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    Sometimes The Clouds Can Be Kind

    I took these shots yesterday at Lake Moogerah and for once the clouds were co-operative. I used a polariser to bring out the best in the clouds and would be interested to hear what you think of the shots.

    Thanks Dave

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    Re: Sometimes The Clouds Can Be Kind

    #1 seems a bit strange to me, Dave. A dark patch of blue sky but with brighter areas on both sides.

    The others are fine.

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    Re: Sometimes The Clouds Can Be Kind

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    #1 seems a bit strange to me, Dave. A dark patch of blue sky but with brighter areas on both sides.

    The others are fine.
    Geoff I think that was caused by the polariser.

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    Re: Sometimes The Clouds Can Be Kind

    Hi Dave,

    I don't think the CPL did you any favours on #1, it has the classic look of a CPL use on too wide an angle shot - a dark band of sky with brighter bits either side. (as I now see Geoff noticed too)

    I quite like #2 because of the sunlight.

    #5 works for me, but only if I crop most of the foreground to concentrate the attention on the more distant sunlit rolling hills.

    So for me, the lighting is paramount.

    Hope that helps,

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    Re: Sometimes The Clouds Can Be Kind

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Dave,

    I don't think the CPL did you any favours on #1, it has the classic look of a CPL use on too wide an angle shot - a dark band of sky with brighter bits either side. (as I now see Geoff noticed too)
    Thanks Dave. Yes it was caused by the polariser. I have read about this effect with a wide angle lens but there is no teacher like "first hand experience" !

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    Re: Sometimes The Clouds Can Be Kind

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    Sometimes The Clouds Can Be Kind
    I think this is a wonderful composition because of where you have placed shoreline low down in the frame. Because what we then get is a big sky that, with those clouds in it, is dramatic and beautiful.

    Still arguing with myself as to whether I like the tree in there or not.

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    Re: Sometimes The Clouds Can Be Kind

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I think this is a wonderful composition because of where you have placed shoreline low down in the frame. Because what we then get is a big sky that, with those clouds in it, is dramatic and beautiful.

    Still arguing with myself as to whether I like the tree in there or not.
    Thanks Donald

    This was stitched from 3 shots and I was quite pleased with how seamless the stitching turned out given the amount of detail in the sky. I know what you mean about the tree.

    Dave

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