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Title: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Tristin on February 17, 2016, 09:41:48
Post your cloud photos!

(http://i.imgur.com/RcfgwbC.jpg)

Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6GII DX VR @ 18mm f/6.7

(http://i.imgur.com/1C4Lof7.jpg)

Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai-s + CPL @ f/5.6
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Post by: Akira on February 17, 2016, 10:28:56
Sure!
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 17, 2016, 10:33:00
Tristin: the first is great. Clouds look like smoke. White smoke!
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 17, 2016, 10:33:54
Akira: lots of room for imagination in your pic!
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Post by: Akira on February 17, 2016, 11:48:56
Akira: lots of room for imagination in your pic!

Thanks, Frank.  I consider the nature as an extremely talented abstract artist.
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Post by: rosko on February 17, 2016, 12:29:24
Sun set behind clouds...
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Post by: Gary on February 18, 2016, 04:21:44
(http://www.garyayala.com/Travel/Santa-Monica-Pier/i-n2vFJ7R/0/O/2CBL1436.jpg)
Santa Monica
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Post by: Akira on February 18, 2016, 04:51:27
From my humble archive...
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Post by: Akira on February 18, 2016, 04:56:44
Super string.  :)
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Post by: John Geerts on February 18, 2016, 10:48:32
An evening in May. The sun gives a special reflection on the clouds.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on February 18, 2016, 11:48:10
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3705/13544198115_086f645a4f_o.jpg)

march 28 2014

D800 105/2.5
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Post by: Fons Baerken on February 18, 2016, 11:51:34
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5602/15604596231_e8022d4bfd_o.jpg)

October 22 2014

Df 58/1.4
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Post by: Gary on February 18, 2016, 15:57:45
(http://www.garyayala.com/Events/Monterey-Jazz-Festival/i-66Q6SjR/1/O/GRAA0186.jpg)
San Francisco
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: HCS on February 18, 2016, 19:00:14
Perhaps not so great as some i've seen in this thread, but i want to contribute anyway.
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Post by: armando_m on February 18, 2016, 20:27:50
2016 02 06
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Post by: armando_m on February 18, 2016, 20:30:11
from the back seat
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Post by: armando_m on February 18, 2016, 20:33:14
3 vertical shots  pano

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Post by: Jan Anne on February 18, 2016, 20:50:32
Two very old ones from my first year with a DSLR or any SLR for that matter.

This trip was pretty much the start of me going abroad to photograph, before that is was digicams only or even without a camera.

The view from one of my favourite camp locations while canoeing in Rogen
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1137/1459553225_1908f76606_o.jpg)
Nikon D200 with Tokina 12-24/4, HDR, Sweden 2007

Blaue Stunde
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1102/1459539303_9f80d04653_o.jpg)
Nikon D200 with Tokina 12-24/4, 30 seconds, Sweden 2007
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Post by: Olivier on February 18, 2016, 21:04:09
Wow, many great captures.
Jan Anne, now I realize that die Blaue Stunde (l'Heure Bleue) is not only a wonderful fragrance, it is also a magic image.

Here is my contribution: high altitude winds. it is an infrared shot (D70, 720nm filter) taken in the volcano area in France's central mountain chain.
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 18, 2016, 21:09:06
Fishy clouds...
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Post by: Akira on February 18, 2016, 21:12:55
One more for today...
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Post by: Fons Baerken on February 18, 2016, 21:30:03
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3694/10655591615_2b1b489a1f_o.jpg)

Veghel 2013
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Post by: Fons Baerken on February 18, 2016, 21:32:44
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2872/10480825993_ac56b5392c_o.jpg)
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Post by: Olivier on February 18, 2016, 21:37:13
One more for today...

Akira, what a structure in the sky! And the gradient from left to right is so interesting to follow. It flows, which reinforces the feeling that these are actually ripples on water...
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Jan Anne on February 18, 2016, 21:37:22
Jan Anne, now I realize that die Blaue Stunde (l'Heure Bleu) is not only a wonderful fragrance, it is also a magic image.

Here is my contribution: high altitude winds. it is an infrared shot (D70, 720nm filter) taken in the volcano area in France's central mountain chain.
Many thanks for the compliment but can easily return the compliment.

I was looking at your image, grabbed a bowl of chips to go with the beer and was still looking at your image when I finished the bowl :)

So many things to look at and appreciate, from breaking the "horizon on one third" rule to make the clouds look more impressive, the waviness of the horizon continued in the cloud patterns, the mountain on the horizon which also has its counterparts in the clouds, the gradual transition from bright to dark, the fence / tree line walking the eye into the image, etc, etc.

All in all I am truly impressed and really enjoyed taking it all in.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on February 18, 2016, 22:09:39
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2857/11778484114_85aba91c8a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 18, 2016, 22:14:25
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1575/24751754086_49a842fc46_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Gary on February 18, 2016, 22:15:08
(http://www.garyayala.com/Travel/Planes-O-Fame/i-56V7HhL/2/O/IMG_4450a.jpg)
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 18, 2016, 22:33:36
Akira, what a structure in the sky! And the gradient from left to right is so interesting to follow. It flows, which reinforces the feeling that these are actually ripples on water...

Olivier, thanks for your comment.  In recent years, I see a lot of peculiar clouds, and this one was one of more peculiar ones.  I thought it beautiful but at the same time a bit ominous, considering that the clouds visualize the turbulence of the air.
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: BillO on February 19, 2016, 04:47:23
So many dramatic images!

My favorite is a bit the reverse -- a calm, relaxing image along a slow-moving river.
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 19, 2016, 05:29:48
More clouds...
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Post by: Akira on February 19, 2016, 05:42:54
Nature as a brush-painting artist...
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Post by: Anirban Halder on February 19, 2016, 06:26:02
Akira - you have gorgeous collection of clouds in urban landscape setting! Beautiful.

Lots of great photos of nature's canvas!
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Post by: Tristin on February 19, 2016, 06:31:05
This thread has really exploded!   :D   I am glad you guys are cloud lovers as well, I am enjoying the images.  Keep em coming!
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Post by: Jakov Minić on February 19, 2016, 10:06:11
I agree with Tristin! Phenomenal clouds! Difficult to pick my favorite.
Jan Anne made some fascinating ones in Sweden (with a DSLR).
Olivier, we all know by now creates striking B&W photos.
Akira, I am going to call you the cloud man :)
Fons, Gary, and BillO also posted nice images!
I can't keep track...

Here is an old one with some clouds...
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on February 19, 2016, 14:41:49
Inspired by the images posted by Gary and Olivier. 
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Post by: esym on February 19, 2016, 14:50:40
Sea smoke at -23 C
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 19, 2016, 15:13:44
Akira - you have gorgeous collection of clouds in urban landscape setting! Beautiful.

Lots of great photos of nature's canvas!

Anirban, thanks!  Glad you like them.

Akira, I am going to call you the cloud man :)

Thanks, Jakov!  "Cloud" is a buzz word now.  :D

Esym, this is a nice cooperation of  the clouds and the seas!
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: armando_m on February 19, 2016, 15:19:32
Inspired by the images posted by Gary and Olivier.
Wow ! Love the landscape , the light, the curves, the tree, and of course the clouds
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: HCS on February 19, 2016, 19:43:28
I thought "Clouds" was to be only of clouds. Here another try, Dutch clouds:
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Post by: John Geerts on February 19, 2016, 20:30:42
Dutch-clouds again  ;) 
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Post by: rosko on February 19, 2016, 22:30:18
Dutch-clouds again  ;) 

They might become Belgian or German or even French according to the wind direction... ;D

(Tilburg is only 155km away from France!).
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Thomas G on February 20, 2016, 00:07:20
drifting and touching the mountain
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Post by: John Geerts on February 20, 2016, 00:28:02
They might become Belgian or German or even French according to the wind direction... ;D

(Tilburg is only 155km away from France!).
haha, yes. That is true. But this one was shot on the island Texel between Tilburg and Danmark ;)
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Post by: rosko on February 20, 2016, 00:33:00
haha, yes. That is true. But this one was shot on the island Texel between Tilburg and Danmark ;)

 :)
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 20, 2016, 00:44:00
that means the clouds were in England :D
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: HCS on February 20, 2016, 10:58:41
They might become Belgian or German or even French according to the wind direction... ;D

(Tilburg is only 155km away from France!).

And mine were shot in Vaals in Dutch Limburg. Even closer to Belgium and Germany at the same time  :D

Wind was blowing into the NL though.
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on February 20, 2016, 13:22:58
Wow ! Love the landscape , the light, the curves, the tree, and of course the clouds
Thank you so much Armando!
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Post by: Lars Hansen on February 20, 2016, 13:31:54
A special sky with a mixed palette of colors just before a thunder storm - it was difficult to capture and post process. Inspired by the ones posted by Akira.
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Post by: Thomas G on February 20, 2016, 13:46:24
Lars, I really like the details of tree and it's branches reaching for the light. Adds a certain moment to the impressive cloud and light.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on February 20, 2016, 13:51:40
This shot came out a bit split due to some shadows in the middle ground - in stead I tried to create a slightly surreal feeling in bw.
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on February 20, 2016, 13:54:11
Lars, I really like the details of tree and it's branches reaching for the light. Adds a certain moment to the impressive cloud and light.
Thank you Thomas!
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: pluton on February 23, 2016, 03:44:28
A couple from our local area, near the ocean in Southern California.
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 23, 2016, 12:07:47
Yet another peculiar cloud...
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Post by: Akira on February 23, 2016, 12:09:37
Flying fish?
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Post by: Akira on February 23, 2016, 12:10:38
Untitled...
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Post by: Akira on February 23, 2016, 12:12:44
Four-stitch pano.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on February 23, 2016, 12:41:31
Akira the trendy cloud man  8)
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Post by: Mikes on February 23, 2016, 13:26:23
Lenticular cloud - Torres del Paine 2007.

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Post by: Jakov Minić on February 23, 2016, 14:40:42
Mike I have never seen a lenticular cloud in my life!
Really impressive!
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Post by: Akira on February 23, 2016, 15:45:20
Jakov, thanks for kind words!

Mike, this is truly spectacular!!!  I love the "chromatic aberration" seen at the edge of the cloud which makes its name so fitting!
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Post by: Mikes on February 24, 2016, 01:48:08
Mike I have never seen a lenticular cloud in my life!
Really impressive!

Thanks, Jakov. It was impressive - it seemed that we were right under it. I believe that it was formed by the nearby Cerro Paine Grande (about 2,900 metres).

Mike, this is truly spectacular!!!  I love the "chromatic aberration" seen at the edge of the cloud which makes its name so fitting!

Thanks, Akira. I imagine that this was formed by ice particles. Your cloud images have inspired me to look skywards more often!
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Post by: Mikes on February 24, 2016, 01:50:45
Breiðavík, Iceland, 2014.

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Post by: Andy on February 24, 2016, 02:01:59
(http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/148980956/original.jpg)

rgds, Andy


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Post by: Jakov Minić on February 24, 2016, 10:17:06
Mike and Andy those are beauties!
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Post by: Fons Baerken on February 24, 2016, 19:59:00
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1507/25210709766_0017f39684_o.jpg)

up in the clouds?
Jheronimus Bosch Exposition

http://www.bosch500.nl/en (http://www.bosch500.nl/en)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on February 27, 2016, 12:22:49
A few old ones shot with my faithful D40 + 18-55 kit.
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Post by: Chip Chipowski on February 28, 2016, 06:17:20
Clouds over Fremont Bridge
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Post by: Akira on February 28, 2016, 11:19:40
At dawn...

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5668/21194098059_18fac87c7f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yhRhXM)_DSC5728 (https://flic.kr/p/yhRhXM) by Akira (https://www.flickr.com/photos/akiraphoto/), on Flickr
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Post by: Mikes on February 28, 2016, 12:33:32
Nice catch, Akira - like mini lenticular clouds! I like the colour transition from red/orange to deep blue.

Were these clouds from the Japan Alps, carried over Tokyo by the prevailing westerly winds?
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Post by: Mike G on February 28, 2016, 12:35:59
Yet more clouds!

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Post by: Akira on February 28, 2016, 13:10:17
Nice catch, Akira - like mini lenticular clouds! I like the colour transition from red/orange to deep blue.

Were these clouds from the Japan Alps, carried over Tokyo by the prevailing westerly winds?

Glad you like it, Mike.  I think the clouds were formed by the wet wind coming from the Tokyo bay.
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Post by: Chip Chipowski on March 02, 2016, 05:44:14
55mm f/3.5 @5.6
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Post by: Gary on March 08, 2016, 06:35:37
(http://www.garyayala.com/Travel/Griffith-Observatory/i-ZDcFs3B/0/XL/IMG_2695a-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Tristin on March 23, 2016, 02:11:23
Thanks to everyone for the contributions.  A lovely thread to look through!

Nikkor 105mm f/1.8 Ai-s @ f/8
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on March 23, 2016, 02:26:55
Sometimes, a UFO disguises itself as a cloud. In this case, shaped like a fish to confuse the UFO stalkers.
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Post by: Chip Chipowski on March 23, 2016, 04:32:29
dark and stormy
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Post by: elsa hoffmann on March 23, 2016, 04:47:33
andy - love your shot particularly.

Sunrise in Tanzania. I could not orientate myself and kept feeling the sun was rising in the west.
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Post by: Akira on March 25, 2016, 07:00:29
Freewheeling clouds.

A 10-stitch pano with the horizontal view of around 150-160 degrees.
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Post by: Bjørn J on March 25, 2016, 12:37:32
Dramatic clouds over Lofoten, northern Norway

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Post by: Jakov Minić on March 25, 2016, 13:10:22
Bjørn J, it seems that the clouds are matching the landscape :)
Wonderful!
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Post by: Akira on March 27, 2016, 05:33:47
A whale or a zeppelin?  10-stitch pano.
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Post by: BW on March 28, 2016, 19:58:01
Another windy night I guess...
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Post by: Akira on March 28, 2016, 20:08:36
Phoenixes in the sky...
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Post by: Anthony on March 28, 2016, 20:23:37
Wall of clouds.
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Post by: Akira on March 28, 2016, 20:27:11
Wall of clouds.

Anthony, this is a great idea to use this unique building.  And it is really successful!
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Post by: stenrasmussen on March 28, 2016, 21:18:04
Croatian waters. IR.
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Post by: Akira on March 28, 2016, 21:37:59
Sten, I love the fragile balance of the elements in your image.
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Post by: Bjørn J on March 28, 2016, 22:01:15
I think this cloud formation is called a Towering Cumulonimbus.
From Uttakleiv, Lofoten islands, northern Norway.

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Post by: Eddie Draaisma on March 28, 2016, 23:21:24
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Post by: Anthony on March 28, 2016, 23:22:56
Akira, thank you, glad you like it.
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Post by: John Geerts on March 29, 2016, 01:29:41
Clouds around the sun

With 50/1.8 AIS
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Post by: Mike Wallace on March 29, 2016, 20:26:50
I call this Wednesday's clouds.  D800E/50mm 1.4D
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Post by: Anthony on March 29, 2016, 21:16:53
Mike, dramatic, almost Biblical!
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Post by: MFloyd on April 20, 2016, 06:25:59
View from my room (Jura mountains near Geneva):
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7641/16870449782_2e647b11e7_k.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on April 22, 2016, 07:47:53
Just after sundown
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Post by: Jakov Minić on April 22, 2016, 09:48:30
Keith, that cloud looks like a mermaid :)
I love this thread and I am enjoying it dearly :)
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Post by: Akira on April 22, 2016, 16:21:31
Keith, this is a super shot!
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Post by: pluton on April 25, 2016, 06:43:12
Thank you Jakov and Akira.  It makes me think of a front-heavy flying fish, for some reason.
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Post by: elsa hoffmann on April 25, 2016, 07:14:38
Thank you Jakov and Akira.  It makes me think of a front-heavy flying fish, for some reason.
;D ;D I can see that one too
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Chip Chipowski on April 26, 2016, 17:43:47
Love that cloud, Keith.  Can't decide if I think it looks more like a diver or a cartoon airplane. 
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Post by: Airy on April 26, 2016, 23:02:49
Asperatus. Lille, 2012
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Post by: pkol on April 30, 2016, 01:01:29
Maldives
2 photos panorama
Nikon AW1
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Post by: elsa hoffmann on April 30, 2016, 07:31:26
Airy - nicely executed and processed
pkol - not sure if you see what I see - but I see someone in a jet ski riding away from the viewer  ;D ;D ;D
oh boy - soon ppl will start thinking I am smoking something

Tsunami Cape Town - apologies for the watermark.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 07, 2016, 12:08:30
diversity of clouds...
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Post by: Akira on May 11, 2016, 13:08:05
9-stitch pano.  D750, AF-S 50/1.8G
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Post by: Anirban Halder on May 29, 2016, 15:55:40
That's a beautiful sunset shot, Akira.  9 shots, that's very impressive.
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Post by: Anirban Halder on May 29, 2016, 16:07:14
Tsunami Cape Town - apologies for the watermark.

This is the most compelling cloud shot that I've come across.
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Post by: Akira on May 29, 2016, 17:38:47
That's a beautiful sunset shot, Akira.  9 shots, that's very impressive.

Thanks, Anirban.  If you use CC2015, Photomerge for stitching is well worth trying.  :)
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Post by: Anirban Halder on May 31, 2016, 01:26:36
Akira - I've started to use that feature lately.  :)

Lazy afternoon. Shot from hotel's balcony.
Df, Nikkor-P 55/3.5
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Post by: Akira on June 01, 2016, 18:15:13
Nice use of the reflection, Anirban!

Today's dooming clouds.  D750, AF-S24/1.8G, 5-stitch pano.
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Post by: Anirban Halder on June 01, 2016, 19:51:32
Thanks Akira. Your cloud shots are gorgeous. Last one particularly shows vast world above us.
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Post by: pluton on June 05, 2016, 04:49:12
Akira, I like the the color treatment and composition of this last pano, and it's set at a good level of darkness. 
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Post by: Akira on June 05, 2016, 06:33:09
Keith, thanks.  I wanted to retain both the dooming feel and those partial reflections of the sunset color.  So, I'm glad you pointed out those.
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Post by: Tristin on June 05, 2016, 07:22:59
Anirban, I love the geometry, angles and color!

Akira, nice atmosphere!
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Post by: Akira on June 05, 2016, 12:37:11
Tristin, thanks!
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Post by: Anirban Halder on June 05, 2016, 14:20:56
Anirban, I love the geometry, angles and color!

Akira, nice atmosphere!

Thanks Tristin.  :)
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Post by: Akira on June 19, 2016, 02:14:07
Five aspects of the clouds.  The last one is a 7-stitch pano.
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Post by: Matthew Currie on June 19, 2016, 04:26:12
Nikon f, Vivitar 20/3.8, Velvia 100.  The lens is not critically sharp (nor, it seems, was I when I shot this), but something about the contrast and color balance pleased me.
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Post by: Mongo on June 19, 2016, 04:43:02
Mongo used to keep a folder full of cloud images for blending purposes until that file was lost in a hard drive failure. The two images below have blended clouds from other images photoshopped in.

#2 required a little bit of work to get the position, colour and level of transparency in the water as close to what it might have been that Mongo could imagine.

Mongo is aware (in advance) that a lot of you frown upon this practice. So, let him say he understands and appreciates your point of view without getting into a debate about it. Also, Mongo does this blending for fun and not in any serious photography.

 
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Post by: armando_m on June 19, 2016, 05:35:00
Nice cloud series Akira

Stunning results Mongo !

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Post by: Mongo on June 19, 2016, 07:10:26
Thanks Armando. Very much like your striking image. Nice collection Akira
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Post by: Akira on June 19, 2016, 19:26:16
Thanks, Armando.  Love the light and the atmosphere you captured!

Thanks, Mongo.  The second image looks familiar and enjoyable.  :)
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Post by: Anirban Halder on July 10, 2016, 13:36:47
Dramatic cloud.
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Post by: Anirban Halder on July 10, 2016, 14:07:14
Nice cloud series Akira

Stunning results Mongo !
Your shot is stunning as well, Armando.


