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06-10-2011, 12:53 PM
Yesterday's drama in the sky.
EXIF: SS 1/80, AP 8, ISO 100, Manual
Lens- Nikon 85 mm. f/1.8 AF
06-10-2011, 04:13 PM
Was it hot there? I am wondering if the big heat wave caused this! It is a great shot!! By the way, how did you decide on the settings you used? Sometimes I will shoot in Automatic mode, then check the histogram for settings. Then I use those values and adjust from there. I'm still unsteady in knowing exactly where to start!!
06-10-2011, 11:19 PM
Many Thanks for your comments. Yes it was very hot and humid (90 F) and this was in between storms. The light was very dark in spots, very bright in others, with the whole range in between.
I chose my settings based on that, and guessed at a mid range aperture, and a low ISO to avoid overexposing the brights. I tried the shutter speed that I thought would be just fast enough to freeze the motion in the clouds, but not so fast as to underexpose the darks. I was happy with the histogram on a test shot showing a good range of midtones, and no bunching of peaks at either the dark or light extremes. It's always a little bit of an adventure! Thanks Marianne.
06-11-2011, 02:09 PM
That is so cool Sandy…how do you make a comment on something that cool….how about finding a large wall and hanging it from…the bigger the wall the better ;)
06-11-2011, 07:26 PM
Sandy, I love this shot. Very dramatic. Very powerful. You are producing some really artistic shots. Keep them coming:)
06-12-2011, 12:41 PM
I so appreciate your thoughts on this; I really felt as though I was looking at a large movie screen in the sky that day, full of suspense!
Thank you for your very kind comments Mark.
Many Thanks for your wonderful comments. Your description is just as it was looking at that sky. I'm so glad it came across to you in this photo. Thanks Denise.
06-12-2011, 04:00 PM
Hi Sandy I really like the way you are coming up with all these different ideas. This is really artistically abstract and I love the blue tones. Good exposure of the dark and bright tones as well which is not always easy.
06-15-2011, 10:44 AM
Thank you Shirley! This idea was inspired by the wild weather, and at the time I took this photo I was looking to see if the storm might be breaking up soon, as I had lost power for a while.
The sky was putting on quite a show; I'm glad I could share it!
06-17-2011, 01:16 AM
Bery awesome. I would actually buy a copy of this to hang on my wall.
06-17-2011, 10:56 PM
I couldn't be happier to receive such a fine compliment. Thank you so so much; you made my day!!
06-18-2011, 02:38 AM
Your welcome Sandy. Credit where credit is due. right place at the right time can equate to some a
amazing pictures. Twice on my drive to work this week I missed two opportunities. One was a mamma deer and her fawn. The other was a mamma goose and 7 goslings crossing the road. Grrrrrrrrrrr. Oh yeah. And a great sunrise. Missed chances :(.
Again. Great capture. I love it!!!
06-21-2011, 04:31 AM
Thank you so much John!
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