Colors in the Storm

Colors in the Storm

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Date taken May 19th, 2016. H. 12, 30. I spent all day in Val d’Orcia for taking pictures. That day started good: beautiful weather, beautiful and vivid tones. Just a little bit cold for a fresh wind coming from North but this helped sky to stay clear, blue with white clouds. About at noon weather changed in a while. Wind stopped and it started raining. After it appeared this scenery in front of me. Time: half past 12. A few photographers that appeared half an hour before disappeared at first rain-drops. What a luck, I thought! No flies and bees inside my compo! I was still with my camera on tripod and under a useful umbrella.
Pentax LX and Pentax Zoom Lens 40-80 mm at 40 mm. Skylight filter only. Kodak slide chrome 100 ISO. F 5,6. Shutter speed: 1/60. I took several captures at different speed but I prefer this one a little bit underexposed to enhace sky. Shutter release cable to avoid vibrations. I set focus at infinity so I have not worked using hyperfocal. All subjects were not too close to me.
Slidechrome scanned using EPSON Perfection 3200. File just a little bit tweaked in PS (levels, curves). I cropped lower part of foreground and top of sky so to enhace horizontal slant.
Place: somewhere in Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy. Welcome C & C.
PS In the far distance it was still raining. This is the reason because skiline is a little bit blurred on the left.
20/01/2017 - 17:12GIULIO57
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Dariusz

Link Posted 20/01/2017 - 17:52
One might probably get high just from walking among them poppies

GIULIO57

Link Posted 20/01/2017 - 19:28

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GedG

Link Posted 20/01/2017 - 20:55
Fantastic photo Giulio. Love the vivid colours of the poppies against the sombre cloudscape. LIKEd

davidwozhere

Link Posted 20/01/2017 - 23:57
The red and the green together really 'pop'
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 21/01/2017 - 05:36
THX all so much
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Grodgeman

Link Posted 21/01/2017 - 07:07
Good.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 21/01/2017 - 11:16
Grodgeman wrote:
Good.

THX so much
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davidtrout

Link Posted 21/01/2017 - 11:44
Tuscan delight ..... what a delightful scene Giulio. Much more tricky achieving this with colour transparency film than digital.
David

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 21/01/2017 - 14:39
davidtrout wrote:
Tuscan delight ..... what a delightful scene Giulio. Much more tricky achieving this with colour transparency film than digital.
David

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THX David. You're right about old (are really old?)slidechromes....Red and green were so vivid that seemed to me to stay inside a soft-box.....due to light coming from sky that was directed onto scenery in an unvarying way. No deep lights or shadows. After I scanned slide I realized that "almost oversized feature" and I didn't fix this "trouble"...but is it a trouble?
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Last Edited by GIULIO57 on 21/01/2017 - 14:41

pauljay

Link Posted 23/01/2017 - 07:43
That LX still does a great job Giulio - you too!
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 23/01/2017 - 08:13
pauljay wrote:
That LX still does a great job Giulio - you too!

THX Paul
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pixelshot

Link Posted 23/01/2017 - 20:34
Wonderful shot and view...

GIULIO57

Link Posted 24/01/2017 - 14:31
pixelshot wrote:
Wonderful shot and view...

THX so much
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autumnlight

Link Posted 26/01/2017 - 17:34
Clever shot and postprocessing , very nice study, sorry for being late!
Kind regards Maria

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 26/01/2017 - 19:41
autumnlight wrote:
Clever shot and postprocessing , very nice study, sorry for being late!

....Don't worry Maria. THX for your comment
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Mag07

Link Posted 02/02/2017 - 06:13
Oops; how did I miss that! The red is unreal. I love the flipped proportions and the sky. Toscana is near the very top of my 'must see' list. Trouble with Italy is that there are too many places that are a 'must see' haha....and I like to take my time. Lovely shot.
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)

GIULIO57

Link Posted 03/02/2017 - 06:01
Mag07 wrote:
Oops; how did I miss that! The red is unreal. I love the flipped proportions and the sky. Toscana is near the very top of my 'must see' list. Trouble with Italy is that there are too many places that are a 'must see' haha....and I like to take my time. Lovely shot.

yes...you're right about red. Too vivid IMHO and prhaps this is a trouble that arose while scanning! PP has been very soft and red has not een managed as sky "to extract" all clouds! Anyway red is too much redeven if at the moment of capture it was very strong due to "light-box" effect of sky-sun-clouds. My error, perhaps, has been to choose the slide a liittle bit underexposed....About Italy: right time is spring and beginning of summer (till June)...Insted of visiting boring places like Venice, Florence,Rome (AhAhAh!!!) give a look at the Sea and Coast of Tuscany (i.e)...Look at picture of "Castello del Boccale"close to Livorno (English is Leghorn...and there is a nice history about this name of Livorno)....Castello del Boccale is a must burt I have never time togo there!!!!
http://www.turismo.intoscana.it/allthingstuscany/aroundtuscany/castle-of-boccale...
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