storm pictures

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Kemal, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Kemal

    Kemal Guest

    Kemal, Aug 5, 2005
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    chrlz Guest

    Sorry, but these don't do much for me - the inclusion of your car
    hood/roof makes them look like, well, that you had to put your camera
    on the car roof and it just got in the way..... And the subject isn't
    very spectacular or interesting (maybe I just get too many nice cloud
    formations where i live.. (O;).

    First, carry a tripod. Look for a point of interest, or leading lines,
    or a silhouette... *anything* to make them something other than just
    pictures of a line of clouds. Also, they look out of focus (or perhaps
    motion blurred) - the G5 should be giving you a razor sharp horizon..
    The camera may have been struggling to find a focus point given the
    lack of subject matter near the centre of frame - pre-focus on the
    horizon, or manually focus to infinity, and make sure the camera is
    dead steady.

    Maybe pop over to www.ronbigelow.com and have a look at his composition
    articles as a starter...
     
    chrlz, Aug 5, 2005
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    DBLEXPOSURE Guest

    With all due respect, Kinda drab...



    Is see some color off to the left, which might have help.



    You just had some, not so great light, to work with. I am not real fond of
    the composition either.



    Cloudscapes can be very dramatic and compelling images. It helps to have
    the sun at your back and use a circ. polorizing filter. To get the shot you
    have to move, clouds are big and they also like to move so you need to be
    mobile and fast and always be on the lookout for a good composition. I have
    seen great skies only for them to morph into nothing by the time I am ready
    to shoot so stay prepared and don't waste time fiddling with your gear...
     
    DBLEXPOSURE, Aug 5, 2005
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