More clouds. Just before a short spell of rain.
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8714/28214193815_60f9d83d35_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JZc7Rv)
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Post by: Anirban Halder on July 13, 2016, 12:25:58
Clouds and Strings.

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7691/27985523790_a25f1b37d7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JCZ8dS)
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Post by: golunvolo on July 20, 2016, 09:33:45
Croatian waters. IR.
Akira said: Sten, I love the fragile balance of the elements in your image.

  I agree and couldn't have said it better. The comments fits the image. Inspiring!

  It takes some work to try to keep up with NG...

  Road trip dramatic clouds through a dirty car window
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Post by: Jakov Minić on July 20, 2016, 09:40:30
Paco, Paco, Paco :)
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Post by: Akira on July 20, 2016, 09:46:43
Anirban, your "clouds and strings" image is a happy marriage of good concept and execution.

Paco, this is awesome and overwhelming!
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Post by: John Geerts on July 20, 2016, 09:51:17
Agree.   Like violin strings, Anirban.

What an impressive colour-exchanges, Paco.
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Post by: golunvolo on July 20, 2016, 10:06:00
Jakov, Jakov, Jakov...  ;D

  Thank you and Akira and John.

  I like the game of planes in Airban´s image. The background as a "no" space reference. As it creates tension -literally also- it makes me play with different orientations on my head. They all seem to work.
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Post by: Anirban Halder on July 20, 2016, 10:27:14
Thank you Akira, John and Paco.
Paco, your shot shows nature's palette can be more colourful than anyone can possibly imagine. Great capture.

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: elsa hoffmann on July 20, 2016, 16:24:10
looked more like a wave to me
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: armando_m on July 20, 2016, 16:53:12
Akira said: Sten, I love the fragile balance of the elements in your image.

  I agree and couldn't have said it better. The comments fits the image. Inspiring!

  It takes some work to try to keep up with NG...

  Road trip dramatic clouds through a dirty car window
Bárbaro ! Amazing clouds and colors

Elsa, amazing image! I hope one day make to the top of that mountain

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 20, 2016, 17:20:24
looked more like a wave to me

Ah, Elsa, this fantastic image looks familiar to me.  It looks like the same one as you post here in the post #103...

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,2816.90.html
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on July 20, 2016, 18:27:26
Armando´s earth, clouds and water mimicking each other is a triple catch.
Elsa, how high were you to get such a view? 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: elsa hoffmann on July 20, 2016, 19:04:37
Ah, Elsa, this fantastic image looks familiar to me.  It looks like the same one as you post here in the post #103...

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,2816.90.html

 ;D ;D ;D now that wont surprise me  at all

Golunvulo - not nearly as high as it looks. - not even halfway up Table Mountain. It was taken from the road below the Cable Car.

Armando - Cape Town has once again been rated the most beautiful city in the world - do come visit :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 24, 2016, 05:25:12
;D ;D ;D now that wont surprise me  at all

Elsa, I hear you.   ;D ;D ;D

This is a 4x4 stitch pano.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: David H. Hartman on July 24, 2016, 11:19:10
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7594/17051460708_927ef40e34.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7594/17051460708_a5870a3c73_h.jpg)
Please click photo for a larger view.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on July 24, 2016, 11:31:22
Sometimes it is more what sensations are evoked or observed than the object in itself.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 24, 2016, 17:01:37
Bjørn, the red is stunning.  I don't think the sky would turn red in such a highly saturated way here in Tokyo.  I wonder if it is caused by the lower angle of incident light in the areas of high latitudes?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on July 24, 2016, 17:08:09
Akira, it's easy to capture red clouds in such a manner when you own a red Peugeot :D
Lovely image Bjørn!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 01, 2016, 15:01:32
Jakov, sorry for my belated response.  Okay, I will look for a red car whenever the chance arises.  :)

This was shot on July 31, but the "Daily Updates" for July is already locked.  So, I will post this image here.  The placement and the shapes of the clouds are the main interest of this image, so it should deserve here.  13-stitch pano.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Mike G on August 01, 2016, 16:21:59
From a recent holiday!

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hugh_3170 on August 01, 2016, 16:26:59
Hi Mike, I love the repetitive patterns on this image.  YMMV, but for myself, I would crop off maybe 5 to 10% from the right hand side.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Mike G on August 01, 2016, 16:32:16
Hugh, I did consider doing just that but I didn't because I wanted to keep a bit more blue! But I hear what you say.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 01, 2016, 16:44:05
clouds with bird, sunset
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 14, 2016, 05:06:52
Ominous clouds.  Lots of exaggeration of micro contrast (clarity slider of CC2015.5.1 at 100%).
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on August 15, 2016, 14:11:58
Mr Cloud strikes again :)
Mike made a nice one too!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 15, 2016, 15:30:54
Thanks, Jakov!  The cloud was seriously ominous... 8)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 17, 2016, 10:02:10
Formation of Pegasus...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on August 17, 2016, 11:06:04
It truly is a horse!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 17, 2016, 11:42:28
Was the "cloud appreciation society" mentioned here before?






https://cloudappreciationsociety.org/
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Mike G on August 17, 2016, 12:21:24
Akira, nicely seen and well captured!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on August 17, 2016, 13:13:40
Frank, that bird for scale makes the shot huge.
Akita...super. Ominous for sure. The size and tone of the colors works very well. That spot of yours have many faces.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 17, 2016, 13:19:40
Jakov, Mike and Paco, thanks!

Frank, yeah, someone would have had to say that.  :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jyda on August 17, 2016, 15:00:04
Birdie
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Les Olson on August 18, 2016, 08:46:08
A cloud sketch.  B&W film roughed up in scanning. 

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: BW on August 21, 2016, 16:16:32
While the sun was setting yeasterday evening I noticed the sky almost caught fire. I grabbed the nearest camera that happened to a UV converted D40x and a 135 mm. When I discovered the "mistake" it was too late. The result was somewhat strange as the sky turned out purple. A white balance adjustment gave a fair result with regards to the colors I "saw". Im not sure what wavelengths who got recorded.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on August 21, 2016, 17:21:58
A cloud sketch.  B&W film roughed up in scanning.
I like it.   Strangely compelling....I care not to analyze too much.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on August 21, 2016, 17:24:30
Im not sure what wavelengths who got recorded.
It worked out fine.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on August 22, 2016, 09:15:00
Great effect, Børge.

Sunset clouds
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: BW on August 22, 2016, 20:32:08
There is something special about the august golden hour😊
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Anirban Halder on September 13, 2016, 14:33:39
While the sun was setting yeasterday evening I noticed the sky almost caught fire. I grabbed the nearest camera that happened to a UV converted D40x and a 135 mm....
And, that turned out to be a great shot Børge. Very interesting.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jyda on September 13, 2016, 14:40:41
Dark red clouds a couple of nights ago. Shot from the kitchen window.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Tristin on September 13, 2016, 19:21:13
Johnny, great catch with #156!

Børge, the framing with the tree silhouettes really tops the firey sky off!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on September 17, 2016, 15:14:17
Clouds building up.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 17, 2016, 19:03:31
Lars, these clouds are really neat!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on September 18, 2016, 21:07:31
Lars, these clouds are really neat!

Thank you!, Akira. Such a comment coming from you is very encouraging  :)   
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on September 19, 2016, 05:23:55
14mm on APS-c.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on September 19, 2016, 07:42:10
Kieth, I love the minimalist and romantic composition!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on September 19, 2016, 08:16:28
Yes.  And a lovely unique cloud pattern.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Anirban Halder on September 22, 2016, 17:54:57
Minneapolis Cloudscapes. Same location, different days.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 22, 2016, 18:14:43
Anirban, these are great!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Anirban Halder on September 23, 2016, 14:34:08
Anirban, these are great!
Thanks Akira.

Rural Wisconsin.
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8615/29790959661_deea96d428_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Mowspx)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: HCS on September 23, 2016, 16:29:02
Wow, some great clouds here. I hope i can add mine. In France during my holiday.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on September 24, 2016, 22:02:11
Great contributions here.

After sunset, but not in the sky...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: armando_m on September 25, 2016, 03:12:32
Beautiful john

I wonder if the tones I saw  will be visible in the jpg
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Matthew Currie on September 25, 2016, 15:53:47
Finally going through some pictures from Alaska.  Plenty of clouds there, the problem being only which ones to save.  These are with D3200, kit lens.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: armando_m on September 25, 2016, 17:44:29
Did you struggle to get focus on the first image ?

Certainly lots of clouds all the way to the ground
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Matthew Currie on September 25, 2016, 19:31:11
Did you struggle to get focus on the first image ?

Certainly lots of clouds all the way to the ground

I don't remember now, but I use back button and single point, so probably just aimed for the little patch of trees.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Anirban Halder on September 26, 2016, 14:31:00
Great contributions here.

After sunset, but not in the sky...
Very delicate! Nice capture John.

Beautiful john

I wonder if the tones I saw  will be visible in the jpg

Love those pink sky.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on September 26, 2016, 14:51:57
Thanks Armando and Anirban.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on September 27, 2016, 08:04:55
Kieth, I love the minimalist and romantic composition!
Thank you.  The palm tree(Washingtonia robusta) figures heavily in the imagery of and about California. These are native to points further south.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washingtonia_robusta (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washingtonia_robusta)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 27, 2016, 13:29:58
This is the first sunset glow in a couple of weeks in Tokyo.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on September 27, 2016, 19:46:02
This is the first sunset glow in a couple of weeks in Tokyo.
Worth waiting for - lovely colors Akira!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on September 27, 2016, 19:52:22
Stirred clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 28, 2016, 00:58:02
Worth waiting for - lovely colors Akira!

Thanks, Lars!  The stirred clouds looks vivid.

Today's morning clouds...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on October 05, 2016, 21:18:18
Nice glows, Akira.

An oldie from 2007 on the Nikon D80.
Clouds with flying elements.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Chip Chipowski on October 08, 2016, 16:58:18
Watching the clouds
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds - cloud fall
Post by: HCS on October 12, 2016, 17:11:50
autumn clouds  ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on November 01, 2016, 09:07:53
Sorry, removed the post.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: basker on November 04, 2016, 20:25:58
Cropped from Coolpix A
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on December 05, 2016, 06:21:40
Late day at El Mirage Dry Lake, California.  4 shots, 85mm on D800.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 05, 2016, 14:19:19
Keith, this is quite peculiar and interesting.  Sort of lenticular clouds?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Thomas G on December 05, 2016, 21:27:21
Stirred clouds.
Dancing ghosts? Nice!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Thomas G on December 05, 2016, 21:29:22
Faroe Islands as seen from Smyril Line's MS Norröna on it's way back from Island
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on December 06, 2016, 04:46:32
Keith, this is quite peculiar and interesting.  Sort of lenticular clouds?

The clouds were constantly changing.  This lenticular-appearing phase was just one moment along the way.  They look like they were being acted upon by strong winds at cloud altitude.  Winds were present but mild on the ground.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: smusesuse on December 07, 2016, 19:45:51
I love clouds. So naturally, I really like this thread. :)
My picture was taken some time ago at the harbour of Scheveningen, Netherlands.
I hope you like it!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 08, 2016, 00:25:06
The clouds were constantly changing.  This lenticular-appearing phase was just one moment along the way.  They look like they were being acted upon by strong winds at cloud altitude.  Winds were present but mild on the ground.

Thanks, Keith, for the details of the situation.  So, you captured a really nice moment!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on December 08, 2016, 00:28:09
Dancing ghosts? Nice!

Thanks Thomas!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on December 08, 2016, 00:29:00
I love clouds. So naturally, I really like this thread. :)
My picture was taken some time ago at the harbour of Scheveningen, Netherlands.
I hope you like it!

I do! - obviously shot by one who loves clouds  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on December 08, 2016, 03:12:46
Susanne, I like the play between the soft clouds up top and the hard, sharp shapes at the bottom.  The grayness brings back memories of moody B&W printed on photogravure.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: smusesuse on December 08, 2016, 09:51:59
Thank you, Keith and Lars! The sky did look quite spectacular that day. What surprises me is that the sea looks relatively calm in the picture, as it wasn't so calm in reality...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: smusesuse on December 08, 2016, 11:44:05
I am less fond of them when flying directly into them...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Mikes on December 14, 2016, 23:05:19
Tokyo clouds - a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on December 15, 2016, 15:47:12
I am less fond of them when flying directly into them...

.. or driving into them   :-\
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 16, 2016, 03:44:12
Two different looks of the clouds in today's morning (Dec. 16th).
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on December 16, 2016, 07:34:19

Mike, Susanne, and Lars have created a sub-genre of clouds with ominous intent.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: smusesuse on December 18, 2016, 15:36:12
.. or driving into them   :-\
Looks scary! Hopefully less turbulence.  ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 19, 2016, 10:10:22
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/297/30929393673_4cb32dde30_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on December 20, 2016, 06:34:32
Color phenomenon, presumably caused by the clouds:
First, as the D800 exposed it, then brightened up for viewing.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 20, 2016, 07:40:39
Keith, the beautiful iridescent clouds are well captured.  The "dodging" utilizing these peculiar trees (or cacti?) works great!

Not just the clouds, I love the whole image.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on December 20, 2016, 22:48:06
Thank you Akira. The rainbow colors weren't visible to the eye, due to extreme brightness and glare.  I could see a hint of them on the camera LCD display.
This part of the Mojave Desert has a lovely sparse distribution of surface features and flora.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Joost Bollens on December 27, 2016, 21:23:10
some early morning clouds
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 29, 2016, 07:59:48
Phenomenal clouds, Joost!

Migrating birds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: BW on December 31, 2016, 16:41:09
Today, the fireworks started early and lasted all day :) Unfortunately, I was only able to take a few snapshots because we had to locate and rescue a dog from a cliff before the real fireworks started. Happy new year to all of you here on NG!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on December 31, 2016, 20:30:09
Joost, Akira, and Borge:  Outstanding additions to the thread.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 31, 2016, 23:58:18
Keith, thanks!

Børge, these are fascinating and spectacular images.  Are these iridescent clouds?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: BW on January 01, 2017, 00:40:52
Yes, it is iridescent clouds. They were visible yesterday for a short while, but today they lasted the whole day. When it was an opening in the cloud cover of course :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on January 06, 2017, 10:28:50
Cirrus (?)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: elsid on January 06, 2017, 14:01:28
Just a bit before sunrise. Df+105/2.5 AI
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on January 09, 2017, 22:06:34
Borge, I have never seen clouds like that  :o
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on January 09, 2017, 22:36:20
Today, the fireworks started early and lasted all day :)

(http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2816.0;attach=22282;image)
What a super-image, Børge !!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Anirban Halder on February 06, 2017, 18:39:32
Feeling cold..
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/658/31930150363_c0d6d5d463_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QDyngR)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on February 07, 2017, 07:27:04
One minute exposure with a FF fisheye.  Full moon-rise light hits the mountains. This a bit brighter than it looked in person, but I had to make it visible!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Anirban Halder on February 09, 2017, 02:35:28
That's a beautiful shot Keith. Very unique.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on February 09, 2017, 09:04:45
Great shot, Keith.  Impressive structure of the clouds, and the fisheye works perfect here.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on February 09, 2017, 22:53:24
Calm lake surface reflects clouds.

Nikon D600, 200/3.5 ED-IF
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: elsid on February 09, 2017, 23:04:35
Following Bjorn's image, here is another cloud reflection on calm water during sunset.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on February 09, 2017, 23:05:48
A contrast to the tranquil setting of a sheltered forest lake: thunderstorm building up over Oslo. I shot before the clouds broke open in a massive downpour with thunder and lightening all around.

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on February 09, 2017, 23:10:36
Availing myself of the midnight sun, this capture was done in Lofoten at one of our latest visits, in the middle of the night. Nikon  Df, 400/5.6 Nikkor ED-IF.

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on February 10, 2017, 05:21:10
Calm lake surface reflects clouds.

Nikon D600, 200/3.5 ED-IF
This is an absolutely unique composition.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 11, 2017, 08:15:09
Snow clouds.  Cropped from a 2-row-10-stitch image from 10 horizontal frames shot with D750 and 50/1.8G.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on February 11, 2017, 19:13:15
Snow clouds.  Cropped from a 2-row-10-stitch image from 10 horizontal frames shot with D750 and 50/1.8G.
The spectacular clouds contrast well against the "mundane' city.  I'd make a print of this one.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on February 11, 2017, 20:38:29
This a bit brighter than it looked in person, but I had to make it visible!

Glad you did - impressive!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on February 11, 2017, 22:55:55
I like your representation of scale. The clouds a magnitude and them some bigger than the man made buildings. Effortless magnificent. Strangely calming effect of looking at your image. Being a pano with so much information I will follow Pluton advice and print it. Big

  Thanks for sharing your clouds!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 12, 2017, 02:56:12
Keith and Paco, glad you like it!  The original 16bit tiff file has a little over 100MP, so the data is plenty enough for a large print.  The problem is to find the place to hang in my typical Japanese rabbit hutch!   :o :o :o
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 12, 2017, 09:55:32
Another image of snow clouds...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on February 12, 2017, 16:15:43
Iridescent ("mother of pearl") clouds. Not very common, they are formed at very high altitudes in the atmosphere.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 12, 2017, 16:28:13
Impressive.  Apparently such iridescent clouds can be seen only at both high altitude and latitude...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on February 15, 2017, 15:54:55
A Lofoten mountain enshrouded in clouds. At high latitude, but definitively not high altitude ... Perhaps the combination of low sun elevation and wet clouds caused a rainbow-like refraction? Never seen anything similar either before or after.

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Anirban Halder on February 16, 2017, 13:42:07
Last few photos just raised the bar of this thread really high. They are just phenomenal, Bjørn. Amazing to see how colorful our nature is.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 25, 2017, 06:56:13
Placement...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jim Covello on March 12, 2017, 05:39:37
And now for something a little dramatic.  Lightning inside an impressive storm over the Tucson Mountains.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: armando_m on March 12, 2017, 17:59:18
Iridescent ("mother of pearl") clouds. Not very common, they are formed at very high altitudes in the atmosphere.
wow, I have never seen something like at such a large scale
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: armando_m on March 12, 2017, 17:59:51
And now for something a little dramatic.  Lightning inside an impressive storm over the Tucson Mountains.
Dramatic indeed!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on March 12, 2017, 23:55:33
James, this is super!  It looks as if the bottom of the heaven is broken!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on March 13, 2017, 00:16:36
James, spectacular!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on March 16, 2017, 04:05:26
We are seeing this pleasant blue sky for the first time in several days...

D750 with 50/1.8G.  Three vertical frames stitched to this pano.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: HCS on March 22, 2017, 21:01:17
Wow, i can't match all these great images. Yet, i'll try one. One from above.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: armando_m on March 22, 2017, 21:28:49
clouds and roof tops
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: armando_m on March 24, 2017, 03:26:57
cloud at sunset
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on March 25, 2017, 06:38:47
Armando, I like the snappy contrast of the first clouds shot, plus the strange soft contrast used in the second clouds shot.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Mike G on March 25, 2017, 08:20:49
This is the aftermath of Storm Dawn and the clouds were scudding across the sky.

Fujifilm X-T2 + XF 23mm f1.4.

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 25, 2017, 09:04:22
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2940/33434852632_5fe32407c7_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: frankv on March 26, 2017, 17:14:05
Not very dramatic, but this is over the mediterranean sea. And from my favourite spot as well. I tried to get a lower vantage point at water level, but had slippery shoes. Taken from aprox. 7-8 meters above sealevel.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Brute on March 31, 2017, 07:22:53
.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Chip Chipowski on April 01, 2017, 04:41:41
mountain w/clouds
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 20, 2017, 14:19:26
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2888/33314293754_4632f98c4e_o.jpg)

Clouds or the lack of them, have formed a triangle.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on April 29, 2017, 18:53:28
Dooming clouds.  A 3+3+2 (from the top row to the bottom one) pano.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Asle Feten on May 16, 2017, 18:09:17
Low clouds seen from the hill.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4177/33855664404_24ae8f4fd2_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TzH8vN)
morgonskodde over Heimhovdmyran (https://flic.kr/p/TzH8vN) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Thomas G on May 21, 2017, 20:55:48
clouds over Enkhuizen
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 23, 2017, 23:28:17
Early morning, May 24th.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: yomanuel on May 26, 2017, 22:59:33
Clouds over Barcelona.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8641/15683799503_f9b59a1079_o.jpg)
Df+18-35mm@35
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 28, 2017, 14:03:41
Action painting at dusk.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on May 28, 2017, 22:02:03
All the contributions to this thread have been worthwhile;  I never get tired of checking it.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 02, 2017, 02:31:36
Backlit clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 04, 2017, 04:37:25
Sunlit clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on June 04, 2017, 08:24:10
Clouds after sundown.  Sundown on the surface of the Earth, but not yet on the clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on June 07, 2017, 22:39:26
Remarkable light and structure, Keith.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on June 07, 2017, 22:41:07
View over Tilburg

Differences in Aperture   Df- 55/1.2  Ai.

