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Sahara Sun

By salopian
Got a blast of Sahara sand over Shropshire after the recent stormy weather which gave this rather eerie effect for about an hour ( also covered the car with red dust!) Trouble was, that to get the sun the depth of red seen with the naked eye, I had to use -3 exp comp otherwise it appeared as a pale white disc. This has resulted in the dark sky and silhouetted buildings. It did go quite gloomy but I wondered if there was any way of lightening all but the sun or whether the overdramatic sky suits the occasion?
Having just looked at the lovely sunny Rhodes shot I almost didn't post this - what a difference - then I thought "so what", Vive la difference!


Tags: Exposure General Negative Sand Sun

GB Sports Photographer & The Panasonic LUMIX S1


Captures the eeriness of the moment with a nicely balanced composition.

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dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 591 England
19 Oct 2017 8:45PM
It was weird light wasn't it!
Worth recording it anyway, though I didn't as I was taking some close-up shots in the garden.

In my mod I selected the ornge colour range with a large tolerance so the orange coloured cloud was included, feathered the selection by about 80 pixels (it looked ok here) then inverted the selection so the sun wouldn't be affected.
A Levels adjustment lightened the sky and foreground, then a Curves adjustment brought back some contrast and a little extra lightening.

I seem to have inadvertently uploaded the mod twice!
dudler Plus
16 947 1520 England
20 Oct 2017 11:15AM
Nothing to add - nicely balanced, definitely, and Keith's mod works really well.

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