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Light and shadow of approaching storm

Light and shadow of approaching storm
Photo Information
Copyright: Shelly OBrien (ShellyOB) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 86 N: 790] (3425)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-12
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, SIGMA 18-200/3.5-6.3 DC, Nikon Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-16 17:04
Viewed: 1265
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We had a big old rain storm coming at us the other evening and the clouds were fabulous. I loved the way they were moving in front of the setting sun and making the rays shine from behind. I did some levels work in shadows and highlights in Photoshop, but I didn't change the color. I used NeatImage for noise and sharpened and framed it in Photofiltre.

dareco, Beger, brunorsantana, kross1, bucanas, Scharan2, kokos101, gajmar, techranger, wilth, shelbeesmom has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To techranger: Thanks, LarryShellyOB 1 09-24 13:22
To Beger: ISOShellyOB 2 09-16 20:54
To gracestout2008: Thank you, GraceShellyOB 1 09-16 18:35
To dareco: Thanks, KarenShellyOB 1 09-16 18:31
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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-09-16 17:23]
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Such an interesting cloud!! I love watching storm clouds approaching, beautiful and exciting. TFS

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-09-16 17:39]
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Hi Shelly,
Magnificent sky with gorgeous golden colors and glorious sunbeams! I search still the best ISO for this kind of photo! Not easy to find that!
Bravo and thanks for the note! Annie

Very impressive formation of the clouds and i love the rays. Your composition is wonderful and very interesting.
Grace Stout

Great shot, Shelly!! Amazing colors!! Congratulations and TFS!!!

Greetings from Brazil,

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-09-16 19:09]

Hi Shelly,
Nice capture of the clouds as the storm is approaching. I love the different colors the sun is creating. The rays of the sun shining up through the clouds is well captured. Very nice work here Shelly.

Nice and interesting light and the right exposure..

Hi Shelly,
Very good capture,beautiful,congratulation.
Best regards,

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-09-16 19:49]

Well captured Shelly, hope this wasn't IKE bearing down on you. Beautiful colors and saturation. The trees on the side balance the image.


Belíssimas nivens douradas.
Momento único muito bem registrado.
Parabéns Shelly.
Grande abraço,

Hi Shelly,
Magnificent and powerful capture of the sky!

buenisimo el enfoque de la nube,mucha luz y contrastes estupendos..

Hi Shelly.

Beautiful cloud captured. I like the effect you used to give atmosphere to a photo, and I like the branches coming from the sides. It gives more dreamy feelings overall.

Come visit my gallery...


very beautiful sky...wonderful colors...

This is just amazing!! Congratulations in capturing a wonderful picture. Val

hi shelly!
this is so beautiful, excellent sunbeams and clouds, i like it.

Hi Shelly
Splendid picture. The beauty the play of colour. Interesting description. I greet Mark.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-09-20 6:25]

HI Shelley
I am always fascinated with skies that often resemble this and so far my luck has not been really great at getting anything that remotely resembles what you caught.
It looks great and your pps paid off as the highlights are

Hello Shelly,

Excellent shot with interesting and beautiful clouds.

Well seen and captured... very dynamic and beautiful. Scenes like this speak so much to me and my faith... TFS


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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-09-24 20:16]

Hi Shelly,
Powerful image and a great capture of the moment. The balance of light and color is quite good and that is matched by sharpness and overall fine composition.
The pp work added a nice feel here as well.

The Coolest shot Shelly! Love the rays of light! This is one of my favorite types of sunsets, the ones that are a bit stormy! Nice work on this one! The clarification on this is just right!

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