Sky colors

Discussion in 'Color' started by pniev, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Yesterday evening we had a lot of rain and thunderstorms. Although it was still raining, the sky started to clear at the right time. So I went outside (yes, camera and me were soaked) and made a few shots in the park that is close to my house.

    The last time I went out after rain, colors were not that spectacular yet (see "seeking advice...") but despite the rain, I had thoroughly enjoyed it.

    All shot with D750 and 20mm. 2 stops under-exposure. Postprocessing: camera vivid, tone curve, light noise reduction.




    Last edited: Aug 27, 2015
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    Worth getting a soaking for.
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
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    I'm far from an expert, but there seems to be a harsh transition in the sky in that first one. But I LOVE the composition and mood in it. Maybe someone with a little more experience could hazard a guess at what was done in post that brought that about.

    It's a minor nit and usually I'd keep my mouth shut. I just love that shot so much, I'd love to see an even "better" version of it. (or maybe this is your vision, and mine is just different)
  4. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Great eye. I uploaded the wrong one. I used a VSCO preset (Fuji Superia) for that one + whites/highlight downs + stronger tone curve. Another reason might be that I work in adobeRGB as my monitor has a wider color range.

    OK. enough excuses. This was the one I intended to upload.

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  5. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
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    Seen from a jet window after taking off through passing storm clouds near sunset.
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