Jolly-Joker Clouds


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Pentax LX on tripod. Lens: Tamron 70-210 SP for Kmount-Polarizing filter. (F16-Shutter Speed: 1/60. Mirror blocked up and use of a flexible cable for shutter release to avoid vibrations). Manual exposure and bracketing at fixed F number. I took 3 pics then I selected this one. Original is a slide scanned using an Epson Perfection 3200 plane-scanner. Film: Kodak Elite 100 ISO. Date: June 23rd,1996(Last Century!!). Place: Castelluccio da Norcia. Piano Grande e Piano Piccolo. Every year, on June-July, this plateau is an ocean of different colours: red for poppies, yellow for lentils, green for wheat and many others due to full-bloom. I was shooting when this giant cloud appeared on the left moving on the right. Its depicted shadow on the meadow splitted in two different parts this large area. In my humble opinion this was remarkable, interesting and photogenic. I shooted.(I prefer the original slide rather than scanned one).
08/11/2010 - 08:45GIULIO57
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nonur

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 09:27
Lovely fields with lovely colours nicely shot, but I don't like the dark cloud. It's too big and dark. It's an interesting situation; however, IMHO it is covering perhaps the loveliest colours and shapes. It would love to see the same without it! I like the large brown patch as a division that adds variety as well as enhancing the rolling effect and those fields at the far end. And thank you for the comprehensive explanation!
Regards,
Nezih
Last Edited by nonur on 08/11/2010 - 09:33

duncanM

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 10:38
An uniquely striking and remarkable scene, captured in masterly manner. Superb.

davidtrout

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 11:44
What a stunning picture Giulio
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fritzthedog

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 12:55
I can only repeat what David said - Stunning Guilio, although I understand Nezih's comment about the shadow - does it make the shot or distract? I am not sure - either way - I really like it.

Carl
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pauljay

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 16:09
It's a lovely shot but I have to agree with Nezih. Could you go back to 1996 and shoot it again?!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 16:17
Thank YOU ALL. Mr. Nonur you're right about the dark area(please explain to me the meaning of IMHO). I didn't know, at that moment, what kind of result I could obtain. I didn't take any pics without the cloud!!!After one century this is a big mistake. Hovewer the hill covered from the cloud had no coloured fields.Only green, like in the square-light area in the left(through the cloud).For this reason I was glad to use this cloud covering the central part of the pic...so splitting the frame in two parts(like a knife)...so adding a joke to my photo...but after 14 years I would like the shot without cloud. I did a big mistake!!!Thank you Mr. Nonur and ALL for your honesty saying what you don't like!it's important for us to know bad and good of our works.Giulio 57
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Last Edited by GIULIO57 on 08/11/2010 - 16:18

nonur

Link Posted 08/11/2010 - 16:31
I think IMHO means "in my humble opinion" or you can take it as "in my honest opinion". Thank you for the response; that joker of a cloud really did play a joke (a bad joke IMHO). I should add that you opened my eyes as regards to telling the truth, no matter how personal it is, and thank you for that as well.
Regards,
Nezih

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 10/11/2010 - 18:36
Perhaps you could pull some detail out of the shadow areas in post processing, or rescan at a brighter setting and combine? It's nice though.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 07:28
Pentaxophile wrote:
Perhaps you could pull some detail out of the shadow areas in post processing, or rescan at a brighter setting and combine? It's nice though.

Thanks a lot for your tips. IMHO this is not a good photo. The problem is to scan the original slide in a perfect manner...this is not always possible (for me!!!). Giulio 57
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jeff0000

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 17:00
this is good shoot
playing firm but fair all the way

vikma19

Link Posted 12/11/2010 - 18:24
Unique beauty

puma

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 10:27
Wonderful picture
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 17:31
Thank you all guys. Giulio 57
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royd63uk

Link Posted 07/02/2011 - 21:01
great work
regards
Roy

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 13/02/2011 - 18:59
royd63uk wrote:
great work

Thank you Roy
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