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The Western Sky

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Iconindustries, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I'm on a roll today. Plonked the 14-45mm on my GF1 and I'm having heaps of fun. Got this just in time this arvo.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5618843674/" title="The Western Sky ( by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 5618843674_4fb7e22526_b. "1024" height="290" alt="The Western Sky ("></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5618848236/" title="The western Sky (Take 2) by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 5618848236_22644e0a39_b. "1024" height="239" alt="The western Sky (Take 2)"></a>

    Let me know what your first thoughts were when you first saw the pictures:wink:
     
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  2. akulya

    akulya Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Very strong pictures!
    They are both beautiful, and the second one is so good both in terms of composition and execution that it really deserves to be printed and framed!
    Well done.
     
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  3. BlairMacKay

    BlairMacKay Mu-43 Regular

    160
    Jan 8, 2010
    Calgary, Alberta
    They are both really nice, but I think I prefer the second one as well. The cloud formations in the first pic are stunning though!
     
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  4. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    I like numero uno.
     
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  5. Alan_N

    Alan_N Mu-43 Regular

    89
    Jan 22, 2011
    Yorkshire UK
    Alan
    love both photos hard to chose between them if the first was cropped so the tree in the right was not included think that would be my fav as has already been said the clouds look great, but like the trees in the other better.
     
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  6. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Beautiful Brady...

    Both gorgeous... like he first best.

    Alan
     
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  7. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Very cool shots!
     
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  8. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog Mu-43 Regular

    Hi again Icon,
    great shots, it must be nice to see no rain on the horizon, after what Queensland has been through. I see the 14-45 panasonic lens as highly underated, perhaps it is because we tend to judge standard lenses as inferior to the more expensive special task lenses. Keep up the good work and watch out for some images I'll be uploading soon from my Mallacoota trip.
    DUD
     
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  9. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

    424
    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    Is it a stitched panorama?

    What a wonderful sky.

    Like in Montana.

    Thinking of where I can shoot skies like that
     
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  10. stevendotwang

    stevendotwang Mu-43 Regular

    100
    Mar 13, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Steven W
    I thought of fire.
     
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  11. pjohngren

    pjohngren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    560
    Oct 15, 2010
    Wow!!
     
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  12. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    That sounds really impressive Hikari, but I have no clue what it means.:wink:

    For along while now i've had just the 20mm on my GF1 and it was fun to get the 14-45mm back on it again. I've just found the black point slider in Aperture and it is simply amazing. Just a simple change as that can bring life into an image and it gives it such a shine.

    Thanks. I'll be looking out for the pictures!

    Hey Mate, forgot to say. Yes it is a panorama. 4 shots each a little pp and dragged into Double Take and it joined them up. Exported back into Aperture and added a border in BorderFX plugin. Double Take is a piece of cake. Good app.
     
  13. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    I like #1 (also known as numero uno).
     
  14. Brian G

    Brian G Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    I like 'em both equally. Different compositions, and a glorious sky.

    Nicely done. Have you tried to print either or both, at good sizes? Should make great prints. :2thumbs:

    Brian
     
  15. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    i like the 1st the best. but tell me , were these photos a result of stitching or did you crop the originals to get the panoramic aspect?.