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    Rolling Thunder

    I have been hoping to get a shot of this storm (it happens often) coming from the plains to the ocean. The lightning strike was a bonus and couldnt have been capture without the sensor. I have edited this one in monochrome to capture the tones and definition. C&C welcome
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    Re: Rolling Thunder

    No criticism with this photo Wayne. It's brilliant and I love it in monochrome
    Cheers, Greg

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    I like it, Wayne. I wonder what the monochrome would look like in steely blue? Or would that be too natural looking for a darwin storm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregj1763 View Post
    No criticism with this photo Wayne. It's brilliant and I love it in monochrome
    Cheers, Greg
    Cheers Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by FootLoose View Post
    I like it, Wayne. I wonder what the monochrome would look like in steely blue? Or would that be too natural looking for a darwin storm?
    Thanks Greg, I would be happy to find out, but dont think I know how. If you can please try and re-post it.

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    Hi Wayne,

    That is a fine shot and great timing to get the lightning strike. To the left of the rain, there appears to be wall cloud formation. Here in America, we sometimes get tornados dropping from those. It's a feature storm-spotters and storm-chasers look for in severe thunderstorms and indicates a strong, rotating updraft.

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    Hi Wayne,
    Great shot and great processing.
    I have only one issue...........Please can we see it bigger...please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPS View Post
    Hi Wayne,
    Great shot and great processing.
    I have only one issue...........Please can we see it bigger...please.
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    Here John, but only because you said please. Thanks for the compliment, I am happy with this also and will hang this one at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSearls View Post
    Hi Wayne,

    That is a fine shot and great timing to get the lightning strike. To the left of the rain, there appears to be wall cloud formation. Here in America, we sometimes get tornados dropping from those. It's a feature storm-spotters and storm-chasers look for in severe thunderstorms and indicates a strong, rotating updraft.

    Paul S
    Thanks PAul, the timing is handled by a lightning sensor which I recently purchased. It makes day time lightning photography possible. Interesting about the wall cloud, I've never heard that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJT View Post
    Thanks Greg, I would be happy to find out, but dont think I know how. If you can please try and re-post it.
    Hi Wayne,
    I thought when you said you processed the image in monochrome that you meant you had captured it in colour and then converted it in the channel mixer; in which case I assumed you could process it in blue, yellow, ... whatever colour you choose. My photoshop skills don't extend that far .... not yet, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FootLoose View Post
    Hi Wayne,
    I thought when you said you processed the image in monochrome that you meant you had captured it in colour and then converted it in the channel mixer; in which case I assumed you could process it in blue, yellow, ... whatever colour you choose. My photoshop skills don't extend that far .... not yet, anyway.
    Hi Greg,
    I did capture it in colour but just put it into I Photo and used the "Antique" to get the effect. I dont have PS, but use Aperture for most of my PP.

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    Re: Rolling Thunder

    Here are the colour and B&W versions. I'm keen to hear what you all think as one of them will be exhibited and some feedback would help me choose which one. thanks in advance.

    Rolling Thunder

    Rolling Thunder

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    Re: Rolling Thunder

    I like the B&W. It seems much more dramatic. Also, in the color one my eye keeps being drawn to the lower right expecting to see something. Perhaps if you toned that part down a bit.

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    Re: Rolling Thunder

    I too, like the B&W best since the contrast shows the cloud textures better. The bright, lightning stroke is the first thing I see when I look at this version. Good job.

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    Re: Rolling Thunder

    Hi Wayne -

    Any way you look at it you've got a real beauty there.
    Last edited by pasusan; 15th January 2013 at 09:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didace View Post
    I like the B&W. It seems much more dramatic. Also, in the color one my eye keeps being drawn to the lower right expecting to see something. Perhaps if you toned that part down a bit.
    Thanks Didace, I like it also and think it would make a good canvas print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didace View Post
    I like the B&W. It seems much more dramatic. Also, in the color one my eye keeps being drawn to the lower right expecting to see something. Perhaps if you toned that part down a bit.
    Yes I can see your point. I like having the foreground for scale but it is a bit dominant. I want to keep a fair bit of contrast, definition and saturation to define the clouds but it is making the red cliffs stand out a bit too much.

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