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Tear in the sky

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by biglouis, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2013
    "Tear in the sky"

    Sony A7+C-Summicron 40/2


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  2. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Love it!
     
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  3. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Great shot -- though slightly scary.
     
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  4. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    That is a great find indeed!
     
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  5. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    I'll second that. Great stuff !
     
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  6. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Glorious! (Looks like the Mother Ship . . .)

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  7. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2013
    All

    Thanks very much for your 'thanks' and comments. A good friend of mine recognised this phenomenon as a 'Fallstreak Hole' and pointed me at the article at Wiki

    LouisB
     
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  8. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Louis,

    Thanks for the reference and the link. I had never heard of this natural phenomenon before. My first thought on viewing the image was "Someone really knows how to mess around the PhotoShop . . ." and "this could be the root source for a hoax or a conspiracy theory." Good to know that it is something that occurs in nature!

    Lenticular clouds are sort-of the reverse of your image -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticular_cloud

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  9. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Wow!! Awesome!
     
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  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Wow, well seen and well shot!
     
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  11. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

    401
    Aug 4, 2013
    Thanks, again for all your comments.

    Obviously, I did use CS6 to recover cloud detail and also to colour balance so the sky was the right colour. I had to expose for the sky which somewhat desaturated the colour, at least thats what seems to happen with A7.

    I actually have a very nice Lee System 7 filter setup which would have been ideal for this - if only I had had the time to set up a tripod, mount the filters, frame it all up nicely etc etc. As it was I have about three minutes to catch this before is expanded further and began to disperse.

    I would add that the small and relatively cheap Leica C-40 Summicron is a fabulous lens for the A7. No smearing as far as I can tell, very sharp stopped down and it seems to draw beautifully with the A7 sensor. Interesting match when you consider that about 40 years separates the technology!

    LouisB
     
  12. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The sky is tearing !!!!!!
     
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