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    After a Highveld storm:

    Few things in life can compare to the atmosphere after a South African Highveld afternoon thunder storm. With the sun shining and rain falling at the same time.

    After a Highveld storm:

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    Re: After a Highveld storm:

    Interesting light. Just curious, is the sun low enough to the horizon in summer to get a dramatic black storm sky with objects in the foreground brightly lit? Or is the arc of the sun's traverse too close to 90 degrees to the earth surface?

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    Re: After a Highveld storm:

    Andre, I really can't say why but I find this image compelling to look at. I like it a lot. My only suggestion to crop a bit off the top -- just a small amount.

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    Re: After a Highveld storm:

    Quote Originally Posted by tbob View Post
    is the sun low enough to the horizon in summer to get a dramatic black storm sky with objects in the foreground brightly lit?
    In summer, yes it does. Beautiful dark clouds with sun shining on it and some interesting subjects in the foreground.
    Remember it is still winter over here. Yesterday we had one of those Winter thunder showers. Does not happened very often in Winter.

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    Re: After a Highveld storm:

    Quote Originally Posted by Karm Redland View Post
    Andre, I really can't say why but I find this image compelling to look at. I like it a lot. My only suggestion to crop a bit off the top -- just a small amount.

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    Thanks Karm. One days is one day and I am going to get that shot with a lightning strike in the sky.

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    Re: After a Highveld storm:

    Hi Andre.

    This image does not show as well on my monitor. The sky looks washed out. I downloaded it, reduced the highlights and increased the contrast to bring out the darkness in the clouds. I could then see the rain just above the trees. Not sure if that is what you intended or not. My two cents worth.

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    Re: After a Highveld storm:

    Ken beat me to it, but I got the same thing.

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    Re: After a Highveld storm:

    Thanks Ken and Tyler.

    Better this way?


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    Re: After a Highveld storm:

    That looks better but still too much sky loss for me. I had it reduced (lower highs and more contrast) further and it really gave the impression of an angry sky. But yeah, what you did here helps us see the rain above the treeline. This is a really tough contrast range, to be sure!

    Hope you don't mind and is not poor form, but here's what I did.
    After a Highveld storm:
    Last edited by tybrad; 11th August 2013 at 10:30 PM.

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    Re: After a Highveld storm:

    Quote Originally Posted by AB26 View Post
    Better this way?
    Yes, Andre.

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    Re: After a Highveld storm:

    Quote Originally Posted by tybrad View Post
    Hope you don't mind and is not poor form, but here's what I did.
    Tyler I don't mind no more. If only you can get the mood back into the image.
    You know, that calm feeling after the storm kind of mood.

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