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William Walker
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« on: March 13, 2012, 02:00:33 PM »
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Hi Folks

It would be nice to know what you think of this one.

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William
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 02:50:33 PM »
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I like the cloud and I like the field in the foreground. But there isn't enough tonal separation between the line of trees and the dark hills behind them.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 04:43:59 PM »
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I kind of liked the lack of separation. It provides some structure in that area. Nice cloud!
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 05:07:44 PM »
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It's a great cloud. But I have the feeling that the photo would be better if the cloud were threatening something; and there's nothing there to threaten.

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 07:08:37 PM »
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I have lots of folders with just cloud images. I use them constantly to supply better skies for other images. I'd put this one in that category.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 09:13:52 PM »
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Wow, I can't believe that cloud...is that real?  I agree with popnfresh, I would prefer the tree line either higher or lower.  The way it is now without any separation it looks like the tree line has a crew cut or something, to me.  Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 03:28:32 AM »
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I like the cloud and I like the field in the foreground. But there isn't enough tonal separation between the line of trees and the dark hills behind them.

Thanks pop

I see what you mean...I did lighten those trees up - will see if I can increase it!

Thanks to all for your comments.
William
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 12:38:14 AM »
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Yup, that's a great cloud all right!  The rest doesn't do much for me.

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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 09:22:01 AM »
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I like it. Having the trees blend into the land doesn't bother me, because what I see is the endless, beautiful monotony of the land below contrasting with the splendor of the towering clouds. I think it would be even better with the trees gone.
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 10:09:25 AM »
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Odd, but it looks to me as if that cloud was never there; there's something about the scale/angle that doesn't feel right. The lighting just looks as if it were several different pictures. Guess it's what comes of having a budding lawyer in the family.

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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 12:21:03 PM »
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Odd, but it looks to me as if that cloud was never there; there's something about the scale/angle that doesn't feel right. The lighting just looks as if it were several different pictures. Guess it's what comes of having a budding lawyer in the family.

Rob C

Hi Rob

No. No "Rain Forest" tricks here! That is how it was.

I would have like to bring the shed on the left more into the picture but could not do it without trespassing.

This is another picture taken a little further down the road that same afternoon.
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012, 01:13:26 PM »
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For my money, this is a better shot than the first one. The tonal values are a little flat, but they can be easily tweaked.
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2012, 03:06:59 PM »
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I think your second shot has a lot going or it, maybe b/w could be tried? Ditto the first one, but then I always did prefer b/w to colour for these things...

As Pop says, there's a lot that can be tweaked, one way or the other.

The main thing is to keep shooting when the opportunities arise; that way, you get more things to work with and enjoy. Might be frustrating, but the rewards pay well personally when you do! That's the only reason I continue with cameras, come to think of it.

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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2012, 04:50:39 PM »
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No. No "Rain Forest" tricks here! That is how it was.

Mmmm, not sure, I think you must have made the cloud with cotton wool and stuck it on with tape.

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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2012, 05:20:21 PM »
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Interesting observation:

I am originally South African but live in Australia now.
Seeing these two shots and knowing where they were taken has a much different effect on me than the other contributors.
It is true I suppose that an emotional response really can change ones impression.

BTW I feel that relatively small tonal manipulation could make both images really special.

Thank you for sharing your vision

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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2012, 12:47:51 AM »
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Interesting observation:

I am originally South African but live in Australia now.


You are not the Tony Jay who was on the radio, are you?

William
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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2012, 02:02:29 AM »
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Is there someone in the world on radio who shares my name?

It isn't me but I am interested to know where we are talking about.

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Tony Jay
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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2012, 02:21:43 AM »
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Is there someone in the world on radio who shares my name?

It isn't me but I am interested to know where we are talking about.

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Tony Jay

Here in South Africa. Springbok Radio in the old days before TV. Very smooth voice. (I'm sure it was Tony Jay!??)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Jay

Sorry! I see he died in 2006!
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2012, 05:27:58 AM »
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Fortunately I am still alive and kicking!

I do remember Springbok Radio well though I was only a little fellow back then.
Don't remember anyone who was my namesake though.

The fascinating things one learns!

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Tony Jay
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2012, 09:06:42 AM »
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Fortunately I am still alive and kicking!

I do remember Springbok Radio well though I was only a little fellow back then.
Don't remember anyone who was my namesake though.

The fascinating things one learns!

Regards

Tony Jay


Indeed, when I lived in India there was a radio station called Radio SEAC beamed out of Ceylon; working on it was David Jacobs who later went on to become a poular DJ and eventually one of the very top directorial dogs on the BBC! He always did have a smooth voice.

Acorns, oaks.

Rob C

P.S. Glad you're still alive.
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