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More clouds

By obz_uk
Yet another cloud picture.

I don't use any filters to 'improve' my cloud pictures. I underexpose the original by at least 1 stop. Then in Photoshop I select the foreground and bring back some of the details in 'levels'.
I then inverse the selection and tweak the clouds again using 'levels' and apart from a bit of tidying up....thats about it !
"Highlights and shadows" is also a very powerful tool for making a more dramatic sky if used carefully.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: AndyD, icebabe, edrhodes and 28 more

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icebabe 16 1
4 Jun 2005 4:40AM
Wow great clouds!!!
edrhodes 16 548 13 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2005 4:59AM
You have used photoshop to it's best on this shot, stunner.

User_Removed 16 386 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2005 4:59AM
Wonderful sky.

4 Jun 2005 5:25AM
Marvellous formations, looks like a storm is brewing quick get the brolly out.. :0)♥Click

:0) Shelley
4 Jun 2005 5:45AM
excellent cloud formation,great image.
click samantha
sandyb 17 34 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2005 5:51AM
Excellent detail and colour well done sandyb
TrevorS 16 7
4 Jun 2005 5:52AM
wow very intresting sky. the clouds are very drematic and shapely. Trev
4 Jun 2005 8:31AM
Now that is a cloud image! Very beautiful and excellent contrast of colours.

Chris & Holli
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
4 Jun 2005 8:56AM
Nice landscape, but those clouds are outstanding and steal the scene! Excellent work! Spot on! Click!!!

babs4 16
4 Jun 2005 9:55AM
A beautiful landscape--but the sky really took my eye
AngelaR 16 155 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2005 2:53PM
Amazing sky Howard.
arnieg 17 704 England
4 Jun 2005 3:15PM
excellent cloud formation
harmony 16 2
4 Jun 2005 11:00PM
Beautiful job! thanks for the tips too
Jimbob 16 9 England
5 Jun 2005 12:26AM
stunning cloud formation well done jimbo
Cronk 16 6 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2005 12:30AM
Lovely work.

TonyA 16 11 Spain
5 Jun 2005 1:13AM
Beautiful scene with those nice trees pointing to the great cloud formation.

thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
5 Jun 2005 2:12AM
Hi Howard,Stunning skyscape with a great cloud formation.Love the composition.Take care.AnnSmile
Hazard 17 1.2k United Kingdom
5 Jun 2005 7:33AM
Superb Howard
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
5 Jun 2005 10:59AM
Powerful clouds in this image---Very good job!
lizziew 16 5
5 Jun 2005 3:05PM
great capture lovely clouds...liz
cameragirl 16 43 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2005 12:15AM
Fantastic sky! Well captured!!
jan 1 17 12 Netherlands
6 Jun 2005 7:59AM
Beautiful sky, Howard.
Excellent composition.
Casper 16
6 Jun 2005 10:34PM
excellent cloud shot
love the vibrant light on them
well done
Desh_M 16 410
7 Jun 2005 10:54PM
Simply stunning 3D efect on the coluds.
Lovely shot!
TeresaH 16 1.1k United Kingdom
15 Jun 2005 7:44AM
Love your clouds, reminds me of the Joni Mitchell song.

Big_Beavis 16 5 2 England
26 Jun 2005 4:59PM
Really beautiful sky, plus the tutorial, well deserved RC.

JohnDyer Plus
15 80 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2006 2:36PM
Amazing sky well done

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