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Tornado


Tornado
Photo Information
Copyright: Vsevolod Khasanov (joker) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 81 W: 17 N: 45] (889)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-17
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon PowerShot S50
Exposure: f/8, 15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-19 6:19
Viewed: 3032
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this one during the big storm two days ago. It was not far from the coast, lightnings struck violently so I could not resist going to the beach to take pictures. However when I arrived I'd become not so keen about shooting because the scene appeared to be quite scaring. The storm was really very close so I found a shelter at the beach bar cabin and placed the camera on its counter (i had no tripod with me), so its the thing in the right lower corner. I had no much time because the storm was going towards me so I was not lucky enough with the results. This is the best shot I achieved.

Post-process.
First, I cropped the image and ran through NI twice. Then I tried to restore the waves ridges as they were washed away with the 15 sec shutter. I took the darker shot of the same scene, copied the sea onto the separate layer, opacity 50%, then drawed over the frothy parts with Eraser tool. Corrected the colour of the beach which was lit with mercury lamp. Dodge tool on stones.
Oh, I almost forgot - the tornado was made with a piece of darker sky and the Smudge tool ;)

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 916 W: 122 N: 24] (14)
  • [2005-01-19 6:25]
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wonderfull capture Vsevolod. the colours are lovely. It would be intresting to know what kind of post process you have made to this one. I find the thing in the right low corner a bit distracting though. Is it a bench of some sort?

You really had me worried when I read your note, and wondered about the extent of damage that was caused by the tornado, as I thought it was real. Amazing what can be done in post processing. I admire you for your skills to create this stormy image. Pity about the part on the right, but that is easy enough to clone out. Good straight horizon, and nicely framed on the left with the tree. Well done.

Vsevolod, wooowwww. Good colors, nice composition I think. You got it in the right momment. I have never seen something like this, this does no happen in my country.

Good share.
PAMELA

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  • Cloete (0)
  • [2005-01-19 12:47]

Composition:*****
Color:*****
POV:*****
DOF:*****
Originality:*****
Excellent :)

Wow - you really had me going. It was freaky to see and think you were so close. I'm kinda disappointed that you werent in more danger - ha ha - but it's very creative! Great job!

Considering the conditions when you took this photo,I think it came out quite good!It might be stupid but I've always wanted to see one live,but here in Portugal the only tornados you can see are tiny ones...and it's rare(fortunatly!).
Thanks for sharing this exciting moment!
Raquel

Wow, a lightning and a tornado on one pic!!! Great. This shot is good enough for mee to feel its power !!
TfS
cheers
ToM

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