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    Mexican Hat

    Mexican Hat is a curiously sombrero-shaped, large house sized (60-foot wide by 12-foot thick), rock outcropping in Utah. Now that we see it, what can be done with it?

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    Re: Mexican Hat

    Gotta say it.
    Doesn't look like there is mush room up there.
    Sorry.
    Obviously sky is blown out (no detail) and an interesting sky would increase visual interest (at least for me).
    Lots of detail in the rocks so that's you like good. If you have a sky (lit from similar position, up and to the left, slightly in front of you) you can repalce fairly realistically. Ideally you would have takena couple of shots (one exposed for the sky) and you could use the original sky. Alternately, return to the location, wait for a better time of the day and conditions and capture a shot with all the necessary details in. Or replace sky in PP.

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    Here's a replaced sky (quickly done)
    Mexican Hat

    Plus some limited PP (levels and saturation)
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    Re: Mexican Hat

    Hi Graham,

    I find it very odd that if this was someones elses image, I would have immediately thought 'that sky needs to be replaced with something better'. However, as it was my image, I so utterly and totally missed the obvious! Thank you!

    I'll crawl back into my hole now, get another hour's sleep, splash cold water on my face, and try to get my wits about me! LOL!

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    Re: Mexican Hat

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    I find it very odd that if this was someones elses image, I would have immediately thought 'that sky needs to be replaced with something better'. However, as it was my image, I so utterly and totally missed the obvious! Thank you!
    I did wonder, Frank
    Nah, I'm kidding - we all do it from time to time

    The sky doesn't look to be blown, at least not from the histogram now, just (almost) completely featureless

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    The sky doesn't look to be blown, at least not from the histogram now, just (almost) completely featureless
    ...and that is typical of a lot of days in the American Southwest. When we do see clouds, they tend to be high Cirrus and not very often Columbus clouds. I'd love to get the chance to go back and reshoot many of these kinds of locations now that I have learned more about photography from CiC and have a DSLR. <sigh> maybe someday...

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    Re: Mexican Hat

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    When we do see clouds, they tend to be high Cirrus and not very often Columbus clouds. ...
    Is he the same one that bumped into America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamH View Post
    Is he the same one that bumped into America?
    I think maybe that was Christopher Columbus with his head in the clouds.

    I was refering to the columbus clouds that normally bring rain. http://www.blurtit.com/q4261956.html

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    So they aren't called cumulus any more?

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    Re: Mexican Hat

    Hi George, yes, cumulus is the most common name for the white fluffy rain clouds that occur below 6,000 feet. I'm not sure where the name columbus clouds comes from and it may not even be an official name. It's altogether possible that columbus is really a mispronunciation of cumulus, and just because there are a number of articles referring to columbus clouds on the internet it doesn't mean that its an officially recognized name. I've heard both used.

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    Re: Mexican Hat

    NOAA doesn't list Columbus as a type... http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/?n=cloud_classification

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    Re: Mexican Hat

    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    NOAA doesn't list Columbus as a type... http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/?n=cloud_classification
    Thank you Bill! I wasn't sure once it was questioned and when I found it listed in several places on the web... Oh well, I guess you can't always trust the web and now I have the correct information. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Thank you Bill! I wasn't sure once it was questioned and when I found it listed in several places on the web... Oh well, I guess you can't always trust the web and now I have the correct information. Thanks again!
    Trust, but verify.

    I saw it immediately, but hesitated to point it out. There are many such errors on the web and CiC as well, every day. Often, if you correct, people think that you are a grammar or spelling Nazi and say so.

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    Re: Mexican Hat

    Ah yes, when we first meet someone, our intelligence level is at its highest - and goes stedily down hill from the moment we open our mouths and say something stupid! LOL!

    I think I now need to change my Avitar!

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    Re: Mexican Hat

    Dont worry Frank in the UK we have Drake clouds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark von Kanel View Post
    Dont worry Frank in the UK we have Drake clouds
    Well, you guys came up with the cloud naming system to begin with.

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