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Beautiful Clouds HDR by gemmaboysphotography Beautiful Clouds HDR by gemmaboysphotography
Okay the one comment I keep getting is "you should have shown more landscape". The thing is there wasn't a landscape, right below the treeline was a busy 4 lane freeway.

This image was taken on the same
[link] and show the roads that were the "landscape".
I managed to snap this shot without any traffic in it but when shooting landscape there was always traffic in the view - I'm not fond of having blurred traffic in my photographs.

I've just uploaded one of the rest of my photographs, that all have the traffic in them. I'll let you be the judge on which you prefer, but my opinion is that I hate the one with the cars.
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I really appreciate all of your comments - but please understand I did the best I could in the situation I was in.
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YovellTheDemon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! :)
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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YovellTheDemon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. :)
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geometricphotos Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't know if you care, but:
1) don't use F22, it is diffraction limited in aps-c sensors and images loose sharpness.
2) You could use longer shutter with no problem, and lower iso to 200 to reduce the noise.
3) The traffic would not be blurred in these settings.
4) I think you pushed the highlights too much, there is a harsh highlight clipping on the clouds.

I would say either cut the trees out or take a vertical crop and include freeway in about 1/3rd of the crop from the bottom.
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Photographer
I will keep your suggestions in mind, thanks
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BigA-nt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow amazing clouds. Fantastic result. Great HDR feature. Nicely done. :D :iconmonkeydanceplz:
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Photographer
thank you so much!!
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qui3ton3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is AMAZING! :O the clouds and sky are sooooo pretty! I actually like that you can just see the tree line. Adds just a bit of contrast to the rest of the photo, without taking away from the main subject, which in this case is the sky. Wonderful photo!
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you so much!! :3
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Shadoisk Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks :)
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Gobi-Jovler Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
The subject is the sky so that's what you've shown, so what's the problem? The bit of tree horizon you've included to give it context is plenty, imo. Cool shot. :)
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you! the photograph showing more horizon is in my gallery - some people wanted to see more :)
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elizarosca Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is amazing! i love when you witness these kind of beautiful moments of nature
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Photographer
aw thanks! yeah they're amazing aren't they :)
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:iconnectarscent:
Nectarscent Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow so intense*
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Photographer
very!! thanks :D
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neith13 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Looks like Altocumulus clouds... What did u do in ps6? Just colors...? I like this work ;)
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Photographer
I wouldn't have a clue what they are haha! I did HDR & minimal vibrance enhancement :)
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cailenc Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Yap, really beautiful clouds, but i think the image should show a little bit more landscape. The amount of sky is a bit too much :)
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Photographer
there wasn't a landscape, it was over a busy freeway

thanks
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cailenc Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
aah, too bad :(
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:icongemmaboysphotography:
gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Photographer
all good :)
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ClairutPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This sky is incredible ! But I would have prefered to see the landscape too :)
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Photographer
landscape was non-existent, there was a busy freeway below it

thanks
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Gironimo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow the cloud formation looks so impressing with the HDR effect :) I also like that you put the horizon that low!
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Photographer
aw thanks heaps! directly below the horizon was a very busy road and lots of not very nice looking traffic haha! thanks :)
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UltimateSoraOtaku Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow, this is a magnificent view! I love the way the clouds look! They almost look like feathers :3
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Photographer
they were very beautiful! thank you :)
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UltimateSoraOtaku Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:)
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:icongivemore:
Givemore Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Wow..it looks like those clouds were just painted onto the wide open sky...Its really beautiful!
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Photographer
aw thank you! it was incredible :)
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Givemore Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Yeah i bet it was!!! Looks amazing! :D Reminds me of a picture I took as well...its on my DA if you want to see it. :) but overall a great picture!
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks heaps! will go have a look :)
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:icongivemore:
Givemore Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Photographer
I love sunsets..I still love yours a lot. Its just so pretty! :)
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Photographer
aw thanks heaps! :)
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:icongivemore:
Givemore Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Photographer
No problem!!! Always glad to compliment a fellow Photographer! Especially when there pictures are good. :D
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Photographer
awwww, you are too kind :D
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AfterTheNonSequitur Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Lovely! Very dramatic.
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks!! :)
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StupidInLove Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Artist
Wow, it looks amazing! You are so lucky to take a photo of this! :wow:
Absolutely beautiful...
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Photographer
aw thank you! I was very lucky to be outside to witness it :)
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abravewolf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow, nice clouds and colors! The photo could be better with a bit more of landscape, but still, great one.
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks! I was out on the highway so didn't have much room to explore I'm afraid! The traffic was constant so a lower view would have included blurry cars :(

I managed to get a quick break in this photo from the same day [link]

but it is just plain old tarmac :)
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abravewolf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh, got it. Either way, it looks nice :)
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you :)
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abravewolf Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
You're welcome :)
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tariqui Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
wow
such wonderful colours
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gemmaboysphotography Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you!!
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IntelligentZombie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an incredible capture! The clouds look awesome in HDR and the color is fantastic. :la:
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