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Autumn Waves II

Autumn Waves II
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Copyright: Torbjorn Williams (TBW) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-22
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF 80-200 1:4.5-5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-08 16:16
Viewed: 3275
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture is taken from where I live. It is september and the autumn clouds are dominating the sky. What made this day different was the winds blowing past the many mountain ranges in this area, creating a wave pattern on the sky. The colours were also kind of dramatic I thought. At first I didn`t think the images were anything to save, as they didn`t feel so dramatic after I downloaded them to my comlputer, but after giving it a go with adjusting levels to get the contrast back and burning the dark areas slightly I got the "spooky autumn feeling" back. It was just a light metering mistake of mine (and my camera maybe...) that had lost the special thing about the whole thing. After adding a black background it got even more pronounced. It`s strange how small things can make a difference on how a picture looks good or plain.
After this I experimented on black & white conversions as well, and it was amazing how "cool" a cloudy sky could turn out after all :)

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-08-08 16:39]

Wonderful sky. I enjoyed your discussion of your experimentation, but what I really like is the final product here. If you want, though, you could post alternate versions a workshops. Well done.

It is indeed a nice sky image, Torbjorn. I like the dark foreground and that special light on the far peak. They are fascinting clouds that lead the eye deep into the scene. Nice work

Evelynn : )

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-08-09 5:07]

Hi Torbjorn!
Fantastic shot!

Not sure why this hasn't had more attention, but I love it, That sky is excellent.

I love the touch of light on the tops of the mountains as well. Great POV and composition.


Hi Torbjorn,
Emma mentioned me I had to see this. How strange that I missed it myself. This is really beautiful. The intensety of the clouds and the shapes of the them are awsome. I love the blue purple and white light in the clouds. Great composition with a touch of land at the bottom.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-08-09 12:07]

Hi Torbjorn,
This sky seem so unreal. it is very special!
Spooky feel as you say. I like it!
Well done and tFS

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-10 6:32]

This looks exceptionally great Torbjorn. I wish Lived where you live. I just love Norway. The clouds are awesome and I like this picture even better than the other one. Well done & TFS!


Hi Torbjörn.
Excellent clouds texture and exposure. And the composition is good. Photo looks just great. About frame: this white line from 3 sides is good, but from bottom it's like a knife into photo. I would recommend here dark grey instead of this. Usually such frames work well, but when in the bottom is shallow important part of composition it starts to compete with photo.

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