Second at f/2.8
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 09, 2017, 12:37:42
Flying anchor?   :o :o :o
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on June 10, 2017, 08:31:47
Good shots John and Akira.  John, you have illustrated that the 55/1.2 is one of the 'dual personality" lenses.  The sky looks similar to those I saw in a large exhibit of Dutch landscape masters some years ago.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Thomas G on June 11, 2017, 08:37:08
Clouds after sundown.  Sundown on the surface of the Earth, but not yet on the clouds.
I like this a lot.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on June 13, 2017, 00:31:49
While looking for images of the wine-side-country. Was taken in 2006 with a point and shoot sony W-5 or something like that was the name. Edited today with PS
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 13, 2017, 04:51:02
Good shots John and Akira.

Thanks, Keith.

Paco, the image is beautiful.  Love the passionate color, the curves of the clouds converging toward the center of the top of the frame as well as the geometric effect of the power lines and poles.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on June 13, 2017, 09:56:05
Good shots John and Akira.  John, you have illustrated that the 55/1.2 is one of the 'dual personality" lenses.  The sky looks similar to those I saw in a large exhibit of Dutch landscape masters some years ago.
Thanks Keith.   Yes, the light and sky reminded me too of Vermeer's Gezicht op Delft and the work of Jacob van Ruisdael. https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_van_Ruisdael (https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_van_Ruisdael)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on June 13, 2017, 09:57:45
While looking for images of the wine-side-country. Was taken in 2006 with a point and shoot sony W-5 or something like that was the name. Edited today with PS
Spectacular colours !
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Mike G on June 13, 2017, 14:01:05
Mondays strange clouds that I have never seen before!

X-T2 + 90mm f2

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Anirban Halder on June 13, 2017, 15:56:02
While looking for images of the wine-side-country. Was taken in 2006 with a point and shoot sony W-5 or something like that was the name. Edited today with PS
That's a terrific shot Paco. Love those colours.

Mondays strange clouds that I have never seen before!

X-T2 + 90mm f2


Strange clouds indeed, Mike. :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 13, 2017, 21:56:13
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4210/34480326923_375295314c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 13, 2017, 23:12:07
Mike, the clouds looks like an exploded feather pillow!

Nice one, Fons!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 14, 2017, 12:43:18
Angel's wings?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Mike G on June 14, 2017, 14:03:57
Mike, the clouds looks like an exploded feather pillow!

Akira I never thought of that one.  ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 18, 2017, 14:08:50
Cloud crowd.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Anirban Halder on June 18, 2017, 15:12:22
Beautiful clouds and scenery, Lars.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on June 18, 2017, 16:09:47
Beautiful Lars. They look like the ones with have in the Mediterranean.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Thomas G on June 18, 2017, 23:11:17
chemtrail hazard
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 18, 2017, 23:30:15
Beautiful clouds and scenery, Lars.

Beautiful Lars. They look like the ones with have in the Mediterranean.

Thanks Anirban and Paco! .. maybe they were drifting towards the Mediterranean  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 21, 2017, 13:11:35
After the stormy rain.  D750, 50/1.8G.  Shot around the same time as the pano.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on June 21, 2017, 13:32:04
I´m happy wondering through the pano version, great sense of scale. Can get lost in thet sky. I prefer the treatment of this one



 Thanks Akira!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 21, 2017, 13:53:51
Thanks, Paco.  I might have over-processed the pano a bit.   :P
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 22, 2017, 12:16:16
Next morning...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on June 24, 2017, 07:42:09
Stratus, cirrus, alto cumulus, and ?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 24, 2017, 13:15:27
Stratus, cirrus, alto cumulus, and ?

Have no answer to that but it is a very fascinating cloudscape!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 26, 2017, 15:44:36
A midsummer cloud mix from late evening yesterday.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 26, 2017, 17:08:51
Have no answer to that but it is a very fascinating cloudscape!

Me neither, but, yes, this is spectacular!

Lars, I've never seen such finely rippled clouds.  Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 27, 2017, 18:49:47
Lars, I've never seen such finely rippled clouds.  Thanks for sharing!

Thanks Akira - can't remember I've seen such a fine pattern before. 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 11, 2017, 22:39:39
Yet another morning clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on July 13, 2017, 03:46:58
Very late afternoon clouds w/ some jacked-up contrast...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Alaun on August 07, 2017, 18:48:22
No clouds for August?  ;)

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 16, 2017, 13:34:31
No clouds for August?  ;)

Doch, doch!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Alaun on August 16, 2017, 18:08:08
arigatô gozaimasu  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 16, 2017, 18:38:02
No clouds for August?  ;)

Sure .. we have to keep this cloud thread drifting!  :)

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: basker on August 16, 2017, 19:10:06
Sure .. we have to keep this cloud thread drifting!  :)

a truly worthy example
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: David H. Hartman on August 16, 2017, 19:43:05
Sure .. we have to keep this cloud thread drifting!  :)

Love the photograph! Thank you Lars. The silhouette, the clouds, the balance; it all works wonderfully.

Dave Hartman
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 18, 2017, 12:14:15
a truly worthy example

Love the photograph! Thank you Lars. The silhouette, the clouds, the balance; it all works wonderfully.

Dave Hartman

Many thanks Sam and Dave for those kind comments! I'm glad I took the time to process and post it.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hugh_3170 on August 19, 2017, 09:15:47
As others have already said Lars, a splendid example to keep this thread alive.  Great stuff.

Sure .. we have to keep this cloud thread drifting!  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 24, 2017, 13:25:29
As others have already said Lars, a splendid example to keep this thread alive.  Great stuff.

Many thanks Hugh for those kind comments!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 25, 2017, 22:49:45
Clouds dyed in dawn color.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on August 27, 2017, 08:21:09
18 frame stitch(w/50mm lens on D800).  Shot from about 11,000'/3350m elevation at the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in Eastern California.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on August 27, 2017, 08:21:55
Clouds dyed in dawn color.
Good color...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 27, 2017, 10:05:52
Thanks, Keith.

I cannot imagine how big the mountain seen at the bottom is, but the need of the frames for the stitch seems to suggest that.  The clouds should look overwhelming out there.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Mike G on August 27, 2017, 13:52:32
A very spotty sunset in West London!

Fuji X-T2 + 23mm 1.4  @ 1/1700 f 5.6 ISO 200

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on August 28, 2017, 06:43:56
I like it, Mike.  Good graphic.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Mike G on August 28, 2017, 06:57:31
Thanks Keith, ten minutes later these puffs of cloud had dissipated, very odd!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Mikes on August 28, 2017, 09:48:02
Clouds dyed in dawn color.

Nicely caught, Akira. I had a grandstand view of that spectacular sunrise as we flew into Haneda at around 4.30am - it was quite something, but it was soon absorbed into the haze and clouds of a very hot, humid day!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 28, 2017, 16:13:02
Akira - beautiful colour.
Keith - great drama and contrast.
Mike - very nice cloud pattern.

A humble summer cloud drifting by.

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on August 28, 2017, 21:14:26
Lars, great composition, but the whole thing seems to have gone a touch green!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 28, 2017, 21:59:04
Lars, great composition, but the whole thing seems to have gone a touch green!

Thanks Keith! ... probably a mild case of post processing paralysis  :) I do recall some R, G and B sliders being moved a bit randomly and I've messed with some screen re-calibration as well.   

Here is something different to look at.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: HCS on August 28, 2017, 22:25:24
Wow, nice clouds everyone!

Here's reaching for ...

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 02, 2017, 16:40:39
Lars, thanks!  Two of your most recent images area fantastic!

Hans, well "spot"ted!.

Here are my takes.  Mesopotamia glass cloud and a piece of cloud in the green frame.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on September 03, 2017, 12:57:21
Lars, thanks!  Two of your most recent images area fantastic!

Here are my takes.  Mesopotamia glass cloud and a piece of cloud in the green frame.

Many thanks Akira!

It is obvious where the Mesopotamian glass makers got their inspiration :) - well spotted.
And a nice little (or barely) cloud. Great composition with the foliage frame. 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 03, 2017, 13:13:18
Lars, thanks!

Shot from the Yamanote line (loop line in Tokyo).
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: armando_m on September 05, 2017, 15:21:52
2017 09 03
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 10, 2017, 23:06:53
A larger ensemble.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on September 11, 2017, 06:51:34
Excellent match of subject shape and framing/aspect ratio, Akira.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 11, 2017, 07:21:44
Thanks, Keith!  Indeed I was trying to balance out those aspects.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 11, 2017, 09:02:57
A tad like a musical score
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 11, 2017, 09:35:59
Frank, yes, I felt some good rhythm!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on September 11, 2017, 16:07:05
Thanks, Keith!  Indeed I was trying to balance out those aspects.


  Trying and succeeding. The clouds get to be more than clouds here. There is an apparent purpose in what they are doing. Do they do this kind of thing often for you? 

  Thanks for the magic!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 11, 2017, 16:18:21
Paco, thanks!  I'm not sure how often, because I would have to spot it to capture.  It's like the inspiration!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 27, 2017, 16:11:38
Shot a few days ago but have forgot to upload.   :o  2-Stitch pano.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: smusesuse on September 27, 2017, 16:36:10
I don't know why but during my last visit in Germany, I was obsessed with shooting clouds. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me, so had to make do with my phone.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on September 28, 2017, 07:41:31
Susanne, When seen big on a monitor, the aggressive processing of the phone cam imparts a pleasing, almost brush stroke look to the clouds. I wish the phone cams had a control to dial down the sharpening a bit.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: smusesuse on September 28, 2017, 10:06:53
Keith, thank you for your feedback. I'm afraid that I am to blame for the aggressive processing and not the phone cam. I wanted the picture to be edgy, contrasty and dramatic. I might have gone a bit overboard with that. ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on September 28, 2017, 22:02:43
Here's one where I went overboard..."experimental" is what I call it. 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: smusesuse on September 29, 2017, 11:18:23
Here's one where I went overboard..."experimental" is what I call it. 
;D I see what you mean, I still like it though. I like the perspective and the upper part of the clouds that contrasts with the darker blue.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on October 01, 2017, 02:13:00
The last dawn for September 2017.  3-stitch pano.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: bobfriedman on October 01, 2017, 03:30:40
(http://www.pbase.com/bobfriedman/image/166139343/original.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: gryphon1911 on October 11, 2017, 14:56:52
Holga Digital capture
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Anthony on October 11, 2017, 17:27:22
Morning cloud.  AW1.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Mikes on October 15, 2017, 09:35:25
Corfu Town - a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on November 17, 2017, 18:23:20
Coastal clouds - late summer.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on November 17, 2017, 18:26:08
A larger ensemble.

Oh.. that's a really nice catch Akira!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on November 18, 2017, 02:30:58
Oh.. that's a really nice catch Akira!

Thanks, Lars!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on November 18, 2017, 05:47:51
Morning light
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4508/37614869456_9b3ecc8431_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZiU3d1)DSC_7973 (https://flic.kr/p/ZiU3d1)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: HCS on November 27, 2017, 16:43:43
Autumn clouds

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on December 03, 2017, 06:57:54
Hans, I like the trees to clouds echo of orange.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on December 03, 2017, 07:00:59
Morning light
Jack, nice composition and a different place to find the clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on December 03, 2017, 07:04:16
Akira has his rooftop; I must travel about 2 miles to the beach for a big sky:
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 03, 2017, 08:30:28
Jack, the dynamic composition is impressive.  Well seen!

Hans, I like the contrast of the subtle color of the clouds and the bright color of the leaves.

Akira has his rooftop; I must travel about 2 miles to the beach for a big sky:

LOL!  The detailed clouds look amazing!  The rhythm of the trees and the lying guy...everything fits nicely.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 03, 2017, 11:23:48
Kieth, those knees look like trees :)
Hans, who matches the colors of the clouds with the colors of the leaves!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: HCS on December 08, 2017, 21:26:43
Thanks all for your nice comments on my cloud picture.

I wasn't intentionally matching trees to clouds, but now you mention it  ;D

I hardly did anything to this picture, shot from my attic, other than crop a little to get rid of the rooftops just below the bottom crop line.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: basker on December 09, 2017, 01:35:10
from my driveway on Oct. 21
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on December 10, 2017, 18:25:26
Superb use of tones from the darker side of the palette.  Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: basker on December 10, 2017, 21:39:14
Keith,

I appreciate the comment, and you are welcome.

Sam
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on December 21, 2017, 19:05:23
Colourful clouds .. with a BIF :-)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 26, 2017, 08:33:05
Love the gorgeous golden color, Lars!

This may not look special, but was somewhat inspirational...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Krille on December 26, 2017, 15:51:28
The cloud that wanted to be special!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: CS on January 03, 2018, 22:53:03
Desert clouds, Jan 3.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on January 24, 2018, 22:25:18
Love the gorgeous golden color, Lars!

This may not look special, but was somewhat inspirational...

Thanks Akira! Clouds are always special and always inspirational and so are your cloud shots :-)

Late evening midsummer clouds that I found so special that I accepted several nasty moskito bites to get the shot.   
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 25, 2018, 12:19:57
Nice effect with both the cloud and the airliner in the image.

The cloud that wanted to be special!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on January 26, 2018, 06:38:55
Great shots, Krille, Carl, and Lars.  Carl...is that a bit of cloning on the lower left?
From the Mojave National Preserve, Cinder Cones Volcanic area...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 27, 2018, 21:21:33
Sunrise this morning
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4665/25060455117_4bfcca25b5_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ebvodn)DSC_9114 (https://flic.kr/p/Ebvodn)

All alone
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4672/39899385942_faded71300_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23MLMnh)DSC_9072 (https://flic.kr/p/23MLMnh)

Bay Area evening glow
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4753/25060459117_324621ab14_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ebvppk)DSC_9101_01 (https://flic.kr/p/Ebvppk)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on January 29, 2018, 07:33:24
Jack, The last one is superbly minimal.
Here's a pano w/ 85mm lens from Death Valley, Ibex Hills area.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 29, 2018, 07:56:20
Thanks Keith. I took it out the car window while stuck in traffic.

Death Valley looks sparse and spectacular.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 08, 2018, 11:01:46
Clouds are free.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 12, 2018, 12:19:10
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4653/26348655178_20a0156b10_o.jpg)

February 11
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 12, 2018, 13:06:30
Fons, this is a fantastic combination of the airborne objects and clouds!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on February 13, 2018, 03:41:00
I like this also. Excellent combination of subjects.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 13, 2018, 08:50:10
Thank you fellows.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: elsid on February 28, 2018, 19:26:14
Df+Zeiss apo 2/135
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on April 05, 2018, 01:50:47
Flying cutlass!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: bobfriedman on April 05, 2018, 07:33:15
i think i have posted this in another thread..

(http://www.pbase.com/bobfriedman/image/166168716/original.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: lambert jilt d on April 09, 2018, 16:29:27
we've got a lot of clouds around...
I'm new in this community. this is my first post after the introduction, nice to start with a cloud...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on April 09, 2018, 20:50:33
I like it.  The colors are different.  Bring more when you have them.  Welcome to NG.net!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: lambert jilt d on April 10, 2018, 00:09:35
levkas sunset

add. i didn't check the jpg output, it lost some contrast
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on April 26, 2018, 03:05:57
Clouds looking like big tsunami...   :o

Ai200@f11, D750.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: timh on April 26, 2018, 06:44:23
Wow, the second one looks just like a tsunami!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on April 28, 2018, 12:10:54
I like the strong graphic presence of the power tower in the first one. Clean and... ominous?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on April 28, 2018, 14:12:14
Wow, the second one looks just like a tsunami!

Tim, thank you for commenting!

I like the strong graphic presence of the power tower in the first one. Clean and... ominous?

Paco, indeed I felt some ominousness which was the inspiration.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 04, 2018, 00:41:11
Golden clouds sandwitched by orange clouds.  Shot from a running train.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hugh_3170 on May 04, 2018, 04:34:25
Akira, I like these, especially the first one.  Getting an acceptable shot from a moving vehicle is always a challenge and its great when they work.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 04, 2018, 06:03:37
Akira, I like these, especially the first one.  Getting an acceptable shot from a moving vehicle is always a challenge and its great when they work.

Thank you, Hugh!  The effort seems to be rewarded.

By the way, I found that the gravity sensor was hugely affected by the acceleration and deceleration of the train, and the integrated electric level became totally unreliable.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: armando_m on May 04, 2018, 14:32:33
... Shot from a running train.
that's impressive ! Great results !
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 04, 2018, 15:06:16
that's impressive ! Great results !

Thank you, Armando!  I was lucky.  Here in Tokyo, many railways are raised which offer very nice and open view.  The problem is that whenever you can get there, you are in a running train.   :o :o :o
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: elsid on May 04, 2018, 17:38:50
beautifully executed Akira.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 04, 2018, 20:19:24
beautifully executed Akira.

Thank you, Elias!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on May 06, 2018, 00:31:00
Golden clouds sandwitched by orange clouds.  Shot from a running train.

Very nice clouds Akira! - not an everyday view to capture from a train :)   
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 06, 2018, 01:46:20
Very nice clouds Akira! - not an everyday view to capture from a train :)

Thank you, Lars.  You cannot really hope for quality landscape images from the running train due to the non-optical glass and unavoidable motion blur.  But that day I couldn't help giving a try.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on May 10, 2018, 17:16:31
Thank you, Lars.  You cannot really hope for quality landscape images from the running train due to the non-optical glass and unavoidable motion blur.  But that day I couldn't help giving a try.

Good that you did! Speaking of motion blur .. sometimes you simply cannot avoid it  ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on May 11, 2018, 07:59:01
Recent clouds plus moon. 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Seapy on May 11, 2018, 08:16:25
Good that you did! Speaking of motion blur .. sometimes you simply cannot avoid it  ;)

Good that the water was still yet the clouds were being blown about and all the debris in the air!  Rare you get the water so still.  In a gale...  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 11, 2018, 13:05:14
Good that you did! Speaking of motion blur .. sometimes you simply cannot avoid it  ;)

Thank you Lars!  I enjoy your rippled landscape!

Recent clouds plus moon. 

Beautifully embossed sky!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: elsid on May 11, 2018, 22:02:21
Early
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on May 12, 2018, 14:37:30
Recent clouds plus moon.

Keith - I agree with Akira!

I enjoy your rippled landscape!

Thanks Akira.

Good that the water was still yet the clouds were being blown about and all the debris in the air!  Rare you get the water so still.  In a gale...  ::) ::) ::)

Busted! ... thanks Robert :-)

I shot this sky in the evening a few days ago - shortly before a thunderstorm.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on May 12, 2018, 23:02:29
Some lovely cloud documentation in this thread recently.  Thanks Akira and Lars for your comments.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Brute on May 23, 2018, 00:33:49
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Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on May 23, 2018, 03:33:31
A great scene, Brute.  The large, opaque watermark does diminish the pleasure of looking at the photo, however.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 23, 2018, 13:50:36
Nice one, Lars. Very special. I keep returning at it.

+1 with Pluton, Brute. I would put the watermark on the lower side of the bush, to make it less intrusive, but that's just me.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Brute on May 24, 2018, 01:48:33
Sorry about the water mark.
Have had a few photos used by others without permission.
Did a little less crop and changed the shade of gray a bit on the watermark.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: senecaman on May 24, 2018, 12:04:09
One of those strange evenings
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: senecaman on May 24, 2018, 12:05:14
Three seasons in one day
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 24, 2018, 12:06:09
One of those strange evenings

Ominous but beautiful!

