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The ending of the storm

The ending of the storm
Photo Information
Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-27
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen 62mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Summer Vacation 2006: USA
Theme(s): Storms or Stormy Skies, Clouds & Storm Clouds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-12 9:06
Viewed: 4604
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I could go on a little longer on how the storm would or would not develop in hail, rain and lightning storm, but it just didn't. Too many different cells developed and most of the enery was gone. I was left with a ominous dark sky and a beautiful sun, which was at this point still above the storm clouds.

Tech talk: Hand held. Shot in JPEG. No crop, just a touch on the levels and on saturation.

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To Aramok: You lost meEvelynn 3 08-14 11:45
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Malgré la situation météo, on voit bien au loin.
Bonne journée.

thats good tonality for a storm..surreal lighting and darkness..
mood and dynamic combined

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-12 11:07]

Hi Niek,
More than a storm it seems to me a beautiful landscape portrait. Lovely and soft colors and a delightful light. I miss rains and stroms!!
TFS, José M.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-08-12 11:29]

Hi Niek !
This is wonderful ! I love the soft colors and the beautiful light. Excellent composition and POV too. The sky really looks threatening, and I love the atmosphere this dark sky gives to your picture. Very well done !

Hi Niek,
Wow! In Turkey there is not such this big storm. It must be a terrible thing. I never guess. But wonderful colours, great capture. TFS.

Lovely shot Niek,
Good colours, lighting and exposure. The POV is good.
Well composed and good notes.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Wow...This is really nice Niek. The soft color is lovely as is the atmosphere. I like the way the perception of distance is achieved through overlap and dimenishing values. Keeping the horizon line low really emphasizes the ominous sky. I half expect to see a bolt of lightning flash from it! Framing is effective.


Evelynn : )

What a great atmosphere you have created. I love the light here Niek and those layers with the mountains are excellent.

I've had a quick play with the image, hope you don't mind. Made it more of a panorama and increased the contrast, reduced the brightness. - no saturation changes honest!


Salut Niek
Elle est superbe cette prise de vue ,les couleurs et la présentation tout est joli.Ça de dait être un terrible orage.
Bravo et merci....JP

Hello Niek,
One of my favourite situations, with backlight combined with haze or humidity!
As always there are created beautiful layers by the hills and mountains, and all merging into a wonderful composition!
Pablo -

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  • kona Silver Star Critiquer [C: 35 W: 3 N: 0] (875)
  • [2006-09-20 21:32]

very creative. marvelous tones. great composition. cong.
Superb capture, magnificent lighting
Best wishes, kona

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-18 7:31]

Hi Niek,
i thought i would choose something a little older from you to critique, and i found this beauty lurking way back here in your archives!
I love this sky!!! It's the kind of light that doesn't happen very often and you have to be on your toes to do it justice, which you have here. Colours, exposure and composition are all superb...very well done.

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