The Curious Camel aka gailon February 16, 2007
Ok everyone seems to be in agreement about the dark clouds on the bottom...Poof it will be gone.
Sean-As for -ec I should have done that it, I did not use flash, and no I haven't gotton in the habit yet of using the histogram yet. Nonda has talked to me about that also. I think she will probably be helping me with that, Right Nonda? hehe
Kurt and Tom thanks so much for all your input and Welcome Kurt. Tom you are most welcome to join :)
Peace to you all today and everyday. I am so loving the learning.
TomLon February 15, 2007
agree with Th here -- to a much greater extent. i would leave a finger-width of black clouds (at minimum notch, medium SM pic size and medium finger size, like mine) and as much from the left as necessary to keep a pleasing ratio. btw, i struggle myself sometimes as to what i consider pleasing.
upside down is cool! thank you very much.
and Thusie makes a good point the dark is probably too much.
Gail just because I say something is too much this or too much that or needs this or needs that
certainly does not mean I am right... it's just what I am thinking at the time of writing the comment.
how to handle it? -EC or manual exposure is the best way.
Do you use the histogram on your camera to see where the light is in a shot? and also do you have the camera flash an area that is over exposed?
KurtPrestonon February 15, 2007
One thing I normally do myself when shooting cloudy dramatic sky is to increase the camera's color temp and saturation (if possible) to emulate Fuji's Velvia film. I haven't learned the 30D yet but it was called VIVID mode on the point and shoot I was using. That cloud in the upper right corner seems like the true point of interest to me. Maybe panning the point of view up and to the right a bit so that the sun was lower quadrant with only a small portion of the dark cloud and sun lit edges showing? In post you might want to increase the red a smidgen and the blue just a tad (don't you just love the precise measurement I gave ;) )
Thusieon February 15, 2007
I like it, the only thing that sort of bothers me is all the dark at the bottom, I love the rim edge, where the light meets the dark and I wonder what cropping just a bit of the bottom off would look like.
Aha at least no one told you to turn your upside down:-)))
The Curious Camel aka gailon February 15, 2007
Thanks Ginger and Sean, I actually like the shot, but it I do have a question about the area Sean talked about the cloud that's to bright? That is where the sun was behind the clouds, it was wierd looking but I liked it. What approach would you take to tone it down? Ginger as far as Nonda sky being like mine we do live pretty close a couple of hours and she got the same storm I did. Not sure that would have anything to do with it or not but it's a thought. Thanks to you both for your comments.
gingeron February 15, 2007
Nice, it is, I don't have any suggestions. Interestingly, I don't think moving the pink off center would work.........might. My question might be: why are yours and Thusie's skys the same color (kind of brownish)? ginger
I think its quite beautiful. My eye is immediately directed at the bright cloud surrounded by glowing mist? The problem for me is that cloud is a tiny bit too bright. My favorite part of the image is the lower parts, the dark clouds with a golden edge. I also like the hint of blue/gray sky