Weekly #483 Cloudscapes Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 16/10/2016
Judge: Simonmac

Hello folks

I love the sky. I especially love it when clouds transform the sky into an animated display. Light dodging here and there; storms brewing; lonely nimbus making their way across the blue.

So please enter your Cloudscapes. Lots of potential there!


The usual rules apply. Pictures must be taken on Pentax cameras or accepted clones. Please include the exif if digital, the details if film.

Competition closes at midnight on Sunday 16th October.
Winner
Competition Entries

Simonmac

Link Posted 17/10/2016 - 12:05
Hi folks.

Thank you for your entries.

Comments will follow.

Unfortunately, my laptop is experiencing looping blue screens of death, possibly because of the last Windows 10 update.

It's hard typing on a phone!

Regards

Simon

Noelcmn

Link Posted 17/10/2016 - 20:07
Congrats are in order to Carol8345. Wonderful shot, certainly ominous. Love the colors on this, and that titbit of a silhouette is magical giving real sense of scale. Worthy winner. Thanks Simonmac for the challenge, as usual a super range of images in this challenge. Look forward to your comments.

drofmit

Link Posted 17/10/2016 - 20:08
"Unfortunately, my laptop is experiencing looping blue screens of death, possibly because of the last Windows 10 update."
Sympathy... we had to call in "Doctor Disc" last week... and he speaks no English... that was fun!!
Thanks for the comp... I had fun trawling through the pix I took over the years.

"Ominous" is a marvellously political picture.... look forward to your comments... whenever!......
Never be afraid to talk about your techniques...
"Give a thousand photographers...
the same camera, lens and scene...
and you'll always get a thousand different takes!!"
Anon.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 00:32
Super job Carol. Well done
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Carol8345

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 09:51
Thank you very much.

Sorry to hear about your laptop Simonmac, I would love to hear your comments too!
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davidtrout

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 09:52
The winner is a very impressive image, well done Carol. Thanks to Simon for the competition and I hope you are able to sort out your technical problems soon.
David
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Simonmac

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 13:05
Hi folks

I haven't forgotten about you.

Hoping to have fixed the laptop by tonight.

Failing that I have a tablet that I can borrow tomorrow and will post comments then.

I apologise for the inconvenience.

Kind regards

Simon
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MarqueeMoon

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 15:55
Loads of excellent entries this week and a worthy winner, well done Carol

vic cross

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 16:24
Well done Carol. I've suddenly turned green.
CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

MikeInDevon

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 19:36
What great images and a superb winning one!

Regards
Mike

Carol8345

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 21:33
A humble thank you to all. To be completely honest, I had this image tucked away in my bridge for about 8 months. I looked at it a few time and and passed by without any thought, I guess I thought it was a bit much, or too dark, or too busy. I really appreciate the kind words.

Thanks to Simonmac for the challenge and to all who participated, all the images were lovely
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Last Edited by Carol8345 on 18/10/2016 - 21:35

Perspicador

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 21:54
Carol8345 wrote:
A humble thank you to all. To be completely honest, I had this image tucked away in my bridge for about 8 months. I looked at it a few time and and passed by without any thought, I guess I thought it was a bit much, or too dark, or too busy. I really appreciate the kind words.

Thanks to Simonmac for the challenge and to all who participated, all the images were lovely

Anything happening about this week's competition?
Quote:
... the best lack all conviction, while the worst
are full of passionate intensity.
W.B Yeats

davidtrout

Link Posted 19/10/2016 - 09:09
Perspicador wrote:
Carol8345 wrote:
A humble thank you to all. To be completely honest, I had this image tucked away in my bridge for about 8 months. I looked at it a few time and and passed by without any thought, I guess I thought it was a bit much, or too dark, or too busy. I really appreciate the kind words.

Thanks to Simonmac for the challenge and to all who participated, all the images were lovely

Anything happening about this week's competition?

Carol is a welcome but very new member and I wonder if she realises she is expected to choose this week's competition topic - and then judge the entries.
David
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout

Simonmac

Link Posted 19/10/2016 - 09:57
Good day

Again, many apologies for the delay.

Great to see a good number of submissions. Thank you.

Cumulus-Perspicador
An ethereal shot. Light in tone and with lots of detail. Well exposed too- clouds can be difficult. Lacks a certain something to really make it stand out.

Lllandudno Horizon-kh1234567890
A well composed scene. I love the lines and the subtle tones. It has a painterly quality.

Noctilucent clouds from Scarborough-JAK
What clouds! Never seen them so thank you. The foreground gives some context but is a little messy- which was doubtless unavoidable.

Clouds Reflecting-tyronet2000
I do love the clouds and their reflections here. For me, the rocks in the foreground lack detail and trump the more subtle sky and midground. I wonder if the shadows could be lifted a little?

Evening cloud show in Canet-Marquee Moon
Quite lovely. Great colours and, of course, that wee bird seals it. That shadow of land also lifts the composition.

Sky Fire-davidtrout
Impact! The stunning colours, the abstract quality and a great composition. Lovely stuff.