This was shot from my usual place.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: senecaman on May 24, 2018, 12:22:44
Thank you Akira
This one is not quite so ominous
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on May 26, 2018, 08:17:45
Quote from: Akira link=topic=2Ominous but beautiful!

This was shot from my usual place.
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Very nice...the arrangement of the clouds mimics the arrangement of the power pylons.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 26, 2018, 08:54:49
Very nice...the arrangement of the clouds mimics the arrangement of the power pylons.

Thank you, Keith!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: ArthurDent on June 09, 2018, 15:38:54
New Mexico, USA. Comments/criticism appreciated.
Nikon D500, 12-24mm f/4 @ 12mm, f/4.5, 1/2000 sec., ISO 100.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hugh_3170 on June 09, 2018, 15:55:15
Arthur, Big Sky Country indeed!

The perspective and the converging look into the distance of the clouds from the 12mm lens works for me.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 08, 2018, 08:45:28
Here in Tokyo, we don't have any rain like other districts in Japan, but the atmosphere is nowhere near calm.

Both are 5-stitch panos using AF-S 50/1.8G (horizontal, first one) and Ai 200/4.0 (vertical, second one).

Does anyone know the proper name for the flat-top cloud in the second image?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: ArthurDent on July 08, 2018, 11:06:14
Here in Tokyo, we don't have any rain like other districts in Japan, but the atmosphere is nowhere near calm.

Both are 5-stitch panos using AF-S 50/1.8G (horizontal, first one) and Ai 200/4.0 (vertical, second one).

Does anyone know the proper name for the flat-top cloud in the second image?


Cumulonimbus?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 08, 2018, 11:26:40
Cumulonimbus?

Thank you, Arthur.  I thought that there would be a special name or term for this flat-top clouds, but apparently it is just a variation of cumulonimbus.  Would it be just a matter of the condition of the atmospheric layers?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: ArthurDent on July 08, 2018, 13:04:02
Thank you, Arthur.  I thought that there would be a special name or term for this flat-top clouds, but apparently it is just a variation of cumulonimbus.  Would it be just a matter of the condition of the atmospheric layers?

I’ve heard them referred to as “anvil top” cumulonimbus. They are an everyday occurence in Florida during the summer. As to the physics behind their formation, I’d just be guessing, but they certainly are beautiful and can produce some awe inspiring lightning.

I was thinking of trying to capture some images of  lightning and came up with the idea of  putting a wide angle lens on the camera with my darkest neutral density filter attached. Set the ISO as low as possible. Manual focus at infinity. F stop of f/12 to start out, set to aperture priority. Camera on the tripod. Then take images one after another until I catch the image of a lightning bolt. There is a park nearby and I can do this from under a covered pavilion which has open sides. If the storm gets close, I’ll leave. Any thoughts as to the set up or perhaps a better way to go about it?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 08, 2018, 18:33:17
I’ve heard them referred to as “anvil top” cumulonimbus. They are an everyday occurence in Florida during the summer. As to the physics behind their formation, I’d just be guessing, but they certainly are beautiful and can produce some awe inspiring lightning.

I was thinking of trying to capture some images of  lightning and came up with the idea of  putting a wide angle lens on the camera with my darkest neutral density filter attached. Set the ISO as low as possible. Manual focus at infinity. F stop of f/12 to start out, set to aperture priority. Camera on the tripod. Then take images one after another until I catch the image of a lightning bolt. There is a park nearby and I can do this from under a covered pavilion which has open sides. If the storm gets close, I’ll leave. Any thoughts as to the set up or perhaps a better way to go about it?

Anvil top (or incus), yes!  I've forgotten about that.  Thank you for the reminder!

The growth of a cumulonimbus is blocked by the tropopause (according to wiki) and cumulonimbus started to spread horizontally, which creates flat top.

As for shooting the lightning, I've found this interesting device sometime ago (the explanation of the way it works is also very interesting):

http://mkcontrols.com/lightningbug/

As we have fair amount of lightnings here in Tokyo, I've been interested in it.  The problem is the way to protect the camera from the rain...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 16, 2018, 15:55:41
Never seen such beautiful but weird clouds...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on July 21, 2018, 02:05:13
They don´t look real  :o Beautiful contrast with the houses.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 21, 2018, 02:45:41
They don´t look real  :o Beautiful contrast with the houses.

Thank you, Paco.  I did see the real thing, but I couldn't believe...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on July 26, 2018, 21:35:28
Seen over Mono Lake, California after sundown. Dusk skylight filtering through forest fire smoke(fire is approx 30 miles/40km to the west).
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Brute on July 29, 2018, 19:51:13
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Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 06, 2018, 12:14:02
Backlit outlined cloud with some radiating sunlight.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 17, 2018, 11:07:04
Apparently, the sky has started to carry some autumn atmosphere...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 08, 2018, 12:19:19
Slight feel of autumn.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Zoran Milutinovic on September 17, 2018, 07:24:32
My series.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Patrick Berg-Pedersen on September 17, 2018, 07:47:32
Slight feel of autumn.
Oh Akira!! I would so much love to visit your country, as a fact it has been on my travel wishlist some time now, I think it started around 88/89 when the F4 was launched, I’ve been more in distant love with Japan than anyplace. But yet to visit..
Is it expensive to get a decent/ok hotel in Tokyo?? Could you show me around town if I decide to come in the «near» future?? It would be so nice to meet you too, you know!! I hear autumn is a very special season in Japan, is that correct? Or what’s your favorite season?
Japanese people (of the few I’ve had the pleasure to meet) are so friendly and easygoing! Are you one of these?…😁😆

🌸🌸🌸

Please show me some images of Tokyo, either in a thread or in a PM!?

Patrick

Btw,
You’re of course welcome to come stay with us in Norway, whenever you like! It would be our pleasure to show you around!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 17, 2018, 09:16:06
Oh Akira!! I would so much love to visit your country, as a fact it has been on my travel wishlist some time now, I think it started around 88/89 when the F4 was launched, I’ve been more in distant love with Japan than anyplace. But yet to visit..
Is it expensive to get a decent/ok hotel in Tokyo?? Could you show me around town if I decide to come in the «near» future?? It would be so nice to meet you too, you know!! I hear autumn is a very special season in Japan, is that correct? Or what’s your favorite season?
Japanese people (of the few I’ve had the pleasure to meet) are so friendly and easygoing! Are you one of these?…😁😆

🌸🌸🌸

Please show me some images of Tokyo, either in a thread or in a PM!?

Patrick

Btw,
You’re of course welcome to come stay with us in Norway, whenever you like! It would be our pleasure to show you around!

Patrick, thank you for kind words.  You will be more than welcomed!  Actually, I have met some members of NG in person when they came to Tokyo: Bjørn Rørslett, bobfriedman, davidpatterson, Mikes, Mongo, atpaula (to name as displayed here) as well as other guys whom I've got to know in other forums.  We've spend great time.

Just like other countries, there are different people, from right wing radicals to left wing radicals (LOL),  I hope I don't belong to either side.  :D

I've initiated some post regarding various scenes here in Tokyo over the years.  Hope you enjoy them:

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,6920.msg111371.html#msg111371

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,6828.msg110105.html#msg110105

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,6779.msg109176.html#msg109176

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,6678.msg107246.html#msg107246

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,5712.msg91748.html#msg91748

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,5176.msg81779.html#msg81779

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,4532.msg71098.html#msg71098

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,4121.msg63392.html#msg63392

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,3627.msg54004.html#msg54004

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,3550.msg52353.html#msg52353

Hope you enjoy them.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Brute on September 19, 2018, 05:54:07
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Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on September 20, 2018, 11:25:17
@post 419: Keith, this is fantastic.Enigmatic and hypnotic. Pulls me in with the promise of a mystery. If this comments dont´make much sense is because it is difficult to express why appeals se much to me.
  Thanks for sharing
 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on September 20, 2018, 11:27:22
Zoran, yet another great set of images, thanks!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on September 20, 2018, 11:28:25
I think this images belongs here as the clouds makes the image work for me.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Zoran Milutinovic on September 20, 2018, 12:31:13
Zoran, yet another great set of images, thanks!
Thank you very much Paco!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on September 20, 2018, 19:18:57
Zoran, I particularly like the combination of colors in your shot 3774a.  Paco, Thanks for your comment.  I believe you have pioneered the first high contrast, 'litho' style cloud shot in the clouds thread.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Zoran Milutinovic on September 21, 2018, 10:02:20
Zoran, I particularly like the combination of colors in your shot 3774a.  Paco, Thanks for your comment.  I believe you have pioneered the first high contrast, 'litho' style cloud shot in the clouds thread.
Thank you very much Pluton!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Viv on September 23, 2018, 23:39:53
From yesterday.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on October 16, 2018, 00:02:41
Yellow cloud  :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on October 16, 2018, 08:07:14
Why not.  A fantasy cloud, maybe?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on October 16, 2018, 09:45:08
Yellow cloud  :D

Nice color!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on October 30, 2018, 09:19:52
2-stitch pano.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Gary on November 19, 2018, 05:39:26
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Planes-O-Fame/i-56V7HhL/2/de75476a/O/IMG_4450a.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Chip Chipowski on December 08, 2018, 18:44:45
Clouds below
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on December 25, 2018, 16:36:47
Today was a classic dull December day with clouds in 100 shades of grey - finishing with a bit of colour at sun down. 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: fentriss on December 26, 2018, 21:51:38
The cloud eater ...
(http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~zeg/images/mai/DSC9210cloud052012c15b.jpg) larger http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~zeg/images/mai/DSC9210cloud052012c4b.jpg (http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~zeg/images/mai/DSC9210cloud052012c4b.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 29, 2018, 12:28:56
The cloud eater ...

Well seen, Richard!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 29, 2018, 12:30:32
Iridescence in Akihabara, Tokyo.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 29, 2018, 13:01:23
Extended view

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4891/46499360991_f11859000a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 31, 2018, 02:04:12
Not exactly clouds per se, but anyway...

Parhelion a.k.a. sundog (thank you, Marco Lanciani, for the identification!).
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on January 02, 2019, 02:29:15

Parhelion a.k.a. sundog (thank you, Marco Lanciani, for the identification!).
Interesting sense of 3d-relief in those clouds, Akira.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on January 02, 2019, 04:19:59
Interesting sense of 3d-relief in those clouds, Akira.

Thank you, Keith.  The main motif of the image is the parhelion, but indeed the clouds are attractive, too.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: armando_m on January 13, 2019, 02:32:41
far away at sunrise
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on January 16, 2019, 13:48:09
Quite peculiar, methinks.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 11, 2019, 16:58:25
February 11

Beautiful weather and skies for this time.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7820/47009782702_929d7dc756_o.jpg)

D850  80-200mm f/2.8
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Seapy on February 15, 2019, 23:09:08
Here are two cloud photos I took last weekend.  They are the first landscapes I have taken with the D800.

I am showing the out of the camera and the processed images to show the remarkable range the D800 actually captures.  Had these not been casual snaps I would have bracketed them because of shooting directly into the sunlit clouds with heavy shadow not long before sunset.

In this first pair I notice a phenomena I have never noticed before where lower clouds cast a strong shadow on higher clouds.

Nikon D800 with 24-120, 24mm, f/4 3200sec, at f/5.6, ISO 400

Processed in Lightroom using 'auto' as a starting point, then adjusting to taste.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7867/40141881913_ea411c5662_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7897/47106592451_b3c0ff658e_o.jpg)

This taken a little later...

48mm, 8,000 sec, at f/5.6

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7843/47106592191_399dd63814_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7834/46192836285_2aa8ec9b16_o.jpg)

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 16, 2019, 01:47:18
Here are two cloud photos I took last weekend.  They are the first landscapes I have taken with the D800.

I am showing the out of the camera and the processed images to show the remarkable range the D800 actually captures.  Had these not been casual snaps I would have bracketed them because of shooting directly into the sunlit clouds with heavy shadow not long before sunset.

In this first pair I notice a phenomena I have never noticed before where lower clouds cast a strong shadow on higher clouds.

Nikon D800 with 24-120, 24mm, f/4 3200sec, at f/5.6, ISO 400

Processed in Lightroom using 'auto' as a starting point, then adjusting to taste.

I like the overall lightings and the somewhat cool tone in the very first image, even though the dynamic range is narrower than that of the processed one.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on February 16, 2019, 08:15:15
I also like the rendition of the first one best. The tonal capture range (dynamic range?) of the D800 is quite good. IMO, the days of the 'next new camera' having greatly improved tonal capture range ended with the D800.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on February 16, 2019, 08:30:33
Winter brings cool weather clouds like these to the Los Angeles basin.  Estimate the deck to be right about 300m/1000 feet, seen from about 400m/1300 feet.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Seapy on February 16, 2019, 08:42:29
I like the overall lightings and the somewhat cool tone in the very first image, even though the dynamic range is narrower than that of the processed one.

Thanks for the comment Akira, I always struggle knowing how far to push an image, I was so amazed what came out if the darkness I felt I had to reveal it, that together with the clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Seapy on February 16, 2019, 08:48:14
I also like the rendition of the first one best. The tonal capture range (dynamic range?) of the D800 is quite good. IMO, the days of the 'next new camera' having greatly improved tonal capture range ended with the D800.

Thank you Keith, I am very much feeling my way with the D800, it amazes and delights me each time I take it out.  The D3 is definitely taking a back seat now.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Seapy on February 16, 2019, 23:13:57
Is this any better?

Showing the original, first edit and second attempt.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7867/40141881913_ea411c5662_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7897/47106592451_b3c0ff658e_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7817/46393002924_fcf5b13518_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on February 17, 2019, 01:20:54
I like the new edit, Robert.  The decision of how much to lift the dark areas is always critical, and I find that I frequently have to to go back several times to make sure I haven't overcooked it---and even then, I'll come back a year later and decide that I've overcooked it.  I think this much lightening works well for this shot. If it were mine, I'd look into the possibility of cooling off the warm color in the bottom 1/3rd.  As always, YMMV. 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 17, 2019, 03:12:26
Robert, thank you for sparing your time to offer other candidates.

Having said that, I still like the very first image.   As Keith says, YMMV.  Personally, I like the initial image simply because of the degree of abstraction.  In other words, I don't expect more realistic rendition of the "landscape" at least in this partiular case, but the interesting interactions of the shapes of the mountains and the clouds.  I might want to trim the bottom part of the frame wee bit, though.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Seapy on February 17, 2019, 09:17:36
Thank you Keith and Akira, I have made slight adjustments to the crop and reduced the saturation in the lower third.  I am beginning to learn that subtlety can be better than saturation but the judgment is very fine.

It's approaching a picture I would like to hang on my wall.  I find that particular locality particularly attractive, in the lower right hand corner is a small farm called 'Hoses', it figures prominently in Google Earth, even at a relatively small scale.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7867/47068399472_8aef8e571e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Øivind Tøien on February 17, 2019, 10:21:08

Yes, that is much better, Robert, really nice atmosphere is this capture.

(The thing is, if a nature capture like this one gets overcooked, the image looses credibility.)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 17, 2019, 11:46:35
Robert, if you are aiming at a beautiful landscape worth hanging on the wall, the last image IS the one!  I love the framing, too!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 17, 2019, 12:31:33
I thought the way to go was two images, one exposed for the brighter, and one for the darker and merge in your editor.
One can fake it by processing the one image similarly for two different exposures and merge likewise,
(my toppence).
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on February 17, 2019, 20:24:15
Robert, this final edit is very nice and might make the best print.  After all the versions, the first one, with the overexposed hot patch of sky, still has its charms.  Maybe it lives in two versions?
 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Seapy on February 17, 2019, 22:18:43
Yes, that is much better, Robert, really nice atmosphere is this capture.

(The thing is, if a nature capture like this one gets overcooked, the image looses credibility.)

Thank you Øivind, I was so amazed with what Lightroom 'Auto' adjust produced that I went with it.

I have to adjust myself to accept a darker image isn't necessarily bad.  I agree on the overcooking, I used to play with images for days trying to extract detail and effect I knew was there but struggled to reveal.  The images often looked so overworked and overcooked that having got the effect I wanted I did it over again with a clean file without all the intermediate step to get a much cleaner and fresher result.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Seapy on February 17, 2019, 22:20:35
Robert, if you are aiming at a beautiful landscape worth hanging on the wall, the last image IS the one!  I love the framing, too!

Thank you Akira, I appreciate your help and interest, I have much to learn.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Seapy on February 17, 2019, 22:25:25
I thought the way to go was two images, one exposed for the brighter, and one for the darker and merge in your editor.
One can fake it by processing the one image similarly for two different exposures and merge likewise,
(my toppence).

Yes, I agree with you Fons,  normally I would have bracketed five exposures at .3 stop but I was just having a casual walk with my son on the fells, not really geared up for masterpieces!  We are going up again this afternoon, exploring slate mines this time... Who know what I will come back with.  ::)

Sod all...  :'(  I forgot to take a CF Card.  ::) ::) ::)

Mind you we did explore one of the mines, unofficially.  Enormous caverns below ground blasted out of solid rock.  It keep this post on topic, there must have been clouds of smoke from all the black powder used to blast the tunnels.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Seapy on February 17, 2019, 22:33:50
Robert, this final edit is very nice and might make the best print.  After all the versions, the first one, with the overexposed hot patch of sky, still has its charms.  Maybe it lives in two versions?

Thank you Keith, I am hoping to make a print of it, a bit of a happy accident!

One final time...  De-fringed, the bright skyline suffered from severe cyan-magenta CA fringing.  I ended up having to remove it by hand, the ACR de-fringing left a thin grey, de-saturated outline where the fringes were.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7832/33252496098_eae99d6815_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 21, 2019, 04:55:25
Looks nice, Robert!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 21, 2019, 04:55:57
Playful clouds dancing around the sun.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 04, 2019, 14:27:57
Bottom of dooming clouds.  It eventually started to rain accompanied by some thunder roars and lightnings.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Olivier on May 07, 2019, 10:39:16
I see many great images here!

This was this morning, breakfast on my balcony.
6 images pano, X-T1 with 18-55mm lens.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on May 18, 2019, 10:25:59
IR clouds

(Nikon D70-IR with 720nm replacement of the internal anti-alias filter)

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on May 18, 2019, 20:23:37
Spotlights

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 19, 2019, 03:08:21
I see many great images here!

This was this morning, breakfast on my balcony.
6 images pano, X-T1 with 18-55mm lens.

Olivier, this is spectacular!


Spotlights

Massimo, this looks like a close encounter!  Amazing!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on May 26, 2019, 08:29:10

Massimo, this looks like a close encounter!  Amazing!

Thanks, Akira! Felt something like Independence Day...  From my office window, I always have a camera with me.

This other one is not announcing space invaders, but then has a more "atomic" look:

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Mikes on June 04, 2019, 07:38:20
Mount Etna, Sicily, taken early morning a couple of weeks ago, before the current eruption, using the 300/4.0 PF.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on June 04, 2019, 08:00:18
Mount Etna, Sicily, taken early morning a couple of weeks ago, before the current eruption, using the 300/4.0 PF.
When I was in primary school (more than 50 yrs ago), Mount Etna was credited with a height of 3263 m.
Nowadays, the summit is variously credited: textbooks say 3343 m, google says 3350 m, Wikipedia says 3326 m. Other sources say 3330 m.

Anyhow, in 50 years this volcano has grown by more than 60 meters!

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Mikes on June 05, 2019, 01:05:07
When I was in primary school (more than 50 yrs ago), Mount Etna was credited with a height of 3263 m.
Nowadays, the summit is variously credited: textbooks say 3343 m, google says 3350 m, Wikipedia says 3326 m. Other sources say 3330 m.

Anyhow, in 50 years this volcano has grown by more than 60 meters!

Ciao from Massimo

Thanks, Massimo. Yes, this mountain is immense - its hard to appreciate its sheer size, not only its height but especially its girth, without driving around it.

