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    Mother Nature With an Attitude C&C please!!!!!

    Got a treat tonight. We had a tornadic super cell move in from New Mexico. Dropped a really nice tornado in open cotton fields but also managed to tear the roof off of a storage building. Luckily it lost it's rotation and became a high precipitation storm with lots and lot of lightning. I got several keepers but these are the four best I managed to capture.

    I would like some suggestions on how to remove the water marks you see on number 3 and 4. I tried cloning but the clone seemed a bit too obvious.

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    Mother Nature With an Attitude   C&C please!!!!!
    0620 lightning 4 by KHarmon1971, on Flickr

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    Mother Nature With an Attitude   C&C please!!!!!
    0620 lightning 9 by KHarmon1971, on Flickr

    3. Possibly my 2nd best lightning pic ever. Except for the water spots.
    Mother Nature With an Attitude   C&C please!!!!!
    lightning 8 by KHarmon1971, on Flickr

    4. Hands down the best lightning pic I have ever taken
    Mother Nature With an Attitude   C&C please!!!!!
    0620 lightning 7 by KHarmon1971, on Flickr

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    Re: Mother Nature With an Attitude C&C please!!!!!

    No.s 2 and 4 for me especially no. 4 which has good balance compositionally.

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    Re: Mother Nature With an Attitude C&C please!!!!!

    Nice captures.

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    Re: Mother Nature With an Attitude C&C please!!!!!

    Hello Kris: These are very dramatic shots. I love the colours. I agree that Number 4 is the best of the lot compositionally. It may benefit from a bit of straightening, though, as it seems to lean a bit toward the left. It's good to know that damage from the storm was minimal and no one was injured.

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    Re: Mother Nature With an Attitude C&C please!!!!!

    Hi Kris,

    Great captures - just one thing my super-critical eyes noticed....

    Have you got a way to fix the lateral Chromatic Aberration? (depends upon you software?)

    Most noticeable on #4 - this is indicated by the magenta/red stripe nearest the respective bolt edges of frame on three sides; left top and right.

    It also accounts for the green outer edge on the dark poles in #3.

    It ought to be fixable in PP, so don't worry.

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    Re: Mother Nature With an Attitude C&C please!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Kris,

    Great captures - just one thing my super-critical eyes noticed....

    Have you got a way to fix the lateral Chromatic Aberration? (depends upon you software?)

    Most noticeable on #4 - this is indicated by the magenta/red stripe nearest the respective bolt edges of frame on three sides; left top and right.

    It also accounts for the green outer edge on the dark poles in #3.

    It ought to be fixable in PP, so don't worry.
    I have something in my software to fix chromatic aberration but when I attempt to use it, it opens something called a "raster layer" and it is completely black. I don't know how to work it from there. Here is another take on the same image with the horizon straightened.

    Mother Nature With an Attitude   C&C please!!!!!
    0620 lightning remake by KHarmon1971, on Flickr

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    Re: Mother Nature With an Attitude C&C please!!!!!

    really like no 4 well done

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    Re: Mother Nature With an Attitude C&C please!!!!!

    I see the water droplet affect in photos #3 and #4. If it were me, I would clone in from a similar area; however, I would set the opacity for 20 to 30% and repeat the cloning until it looks natural. If you were to try cloning at 100%, chances are you would see the difference between cloned and uncloned areas. Using a low opacity lets you blend the new area in a more natural looking way. My two cents worth.

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