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Cloud Mimics

By pennyspike
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.

Tags: Mono General Clouds Sea Black and white Pebbles Hastings Landscape and travel

Voters: Badgerfred, woolybill1, Herge88 and 42 more

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28 Jun 2007 5:28PM
Excellent composition,

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kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
28 Jun 2007 5:41PM
I think its a lovely scene and I like them both
Nick-T 12 45 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2007 5:47PM
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

28 Jun 2007 5:49PM
beautiful B/W.. sky has a fantastic depth.. all excellent !!!

Nikki Smile
28 Jun 2007 6:03PM
great B&W shot. Good composition.

Dee Smile
patsy88 11 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2007 6:17PM
Nice one..
cuffit Plus
11 319 5 England
28 Jun 2007 6:34PM
I think they are both very good
ambro 13 68 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2007 7:04PM
beautiful composition. well done.v
John_Humphreys 12 69 2 Ireland
28 Jun 2007 9:34PM
Both shots are equally good imo. They are also quite different - almost like two separate scenes. John
nothsafoto 12 170 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2007 10:36PM
Cloud mimics indeed Penny. Well seen and photographed.

wyatturp 12 2 England
29 Jun 2007 8:12AM
Fab works nice DOF----WELL DONE

GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
29 Jun 2007 10:05AM
While colored is simply good, B & W is classically good!
Into my collection!
pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2007 10:52AM
Thankyou everybody, your comments are all the more appreciated because I'm out of my comfort zone with landscape type shots.
malarszk 12 25 1 Scotland
29 Jun 2007 2:55PM
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!
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
29 Jun 2007 9:04PM
Very well seen. Nice to compare the two images.
BertC 11 29 Malta
29 Jun 2007 9:06PM
Fantastic mono ....
RoddBC 12 40 United States
29 Jun 2007 9:48PM
I love your work Penny.. amazing stuff and this is a great B&W.

conrad 13 10.9k 116
29 Jun 2007 9:52PM
Wow, that sky would have made anything look good, but Hastings certainly seems to go well with it... Wink
Steve-T 11 56 66 England
29 Jun 2007 10:44PM
As you say - fabulous sky. Has real impact as B&W.
chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2007 6:06AM
wow, that looks awesome
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2007 4:19PM
Brilliant mono shot..fantastic sky.I look forward to the colour version too.
pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2007 5:47PM
Thanks for the comments and Dianah, the mod is above the commentsWink
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
30 Jun 2007 9:09PM
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.
pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2007 10:31PM
Thanks Joline, now what will andytvcams have to say? I don't think I'll be worrying he'll never visit hereWink
phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2007 12:12PM
Wow! What a wonderful sky and composition,great shot.

3 Jul 2007 10:26AM
Both fantastic Peny .... but the b&W gives it far more drama ... well spotted and well taken!
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 5:56PM
well spotted, great cloud formation.
catnappin 11 666 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2007 9:18AM
Love the B+W, really makes the clouds look spectacular. The composition is great too Smile
redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2007 11:53AM
To be honest, I prefer the colour version, especially the red from the life ring
17 Jul 2007 1:16PM
Excellent b+w, just love those perspectives. helen x
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
23 Jul 2007 1:57PM
Now that's a goody Penny.
2 Aug 2007 1:42PM
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.

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
20 Aug 2007 12:26AM
just superb, totally dramatic

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

pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 4:51PM
Thanks, Mark and Dianna, it was just a stop to stretch the legs and we were blessed with the clouds.

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