We really enjoyed the wines made on its foothills, especially the delicate whites.
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Post by: mxbianco on June 05, 2019, 06:25:38
Thanks, Massimo. Yes, this mountain is immense - its hard to appreciate its sheer size, not only its height but especially its girth, without driving around it.

We really enjoyed the wines made on its foothills, especially the delicate whites.

Every plant that grows in this lava-enriched soil will have a particular and distinctive flavor, next time you'll have to try ice cream with Bronte's pistachios! (gelato al pistacchio)

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Akira on June 17, 2019, 22:23:55
Lit by the reflected light of the rising sun.
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Post by: Thomas Stellwag on June 18, 2019, 14:02:08
Akira, the red sky looks phantastic
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Post by: Akira on June 18, 2019, 14:35:05
Akira, the red sky looks phantastic

Thank you, Thomas.  The color is real!
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Post by: Brute on June 29, 2019, 02:10:56
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on July 25, 2019, 11:27:57
Nice light, Ken.

Waterloo, the battle field. Phone pic.
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Post by: Akira on August 10, 2019, 12:20:35
This was quite a character...
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Post by: Chip Chipowski on August 17, 2019, 04:47:22
Rockaway Beach, OR
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Post by: Akira on September 07, 2019, 04:02:11
Literal daybreak.
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on September 07, 2019, 05:44:38
A spectacular display - and a great start to a day.

Literal daybreak.
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Post by: Akira on September 07, 2019, 07:00:11
A spectacular display - and a great start to a day.

Thank you, Hugh.  It is hot and humid now.   :o :o :o
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Post by: pluton on September 07, 2019, 20:21:10
That is some fine cloud action that you have captured, Akira.
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Post by: Akira on September 07, 2019, 22:30:58
That is some fine cloud action that you have captured, Akira.

Thank you, Keith.  I didn't have a camera when I noticed this.  It was worth rushing back to my room to grab the camera.
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Post by: mxbianco on September 09, 2019, 16:21:12
Sunset, Valensole Plateau, France

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: mxbianco on September 13, 2019, 18:02:55
Causse Méjean, Cévennes, Southern France

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Peter Connan on September 16, 2019, 18:46:05
Clouds at night.

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Post by: elsid on September 16, 2019, 21:28:32
A summer night (July) on the island of Naxos.
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Post by: Akira on September 22, 2019, 00:22:17
Clouds are essential to the dawn image.
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Post by: pluton on September 23, 2019, 07:43:01
The circle in the sky at Venice Beach, Los Angeles.
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Post by: John Geerts on September 23, 2019, 14:36:25
Stunning light.
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Post by: Akira on September 23, 2019, 21:49:19
The circle in the sky at Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

Nice capture of the halo with the beach!
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Post by: Tristin on September 23, 2019, 22:32:32
Keith, nice image.  The position of the aircraft's contrail is especially fortuitous.  Composition overall is very pleasing and the halo adds some magic.
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Post by: pluton on September 24, 2019, 22:36:12
Thanks for commenting, glad everyone liked the shot.
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Post by: Akira on October 02, 2019, 10:55:00
Clouds at dusk.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on October 09, 2019, 13:58:36
August 18, Loire, France

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48870187782_1377b06dc6_o.jpg)

D850, 20mm f/1.8
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Post by: PeterN on October 09, 2019, 16:09:38
Great work, Fons!
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Post by: PeterN on October 09, 2019, 16:20:27
Shot with iPhone 6s:

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3643378814-4.jpg)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on October 09, 2019, 16:49:41
Great work, Fons!

Thank you Peter.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48870169198_6ef63fdc6f_o.jpg)
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Post by: PeterN on October 09, 2019, 17:17:43
Also wonderful!
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 09, 2019, 20:10:15
Minutes before a hard rain pelted down over the streets of Oslo.
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Post by: PeterN on October 09, 2019, 21:22:38
Minutes before a hard rain pelted down over the streets of Oslo.

Spectacular!
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 09, 2019, 23:33:26
More urban cloudscapes ....
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Post by: Akira on October 09, 2019, 23:41:29
Minutes before a hard rain pelted down over the streets of Oslo.

Looks like an IR image?


More urban cloudscapes ....

Now this is dramatic!
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 10, 2019, 00:00:29
Looks like an IR image?

No IR, Akira. Just a quick snapshot while I was looking for a shelter for the soon-to-appear rain.

The last one is IR, however.
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Post by: Akira on October 10, 2019, 00:02:49
No IR, Akira. Just a quick snapshot while I was looking for a shelter for the soon-to-appear rain.

The last one is IR, however.

Thank you, Birna.  I thought that was vice-versa.  Hope you could find the shelter!
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Post by: Akira on October 10, 2019, 00:03:53
And this was shot while Birna is responding to my post.
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Post by: mxbianco on October 10, 2019, 08:58:58
And this was shot while Birna is responding to my post.

Yesterday there were nice clouds all round the world. When you posted your photo it was round midnight in my time zone (maybe 9 am in yours? Anyway, full sun)
Around 22 (in my time zone), but with a beautiful moon, and earlier in the day with cotton clouds (second one is IR). Same point of view, from my window facing South.

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: mxbianco on October 10, 2019, 09:10:10
Thank you Peter.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48870169198_6ef63fdc6f_o.jpg)
In photo #508, is it vapor from one of the nuclear power stations along the Loire? Reminds me of the sector between Sully and Sancerre...

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Fons Baerken on October 10, 2019, 12:32:54
Avoine, Centrale nucléaire de Chinon Massimo.

See also https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=8813.0 (https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=8813.0)

BTW i noticed the pano was greatly reduced in size from when i posted it.

Here https://www.flickr.com/photos/fonsbaerken/48626326052/in/datetaken/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/fonsbaerken/48626326052/in/datetaken/)
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Post by: mxbianco on October 10, 2019, 13:08:07
Avoine, Centrale nucléaire de Chinon Massimo.

See also https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=8813.0 (https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=8813.0)

BTW i noticed the pano was greatly reduced in size from when i posted it.

Here https://www.flickr.com/photos/fonsbaerken/48626326052/in/datetaken/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/fonsbaerken/48626326052/in/datetaken/)

It is nice that they didn't shoot you :o, nuclear plants are sensitive targets...

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 10, 2019, 13:46:58
More urbanised cloudscapes.
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Post by: Tristin on October 10, 2019, 19:34:31
Fons, #508 is lovely.  Would be great on a wall!
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 11, 2019, 07:01:54
Plenty of clouds out of Nyksund, Northern Norway during my visit this year:

#1
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3646295506.jpg)

#2
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3646295503.jpg)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on October 11, 2019, 07:20:26
Fons, #508 is lovely.  Would be great on a wall!

Thank you Tristin
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 11, 2019, 10:52:22
Lofoten is a perfect cloudscape-gathering location :)

Near midnight sun colours cloud banks (slightly off season, but the photo *is* taken at midnight. Andrea couldn't believe how bright everything was even at that time of day (or night)).

Df with 400/5.6 AIS.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on October 11, 2019, 11:26:47
Lofoten is a perfect cloudscape-gathering location :)

Near midnight sun colours cloud banks (slightly off season, but the photo *is* taken at midnight. Andrea couldn't believe how bright everything was even at that time of day (or night)).

Df with 400/5.6 AIS.


Dramatic beauty
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Post by: Fons Baerken on October 11, 2019, 11:35:25
Dutch clouds, scape and distant bridge.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48804311566_aff9fc26bf_o.jpg)

D850, 58mm f/1.4
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Post by: Fons Baerken on October 11, 2019, 12:19:41
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40917276923_574d2664cc_o.jpg)

Clouds over Amsterdam central railwaystation

D850, 35mm f/1.4
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Post by: Akira on October 11, 2019, 12:31:02
Lofoten is a perfect cloudscape-gathering location :)

Near midnight sun colours cloud banks (slightly off season, but the photo *is* taken at midnight. Andrea couldn't believe how bright everything was even at that time of day (or night)).

Df with 400/5.6 AIS.

Amazing image that looks like the volcano explosion!


Dutch clouds, scape and distant bridge.

D850, 58mm f/1.4

Reminds me of some Rene Magritte.  Nice!
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Post by: mxbianco on October 13, 2019, 08:23:01
Donald Trump facing left

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: pluton on October 18, 2019, 07:23:40
 We had nice clouds yesterday at Clover Park, Santa Monica.  6 frame pano w/ tree at center bottom.
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Post by: mxbianco on October 26, 2019, 23:03:40
Toulourenc

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Akira on October 26, 2019, 23:57:24
Morning clouds, backlit and outlined.
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Post by: beryllium10 on October 28, 2019, 04:04:13
Akira, I think this is part of a view that appears in many of your posted photos. Yet it's seen differently each time.  Another fine photo, it conveys the atmosphere so well.  Cheers,  John
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Post by: Akira on October 28, 2019, 06:08:50
Akira, I think this is part of a view that appears in many of your posted photos. Yet it's seen differently each time.  Another fine photo, it conveys the atmosphere so well.  Cheers,  John

John, you are absolutely right!  Many of the images posted here were shot from the same vantage point which is the 6th floor of the emergency stairs of my apartment.  As you point out, the nature never ceases to offer fresh views.  Thank you for the comment!
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Post by: mxbianco on November 03, 2019, 18:36:15
Morning clouds, from my windows

Same as Akira above, almost every day there is a new photographic facet of nature's kaleidoscope...or multiple facets depending on luck and available time to look out the window...

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Akira on November 07, 2019, 20:26:48
Same as Akira above, almost every day there is a new photographic facet of nature's kaleidoscope...or multiple facets depending on luck and available time to look out the window...

Ciao from Massimo

Stunning red color!
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Post by: Akira on November 07, 2019, 20:28:12
I like this ethereal cloud.
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Post by: mxbianco on November 08, 2019, 08:33:25
I like this ethereal cloud.

I love clouds, they are everchanging subjects, when you look at one it looks like solid marble, you blink your eyes and the marble has another shape -and color-

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Akira on November 08, 2019, 11:36:12
I love clouds, they are everchanging subjects, when you look at one it looks like solid marble, you blink your eyes and the marble has another shape -and color-

Ciao from Massimo

You are absolutely right, Massimo!  Shooting clouds is like shooting sports!
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Post by: mxbianco on November 18, 2019, 10:02:47
Clouds over Galibier, French Alps

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Akira on November 18, 2019, 11:25:31
Clouds over Galibier, French Alps

Ciao from Massimo

Impressively beautiful shot, Massimo!
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Post by: golunvolo on November 18, 2019, 19:00:05
Yes Massimo, beautiful nature
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Post by: John Geerts on November 18, 2019, 19:04:07
Great graphics and contrast with the skyline and the clouds.
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Post by: mxbianco on November 19, 2019, 00:41:43
Thanks John, Paco and Akira!

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: pluton on December 14, 2019, 07:49:46
Clouds over the Mojave Desert in November w/ the Fujifilm 23mm.
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Post by: mxbianco on January 10, 2020, 10:30:02
Godzilla

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Akira on January 10, 2020, 14:34:14
Keith and Massimo, you made a fantastic diptych together!
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Post by: mxbianco on January 10, 2020, 18:23:45
Keith and Massimo, you made a fantastic diptych together!

Thanks, Akira!

It was not casual, I tried to post a photo with similar tones to Keith's.

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: pluton on January 10, 2020, 22:39:06
Nice one, Massimo!  Clouds and dusk are often a great combination.
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Post by: mxbianco on January 11, 2020, 14:11:49
Nice one, Massimo!  Clouds and dusk are often a great combination.
Thanks, Keith! I also liked the fact that the skylines of the two photos are like Yin and Yang, one the complementary of the other.

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: rosko on January 27, 2020, 14:40:11

Many great pics, here !

Clouds and dusk are often a great combination.

So true !
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Post by: Lars Hansen on February 14, 2020, 23:41:56
Francis, Keith, Massimo and Akira - simply cloud eye candy  :D

A recent cloud experience from a winter hike along the beach - cold, windy and very cloudy. 
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Post by: Tristin on February 15, 2020, 00:12:30
LArs, the tone and grain of #553 is very pleasant.
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Post by: pluton on February 15, 2020, 18:51:14
A recent cloud experience from a winter hike along the beach - cold, windy and very cloudy.
I like the 'square' composition here, Lars.  Are you still using the XE-1 as suggested in your signature? I still have mine as a spare, but acquired an XE-2s on sale.
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Post by: Akira on February 15, 2020, 22:56:47
Nice one, Massimo!  Clouds and dusk are often a great combination.

Nah, the combination of clouds and dawn is no slouch!
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on February 16, 2020, 01:33:10
Akira - I agree - and as the British say "the early bird gets the worm".  ;D

Nice colour combinations here.

Nah, the combination of clouds and dawn is no slouch!
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Post by: Akira on February 16, 2020, 07:38:16
Akira - I agree - and as the British say "the early bird gets the worm".  ;D

Nice colour combinations here.

Thank you, Hugh.  To tell the truth, I stayed up too long.   :o :o :o
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Post by: Lars Hansen on February 16, 2020, 12:11:01
LArs, the tone and grain of #553 is very pleasant.
Thanks Tristin - I often find it challenging to find the balance when processing cloud shots so I'm glad you like the result. 

I like the 'square' composition here, Lars.  Are you still using the XE-1 as suggested in your signature? I still have mine as a spare, but acquired an XE-2s on sale.
Thanks Keith - I'm glad you like the composition. I wondered if it might be somewhat static or lifeless but my eye sort of insisted on this framing. Yes, I'm still using my X-E1 on a regular basis but this shot was taken with my X-T1 - I found a used but good sample. I prefer the rangefinder style of the X-E1 and in some cases also the colour output from the X-E1 compared to the X-T1. I should probably have skipped the X-T1 and got an X-E3 instead but I was dissapointed that the X-E3 had no flip screen.             
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Post by: Lars Hansen on February 16, 2020, 12:15:59
Nah, the combination of clouds and dawn is no slouch!
Oh.. intense colourful dawn!  :o
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Post by: Akira on February 16, 2020, 15:21:49
Oh.. intense colourful dawn!  :o

Yes, Lars, it was a WOW moment!
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Post by: armando_m on February 16, 2020, 16:31:31
Nah, the combination of clouds and dawn is no slouch!
Superb!
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Post by: armando_m on February 16, 2020, 16:36:29
Shot with my mobile
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Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 16, 2020, 18:15:27
Shot with my mobile

super colours
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Post by: pluton on February 16, 2020, 20:14:04
Nah, the combination of clouds and dawn is no slouch!
Fascinating shot...what a sky!
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Post by: Akira on February 16, 2020, 20:14:34
Shot with my mobile

Apparently, superb is the word for your image.
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Post by: Akira on February 16, 2020, 20:15:28
Fascinating shot...what a sky!

Thank you, Keith!
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Post by: John Geerts on February 16, 2020, 21:32:39
Shot with my mobile
What an amazing colour combination, wow.
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Post by: John Geerts on February 16, 2020, 21:34:13
Nah, the combination of clouds and dawn is no slouch!
Really special tone and colours, Akira.
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Post by: Akira on February 17, 2020, 03:24:08
Really special tone and colours, Akira.

Thank you, John.  This color will change to orange in a minute or so.
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Post by: golunvolo on February 19, 2020, 23:27:18
Full of.

  d200 ir, 18-70mm @18mm
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Post by: golunvolo on March 09, 2020, 22:50:26
Impressive cloud formation on top of Sierra Nevada.


 
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 09, 2020, 23:14:27
Very impressive skies.

Are you standing on one of the hilltops around Granada? I remember we had a nice view nearby a power substation, in 2018.
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Post by: golunvolo on March 09, 2020, 23:28:50
Yes, but not very high. Very good location to see the mountains...40°26'18.236" N 3°42'20.604" W
 
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Post by: Akira on March 10, 2020, 00:46:15
Impressive cloud formation on top of Sierra Nevada.

Unbelievable!  It looks as if Jupiter is right behind the mountain!
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Post by: Nikfuson on March 10, 2020, 10:30:34
Incredible...really!
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Post by: golunvolo on March 10, 2020, 11:35:11
Thank you guys. I´ll try to get a bigger view for reference
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Post by: golunvolo on March 11, 2020, 09:42:36
Here it is, sort of, from smaller and closer to further away and bigger: street lamp, village, mountain, cloud, moon.

   In real life looked like a sci-fi ilustration  :o
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Post by: Fons Baerken on March 11, 2020, 09:44:29
Super Paco :)
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Post by: Akira on March 11, 2020, 10:40:30
Here it is, sort of, from smaller and closer to further away and bigger: street lamp, village, mountain, cloud, moon.

   In real life looked like a sci-fi ilustration  :o

Paco, Paco, Paco!  This is surreal!
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Post by: Akira on March 11, 2020, 12:06:01
Rather daily clouds.  :)
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Post by: John Geerts on March 11, 2020, 17:54:32
Here it is, sort of, from smaller and closer to further away and bigger: street lamp, village, mountain, cloud, moon.

   In real life looked like a sci-fi ilustration  :o
Incredible Paco.
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Post by: John Geerts on March 11, 2020, 17:56:00
Rather daily clouds.  :)
Effective shadow enhances the natural sky.  Very nice.
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Post by: Akira on March 11, 2020, 21:12:24
Effective shadow enhances the natural sky.  Very nice.

Thank you, John!
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Post by: golunvolo on March 12, 2020, 01:54:00
It does, Akira. Buildings edges both guides the gaze and counterpoints structure, light and texture to make them pop. I specially enjoy the subtle information in the shadows. It makez for a second image after you have enjoyed the obvious one.

Thanks John!
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Post by: Akira on March 12, 2020, 04:59:55
Thank you, Paco, for kind words.  You accurately traced the way my brain worked.  The pliability of the DNG file yielded from Sigma helped me to render both the sky and the shadows the way I wanted.
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Post by: fentriss on March 29, 2020, 21:27:26
Some clouds seen with d850-pc19. Pixel size high truncated. bye bye,richard
http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~zeg/images/pc19/wolk2018c99.jpg (http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~zeg/images/pc19/wolk2018c99.jpg)
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Post by: Akira on March 30, 2020, 00:53:53
Some clouds seen with d850-pc19. Pixel size high truncated. bye bye,richard
http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~zeg/images/pc19/wolk2018c99.jpg (http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~zeg/images/pc19/wolk2018c99.jpg)

This is truly a dramatic shot!
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Post by: Akira on March 30, 2020, 13:13:46
Shot this morning.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on April 18, 2020, 11:34:35
The storm brings interesting clouds...
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Post by: pluton on April 19, 2020, 01:56:39
The storm brings interesting clouds...
I favor the first one, 96, because it has two banks of clouds superimposed, each with it's own different flavor of light.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on April 19, 2020, 05:22:10
I favor the first one, 96, because it has two banks of clouds superimposed, each with it's own different flavor of light.

Am glad that there is one you like, Keith.  I also liked the way the setting sun casting its light on the city.
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Post by: golunvolo on April 28, 2020, 01:51:09
A change of pace. I have been looking at older pictures for work and this pop out, kind of

Bea

  Nikon d700, 24-70 2.8g
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on May 02, 2020, 18:47:56
The storm brings interesting clouds...
It certainly does Akira! - (again) some great cloudscapes and great light over the city as well.

A change of pace. I have been looking at older pictures for work and this pop out, kind of

Bea
Somewhat average clouds but great shot.
   
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Post by: Thomas G on May 08, 2020, 18:16:03
Quote from: golunvolo
Here it is, sort of, from smaller and closer to further away and bigger: street lamp, village, mountain, cloud, moon.

   In real life looked like a sci-fi ilustration  :o

Wow, love it!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on May 08, 2020, 18:23:26
A change of pace. I have been looking at older pictures for work and this pop out, kind of

Bea

  Nikon d700, 24-70 2.8g

 D700 was by far the best camera  :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 08, 2020, 20:58:09
A change of pace. I have been looking at older pictures for work and this pop out, kind of

Bea

  Nikon d700, 24-70 2.8g

Beautiful image.  Beautiful everything...


It certainly does Akira! - (again) some great cloudscapes and great light over the city as well.

