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Had this processed for a while but have never been sure about it.
As it was taken about 06:30 in the morning and I felt was slightly too dark. However I do like the sky the clouds were moving very fast due to high winds and the colours were only there of a few seconds.
I have also used a new sharpening method which seems to work.
So see what you think - many thanks for all your comment on my last upload.
Please view large if you have the time.
Regards
Richard

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 17-40 zoom
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Windy Dawn
Username:Richsr Richsr
Uploaded:23 Feb 2008 - 1:17 PM
Tags:Cuenca, December, General, Landscape / travel, Spain., Winter
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SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2008 - 1:20 PM

I love the contrast between the dark foreground and the strong light in the sky. The scene also has a great sense of scale.
Sandra

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2008 - 1:27 PM

Thanks Sandra.
regards Richard

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
23 Feb 2008 - 1:29 PM

Nice one Rich.The sky is beautiful and this deserves to be viewed large by all.
Cheers
Alan

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2008 - 2:12 PM

Fantastic image, simply love the sky.

Best Matt

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2008 - 2:24 PM

Thanks Alan and Matt
Regards Richard

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digipix76
digipix76  7577 forum posts England
23 Feb 2008 - 2:29 PM

Excellent shot Rich, great atmosphere.

Ian

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A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2008 - 2:36 PM

excellent skyscape - well balanced by the subdued foreground tones.

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crash39
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23 Feb 2008 - 2:56 PM

Muted foreground & dramatic sky all work for me.

Anne

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
23 Feb 2008 - 3:56 PM

Lovely moody shot, great colours.

Nicky

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GalleryGirl
23 Feb 2008 - 4:11 PM

It's beautiful. I love the sky and the beautiful vista.
Marilyn x

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom991 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2008 - 4:12 PM

This comes alive when viewed large, it really fills the screen.
Moira

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 8John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2008 - 4:31 PM

That is one terrific sky Rich
Well done.

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User_Removed
23 Feb 2008 - 6:26 PM

breathtaking view very well taken shot Rich

rgds
Dave

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2008 - 6:51 PM

I like this, although it first seemed a bit dark, but it's how it was and, in fact, all the detail is there.
If you have Photoshop CS you could try 5-10% shadows adjustment in shadows/highlight, but it might spoil the atmosphere anyway
Andrew

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2008 - 8:30 PM

It is quite dark but it really conveys the time of day.

Sue

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Hoffy
Hoffy  9212 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2008 - 8:36 PM

Stunning sky.
Try this.
Duplicate Layer
Desaturate
Invert
Gassiant Blur about 65.
Blend soft focus,
Opacity to suit.
See if this gets any more detail in the forground.
Jest an idea.

Paul

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
23 Feb 2008 - 8:40 PM

Works for me Richard...Great work

Dave

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Phil_Restan
23 Feb 2008 - 8:49 PM

A little dark yes, but works for me. found myself looking into the depths to see what was in the darker areas.

Phil

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2008 - 10:00 PM

Thanks for all the comment and advice I will give them a try and see how it looks.
Regards Richard.

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dianah
dianah  724474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2008 - 2:03 PM

A fabulous sky and a wondrous scene Richard..a really excellent composition.
Di

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sketch
sketch  71469 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Feb 2008 - 5:27 PM

Excellent sky scape rich

sarah x

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rangerpaul
24 Feb 2008 - 7:14 PM

Stunning sky and some nice detail in the fg. Needs to be viewed large to appreciate this.
Paul

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Steve-T
Steve-T  751 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2008 - 9:05 PM

Like the cloud movement and colour.
Steve

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SKavanagh
SKavanagh  6312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2008 - 6:50 AM

Beautiful shot Richard Deserves the RC
Steve

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73846 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2008 - 9:14 AM

Great composition as you say maybe just a tiny bit too dark.

Nick

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Brenty
Brenty  7 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 - 1:44 PM

Stunning sky. When you view large it doesnt seem quite so dark so no problem for me.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2008 - 1:59 PM

This really needs to be viewed large for all the detail in the dark areas. Yes, maybe just a wee tad dark, but overall I like the image a lot. Love the sky.
Anne

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
25 Feb 2008 - 6:25 PM

Striking sky that contrasts so well with the toned down foreground.
A super shot. Annette

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Feb 2008 - 5:45 AM

I like this, lovely shot
chris

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014779 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2008 - 11:59 PM

a stunner of a sky here Richard.

looks like there was no light to add interest to the buildings in the lower parts of the shot which is a shame - but not being god, you can't really change it!

I may ahve included more of the railings at the bottom by tilting down a bit to get a stronger lead line from them

but all in all, the sky has it Smile

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ChristineL
29 Feb 2008 - 1:52 PM

love the sky in this,
Chris.

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
29 Feb 2008 - 4:41 PM

A lovely scene.
freda

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2008 - 8:54 PM

The large version brings out such a lot of detail, the atmosphere is beautiful. And it is by no means too dark.
JO

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DHouston
DHouston  9 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 - 8:06 PM

A bit like the morning rushing into the day. A bit of a contrast really, the sky usually seems still while the world is busy rushing around. (Usually photographers rushing around getting the perfect picture)

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Skye24Blue
8 Mar 2008 - 1:25 PM

Awesome shot. Those colours are superb.
Mac

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