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Storm on the Firth of Clyde

By Irishkate  
Another image from the storm on the Clyde a few day's ago - nothing like the storms you've had in England but I'm not often out with my camera on stormy days.
A sincere thanks to 12 different members who took the time to demonstrate their editing skills on yesterday's upload. Whilst we would all like to capture a scene perfectly in camera, editing is as much of skill as taking the image and the varied mods done for me yesterday show just what can be achieved.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Storm Clyde estuary Landscape and travel Lunderston bay

Voters: ColleenA, GeorgePlatis, RonnieAG and 48 more

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ColleenA Plus
7 441 6 Australia
27 Feb 2014 1:55PM
A lovely seascape full of atmosphere stormy scenes, great shotGrinGrin

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27 Feb 2014 1:59PM
Beautiful seascape, stormy under a dramatic sky, Kate!
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
27 Feb 2014 2:05PM
You have captured the prevailing conditions very well, Kate, as I feel the cold and the ind just viewing this scene.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
27 Feb 2014 2:15PM
Very moody and atmospheric, Kate. Carol
Caziwinkles 7 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 2:22PM
Golly - that does look cold!! Stunning stormy seascape here Kate. Smile

27 Feb 2014 2:28PM
should really have been looking out a bar window at this Kate looks cold wet and generally miserable captured well wee mod uploaded

gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
27 Feb 2014 2:45PM
Looks cold but still nice to be out and about, I hope to be getting out with the camera again soon. - gary
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 2:55PM
this image is screaming out for me to be walking in it..
properly dressed of courseSmile
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 3:21PM
wonderful dramatic capture kate you can almost smell the sea Grin air a cracker nice one Wink
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 3:23PM
I'll leave it to Barbara to walk in it. I'm just content to view it Kate, and a great view it is too.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
27 Feb 2014 3:57PM
Really great capture of what is this month's weather here as well.

ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
27 Feb 2014 3:58PM
Fine, dramatic, picture, Kate.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 4:00PM
This image paints the effect winter picture with its grey sky and subdued colours. It has great depth too.
ukgubbi 8 5 India
27 Feb 2014 4:03PM
Beautiful view, great dof.
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 395 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 4:10PM
While I agree with what you say about trying to get it right in the camera to start with, and that's always preferable, when you've got scenery like this ... well, that's 90% of the job done, irrespective of what's done to it afterwards. Your original, and digital_boi's mod, are both beautiful.
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 4:43PM

Quote:You have captured the prevailing conditions very well, Kate, as I feel the cold and the ind just viewing this scene.

I love the bleakness

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
27 Feb 2014 4:58PM
Very moody Kate, great stormy seascape..Lin
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 5:13PM
Very moody Kate, a great capture but the F/G rocks are a little to dark for me, I would have upped the shadows a little to bring out a little more detail in the rocks.( I use LR4)

rayme330 8 17 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 6:44PM
Lovely atmospheric image Kate.
Storm clouds overhead but a hint of optimism with the sun peeking over the distant hills - wonderful stuff. GrinGrinGrin

ErictheViking 7 124 102 Scotland
27 Feb 2014 6:55PM
Hi Kate, I agree the foreground is little dark and I find the sky lacks just a little definition in the clouds. In my MOD I've used my trusty levels to isolate specific areas and adjusted the levels in each to alter the contrast to give better detail in the chosen areas.

Let me know what you think

27 Feb 2014 7:07PM
Kate, I like this just as it is. I know that there are changes that can be made and I see that others are offering great ideas, but for me this is good!

10 10 10 England
27 Feb 2014 7:34PM
Your capture is excellent Kate as are the two mods - a lot depends on personal preference I think. Hope you were well wrapped up when you took this - bit of a change to Oz.Wink
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 158 England
27 Feb 2014 7:38PM
A mean and moody seascape, Kate. You've given your camera a lot to do shooting into the sun. This is where the ND grads come into their own, holding back the exposure in the sky so you can get detail in the shadows. I put a mod up but on seeing it I think the first two are better Tongue

27 Feb 2014 8:52PM
very well taken love it

netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
27 Feb 2014 8:57PM
A great one KateSmile
BIGRY1 8 3 8 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 9:34PM
An excellent image Kate, composed very well. It isn't very often I do a mod but I liked this one that much I couldn't resist. Just had a play with the curves on different areas of the image. I tried also a luminosity mask to try and get the sea on the sand to reflect a little. I think digital_boi has done the best one but the sky from Dave is fantastic.
I have still got lots to learn in the processing side of things but the best way I learnt was youtube. There is loads of photoshop tutorials on there.Grin
Already looking forward to your next imageWink
27 Feb 2014 10:59PM
I really like this, Kate, your composition is spot on and the mood comes across really well.
Couldn't resist a mod ( obviously! Grin )...I've just darkened the sky a little in Levels, mostly by raising the left slider ( black point ) and I've also tried to make the lighting a little more dramatic. I didn't bring out so much detail in the foreground rocks because to be honest I think that would work against the mood of the image.... a bit of mystery is a good thing!
I've also done a second mod which is a fairly straight B&W conversion from my first mod. Hope you like them.


Edit: I've added the merest hint of sepia to the mono, just to warm the blacks.
27 Feb 2014 11:29PM
A beautiful "scape" Kate, lovely depth and lots of drama.. It is interesting to see the mods concentrating on different aspects..Love all of them, including yours!!

Lynette Grin
Great composition with the rocks leading you into the picture. Again making good use of the low light. Well done Kate.
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
28 Feb 2014 12:27AM
Good rugged look Kate.
You would need your flip flops on going down for a paddle here though !!
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
28 Feb 2014 6:30AM
A great image, Kate.
marktc 9 101 15 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2014 9:36PM
A nice composition Kate and I can't better any of those mods. Well done indeed
atenytom 9 1 Poland
2 Mar 2014 7:38AM
I like such places in Poland such missing me (in my opinion Lighten 1 plan and toning to half could be interesting color effect

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