Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:58 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:57 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:08 pm
Posts: 7920
Location: Germany
1. I find myself constantly looking at the sky when some dramatic clouds fly over it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38912116@N00/373754256/. You also get nice sun rays through the holes in the clouds sculpting the landscape and giving it a dramatic posture.
2. The sun standing low over the horizon also increases the 3D-effect of landscapes and also gives incredible colors that change fast
Add (1) and (2) and you can almost sit still and have a complete photo session just watching the clouds fly by and the sun change the color.
3. Another favorite is shooting at beaches where the sky is reflected in the wet sands. Plus the structures in the sand...
Look here for an example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38912116@N00/373750314/ of what I mean (location: Bergen aan Zee, The Netherlands)

Hope to find some dramatic clouds and light @ New Zealand...

B.t.w.: Are there any limits, if you shoot a landscape with the sun shining into your lens? Burning a hole in your sensor :o ?

_________________
Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
D800+assorted lenses


Last edited by Thomas on Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:48 pm, edited 4 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:26 pm 
Just curious how would you get the sun to appear as less of a glow and as the sun itself with the same detail in the clouds? An ND filter?


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:46 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:08 pm
Posts: 7920
Location: Germany
That's just as it came out of my Sony P200 set to automatic (it applied f/5,6 and 1/400 sec) with D-Lighting set to 1 (out of 100) afterwards in CaptureNX - which made the blacks a little deeper.
No filters, no other trick. It's just that special combination of sun and clouds that I so love...

_________________
Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
D800+assorted lenses


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:57 am 
hi tombomba2,
Yes, i know exactly what you mean. I also look for interesting cloud formations which can be very dramatic and add so much to a landscape scene. i'm also trying to improve on capturing rays breaking through clouds:

I took this shot this weekend of the 2010 Fifa World cup Stadium being built in Cape Town (I only wish they would hurry up a bit!)

Image


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:25 pm 
Looks like it's coming along nicly.....they have some kranes........and....some dirt.

Thanks for the tips :D


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:26 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:08 pm
Posts: 7920
Location: Germany
I've created a special set with my fav cloud-photos here.
Some of them are quite heavily tweaked (no HDR, though) to increase the drama. Enjoy!

_________________
Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
D800+assorted lenses


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:30 pm 
Ohh, and I thought, I am the only one interested in taking photos of clouds...:)
I just love the way the sunrays play with clouds. I am not a pro, so be aware of this fact when viewing my pics. :)

Here are two pictures taken with my Panasonic FZ30:

http://img1.tar.hu/hdanesz/img/24768465.jpg#3
http://img1.tar.hu/hdanesz/img/24768464.jpg#3

#1: I like the true blue colour of the sky...
#2: It is like the gates of heaven...at least creates the impression...:)


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:45 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:08 pm
Posts: 7920
Location: Germany
If you love clouds and skies, you should know this place: http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/

_________________
Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
D800+assorted lenses


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:11 pm 
I to love clouds and skys here one i took handheld a couple of weeks ago late afternoon.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2144/198 ... b2d7_b.jpg


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:22 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:08 pm
Posts: 7920
Location: Germany
Yes, lovely!
How do you call these rays of light through the clouds?

_________________
Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
D800+assorted lenses


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:37 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:30 pm
Posts: 9805
Location: UK
tombomba2 wrote:
...How do you call these rays of light through the clouds?

Usually "shafts".

Bob.

_________________
Olympus OM-D E-M1 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8, Lumix 7-14mm f/4, Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH, M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8, M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8.
Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
OM-D E-M5, H-PS14042E, Gitzo GT1541T, Arca-Swiss Z1 DP ball-head.
Astrophotography: TEC 140 'scope, FLI ML16803 camera, ASA DDM60 Pro mount.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:53 pm 
heres one that i took a while back.. i didn't much post processing, just messed with some levels in photoshop..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2319/1523826347_6ce92171f9_o.jpg



luis had actually suggested that it could have benefited from a horizontal orientation and i agree with him.. i dont know why i took like this but oh well.. :(


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:46 am 
I took this one with my old canon powershot s45, click pic for a bigger view:

Image


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:31 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:08 pm
Posts: 7920
Location: Germany
Love this one!

_________________
Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
D800+assorted lenses


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:12 am 
same here thats awsome


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group