Blasted CLOUDS !


Peter Elgar

Link Posted 24/10/2016 - 08:55
Yesterday went out to Weald Country Park near my town of Brentwood with my Pentax 6x7 Mk II loaded with 2002 dated Fuji Provia 100 I wanted to use up as it had a couple of shots from my last London trip on it. There was some SUN and Autumn Colours -- I used several lenses then saw some Cows grazing for 'Foreground Interest' so set up tripod and just about to click when sun went in -- I looked up -- a BIG BLACK CLOUD as far as i could see -- so came home to a warm coffee and tasty sandwich -- 2 frames left!
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

petrochemist

Link Posted 24/10/2016 - 12:44
I was hoping to do some star shots last night on my way back from Norfolk. Scattered clouds during the day had made it lovely, towards sundown the skies cleared so I got set up then before it got dark the clouds had covered nearly all the sky
Mike
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walkeja

Link Posted 25/10/2016 - 11:37
According to the "cheats", you should have taken the photos, scanned them, loaded them into PhotoShop, taken the clouds out and put in a perfect blue sky.
But I think you did the right thing!
These digital (so called) photographers do not understand photography.
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Peter Elgar

Link Posted 25/10/2016 - 19:21
yes -- if I knew HOW to do it BUT the foreground would be all dull lighting and not match the fake 'Blue Sky' !
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 26/10/2016 - 07:10
Sometimes you only have seconds to record a landscape and have to work fast. That's just one reason I'll never use a tripod. This autumn has been like that for me: recent trips to Dungeness and Snowdonia had only fleeting moments of the right light. Fiddling about with tripods and, cable releases, changing lenses etc. would have led to even more frustration.

Travel light and shoot fast...

Hang on, Peter: I can't tell a pro like you anything about photography!
Best wishes,

Andrew

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walkeja

Link Posted 26/10/2016 - 13:28
Peter Elgar wrote:
yes -- if I knew HOW to do it BUT the foreground would be all dull lighting and not match the fake 'Blue Sky' !

They don't seem to care about that. they go, "Look at what I've done, aren't I clever.", not realising it looks false.
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