The Recipe #38 - Drama

Discussion in 'The Recipe - Bi-Weekly Photography Contest' started by Amy Earl, Feb 14, 2020 at 3:44 AM.

  1. Amy Earl

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    I took this from our balcony in August, 2018, at the tail end of this rather dramatic thunderstorm. I have tried to retain the colors and ambiance of the scene as it really was - there was a diffused pinkish-orange hue on everything (the sun setting behind and to the right). The remarkable thing about this storm was the thunder towards the end which wasn't rolling out or echoing, but "dropping" with loud dull shots - imagine someone dropping bowling balls upstairs. Never heard something like it. I love storms! Any comments on how I might treat this scene differently are welcome! (Or perhaps I could post it in the Critique forum...)

     
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    I realized I liked my original edit better, so here's that one. The one above is way too orange!

     
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    Arg, the blue light filter on my PC was on! Now that I've turned it off, #1 looks a lot better... :D
     
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    Very dramatic. You can edit and remove the second if you like.
     
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    Actually Amy it’s interesting to see both versions. I definitely like #1 the most with more Orange in the clouds, but #2 does bring a little more separation in the clouds. Sometimes when clouds get too warm/Orange they seem to loose some detail or can start to feel a little muddied.

    That storm had to have been really cool to experience. I don’t get many storms here in SoCal so I enjoy when I get storms.

    The tips of some of the clouds must have been brighter then the rest of the clouds so you have lost some details in them. That’s not uncommon and can be hard to prevent without severely underexposing or bracketing.

    I like your scene here, that’s quite the view. Let me look at it on my computer a little closer. Other then a little touch up in the clouds I don’t think you could do a lot to improve this really sweet scene.
     
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    Really dramatic skies you have there Amy.
     
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    Delightful skies - in both versions.
     
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    Amy, I worked up a few options for you on this, can you post both of the above Photos in the Critique Forum?

    I don't want to add more to your The Recipe entry, and I don't want to move this thread to the Critique Forum and lose your Let's Play entry.
     
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    Thank you all for the kind comments!

    Thanks, Jim, I will gladly post this over in Critique. After living in coastal climes without these kinds of storms for several years (Vancouver, Canada and Wellington, NZ), I really enjoyed a summer full of them after we moved to France. It reminds me of home (on the east coast) where we always had a lot.
     

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