Russian Summer Holidays part 1 : Dramatic cloud formations

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by f6cvalkyrie, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium

    I'm just back from 5 weeks on our farm in rural Russia.
    Although it was mainly a working holiday, I did take some time for shooting now and then.

    Here's a first series of pictures, showing off the dramatic clouds that came over our region almost every night.

    There will be more parts, covering other items ! So stay tuned !







    All these are 5-shot HDR edits, using NIK HDR EFEX

    Looking forward to your comments,
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  2. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    I really love the clouds #4 shot but they all are nice. This encourages me to try more with HDR

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  3. petach

    petach Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 18, 2011
    Very surreal with menacing beauty, great work!
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    All very nice of the clouds, but the best overall images - the ones that really hold my interest on every level, are the fourth and fifth...

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  5. UkrainianOne

    UkrainianOne Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 29, 2011
    Long Island, New York
    Симпатичные Облака, напоминает мне об Украине :wink:
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  6. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    This is what I remember from my childhood on the Volga: looking from the high shore at a vast plain beneath me and the beautiful clouds slowly coming from behind the river. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us.
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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Great skies.
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  8. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I think "dramatic clouds" is an understatement---very nice images! Thanks!