Thank you, Lars!  Yes, I liked the atmosphere created by the setting sun.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 23, 2020, 16:09:21
Four phases of the clouds...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Brute on June 02, 2020, 06:28:34
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Post by: HCS on June 02, 2020, 09:13:43
Ken's image above made me think of the "Land of the long white cloud", of my holiday there in the film era.

Scan of a slide (shot on Velvia 100F with FM3a and probably 24mm f/2.8 AIS), somewhere along a road we were driving.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 02, 2020, 13:11:26
Ken's image above made me think of the "Land of the long white cloud", of my holiday there in the film era.

Scan of a slide (shot on Velvia 100F with FM3a and probably 24mm f/2.8 AIS), somewhere along a road we were driving.

Indeed, your images coincide really well.  Both look pleasant.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 02, 2020, 13:13:43
I could see some photogenic sunset color from my place for the first time in quite some time.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: HCS on June 02, 2020, 20:01:39
Thank you, dear Akira.

Your latest image indeed show beautiful hues in blue, red and yellow!
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Post by: Akira on June 02, 2020, 22:51:15
Thank you, dear Akira.

Your latest image indeed show beautiful hues in blue, red and yellow!

Thank you, Hans.  It was the very gradation that impressed me.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 20, 2020, 13:51:13
Fluffy monster.
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Post by: fentriss on June 26, 2020, 19:27:25
Clouds? of course. The last sunlight and the end of the day, of all time? Arranged with nikons d850+pc19. Location is Munich city, with "downtown" Haidhausen. Area is known as Bordeauxplatz, with the Wörthstraße from right to the left side. byebye,richard
(http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~zeg/muenchen/muewoerthstr39z062020c75.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Erik Lund on June 29, 2020, 12:18:26
A change of pace. I have been looking at older pictures for work and this pop out, kind of

Bea

  Nikon d700, 24-70 2.8g
Clouds,,, what clouds   :o :o :o

Very nice one, really nice with a twist on the Theme!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on June 29, 2020, 15:08:59
 ;D thanks Akira
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Tom Hook on June 30, 2020, 03:00:31
Was chasing clouds on a stormy day trying to get to an horizon that was open and had a view I liked as the clouds were forming quickly and falling apart even faster. Saw this - okay - but the storm was unrelenting. Took this snap and by the time I was back behind the wheel of my car, the sky opened up - inundation!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 04, 2020, 15:04:02
Was chasing clouds on a stormy day trying to get to an horizon that was open and had a view I liked as the clouds were forming quickly and falling apart even faster. Saw this - okay - but the storm was unrelenting. Took this snap and by the time I was back behind the wheel of my car, the sky opened up - inundation!

Looks like a marbling print.  Very dynamic!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 04, 2020, 15:05:56
After the storm.
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Post by: HCS on July 06, 2020, 20:24:19
Lit.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 08, 2020, 13:00:08
Lit.

Superb shot, Hans!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: HCS on July 09, 2020, 14:06:33
Superb shot, Hans!

Thank you Akira. I truly appreciate your comment. It's coming from the "Cloud Master"  :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 09, 2020, 17:01:32
Thank you Akira. I truly appreciate your comment. It's coming from the "Cloud Master"  :D

Actually, the clouds are the masters.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 09, 2020, 19:10:59
So many new magnificent cloudscapes in this theme!

My cameras have been collecting dust most of the time for a long while but yesterday evening I managed to open the window and catch some evening clouds drifting lazily by.   
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Tom Hook on July 09, 2020, 19:58:37
Looks like a marbling print.  Very dynamic!
Thanks Akira. Also, you taught me something new, marbling print. I’ve seen such prints but never knew what they were called.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 10, 2020, 05:38:34
Thanks Akira. Also, you taught me something new, marbling print. I’ve seen such prints but never knew what they were called.

Tom, I just looked into the online Japanese-English dictionary.  :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 11, 2020, 12:30:31
Cloudy dusk.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Tom Hook on July 12, 2020, 04:14:24
Sfumato Clouds
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Post by: Akira on July 12, 2020, 07:59:37
Cumulonimbus.  The image is stiched with four horizontal frames
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Post by: Akira on July 12, 2020, 09:25:32
Another Cumulonimbus.  Stitched with two horizontal frames.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on July 12, 2020, 10:39:45
Also posted in Daily July 2020

A kind of 'Margritte' clouds  ;)

(https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9527.0;attach=45146;image)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Chip Chipowski on July 23, 2020, 19:54:32
Clouds in Northern California
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: ColinM on July 24, 2020, 21:20:02
Clouds in Northern California

I'd happily look out of the window at this Chip.
Were you flying, or just exploring at altitude?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on July 25, 2020, 21:49:12
I'd happily look out of the window at this Chip.
Were you flying, or just exploring at altitude?
Yes, mor details please.  This shot has that 'edge of space' quality to it.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: CS on July 26, 2020, 00:44:29
Yes, mor details please.  This shot has that 'edge of space' quality to it.

Indeed, a very nice shot!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Brute on July 26, 2020, 06:08:27
Was hoping to try for some comet shots but too many clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Chip Chipowski on July 26, 2020, 07:06:44
Thanks for the feedback, this was from a flight - Portland, OR to Santa Ana, CA
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on August 06, 2020, 21:52:30
Swimming in a cloudy sky
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on August 07, 2020, 04:32:16
Love this.

And in your national colours as well!  ;D

Swimming in a cloudy sky
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Erik Lund on August 07, 2020, 10:52:25
I have added something underrated to my collection; Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E
Must admit i'm blown away by it, it has all hallmarks of what I like in a creative tool that can be applied for so many scenes and really adds signature, not just outstanding sharpness but also butter smooth transitions and wonderful vignetting even though both the rear front elements are huge resulting in soft even Bokeh - Highly recommended!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 07, 2020, 13:56:53
I have added something underrated to my collection; Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E
Must admit i'm blown away by it, it has all hallmarks of what I like in a creative tool that can be applied for so many scenes and really adds signature, not just outstanding sharpness but also butter smooth transitions and wonderful vignetting even though both the rear front elements are huge resulting in soft even Bokeh - Highly recommended!
You seem to get the best out of it. Nice picture.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on August 07, 2020, 14:21:13
Thank you Hugh! It’s obvious why we choose these colors Blue-white

Erik the separation is very nice!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 07, 2020, 18:18:55
I have added something underrated to my collection; Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E

Very similar clouds shot last evening .. here with the Fuji XF 14 f/2.8  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on August 08, 2020, 10:43:56
Yes very similar clouds
I was lucky yesterday afternoon  to find some clouds giving this view and have z50 with me
That’s impressed  me is the same IQ from side to side with the 16-50 kit lens
I was so  impressed by the scene so I forgot to make some panos, these are crops
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hugh_3170 on August 08, 2020, 13:24:26
Amazing transformation Nasos that just a few minutes will do.  I like both, but prefer the first.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on August 08, 2020, 19:52:59
Thank you Hugh, it’s about 25 min difference in time
My preference is also the first one :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 11, 2020, 08:51:34
Yat another cumulonimbus.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on August 13, 2020, 13:33:48
Nice Akira :)
These photos  may  not actually fit to this category
This is the beginning of a storm -called Thalia- with more than 8 hours of heavy rain in the same area
Eight people were lost this night the forest that could stop the water wasn’t there, was burnt last year :'(
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 13, 2020, 13:47:03
Nice Akira :)
These photos  may  not actually fit to this category
This is the beginning of a storm -called Thalia- with more than 8 hours of heavy rain in the same area
Eight people were lost this night the forest that could stop the water wasn’t there, was burnt last year :'(

Thank you, Nasos.  Yours are amazing capture, but the story behind it is too sad.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 13, 2020, 13:48:51
...and this is another cumulonimbus beautifully lit by the setting sun.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: elsid on August 21, 2020, 19:25:33
Α "cloudy" sunrise. Looks to me like forest fire.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on September 01, 2020, 22:09:00
I just had to change the hard disk on my computer. Copying some files this came out.

    Sunset in the distance in Granada.
    Pretty sure is d500 and 70-200mm 2.8 fl
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 04, 2020, 17:05:04
I just had to change the hard disk on my computer. Copying some files this came out.

    Sunset in the distance in Granada.
    Pretty sure is d500 and 70-200mm 2.8 fl

What a beautiful juxtaposition of complementary colors!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 04, 2020, 17:06:42
These clouds looked like smoke of huge explosions.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on September 04, 2020, 20:27:35
Thank you Akira.


  Your clouds look like from an explosion, were they?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 04, 2020, 21:57:03
Your clouds look like from an explosion, were they?

Fortunately, no.  But the convection was explosive due to the crazily hot weather!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Tristin on September 07, 2020, 03:07:42
Akira,  second image in #646 is grand yet calm!  Would love to see it in b/w.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 07, 2020, 11:05:57
Akira,  second image in #646 is grand yet calm!  Would love to see it in b/w.

Tristin, welcome back!  Thank you for the inspiration.  Here's my take on the B&W conversion.  For some reason, the B&W version made me want to trim it a bit...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 09, 2020, 12:59:58
Shot in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on September 09, 2020, 22:35:22
Akia you are the cloud master.
Nice pictures.
I dare add one of my own.
(D500, 17-55 @17mm and f8)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 09, 2020, 22:40:13
Akia you are the cloud master.
Nice pictures.
I dare add one of my own.
(D500, 17-55 @17mm and f8)

Thank you, Bent!  I like the rhythm created by the clouds in your image.

Here's yet another dawn clouds image.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on September 10, 2020, 14:42:56
The cloud patterns are limitless and i enjoy this thread thoroughly!
Thank you Akira and the rest of NG for participating in this inspiring thread :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 10, 2020, 17:04:14
The cloud patterns are limitless and i enjoy this thread thoroughly!
Thank you Akira and the rest of NG for participating in this inspiring thread :)

Thank you, Jakov, for the encouragement.  It is nice to appreciate the infinite amount of variations of patterns, and tying to present the clouds in various ways is a fun!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: PeterN on September 10, 2020, 17:41:51
Thank you, Jakov, for the encouragement.  It is nice to appreciate the infinite amount of variations of patterns, and tying to present the clouds in various ways is a fun!

I agree with Jakov and yourself, Akira.
Sometimes I just sit (or lay down) and watch the clouds in the sky change.
Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 16, 2020, 12:25:48
I agree with Jakov and yourself, Akira.
Sometimes I just sit (or lay down) and watch the clouds in the sky change.
Thanks for sharing!

Glad you enjoy them, Peter!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 16, 2020, 12:28:55
Reflected clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 18, 2020, 17:12:29
Do you hear that impressive guitar riff and that pulsating bass drum?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 21, 2020, 07:42:29
More clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 28, 2020, 05:15:06
Sometimes clouds make ordinary scenes look a bit surreal.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on October 12, 2020, 00:29:05
The rock of Gibraltar playing hide and seek.
  D5300 ir, 200mm f4 ai
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on October 22, 2020, 19:23:42
The rock of Gibraltar playing hide and seek.
  D5300 ir, 200mm f4 ai

Very dynamic image, Paco!  The bird offers a nice final touch to the image.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on October 22, 2020, 20:05:06
Thank you Akira, so happy you like it!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on November 04, 2020, 06:24:25
2-stitch pano.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on November 05, 2020, 09:45:58
4-stitch pano.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on November 05, 2020, 09:53:51
Akira the cloud master :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on November 05, 2020, 19:30:07
2-stitch pano.
The spacious and symmetric composition is a good treatment for these friendly fair weather clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on November 05, 2020, 22:41:24
Everchanging the skyscape. I tried to potentiate the strong visual impact this formation had on me. Please, indulge the extreme postprocesing.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Ashlandish on November 05, 2020, 23:01:53
Akira and Paco, wow and wonderful, all of them...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on November 05, 2020, 23:45:38
Akira and Paco, wow and wonderful, all of them...
+1
Paco a very strong statement, I like your PP of the image.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on November 06, 2020, 00:54:57
Akira the cloud master :)

Thank you, but this title feels a bit too heavy to me...


The spacious and symmetric composition is a good treatment for these friendly fair weather clouds.

Thank you!  Your analyses are always helpful.


Akira and Paco, wow and wonderful, all of them...

Thank you!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on November 06, 2020, 00:59:29
Everchanging the skyscape. I tried to potentiate the strong visual impact this formation had on me. Please, indulge the extreme postprocesing.

Paco, the visual impact is amazing.  I may want to see this scene a bit wider.  If it would have been possible, I would have tried a 2-stitch pano.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 25, 2020, 03:35:36
Dawn clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on December 25, 2020, 11:30:08
It’s true you are a cloud master!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 25, 2020, 23:32:21
It’s true you are a cloud master!

That's too kind, Nasos.  I just find great clouds that happen to be seen from the upper floor of my place.  The advanced digital cameras and Photomerge in Adobe CC do all the rest of the jobs.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Tom Hook on December 26, 2020, 05:00:43
After the storm
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 26, 2020, 05:14:11
After the storm

Nice spotlighting effect, Tom!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Tom Hook on December 26, 2020, 05:46:02
Nice spotlighting effect, Tom!
Thanks Akira. Your good works inspire me to post my own cloud images!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on December 27, 2020, 00:50:43
Thank you Akira.

  Beautiful natural colors in the dawn pano.

  Tom, that spotlight works well, specially with the reduced palette of colors, to attract attention.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Tom Hook on December 27, 2020, 05:19:12

  Tom, that spotlight works well, specially with the reduced palette of colors, to attract attention.

Thanks Paco. The air was freshly washed by rain and wind, soon followed by the weather changing from warm and wet to cold and dry. Typical Connecticut winter!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 20, 2021, 18:37:04
Clouds

january 17

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on January 21, 2021, 16:38:38
Fons, I like your composition all lines, colors and textures.

   This are two kind of "clouds", the ones that were and man-maid trails. On, and a new moon.

 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on January 22, 2021, 19:34:33
I love this thread - magnificent shots!

Cloud explosion  :o
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on January 23, 2021, 00:38:38
Fons, I like your composition all lines, colors and textures.

   This are two kind of "clouds", the ones that were and man-maid trails. On, and a new moon.

 

This is superb, Paco!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on January 23, 2021, 09:26:24
Thank you Akira,  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 23, 2021, 12:44:02
This is superb, Paco!
This is superb, Paco!

 ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hans_S on January 25, 2021, 03:51:20
This is superb, Paco!

I will echo to that comment!

I found it so hard in Spain to take a photo that did not include con-trails, the traffic being so heavy! I should have thought to make a feature of them!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hans_S on January 25, 2021, 03:54:35
This morning around 06:15, at which time the temperature was already at +31°C  :(
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on January 25, 2021, 12:01:02
What a color display.


   Yesterday night at Valencia, is this a cloud?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 02, 2021, 12:52:18
Summer clouds

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 02, 2021, 15:42:39
Summer clouds

Reminds me of "Close Encounter of the Third Kind".  Great shot!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 02, 2021, 16:15:11
Reminds me of "Close Encounter of the Third Kind".  Great shot!

Thank you Akira.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on February 02, 2021, 18:22:59
Fantasy illustration. Inspiring and intriguing. Love the building reference.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 08, 2021, 14:34:32
Sun shower.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 08, 2021, 19:15:33
Layering
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 09, 2021, 23:55:39
Layering

Beautiful gradation.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 10, 2021, 00:05:57
Morning clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 10, 2021, 00:51:50
Morning clouds.

Love the ripples like sand on the beach
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 10, 2021, 00:54:03
Big sky
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 10, 2021, 11:14:29
Love the ripples like sand on the beach

Thank you, Jack.  Apparently, we were looking at similar type of clouds.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: rosko on February 10, 2021, 19:22:29
I misted one more time a beautiful sunset.

The time to get my camera, find the right adapter, put the lens, It was a little too late.

Amazing how a sunset changes so quickly... ::) Matter of minutes.

Next time !
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 10, 2021, 20:06:33
Clouds often have more imagination
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on February 11, 2021, 12:59:00
Very nice Jack :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 11, 2021, 19:21:04
Cloud at rest
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 18, 2021, 14:43:39
Had a walk to the beach today. Saw this cloud and wondered if only Akira were here now...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 18, 2021, 16:14:01
Had a walk to the beach today. Saw this cloud and wondered if only Akira were here now...

Jakov, this image is amazing, with multiple key elements perfectly placed!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on February 18, 2021, 20:26:46
Jakov, this image is amazing, with multiple key elements perfectly placed!

  Totally!   
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: HCS on February 19, 2021, 09:19:46
+1

Jakov, this image is amazing, with multiple key elements perfectly placed!

Well, we know we can leave that up to Jakov.

Only one thing left to say: Jakov, Jakov, Jakov!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 19, 2021, 14:44:11
Thank you Akira, Paco, and Hans for your kind words.
Love, Jakov
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on February 23, 2021, 17:27:58
Clouds with reference.

 D3S, 105mm 2.5 ai
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 23, 2021, 23:44:29
Heli-clouds!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 23, 2021, 23:55:49
The beach in Scheveningen provides good clouds that Akira should photograph!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 24, 2021, 00:04:16
Clouds with reference.

 D3S, 105mm 2.5 ai

Looks like an underwater helicopter.  Pleasantly deceiving!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 24, 2021, 00:06:38
The beach in Scheveningen provides good clouds that Akira should photograph!

Oh, those clouds are indeed photogenic!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Tom Hook on February 26, 2021, 04:17:12
Snowing across town
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 26, 2021, 15:31:19
Snowing across town

Wow, that looks freezing!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on February 26, 2021, 15:33:22
The clouds below the clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on February 26, 2021, 22:40:02
Clouds drifting below other clouds, after clouds, after clouds, after ... :) 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on February 26, 2021, 22:42:28
Snowing across town

Freezing but wonderful landscape - and clouds!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on March 06, 2021, 11:49:53
Clouds are free.  Pano of five horizontal frames.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on March 06, 2021, 21:30:34
Huge, sensual and somehow menacing body of a beast. The scale is impressive.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on March 08, 2021, 09:48:51
Huge, sensual and somehow menacing body of a beast. The scale is impressive.

Paco, I always wonder how you can interpret my intention so correctly...   :o :o :o
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on March 08, 2021, 09:53:29
Akira, you have the best view in the city!
I cannot get enough of these roof tops, so many stories are hidden...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on March 08, 2021, 10:27:19
Akira, you have the best view in the city!
I cannot get enough of these roof tops, so many stories are hidden...

Jakov, yes, I feel lucky to get a clear open view from the north and south-southeast.  The horizontal viewangle of the latest one is well wider than 120 degree!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on March 08, 2021, 10:44:56
As said before,  a great overview !
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on March 08, 2021, 12:47:20
As said before,  a great overview !

Thank you, John.  Every time I see a spectacular scene, I feel refreshed.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on March 08, 2021, 19:51:33
Clouds float in the air, but weigh thousands of tons

Huge, powerful one in Queyras /French Alps

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on March 08, 2021, 20:02:17
Another huge one at sunset, same area (Col de Montgenèvre)

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on March 10, 2021, 07:45:24
Modigliani's model running in the wind

From powerful to ethereal, clouds are like this...

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on March 10, 2021, 07:46:24
Modigliani's model running in the wind

From powerful to ethereal, clouds are like this...

Ciao from Massimo

Wow, Massimo, this is a super shot!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on March 10, 2021, 07:50:48
Wow, Massimo, this is a super shot!
It was a special day for flying kites and watching clouds: you would have appreciated  as much as I did!

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on March 12, 2021, 06:07:47
Sunset on San Luca

The ever-changing sight from my S window. 2-photo pano, Nikon 1V1 + 32mm/1.2

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on March 13, 2021, 22:45:01
Shot with iPhone SE Gen2 in panorama mode.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on March 15, 2021, 09:41:58
Shot with iPhone SE Gen2 in panorama mode.
Fabulous photo! I'll have to give a try to my Iphone (SE Gen2 too), I generally distrust smartphones as photo-takers...but maybe I'll discover a hidden treasure!

Saturday was a windy day, and it brought about this lenticular cloud at sunset.

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on March 19, 2021, 23:27:25
Great images Akira and Massimo - I especially like the panos.

