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Windy Dawn

By Richsr
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.

Tags: Spain Winter General December Landscape and travel Cuenca

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SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2008 1:20PM
I love the contrast between the dark foreground and the strong light in the sky. The scene also has a great sense of scale.

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Feb 2008 1:27PM
Thanks Sandra.
regards Richard
Cormy 10 3 England
23 Feb 2008 1:29PM
Nice one Rich.The sky is beautiful and this deserves to be viewed large by all.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
23 Feb 2008 2:12PM
Fantastic image, simply love the sky.

Best Matt
Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Feb 2008 2:24PM
Thanks Alan and Matt
Regards Richard
digipix76 11 577 England
23 Feb 2008 2:29PM
Excellent shot Rich, great atmosphere.

A Booth 16 11 4 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2008 2:36PM
excellent skyscape - well balanced by the subdued foreground tones.
crash39 12 24 England
23 Feb 2008 2:56PM
Muted foreground & dramatic sky all work for me.

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
23 Feb 2008 3:56PM
Lovely moody shot, great colours.

GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2008 4:11PM
It's beautiful. I love the sky and the beautiful vista.
Marilyn x
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2008 4:12PM
This comes alive when viewed large, it really fills the screen.
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
23 Feb 2008 4:31PM
That is one terrific sky Rich
Well done.
User_Removed 11 485 13 England
23 Feb 2008 6:26PM
breathtaking view very well taken shot Rich

User_Removed 11 16 England
23 Feb 2008 6:51PM
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
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2008 8:30PM
It is quite dark but it really conveys the time of day.

Hoffy 13 262 16 England
23 Feb 2008 8:36PM
Stunning sky.
Try this.
Duplicate Layer
Gassiant Blur about 65.
Blend soft focus,
Opacity to suit.
See if this gets any more detail in the forground.
Jest an idea.

Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
23 Feb 2008 8:40PM
Works for me Richard...Great work

Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
23 Feb 2008 8:49PM
A little dark yes, but works for me. found myself looking into the depths to see what was in the darker areas.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Feb 2008 10:00PM
Thanks for all the comment and advice I will give them a try and see how it looks.
Regards Richard.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2008 2:03PM
A fabulous sky and a wondrous scene Richard..a really excellent composition.
sketch 11 1.5k United Kingdom
24 Feb 2008 5:27PM
Excellent sky scape rich

sarah x
rangerpaul 11 19 7 England
24 Feb 2008 7:14PM
Stunning sky and some nice detail in the fg. Needs to be viewed large to appreciate this.
Steve-T 11 56 66 England
24 Feb 2008 9:05PM
Like the cloud movement and colour.
SKavanagh 10 312 5 England
25 Feb 2008 6:50AM
Beautiful shot Richard Deserves the RC
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
25 Feb 2008 9:14AM
Great composition as you say maybe just a tiny bit too dark.

Brenty 11 12 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 1:44PM
Stunning sky. When you view large it doesnt seem quite so dark so no problem for me.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
25 Feb 2008 1:59PM
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.
Nettles 11 England
25 Feb 2008 6:25PM
Striking sky that contrasts so well with the toned down foreground.
A super shot. Annette
chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2008 5:45AM
I like this, lovely shot
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
27 Feb 2008 11:59PM
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
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 1:52PM
love the sky in this,
piccy 12 8 Wales
29 Feb 2008 4:41PM
A lovely scene.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 8:54PM
The large version brings out such a lot of detail, the atmosphere is beautiful. And it is by no means too dark.
DHouston 13 8 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 8:06PM
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)
8 Mar 2008 1:25PM
Awesome shot. Those colours are superb.

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