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Sky Shot: 1

By IshanPathak  
Frankly, i love taking snaps of clouds. Various cloud formations, with increased aperture, i really love it.

This one is also taken in the same location where many of my cloud shots have taken place.
I really like those rays which seems to radiate over the tower. In my camera it wass very prominent and real, bt here its a bit flat.
Any C&C will be appreciated.

Will it look good in Mono or Sepia?

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dudler Plus
14 684 1292 England
28 Jul 2014 1:53PM
Clouds are always a lovely sight, and the issue is catching that on film or sensor.

As I'm sure you realise by now, this is pushing the tonal range you camera can cope with, and you've got some blown highlights, which is a bit of an issue.

It looks fine in mono (see mod), though I feel there's soemthing missing in terms of composition. The tower looks like an intrusion you couldn't get rid of: it needs to be bigger and bolder, I reckon, and occupy most of the right-hand side of the frame.

Moving closer, and really placing it in relation to the clouds would be good. Dodging and burning will allow you to emphasise the beams of light, if you want to.

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paulbroad 10 123 1235 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 2:24PM
Very difficult to get within the sebsor tonal range, and you are a bit off. The highlights are blown, but to get the exposure right for highlights, then the dark areas would be very dark. Not really sure about your content here. Is it the clouds, the sun beams or the tower that is the subject?

IshanPathak 4 202 12 India
28 Jul 2014 3:13PM
Hello John and Paul. Thank you for your critiques Smile

Quote:his is pushing the tonal range you camera can cope with
Paul also said similar thing. I couldnt grasp it. Pardon hereBlushBlush

Indeed John it was something couldn't get rid of. I was on my terrace and hence very limited, as the trees/towers were there and i hardly could move acc to my need.

I have got another Version of the image, in which tower is slightly bigger though it does no provide a major change for me.

Your both mod looks great.


ot really sure about your content here. Is it the clouds, the sun beams or the tower that is the subject?

I wanted all 3 to be in the frame. With main subject being the Clouds. Those rays above the tower gave a nice touch to the image.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1888 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 4:45PM
I like the way this relates the heavens to the earth. The tower rises up, the trees provide framing on three sides, the sky fits in between them rather than hanging over them.

The tower is neither vertical nor at a dynamic angle, it's sort of between the two - that's the main weakness for me. I want to rotate a bit, but still keep the foliage top and bottom right as a significant element in the composition - that will need a bit of cheating.

The darker left side of the frame adds nothing, the story is in the burst of light rays framed by cloud and foliage. So I would crop. Whatever else is done, that stray bit of leaf poking in on the right needs to go.

I shall see what I can do.
IshanPathak 4 202 12 India
28 Jul 2014 4:58PM
Thank you Moira for your critique. Your mod i sgreat Smile

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3852 Canada
28 Jul 2014 6:21PM
Are you practicing with different colours?

IshanPathak 4 202 12 India
28 Jul 2014 6:47PM
Willie: Er yup. You can say it. I love capturing different clouds, and try to get as much different colors in the shots as possible.
IshanPathak 4 202 12 India
13 Aug 2014 8:28AM
Nice mod kuipje. Though why those yellow spots?
kuipje 4 3 Netherlands
13 Aug 2014 4:40PM
Sorry about those yellow spots. I was eaten some Gouda Cheese and forgot to clean the screen. Hope some day you can forgive me.
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