A few grabs from yesterday - rural cloudscapes.   
   

 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on March 20, 2021, 01:19:46
Fabulous photo! I'll have to give a try to my Iphone (SE Gen2 too), I generally distrust smartphones as photo-takers...but maybe I'll discover a hidden treasure!

Saturday was a windy day, and it brought about this lenticular cloud at sunset.

Ciao from Massimo

Great images Akira and Massimo - I especially like the panos.

A few grabs from yesterday - rural cloudscapes.

Thank you, Massimo and Lars!  Currently I don't have any wide lens that covers wider than the long side with my 45/2.8, so iPhone SE proved the proverb: "the best camera is the one you have with you"   :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on March 20, 2021, 23:05:56
Clouds in IR

Another pano (4-pic) looking east from my window. May 29,2020

Nikon D70 IR-converted (720nm filter replacement) + 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on March 24, 2021, 23:43:12
I posted the same scene to the "Stitched Photo" thread, but I also like the detail of the clouds captured in this single frame.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on March 25, 2021, 18:55:16
I posted the same scene to the "Stitched Photo" thread, but I also like the detail of the clouds captured in this single frame.
A good...and different...addition to our collection of cloud images.
Edit: I prefer the more spacious composition in the stitched images thread. :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on March 25, 2021, 19:44:25
Showing muscles

...or Popeye's arm

Clouds have a soul and an ever-changing body

NIKON 1 J5, 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Luc on March 25, 2021, 22:49:37
Lake Ohrid, North-Macedonia

Fujifilm X100

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48215964632_12ddbc9ee5_h.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on March 26, 2021, 01:18:44
A good...and different...addition to our collection of cloud images.
Edit: I prefer the more spacious composition in the stitched images thread. :)

Thank you, Keith, for commenting.  I agree.  Unfortunately, the attached 200mm lens didn't allow me to go any wider...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on March 28, 2021, 00:07:41
Lovely 'beautiful weather' clouds, Luc.

Today's cloud...   ;)

D4s  105/1.4
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Imagelover on March 28, 2021, 15:10:16
D810 and the AI Nikkor 105mm f/2.5.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on April 26, 2021, 10:24:54
Big Sky, Causse Méjean, S France

Three-pic pano

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: HCS on April 30, 2021, 21:35:45
Guys, i can't match your beautiful cloud panos. I'm trying with a cliche "from-the-plane" shot. On the way to Madrid, Spain quite some years ago. Probably somewhere over south of France or north of Spain.

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 02, 2021, 13:37:55
Clouds in the turbulent skies.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: beryllium10 on May 03, 2021, 07:02:15
Akira,  These are magnificent.  The second like a backdrop in a Hayao Miyazaki animation.   Cheers,  John
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on May 03, 2021, 07:49:15
Akira,  These are magnificent.  The second like a backdrop in a Hayao Miyazaki animation.   Cheers,  John
+1
 I went straight to a memory of Nausicaä
 Dreamy stuff Akira
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on May 03, 2021, 08:20:20
These are great, Akira !  Especially the first two.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 03, 2021, 08:44:39
Akira,  These are magnificent.  The second like a backdrop in a Hayao Miyazaki animation.   Cheers,  John

+1
 I went straight to a memory of Nausicaä
 Dreamy stuff Akira

These are great, Akira !  Especially the first two.

Thank you, John, Paco and John!

To tell the truth, the second image was shot at f22 literally as a "backdrop" to look for the sensor dust, so I just randomly framed.  But, when I opened the file, I liked the texture and the color.  Some parts of the image turned to be too dark to look for dusts, so it was a total failure, considering the original intention.  :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 03, 2021, 08:45:29
And the atmosphere is still turbulent...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on May 03, 2021, 09:28:00
'Through the Curtain'

Z7  58/1.4g
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 03, 2021, 11:11:15
'Through the Curtain'

Z7  58/1.4g

Love its dreamy feel.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 03, 2021, 11:19:48
Clouds keep me wondering.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 05, 2021, 01:46:08
Clouds in the style of Munch.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Nicole on May 05, 2021, 13:35:40
Clouds on the beach
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Dogman on May 05, 2021, 14:37:26
Nicole, great shot!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Dogman on May 05, 2021, 14:42:49
D2x, 70-300 VR.



Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: beryllium10 on May 05, 2021, 17:11:00
Many great recent photos in this thread! 
Here's one from Seattle last night.  The internet tells me it is FedEx90, high overhead on its way from Osaka to Memphis.  Stitched together from three frames.  Cheers, John
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 06, 2021, 03:15:33
Many great recent photos in this thread! 
Here's one from Seattle last night.  The internet tells me it is FedEx90, high overhead on its way from Osaka to Memphis.  Stitched together from three frames.  Cheers, John

John, this is an amazing super-shot!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: beryllium10 on May 07, 2021, 16:32:31
Thanks Akira!  Cheers,  John
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: John Geerts on May 07, 2021, 19:39:09
Clouds on the beach
Great shot, Nicole.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Nicole on May 08, 2021, 21:58:34
Thanks Dogman.

Thanks John.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on May 09, 2021, 23:18:27
Unpaid Poster

Unpaid Ad Posters are usually overlaid with blue paper in order to blend with the sky and be less visible.

Nikon 1J5, 1-Nikkor 6.7-13mm

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Dogman on May 11, 2021, 17:27:44
D610, 50/1.4G lens.


Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: HCS on May 11, 2021, 20:42:01
Oh wow, beautiful patterns.

I finally managed to get a cloud pano (inspired by Akira).
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 14, 2021, 08:12:11
D610, 50/1.4G lens.

Very dynamic!

Oh wow, beautiful patterns.

I finally managed to get a cloud pano (inspired by Akira).


That is a great result, Hans!  Love the color.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 14, 2021, 08:12:52
Here's today's take of mine.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 14, 2021, 08:49:24
Lenticular cloud. An alternate reaility, UFO in disguise?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hans_S on May 14, 2021, 10:03:59
UFO?...nah, stealth zepplin!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Snoogly on May 14, 2021, 11:39:44
Even more impressive is the JHOP logo and arrow. Like they knew it would happen.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Dogman on May 14, 2021, 14:18:36
Thank you, Akira.  And HCS, if that compliment was meant for me. :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on May 14, 2021, 15:26:14
Lenticular cloud. An alternate reaility, UFO in disguise?

great picture
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on May 20, 2021, 08:41:46
Storm approaching

From my usual vantage point (home), a -very- dark series of clouds arriving on an otherwise plainly calm scene.
Subsequent storm was with rain falling almost horizontally...

3-shot pano, Nikon 1J5

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 24, 2021, 12:49:06
Shot 8 minutes apart.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on May 24, 2021, 15:13:41
Storm approaching (IR)

Lovely photos, Akira! The everchanging sky has hit again!

Minutes later as my previous pano, same as before, but shot in Infrared. 3-shot pano too.

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 24, 2021, 17:09:06
Storm approaching (IR)

Lovely photos, Akira! The everchanging sky has hit again!

Minutes later as my previous pano, same as before, but shot in Infrared. 3-shot pano too.

Ciao from Massimo

Thank you, Massimo!  The pano in invisible light looks interesting.  Thank you, again, for the inspiration!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: HCS on May 25, 2021, 10:34:00
That is a great result, Hans!  Love the color.

Thank you Akira, much appreciated. You're a cloud inspiration!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: HCS on May 25, 2021, 10:34:45
Thank you, Akira.  And HCS, if that compliment was meant for me. :)

Most certainly also directed towards you, great addition to this thread!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on May 29, 2021, 13:06:49
IR clouds over Granada, as viewed from "Barranco de la Zorra"

  D200 ir, 18-70 3.5-4.5 dx. Alien Skin Exposure 5
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 30, 2021, 23:12:13
IR clouds over Granada, as viewed from "Barranco de la Zorra"

  D200 ir, 18-70 3.5-4.5 dx. Alien Skin Exposure 5

Beautiful EIR-esque rendition.  Which IR filter does your D200 use?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 30, 2021, 23:12:55
Buoyant sculpture.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on May 30, 2021, 23:18:13
It has a common 720nm filter. I bought it here in NG already converted with the lens and af adjusted, very easy and fun to use.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on May 30, 2021, 23:19:13
Buoyant sculpture.

 You are a cloud whisperer  :o
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 30, 2021, 23:46:32
Thank you, Paco, for the details.  I've never had a dedicated IR camera, but the one with IR720 seems to be tempting.

You are a cloud whisperer  :o

Well, it was taken at 4:43 AM according to EXIF.  So, I had to act silently.   8)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on May 31, 2021, 01:15:37
Thank you, Paco, for the details.  I've never had a dedicated IR camera, but the one with IR720 seems to be tempting.


Well, it was taken at 4:43 AM according to EXIF.  So, I had to act silently.   8)

  With patience and luck I've found that D200 (here) and in ebay a d5300 ir 720nm barely used for 219€
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 31, 2021, 03:32:40
  With patience and luck I've found that D200 (here) and in ebay a d5300 ir 720nm barely used for 219€

Your patience and money were very well paid off.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 11, 2021, 21:46:00
As always, from the same vantage point.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 16, 2021, 07:15:49
iPhone is handy.  Pano with 2nd Gen iPhone SE (trimmed in Adobe CC).
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on June 18, 2021, 23:31:33
iPhone is handy.  Pano with 2nd Gen iPhone SE (trimmed in Adobe CC).
Good cloud shot.  I would like to see a large sensor 'pano-cam' that shoots rotating panos as easily as an iPhone, but with a good raw file delivered w/o the baked in processing that the iPhone seems stuck on.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on June 19, 2021, 15:41:29
Cloud balcony. Beautiful day. Not so hot today, Even a little bit of rain.

  D5, 58mm 1.4G
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on June 19, 2021, 22:33:24
Good cloud shot.  I would like to see a large sensor 'pano-cam' that shoots rotating panos as easily as an iPhone, but with a good raw file delivered w/o the baked in processing that the iPhone seems stuck on.

Thank you, Keith!  So far as I'm aware, Sony still offers the "sweep panorama" mode on their APS-C models without IBIS.  Also, some Olympus and Panasonic bodies (generally lower grade models) have panorama mode.

A Noblex-, Widelux- or Horizon-style digital camera would be hopelessly expensive because of the cost of the specialized curved sensor.  I'm pretty much satisfied with the stitching pano using the almost error-free photomerge in Adobe CC.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hans_S on June 20, 2021, 09:21:45
20 minutes ago Z50 16-50mm Z
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on June 24, 2021, 08:16:51
Thank you, Keith!  So far as I'm aware, Sony still offers the "sweep panorama" mode on their APS-C models without IBIS.  Also, some Olympus and Panasonic bodies (generally lower grade models) have panorama mode.

A Noblex-, Widelux- or Horizon-style digital camera would be hopelessly expensive because of the cost of the specialized curved sensor.  I'm pretty much satisfied with the stitching pano using the almost error-free photomerge in Adobe CC.
I'll investigate the Sony pano mode, thx.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hans_S on June 27, 2021, 10:27:15
Airship
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 28, 2021, 19:34:33
Airship

Nice Hans  :)


Rural summer clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hans_S on July 01, 2021, 03:07:02
Nice Hans  :)


Rural summer clouds.

Thank you Lars  :)

I spent Tuesday in a setting and under clouds like yours...except that we are one month into winter here! What are the crops in your scene?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Chris Betson on July 01, 2021, 10:46:41
Low level early morning cloud in Tuscany

(https://octarine-services.uk/tuscanclouds.jpg)

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Erik Lund on July 01, 2021, 14:08:49
Very nice with the low clouds and morning light
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 01, 2021, 15:46:36
Thank you Lars  :)

I spent Tuesday in a setting and under clouds like yours...except that we are one month into winter here! What are the crops in your scene?

Thanks Hans - great with such a winter sky! :) I think the crops are probably barley. As far as I know wheat is the primary crop in Denmark and second is barley.   
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 10, 2021, 13:27:03
I think it looks cool.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 16, 2021, 22:50:09
The humid rainy season is over, and the steamy summer has just begun.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 18, 2021, 12:40:05
Serpentine ribbons.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 19, 2021, 12:08:40
July 19

Morning clouds over the garden.

Z6, 20mm f/1.8s

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 21, 2021, 14:19:41
July 19

Morning clouds over the garden.

Z6, 20mm f/1.8s

The rippled clouds make the image surreal, which I like.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 21, 2021, 14:20:23
Stitched image.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 23, 2021, 07:51:14
Today’s catch.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: David H. Hartman on July 23, 2021, 08:31:28
Wow! That's impressive.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 23, 2021, 12:39:03
Wow! That's impressive.

Thank you, Dave!  I was literally overwhelmed!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hugh_3170 on July 23, 2021, 12:50:22
Impressive indeed!

Today’s catch.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 23, 2021, 13:55:07
Impressive indeed!

Thank you, Hugh.  This was insane!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 27, 2021, 15:43:42
Clouds on July 25

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on July 28, 2021, 10:53:05
Morning gentle clouds.

  Z6, 24-70mm f4s
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 28, 2021, 12:02:31
Clouds on July 25

Amazing clouds, Fons!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 28, 2021, 13:23:22
Thanks Akira.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on July 30, 2021, 07:50:56
Clouds on July 25
Great '3D' lighting on these clouds, Fons.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 02, 2021, 05:48:07
Clouds are free.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 06, 2021, 10:16:25
Contoured clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Chris Betson on August 06, 2021, 14:17:14
Clouds from on top over France

(https://octarine-services.uk/IMG_0008.JPG)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on August 07, 2021, 03:31:34
Contoured clouds.
Good catch of the special lighting. 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 07, 2021, 13:26:00
Good catch of the special lighting.

Thank you, Keith!  The combination of strong sunshine and complicated structure of the clouds was irresistible.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on August 13, 2021, 20:50:35
Late evening clouds. The "retiro" park was close because of an incoming storm. In the middle of a hot summer day with not a cloud in the sky was difficult to believe. It did come later that day. This was taken short before the lightning started.

   
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 19, 2021, 01:56:16
Cumulonimbus right before the sunrise.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 20, 2021, 21:51:14
Dawn fish.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on August 23, 2021, 07:05:51
April, 2021 at Santa Monica Beach. Pano.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 23, 2021, 08:10:04
April, 2021 at Santa Monica Beach. Pano.

Interesting oil-painting-like rendition of the snake head cloud!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on August 24, 2021, 06:13:56
Interesting oil-painting-like rendition of the snake head cloud!
Thank you, Akira. It is to my regret that I didn't "underexpose" enough to squelch the extreme white in the brightest part of the cloud.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 25, 2021, 03:17:59
Thank you, Akira. It is to my regret that I didn't "underexpose" enough to squelch the extreme white in the brightest part of the cloud.

I see.  Indeed, retaining the highlight of the clouds in such a contrasty situation is really tricky.  Nevertheless, the resulted effect looks interesting.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 25, 2021, 11:14:17
Shot with iPhone SE.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hans_S on August 26, 2021, 03:48:33
Looking West
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on August 26, 2021, 23:47:11
Akira and Hans: Nice work. We are [unintentionally] building a nice catalog of different types clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: ThomasAdams on August 27, 2021, 00:38:19
Looking West

I love the "arrow". Very nice!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hans_S on August 27, 2021, 01:09:39
Thank you Keith, thank you Thomas  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hans_S on August 27, 2021, 01:14:10
Melbourne cumulus.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on August 27, 2021, 07:29:36
Looking West

This is a cool shot, Hans!


Akira and Hans: Nice work. We are [unintentionally] building a nice catalog of different types clouds.

Keith, thank you for kind words!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hans_S on August 28, 2021, 03:42:34
Thank you Akira  :)

I do like Keith's moray eel-in-the-sky and your galloping horse in 831!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: PeterN on August 28, 2021, 14:19:01
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51406961157_3f007a529a_o.jpg)[/url]

iPhone 11
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on August 29, 2021, 04:58:00
Peter, this cloud shot is really well-composed.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: PeterN on August 29, 2021, 20:58:39
Thank you, Keith
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on August 31, 2021, 17:53:31
Scheveningen, taken with a smartphone.   
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on September 02, 2021, 20:06:09
Ah, beach clouds Jakov. Love the layers in the composition
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on September 02, 2021, 20:06:59
Clean clouds.
Z6, 85mm 1.8s
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on September 04, 2021, 14:12:20
Mountain clouds and clean blue sky. Sierra Nevada complex, Granada

  Z6, 50mm 1.8S, 3 images panorama
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on September 04, 2021, 15:34:45
Rural clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 11, 2021, 11:42:43
Abstraction in the sky.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on September 11, 2021, 19:30:52
Abstraction in the sky.

Very nice abstraction Akira - my apologies for ruining the delicate mood with these incoming dark rain clouds!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 12, 2021, 11:48:50
Very nice abstraction Akira - my apologies for ruining the delicate mood with these incoming dark rain clouds!

Thank you, as always, for kind words.  There is no need to worry about posting an image of completely different mood.  Sharing, appreciating and enjoying different tastes and sensitivities is the sole purpose of this forum.   :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 13, 2021, 02:21:49
Good for the resolution test.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 19, 2021, 12:07:54
Silky sunset clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Tom Hook on September 24, 2021, 05:21:52
In between showers
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on September 25, 2021, 04:43:45
In between showers
Love this feeling of the bright, hot light from above.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Dogman on October 06, 2021, 19:41:59
Fuji X-Pro2, 23mm Fujinon lens.




Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on October 09, 2021, 12:40:54
The Lamp Genius

Nikon Df, 4-shot vertical pano

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on October 10, 2021, 01:30:24
Autumn clouds.
iPhone SE 2nd gen.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: armando_m on October 10, 2021, 22:59:17
I do not remember if I have contributed to this thread, but it is great

Here is a Cloud over the valley
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on October 25, 2021, 00:40:58
Beginning of the mediterranean from a vintage point in La Línea de la Concepción.
Z6, 105mm 2.5 ai (chipped)

  Some 10 frames, handheld, stitched in lightroom
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on October 25, 2021, 00:45:43
Dawn fish.

  Straight from a studio Ghibli movie by Hayao Miyazaki. Real world magic Mr. Akira

  Thanks for sharing it
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on October 25, 2021, 02:59:40
  Straight from a studio Ghibli movie by Hayao Miyazaki. Real world magic Mr. Akira

  Thanks for sharing it

Thank you, Paco!  I smiled when I saw this cloud.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Joost Bollens on October 25, 2021, 19:03:38
october clouds
Nikon d500 +10-20mm AF-p @ 10mm
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Post by: Tom Hook on October 27, 2021, 22:53:13
Sunlit clouds
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Post by: Akira on October 27, 2021, 23:21:18
Sunlit clouds

Nice natural spotlight effect, Tom!
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Post by: Snoogly on October 28, 2021, 08:39:28
Clouds 'n crows on a Jomon structure.
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Post by: Akira on October 30, 2021, 10:00:40
Marbled sunset clouds.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on November 01, 2021, 18:25:24
Magnificent cloudscapes from all :o   

A few from today. A small cloud fragment escaping and a colourful sundown.
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Post by: Akira on November 01, 2021, 18:43:31
Clouds 'n crows on a Jomon structure.

Wow, are you at Sannai-Maruyama tumulus?  Hope you enjoyed visiting there.  Impressive image.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on November 01, 2021, 18:44:07
Magnificent cloudscapes from all :o   

A few from today. A small cloud fragment escaping and a colourful sundown.

Lars, I'm enjoying your contrasting pair of images!
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on November 02, 2021, 21:17:34
Torcross today. iPhone shot. No connection possible.
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Post by: golunvolo on November 05, 2021, 11:09:25
Messages from high above

  d5300 ir 830nm, 70-300 3.5-5.6 vr
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on November 05, 2021, 19:27:36
Messages from high above

Paco, you've created an eerie and ominous feeling.. who or what is listening :o
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Post by: Bill De Jager on November 06, 2021, 01:52:35
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51034481271_39d24ab82b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKK4gv)

Winter Storm, SF Bay (https://flic.kr/p/2kKK4gv) by Bill de Jager (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99349448@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on November 06, 2021, 01:58:38
Bill, this is a spectacular scene of great atmosphere!
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on November 06, 2021, 05:25:27
+1 - it sure is.  With a Jacob's ladder and all.

