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October 2018 Winner - The Sky

JDR82

Well-known Member
I haven't entered anything in a while or really taken much photo's this year in general due to changes at work swallowing most of my time. However by reflex I do still try and keep the camera in the car when I can and on my way to work this morning I made an unplanned stop after the sky went very orange.

This was however preceded with 10 mins of swearing behind a huge queue of traffic (thanks to a tractor) as I decide I wanted a photo at his particular spot and was worried the sun would come up too far and lose the deep colouring if I didn't hurry up and get there....

Settings are:

17mm
ISO200
f/8
1/25s

Processed in Lightroom, added a grad filter on the bottom area and dropped blacks a little to make the castle a silhouette without effecting the sky, cropped, straightened and sharpened.

Feel like its still a bit dark but was trying to avoid the temptation to over process.
 

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
Stunning Sky there :)

Jim
 

Marika

Well-known Member
Now we’re talking.
 

rancidpunk

In Memoriam
Great sky, great entry
 

markie g

Distinguished Member
Great sky. Not sure if a slightly lower angle would of worked slightly better for me (get some of that castle against the dramatic sky), great entry regardless.
 

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