Dramatic Skies

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by jonima, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. jonima

    jonima Mu-43 Regular

    Here are some dramatic skies taken out of my window. So not much preperation. Just saw the strange light outsight and grabbed my camera. Used spot metering and AE-lock.

    Would like to some more examples with some technical background explanation Camera and processing if possible. Who has some to share!!!!

    Thanks Johan



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  2. Jamus

    Jamus Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Peter Jamus
    Wonderful shots, Jonima... What skies you have in the Netherlands! I am jealous indeed.

    Here is my contribution!
    View attachment 150866
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  3. squeegee

    squeegee Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
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  4. jmacpix

    jmacpix Mu-43 Regular

    A few Alberta, Canada, skies...




    All shot with GF1.
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  5. jonima

    jonima Mu-43 Regular

    Great Ray of Sunshine through the coulds!! Thanks Jeff
  6. jonima

    jonima Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks Jamus. Amazig picture with the birds flying in formation!! Ho did you get the Dynamic range right, a lot of post processing???
  7. Rawfa

    Rawfa Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 17, 2009
    What a nice collection of beautiful photos.
  8. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    Seen over Gateshead:
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  9. jonima

    jonima Mu-43 Regular

    Dramatic Sky

    Nice sky with some help of a Pol Filter.


    Attached Files:

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  10. etermes

    etermes Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 24, 2010
    This is impressive, so beautiful scene
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  11. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    One in a few.
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  12. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    Yes it is. It wasn't taken with a ยต4/3 camera, though. )-:
  13. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Here's one dramatic sunrise during a thunderstorm and with double rainbow, from our holidays on our farm in Russia


    G1 with 7-14mm, using exposure lock, shot in raw, converted and processed within Silkypics, and some tweaks in Corel PaintShop Pro Photo X2

    C U,
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  14. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)

    A recent late afternoon shot over an old cider orchard about 50 metres up the lane behind my cottage.

    Panasonic GF1 with Voigtlander 12mm, f5.6 lens.

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  15. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 30, 2009
    I took this with my new Sony A33 and Tamron 18-250. Sometimes you are in the right place, at the right time. I just cropped it slightly in LZ so it's straight out of the camera. This is right before the sun rose. The link below is the full resolution image for those interested.:biggrin:

    Camera makeSONY
    Camera modelSLT-A33
    Focal length18 mm
    Focal length (35mm)27 mm
    Max lens aperturef/3.5
    Exposure1/30 at f/4.5
    FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
    Exposure bias0 EV
    Exposure modeAuto
    Exposure prog.Normal
    ISO speedISO 100
    Metering modePattern


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  16. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    Not up to the level of some of the other shots posted here, but I thought this moonrise over some storm clouds was interesting. Taken with a Gf1 and a Carl Zeiss 80-200mm f4 Vario Sonnar.

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  17. jonima

    jonima Mu-43 Regular

    Great shot of the moon. Especially the left cloud is picking up some sun light!!

    Very dreamy feeling!

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  18. jonima

    jonima Mu-43 Regular

    Hi Texascbx,

    Land of the rising sun?? Nice capture of the sun beams!

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  19. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    Thank you. I've always been fascinated by the weather and storms. This was a quick grab of a recent thunder storm here. I should have put a longer lens on, but the storm was receding rapidly and I didn't want to miss the moon peeking from behind the storm clouds with lightning below. Taken with the Gf1 and 20mm, exposure was 60 seconds at f8, tripod. If anyone has experience capturing lightning, I would appreciate some tips.

    View attachment 152202
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  20. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
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