Dawn Sky over Farnborough-GlynM
A good sweeping composition. For me, the sky lacks punch- this may just have been a matter of timing.

Locquemeau-View from the tip of Dourven-Cotes d'Armor-Bretagne- Francisbd
Tis a lovely shot. But it is a landscape, If you were shooting for the competition you would have had a great sky to play with.

Ominous-Carol8345
Bang. Huge shot. Colours galore. And most amazingly, the clever skyline. A doll like Statue of Liberty underlining the immensity of that sky. Well done!

flat calm-davidwozhere
There is drama and then there is tranquility. Lovely shot. Nice reflections . All boosted by that splash of green,

Fleetwood Lamp-johnjm
The clouds here are a backdrop to that nice lamp. The lamp is the subject here.

Dark days are coming-vic cross
Every cloud has a silver lining! A film shot and thank you! Dramatic. Grain! Like it.

Summer fair weather cumulus-MikeinDevon
Again, a great landscape. The foreground is the subject. I wonder what this would look like with a graduated filter applied or a B&W conversion?

a storm is coming-conexus
Such a good shot- but not a cloudscape. The boat is the subject (I'm sure that it has a proper name).

Gathering storm on the highveld-Noelcmn
What a structure. Such detail. I would love to know the outcome of this clouds gathering power. Good stuff.

Cumulus over the Peaks-paulb531
A black and white shot! Well composed and very dramatic. For me, however, a tad over the top. If the red channel were dialled down I think that the shot would have had more impact. Good effort though!

Flash Gordon Arrives-dromfit
I see the ship! Reminds me of watching the show as a child in the 70s (reruns....!). Good clouds- but a dark pall hangs over the frame.

Threatening-Ken2390
An okay shot. The roofline helps. Sadly it is a little flat. That's the nature of light.


Very tough to judge this. And, as others have said before me, personal taste comes into play.

I will say that, because of my laptop disaster, I have found it fascinating to read the comments that have already been added as they offer insights that I never saw. It just shows how differently we all perceive a photograph. Perhaps we should have an open competition some day with us as the judges?

In third- Evening cloud show in Canet- Marquee Moon
In second- Sky Fire-davidtrout
And the winner- Ominous- Carol8345

HCs to KH1234567890, vic cross, paulb531 and davidwozhere

Many thanks. Over to you Carol!
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Carol8345

Link Posted 19/10/2016 - 10:07
Oh my goodness I didnt know I had to do the next one...lol

Again, Thank you

PS if I dont do this right please let me know....lol oh boy, what have I gotten myself in to?
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Last Edited by Carol8345 on 19/10/2016 - 10:33

davidtrout

Link Posted 19/10/2016 - 10:12
Thanks for the comments delivered under difficult circumstances and for my unexpected 2nd place Simon.
David
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davidtrout

Link Posted 19/10/2016 - 10:41
Carol8345 wrote:
Oh my goodness I didnt know I had to do the next one...lol

Again, Thank you

PS if I dont do this right please let me know....lol oh boy, what have I gotten myself in to?

Carol you've just discovered why its sometimes better to come 2nd than first.
David
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout

Noelcmn

Link Posted 19/10/2016 - 11:52
And Congrats extended to Davidtrout and MarqueeMoon, and the HC's KH1234567890, Vic Cross, Paulb531 and Davidwozhere. And that cloud dissipated to nothing

MarqueeMoon

Link Posted 19/10/2016 - 13:48
Thanks for the podium spot, and for the effort to write such interesting comments. Well done everyone and good luck to Carol! As David said, coming second or third can be a relief

Carol8345

Link Posted 19/10/2016 - 23:11
MarqueeMoon wrote:
Thanks for the podium spot, and for the effort to write such interesting comments. Well done everyone and good luck to Carol! As David said, coming second or third can be a relief

Well, I did one and no one is joining

Next Time I enter one of these I'll keep it in mind
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 20/10/2016 - 00:17
You'll be wondering how to do it Carol ............. It has been made dead easy:
After it closes YOU (only) are presented with a collection of thumbnails, each of which has a radio button. When you have deliberated, you press the appropriate button. Job done. BUT, then you have to write the comments
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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paulb531

Link Posted 20/10/2016 - 08:00
Well done Carol. A fabulous winning image amongst some very good competition this week. Many thanks to Simon for a good competition and feedback.

Regards

Paul

drofmit

Link Posted 24/10/2016 - 14:18
Simonmac wrote:

Flash Gordon Arrives-dromfit
I see the ship! Reminds me of watching the show as a child in the 70s (reruns....!).
Good clouds- but a dark pall hangs over the frame.

Aha... and whose voice is making that dark pall....
none other but that wonderful Yorkshireman....
Prince Vultan....
aka....
BRIAN BLESSED....
sorry, shouted a bit there!

Never be afraid to talk about your techniques...
"Give a thousand photographers...
the same camera, lens and scene...
and you'll always get a thousand different takes!!"
Anon.
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