Bill, this is a spectacular scene of great atmosphere!
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Post by: Bill De Jager on November 06, 2021, 16:44:38
Thank you, Akira and Hugh.  I debated a tighter crop but ended up with this.
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Post by: golunvolo on November 07, 2021, 01:42:28
Thank you Lars.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on November 07, 2021, 16:47:07
Inspired by Dr Cloud  8)
Cres, Croatia.
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Post by: Tom Hook on November 14, 2021, 02:25:52
End of Day
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Post by: Akira on November 14, 2021, 06:42:56
Inspired by Dr Cloud  8)
Cres, Croatia.

I'm feeling the speed!

End of Day

Love the subtle color.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on November 27, 2021, 13:49:50
Two images, very close in time, from the same vantage point: my rooftop.
  D5, 24-70mm 2.8vr
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on November 27, 2021, 14:38:42
Two images, very close in time, from the same vantage point: my rooftop.
  D5, 24-70mm 2.8vr

Very imaginative!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on November 27, 2021, 14:39:29
Shot with iPhone SE (panorama function).
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Snoogly on November 27, 2021, 23:11:27
A somewhat  abstract view of Tokyo clouds.
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Post by: Akira on December 01, 2021, 13:45:31
Flying swords.
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Post by: ColinM on December 01, 2021, 18:42:06
A somewhat  abstract view of Tokyo clouds.

I love the many components  of this image Snoogly
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Post by: Jakov Minić on December 15, 2021, 19:23:36
Blessed, privileged, overwhelmed, to have enjoyed today's twilight.
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Post by: Akira on December 15, 2021, 20:03:50
Blessed, privileged, overwhelmed, to have enjoyed today's twilight.

You should be, for sure!  Amazing capture!
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on December 15, 2021, 20:41:57
Messages from high above

  d5300 ir 830nm, 70-300 3.5-5.6 vr

At first sight, I thought these were Star Wars TIE Starfighters, compliant with the message from high above :)
Nice one!!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Dogman on December 16, 2021, 13:59:48
Yesterday evening.
D700, 24-85VR lens.


Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 16, 2021, 20:09:22
Dogman, very dramatic!

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Post by: Dogman on December 17, 2021, 14:44:43
Thank you, Jakov.
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Post by: Akira on December 20, 2021, 23:25:05
Vertebra clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: HCS on December 21, 2021, 10:50:46
Vertebra clouds.

Ohh Akira ... That is a great one, very graphic. Would look great printed big and hanging in the lobby of a company or so. Wow!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 21, 2021, 12:43:39
Ohh Akira ... That is a great one, very graphic. Would look great printed big and hanging in the lobby of a company or so. Wow!

Thank you, Hans, for kind words.  The image was shot with my humble 2nd Gen iPhone SE.  The image may stand up to a large print if an appropriate viewing distance could be kept.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 22, 2021, 10:31:06
I see some osteoporosis on the the 3rd vertebra, Mr Cloud!
Fabulously composed!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 22, 2021, 22:57:14
I see some osteoporosis on the the 3rd vertebra, Mr Cloud!
Fabulously composed!

Thank you, Jakov.  You may want to drink a lot of milk!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Birna Rørslett on December 28, 2021, 15:43:42
Sometimes the evening sky is colourful in winter.

Z fc, 105 Nikkor MC
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Post by: Akira on December 30, 2021, 23:49:00
The type of clouds similar to the one posted on November 27.  This time, the image was shot with SIGMA fp with Lumix S 50/1.8.  A 3-stitch pano.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on December 30, 2021, 23:49:42
Sometimes the evening sky is colourful in winter.

Z fc, 105 Nikkor MC

...and passionate!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on January 16, 2022, 07:01:23
Wonder of the shape of the clouds is wonder of the turbulence of the atmosphere.
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Post by: Snoogly on January 16, 2022, 07:18:09
I wonder how much the disruption caused by aircraft influences these patterns.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hans_S on January 17, 2022, 01:39:52
Reach for the clouds  Z6 24-70mm f4
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on January 17, 2022, 02:48:31
I wonder how much the disruption caused by aircraft influences these patterns.

Hmm...I'm not sure, but a contrail could be the core of such clouds like those posted in the previous page...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on January 17, 2022, 10:01:01
Shot with SIGMA fp, 45/2.8 and Kenko x0.45 wide converter.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 17, 2022, 12:01:29
Shot with SIGMA fp, 45/2.8 and Kenko x0.45 wide converter.
Same feeling of bordering on abstraction as in the January thread. This lens combination has potential.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 17, 2022, 12:03:31
Devon lights
D750 300/4 PF
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on January 24, 2022, 08:33:37
Same feeling of bordering on abstraction as in the January thread. This lens combination has potential.

Thank you, Bruno.  The optics is indeed inspiring.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on January 24, 2022, 08:35:31
The clouds are free.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Snoogly on January 25, 2022, 01:09:52
Akira is the official Tokyo cloud-master general, but I'd like to present yesterday's skies.
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Post by: Akira on January 25, 2022, 01:48:13
Akira is the official Tokyo cloud-master general, but I'd like to present yesterday's skies.

Thank you for your compliment.  If the clouds were obseved in the northern sky, and the images were shot around 14:00-14:30, we may have seen the same clouds at around the same time.  I like the latter two.

Interestingly, the clouds in my pano disappeared altogether in one or two hours.   ::)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on January 27, 2022, 05:04:43
Dragonhead.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on January 27, 2022, 08:11:00
Akira is the official Tokyo cloud-master general, but I'd like to present yesterday's skies.

 Lovely graphics and dinamyc clouds. All three have visual impact
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on January 27, 2022, 08:12:28
Dragonhead.  :)

  I can, clearly and instantly, see it.  :o Brilliant
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Post by: Akira on January 27, 2022, 17:40:32
  I can, clearly and instantly, see it.  :o Brilliant

Thank you.  Never seen such an obvious one!
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Post by: Chris Betson on January 30, 2022, 23:59:51
Sky blue pink -
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Post by: Fons Baerken on February 07, 2022, 18:28:41
February 7

local skyscape

Df, Zf35mm f/2

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on March 09, 2022, 19:05:12
Lars, I'm enjoying your contrasting pair of images!

Oh... sorry for a very late many thanks Akira!
Your vertabra clouds are very special - well spotted and great catch.

Long ago I've contributed to this inexhaustible theme. Drifting clouds on a calm spring day by the sea.
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Post by: golunvolo on April 06, 2022, 00:10:04
"walking toward the clouds"

  Today was very sunny evening after a few days of rain with prospect of more water coming just a little bit later. Those clouds fulfill their promise. It is still raining now

 Z6, 28mm f2, stitched panorama
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Thomas G on April 06, 2022, 11:37:00
"walking toward the clouds"

  Today was very sunny evening after a few days of rain with prospect of more water coming just a little bit later. Those clouds fulfill their promise. It is still raining now

 Z6, 28mm f2, stitched panorama
Quite impressive! Real nice capture :-)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: golunvolo on April 06, 2022, 14:13:08
Thank you. The place deserves it!
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Post by: John Geerts on April 06, 2022, 20:38:42
Great shot, Paco.

Lots of different clouds..
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Post by: Akira on April 06, 2022, 20:45:11
This winter, these kind of finely rippled clouds have been observed unusually often.
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Post by: golunvolo on April 06, 2022, 21:31:46
Thanks John. The contrast with the empty sky -but clouds- works well

Akira, there is some magic going on there between the negative space and the placement of the clouds. I keep looking...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on April 07, 2022, 09:05:42
Akira, there is some magic going on there between the negative space and the placement of the clouds. I keep looking...

Paco, I think you nailed the reason why I was attracted to the scene.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on April 21, 2022, 17:11:09
Todays clouds showing wind

Df, Distagon 28mm f/2

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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 06, 2022, 14:57:46
May 4

Df, Tamron 45mm f/1.8

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Post by: Akira on May 06, 2022, 15:44:25
May 4

Df, Tamron 45mm f/1.8

This is a nice one, Fons!
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 06, 2022, 18:47:47
This is a nice one, Fons!

Chemtrail on a bend, thank you Akira.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on May 11, 2022, 13:00:13
Reminded me of some calligraphy.
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Post by: Bob Foster on May 31, 2022, 23:24:52
Thunderstorm approaching at sunset; mammatus clouds above patchy stratus clouds.
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Post by: pluton on June 01, 2022, 05:55:40
Nice one, Bob.
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Post by: Bob Foster on June 01, 2022, 15:04:42
Thanks Keith.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on June 10, 2022, 00:02:58
Thunderstorm approaching at sunset; mammatus clouds above patchy stratus clouds.

Great capture Bob. They sure look ominous - like big teeth. 
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Post by: Lars Hansen on June 10, 2022, 00:04:47
Two or three layers of clouds.
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Post by: John Geerts on June 24, 2022, 23:02:55
Great capture Bob. They sure look ominous - like big teeth.
Yes indeed !
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Post by: John Geerts on June 24, 2022, 23:03:29
Clouds in Equihen-Plage, France
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Post by: Akira on June 25, 2022, 11:17:42
Shot at the Yokohama pier.
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Post by: Dogman on June 25, 2022, 15:43:18
Contrail in clouds.  D700, 24-85 VR lens.

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Post by: Fons Baerken on June 25, 2022, 16:44:47
Up we fly

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Post by: golunvolo on June 25, 2022, 20:16:25
There is mysticism in your image Fons. Also a very strong object trouvé
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Post by: Akira on June 26, 2022, 01:24:12
There is mysticism in your image Fons. Also a very strong object trouvé

Indeed, a nice one, Fons!
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Post by: Fons Baerken on June 26, 2022, 11:13:43
Indeed, a nice one, Fons!

Thank you Paco and Akira!
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Post by: Lars Hansen on July 02, 2022, 19:37:29
Clouds in Equihen-Plage, France

John, very nice clouds and composition.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on July 02, 2022, 19:40:14
A mixed bag of clouds..
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Post by: Fons Baerken on July 05, 2022, 22:35:53
High winds i think many interesting formations this season

Df, 16mm f/3.5
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Post by: ColinM on July 06, 2022, 09:02:00
High winds i think many interesting formations this season

Df, 16mm f/3.5
Wonderful sense of spaciousness Fons

I'm looking forward to it being warm enough to lie out in a field, gazing upwards  :)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on July 06, 2022, 10:03:59
Weather will be picking up i am sure.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on July 14, 2022, 00:16:01
High winds i think many interesting formations this season

Df, 16mm f/3.5

Great shot Fons. 
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Post by: Lars Hansen on July 14, 2022, 00:16:54
Evening flight.
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Post by: Akira on July 14, 2022, 01:33:59
High winds i think many interesting formations this season

Df, 16mm f/3.5

Nice capture enhanced by the lens selection that is spot on!


Evening flight.

I love this capture that reminds me of the cover of Deep Purple's "Fireball" album!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 14, 2022, 12:40:53
I love this capture that reminds me of the cover of Deep Purple's "Fireball" album!

Many thanks, Akira - yes, you're right .. hadn't seen that myself  :) When I processed the image I saw a ghost like figure with a face reaching out for the plane :o   
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Post by: Akira on July 14, 2022, 13:47:36
Many thanks, Akira - yes, you're right .. hadn't seen that myself  :) When I processed the image I saw a ghost like figure with a face reaching out for the plane :o

Oh, I totally failed to spot the plane!   :o :o :o
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Post by: Lars Hansen on July 14, 2022, 16:00:18
Oh, I totally failed to spot the plane!   :o :o :o

Well, I can understand why - I admit it is processed a tad to the dark side :) Replaced with a brighter version.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: ColinM on July 22, 2022, 22:11:40
From a week ago
Google Pixel phone
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 24, 2022, 13:05:00
Two versions of calligraphic clouds.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on July 24, 2022, 17:03:49
The skies on the island of Texel are fantastic, a reason to visit even for this phenomena.

Z6, 20mm f/1.8S looking east around 18:00 pm,

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Post by: Akira on July 29, 2022, 01:08:38
Ominous clouds reflecting city lights.
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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on July 29, 2022, 17:33:16
Very nice pano Akira :)

I would like to see more of the houses in the bottom of the picture
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Post by: Akira on July 31, 2022, 09:24:31
Very nice pano Akira :)

I would like to see more of the houses in the bottom of the picture

Thank you, Nasos, for the comment.  Maybe you are right.  Stitching vertical frames could have been more appropriate.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on July 31, 2022, 09:34:20
I quite like this sculpture created by the mother nature.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on August 05, 2022, 01:01:05
Incoming thunderstorm that brought rain, hail, strong winds and thunder - nice after a very hot summer day.
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Post by: golunvolo on August 05, 2022, 01:05:34
Lovely arrangement of the items, pleasing, dinamic and story telling.
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Post by: Tom Hook on August 05, 2022, 03:31:26
Evanescence

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Post by: Akira on August 05, 2022, 12:02:26
Evanescence

Nice ephemeral atmosphere.
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Post by: Tom Hook on August 06, 2022, 05:15:09
Nice ephemeral atmosphere.

Thanks Akira for your comment.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on August 13, 2022, 14:26:44
Lovely arrangement of the items, pleasing, dinamic and story telling.

If that is a comment to my image, then many thanks Paco  :)
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Post by: golunvolo on August 13, 2022, 14:57:48
If that is a comment to my image, then many thanks Paco  :)


  Yes, it is. Thank you for sharing it!
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Post by: Akira on August 19, 2022, 00:10:34
Icarus, where have you left your other wing?
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Post by: ColinM on August 19, 2022, 12:28:00
Icarus, where have you left your other wing?

Super image Akira
(and I love the narrative you've given it too :) )
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 19, 2022, 13:17:51
Icarus, where have you left your other wing?

Great catch Akira! (and agree with Colin on your narrative)
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Post by: Akira on August 19, 2022, 21:16:16
Super image Akira
(and I love the narrative you've given it too :) )

Great catch Akira! (and agree with Colin on your narrative)

Thank you, Colin and Lars, for the comment!  This particular set of clouds was really inspiring and maybe one of the most beautiful one I've ever shot.
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Post by: Hans_S on August 20, 2022, 04:16:38
Icarus, where have you left your other wing?
Great capture of some scary turbulence Akira.

Your ongoing shots of this scene appeal to my fondness of webcams and their ability to instantly take me places (even at a slow frame rate  ;D ;D).
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Post by: Akira on August 20, 2022, 10:10:55
Great capture of some scary turbulence Akira.

Your ongoing shots of this scene appeal to my fondness of webcams and their ability to instantly take me places (even at a slow frame rate  ;D ;D).

Thank you, Hans!  The clouds keep changing their shapes or disappear so quickly that the time lapse using webcams may handy, although the fascination of the capture of the  moment might be partially lost...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Tom Hook on August 21, 2022, 05:38:20
In our watershed, we are at "Low Threshold Level 3", which otherwise says, big time drought. As with so many summer days this year, we are teased with thunderheads but no thunderstorms. Today, grey skies in the northwest, produced rising storm clouds like this one but no rain. These things tend to turn on a dime, so tomorrow, who knows?
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 28, 2022, 19:36:29
After some hot and dry weather we've had a few days with lots of rain and thunderstorms - today I went cloud spotting between rain showers.       
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on September 04, 2022, 10:09:59
I love cumulonimbus!
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Post by: Akira on September 04, 2022, 10:10:36
And backlit clouds.   8)
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on September 06, 2022, 10:46:27
Same storm than in the September thread, earlier, another lens.
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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on September 06, 2022, 22:01:56
Floating
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Post by: Akira on September 09, 2022, 12:00:50
Clouds and sunset light.
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Post by: Hans_S on September 09, 2022, 13:02:55
Clouds and sunset light.
Something wicked this way comes! Our sunset was very similar...but 2 hours earlier and 10 degrees cooler :-))
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Post by: Akira on September 10, 2022, 03:13:25
Something wicked this way comes! Our sunset was very similar...but 2 hours earlier and 10 degrees cooler :-))

I love wicked landscapes!  :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bruno Schroder on September 29, 2022, 21:58:59
Two clouds doing … well … cloud stuff
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Post by: Brute on September 30, 2022, 01:58:52
Ballon Cloud
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Post by: Akira on September 30, 2022, 05:29:18
Two clouds doing … well … cloud stuff

Wow, this is a super shot!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on October 02, 2022, 09:24:22
On stepping out of the door of my place, I saw this.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on October 03, 2022, 15:56:42
Teapot at sunset

Nikon Df, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor @98mm

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on October 03, 2022, 19:21:11
Some very nice cloudscapes that's been added :)

On stepping out of the door of my place, I saw this.  :)

Akira - a gigantic bird to the right  :o

Here is a September sky with contrasts after some rain showers.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Hans_S on October 04, 2022, 01:19:12
In a similar vein to Lars', this was the backdrop to yesterday's fishing trip. Some unsettled weather coming in from the West.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on October 04, 2022, 07:23:00
Akira - a gigantic bird to the right  :o

Here is a September sky with contrasts after some rain showers.

Lars, to me it looked like a dove, but, yes it was too huge!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on October 05, 2022, 13:07:07
Cumulonimbus


This one is especially dedicated to Akira, who likes cumulonimbus clouds.

Nikon Df, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor @98mm

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on October 05, 2022, 19:50:41
Cumulonimbus


This one is especially dedicated to Akira, who likes cumulonimbus clouds.

Nikon Df, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor @98mm

Ciao from Massimo

Thank you, Massimo!  Love the pink/purple color.  I love cumulonimbus as sculpture created by the nature.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on October 16, 2022, 11:53:36
Pretty powerful-looking cumulonimbus seen around this time of a year in Tokyo.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on October 21, 2022, 07:40:02
Some from today.
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Post by: pluton on October 22, 2022, 04:09:32
Good set, Akira.  A good reminder to...keep watching the skies...
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Post by: Akira on October 22, 2022, 14:11:04
Good set, Akira.  A good reminder to...keep watching the skies...

Glad you like the set, Keith!  Hope you don't fall into a trench...
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on October 22, 2022, 16:26:39
Some from today.

+1 Indeed a good set Akira :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on October 22, 2022, 19:51:05
+1 Indeed a good set Akira :)

Thank you, Lars!
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: pluton on October 28, 2022, 05:01:56
Telephoto Clouds-Nikon 180mm on APS-C Fuji
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on October 30, 2022, 01:30:51
Clouds in the style of shape echo.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Tom Hook on November 01, 2022, 03:48:50
Happy Halloween!

I was channel surfing and came upon "The Bride of Frankenstein". I was taken by the set of the scene I was watching. Here, I am paying particular attention to the wonderful clouds painted on the backdrop. (this is a scene where a woman from the village unexpectedly comes upon the Monster)

Playing the scene are the delightful Una O'Connor and the indomitable Boris Karloff.

But this post is about the clouds!


Shot with my iPhone 12 to get a screen grab (something I enjoy doing especially with black and white movies).
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on November 06, 2022, 08:52:48
Cirrus clouds at sunset, Camargue

Nikon D810, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor @28mm

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Akira on November 11, 2022, 10:51:38
Clouds are free.  iPhone SE2.
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on November 18, 2022, 12:56:56
Rain is coming (at last!)

NIKON Zfc, 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR Nikkor Z DX @75mm

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Lars Hansen on November 21, 2022, 20:07:22
Afternoon winter clouds - after a cold winter day with snow. 
Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on November 24, 2022, 19:02:51
That's what fisheyes were invented for


...Observing clouds in the sky! Livigno, October 2022

Nikon Z7, FTZ, 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E Fisheye-Nikkor @8mm

Ciao from Massimo


Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: mxbianco on November 24, 2022, 20:21:24
360° sky

...and a zenithal view, same setup as above (Z7, FTZ, 8-15mm @8mm)

Ciao from Massimo

Title: Re: [Theme] Clouds
Post by: Bob Foster on November 26, 2022, 03:45:25
Close to sunset today. The approaching rain that is predicted (~3.7cm) is most welcome as we've been in an exceptional drought (D4) for months.