkay
3 Jul 2007 - 10:26 AM

Both fantastic Peny .... but the b&W gives it far more drama ... well spotted and well taken!

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whipspeed e2 Member 104040 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2007 - 5:56 PM

well spotted, great cloud formation.

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catnappin
catnappin  7666 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Jul 2007 - 9:18 AM

Love the B+W, really makes the clouds look spectacular. The composition is great too Smile
Jacqui

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redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2007 - 11:53 AM

To be honest, I prefer the colour version, especially the red from the life ring
Jon

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aitchbrown e2 Member 8247 forum postsaitchbrown vcard United Kingdom
17 Jul 2007 - 1:16 PM

Excellent b+w, just love those perspectives. helen x

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Kris_Dutson
23 Jul 2007 - 1:57 PM

Now that's a goody Penny.

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Buckie_Bhoy
2 Aug 2007 - 1:42 PM

Can't think of the right words apart from absolutely fantastic. The B+W just adds to the atmosphere. You've got to be proud of this one.

Mark

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 12:26 AM

just superb, totally dramatic

you caught that interesting building that looks like a liner in the background too

Dianna

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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 4:51 PM

Thanks, Mark and Dianna, it was just a stop to stretch the legs and we were blessed with the clouds.

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