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Bad Weather Coming

Bad Weather Coming
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Copyright: Robert Smith (bobsmith) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 499 W: 360 N: 126] (1886)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-02-21
Categories: Nature
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-02-21 8:02
Viewed: 705
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I've not been out taking photographs for a month, so I've been itching to get out. We have "the Moors" on our doorstep, so this is where I headed. It can be bleak on the Moors and you have to work to find a decent view. I decided on Staple tor and this is the photo I took. I had to hurry because I could see the bad weather coming.
I bracketed the image and combined two.

ISO 100

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Hello Robert! Cosmic rocks. Superb landscape. Wonderful horizon and clouds. Fine perspective. Original composition. Good contrast and sharpness. Well done!


I'm always interested to see a photo taken just before the moment.
Especially just before a storm, it's my favorite moment.
What is intriguing is that this scenery seems peaceful, you felt the signs of bad weather coming, you've chosen a good pov, which emphasizes the place that I find very nice.
The clouds bring a balance to the skyline.
Excellent work well thought out. I am sure that the HDR should give a beautiful rendering, as a magical place on the foreground.
I have fun with Luminance HDR but I do not know how to do the real HDR.
My opinion, is that this scene deserves the HDR.

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  • knle Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 8 N: 2] (2)
  • [2015-02-21 13:52]

Hi Robert

Excellent image with beautiful colours. I especially like the reflection of the blue sky in the water. Perfect exposure and depth of field. The only thing I don't like is the clouds where you can tell that the image is two images combined.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2015-02-21 14:46]

Hi Bob,
The PP work has brought out the textures and colours of the rock, a wonderful shot

Hi Robert,
The build up of a storm always makes an interesting element in the BG as in this one.A solitary setting with the wonders of nature.Immaculate details.

This was good attempt but I also find the clouds ........just a little off. I'm not sure if there was too long a time period between shots or the wind was pushing them hard. Not knowing how you combined them doesn't allow me to comment. I do know that some software programs have an "Align" feature to help minimize ghosting.

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  • mak Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 16 N: 26] (511)
  • [2015-02-21 21:35]

hey Bob, I love the POV. Very Specific one. I have not used HDR photography and I known't know hot to do that. But it must be amazing. thanks for sharing this perfect photo.

A beautiful composition full of details and color. I love the reflection of clouds in the water and the foreground weeds that add additional depth to the image.

Hi Robert,

The distance between the rocks and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the rocks and of the clouds. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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