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« Reply #80 on: July 31, 2010, 09:41:38 PM »
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How I Came to Photograph Clouds
Alfred Steiglitz, The Amateur Photographer & Photography, Vol. 56, No. 1819, p. 255, 1923

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"My aim is increasingly to make my photographs look as much like photographs that unless one has eyes and sees, they won't be seen—and still everyone will never forget them having once looked at them. I wonder if that is clear."

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« Reply #81 on: July 31, 2010, 10:56:33 PM »
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How I Came to Photograph Clouds
Alfred Steiglitz, The Amateur Photographer & Photography, Vol. 56, No. 1819, p. 255, 1923

Love the ending:



more 'Essential Readings on Photography' (with thanks to Professor Nevins)

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Great links, Mike. I'm familiar with most of Nevins' readings, but I haven't reread them in many years.

There's a lot of good stuff there.


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« Reply #82 on: August 08, 2010, 09:16:14 AM »
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Clouds over the Black Cuillin, Skye, Scotland
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Evening light on Buttermere, English Lake District
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« Reply #83 on: August 08, 2010, 02:20:33 PM »
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Nice work, Bill!  I really like the rolling clouds in the top image, but overall I prefer the second image.  Everyone gets an opinion...

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« Reply #84 on: August 08, 2010, 02:38:45 PM »
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I agree - the Cuillin image was a grab-shot, whereas the one of the lake was planned - I wanted the hill behind in shadow & the low sun hitting the trees to give that contrast. It was just a matter of waiting for nature to catch up with what I wanted. Fortunately she obliged with nice clouds & no rain.
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« Reply #85 on: August 10, 2010, 03:13:14 AM »
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I agree - the Cuillin image was a grab-shot, whereas the one of the lake was planned - I wanted the hill behind in shadow & the low sun hitting the trees to give that contrast. It was just a matter of waiting for nature to catch up with what I wanted. Fortunately she obliged with nice clouds & no rain.
No rain? Are you quite sure you were in the Lake District?

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« Reply #86 on: August 10, 2010, 03:49:39 AM »
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I'd just had a week of constant rain, wind & snow in Scotland, called into Buttermere on the way home & the weather was bloody lovely. Typical. Next day was hail & rain, but only on the surrounding hills. Which was nice.

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« Reply #87 on: August 10, 2010, 08:10:42 AM »
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I'd just had a week of constant rain, wind & snow in Scotland, called into Buttermere on the way home & the weather was bloody lovely. Typical. Next day was hail & rain, but only on the surrounding hills. Which was nice.

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Love the tones of the hills on #2. This looks less about the sky and more about the land
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« Reply #88 on: August 10, 2010, 09:22:02 AM »
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I'd just had a week of constant rain, wind & snow in Scotland, called into Buttermere on the way home & the weather was bloody lovely. Typical. Next day was hail & rain, but only on the surrounding hills. Which was nice.

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These I can really relate to. Great shots, Bill!


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« Reply #89 on: August 12, 2010, 07:50:49 PM »
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Hello,

These are some cloud pictures taken some time ago (slide film) in different places along the Caribbean coast of Venezuela

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« Reply #90 on: August 13, 2010, 01:11:41 AM »
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Really like the last one!

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« Reply #91 on: August 27, 2010, 06:00:47 AM »
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A Cornish skyscape (with the ubiquitous engine house on the skyline, if you look closely). BTW, I can happily upload a file, but getting it into a post is a @%&**! nightmare. How do you do this with the new system? In the meantime, thank you Flickr, albeit the image is reduced in size.



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« Reply #92 on: August 27, 2010, 06:05:22 AM »
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Stunning, Bill. Really nice picture. And living here in Cornwall, I know how very few are the days when we have a sky like that.

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« Reply #93 on: August 27, 2010, 07:15:26 AM »
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These are two of my favorites, as they pertain to clouds ...



Suwannee River, FL



Horseshoe Beach, FL


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« Reply #94 on: August 27, 2010, 07:44:12 AM »
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Love the quality of the light in number two - Horseshoe Beach
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« Reply #95 on: August 27, 2010, 07:50:28 AM »
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Love the quality of the light in number two - Horseshoe Beach


Thanks Bill. That's my favorite landscape shot I've taken so far.

Funny thing is, I took 6 photos of that pier on that day, just as the sun was setting after the rain, and only that one captured the "warm, red glow" of the fading sun. I have gone back to that same scene 10 more times, and have never once come close again to getting the same effect ...

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« Reply #96 on: August 27, 2010, 02:01:35 PM »
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Great clouds, Bill, and an excellent work of the landscape.  And Jack, I agree with Bill.  The first one has some strange haloes, but the second one is really well done.

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« Reply #97 on: August 28, 2010, 06:26:51 AM »
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Great clouds, Bill, and an excellent work of the landscape.  And Jack, I agree with Bill.  The first one has some strange haloes, but the second one is really well done.
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Agreed--and thank you.




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« Reply #98 on: August 28, 2010, 07:01:16 AM »
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I think what sets that shot apart is that it looks as if the cloud is illuminated from within. Not as though the light is shining on it, but from within it. A wonderful translucent quality. I've seen it before, but never had a camera handy to record it. Right place, right time, plus the technical ability to capture the moment.
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« Reply #99 on: August 28, 2010, 08:27:36 PM »
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I think what sets that shot apart is that it looks as if the cloud is illuminated from within. Not as though the light is shining on it, but from within it. A wonderful translucent quality. I've seen it before, but never had a camera handy to record it. Right place, right time, plus the technical ability to capture the moment.

Thanks again Bill and a well-said description of the image.

I was definitely at the right place at the right time. I wish I could lay claim to executing "skill" with that shot ... but (hand-to-God) the truth is that photo was taken on only the second effort I ever made to do a landscape shot in my life, about a year ago, right after I had just bought the 10-22 lens. It most definitely a case of proverbial "beginner's luck" ... as I have yet to get that lucky again ... though I will keep trying

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