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USE THE “SKY” TO BE A DIFFERENT LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER

THE SKY CAN BE YOUR FRIEND IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOS

 
 

photo by David Schroeder


ANOTHER ONE OF THE AMAZING THINGS THAT COULD HELP YOU TO BE “DIFFERENT” THAN ALL THE OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT TAKE LANDSCAPE PHOTOS, IS TO BE A “SKY” PHOTOGRAPHER.  SO MANY TIMES WE FOCUS ON THE LANDSCAPE OF THE LAND IN FRONT OF US, WHEN WE COULD SERIOUSLY LOOK AT THE SKY AND BE MESMORIZED BY THE BEAUTY ABOVE US.  HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE SEEN PHOTOS OF CLOUDS, OR EVEN APPROACHING STORMS, AND WISHED YOU HAD CAUGHT THAT PHOTO?  YOU CAN, AND TRY TO BE THE ONE TO BE A “SKY” SCRAPE PHOTOGRAPHER.
This incredible sky and sunset illustrate why a good a photographer is never caught without a camera. (Via Imgur.
 

It’s a common habit among photographers to always make a point to carry a camera around for those “just in case” moments. Many great photographs were captured this way and the image below is no exception. The photographer, based in the Netherlands, took the shot just as the sun was receding into the plane to create the stunning image:

Using a Canon 650D and a Sigma 18-35mm, the photographer says he was enamored with the dramatic feel of the sky and took that into consideration when selecting the composition. He says the only editing he added to the image was a slight increase in clarity and contrast.

“The colors were like this in real life. It was an amazing evening. Will never forget it.”**

COULD YOU SEE A PHOTO LIKE THAT HANGING IN YOUR HOME?  EXACTLY.  THE COLORS AND THE BEAUTY OF A PHOTO LIKE THAT WOULD BE ONE THAT WILL BE TALKED ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME.  AND THAT IS WHAT YOU CALL “ART”.

Photo by Lanny Cottrell / Approaching storm

THE RULE WITH TAKING PICTURES OF THE SKY, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CLOUD IS THE MAIN SUBJECT IS TO MAKE SURE THE SKY HAS NO CLUTTER OR OBJECTS IN THE FOREGROUND TO DISTRACT FROM THE CLOUDS.  LIKE AN APPROACHING STORM CLOUD, MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE NOTHING IN FRONT OF THE CLOUD THAT WOULD DISTRACT THE VIEWER FROM THE CLOUD.  THE SUBJECT IS THE CLOUD, AND THAT IS HOW IT SHOULD BE.

photo by Joseph Illingworth

WELL KNOWN SUBJECTS CAN BECOME EVEN MORE SPECIAL IF YOU CAN WAIT FOR A LITTLE MORE DRAMATIC EFFECT IN THE BACKGROUND.  LOOK FOR THOSE PUFFY CUMULUS CLOUDS TO ADD A LITTLE MORE BEAUTY AND “PIZZAZ” TO THE PHOTO.  EVERYBODY GETS A PHOTO OF THE “ARCH”, BUT, HOW MANY GET A GORGEOUS PHOTO LIKE THE ONE ABOVE WITH BEAUTIFUL PUFFY CLOUDS IN IT?  MAKES IT MORE OF A MASTERPIECE. 

OF COURSE, EVERYONE TAKES PICTURES OF SUNSETS.  THIS IS SOMETHING THAT EVERYONE TAKES PICTURES OF.  BUT, THERE IS SPECIAL WAYS TO DO SUNSETS.  SOMETIMES LOOKING AT SUNSET PHOTOS CAN BE BORING.  BUT, WHAT MAKES SUNSET PHOTOS MORE DRAMATIC THAN EVER IS IF YOU CAN GET TWO THINGS TO HAPPEN.  THIS PHOTO HAPPENS TO HAVE BOTH, AND THAT IS RARE, BUT, IF YOU CAN HAVE AT LEAST 1 COMPONENT, YOU MAY HAVE A REAL KEEPER.  AND THAT IS 1-  DRAMATIC CLOUDS TO YOUR SUNSET.  AND 2 SOMETHING IN THE FOREGROUND THAT WILL MAKE IT HAVE DEPTH.  IN THE ABOVE PHOTO, THERE IS ONE MORE THING THAT MAKES THIS UNIQUE, AND THAT IS THAT WE HAVE THE “TWILIGHT COLORS” AS WELL IN THIS PHOTO.  THAT IS WHEN YOU GET THE “BLUES’  AND THE PURPLES OF THE SKY, WHICH USUALLY HAPPENS AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN.  THIS PHOTO JUST HAPPENS TO HAVE IT ALL…… AND NOTHING WAS ENHANCED OR RETOUCHED ON THIS. 

Photo by Joel Olives; ISO 100, f/13.0.

IF YOU DECIDE TO MAKE THE SKY ONE OF YOUR MAIN POINTS OF YOUR PORTFOLIO, THEN YOU MUST LEARN TO BE PATIENT.  WHEN TAKING PICTURES OF SUNSETS, YOU MAY TAKE MORE THAN 10 PHOTOS OF THE SUNSET AS IT PROGRESSES THROUGH IT’S CONCLUSION.  BUT ONE OF THOSE PHOTOS COULD BE THE MOST COLORFUL, MOST INCREDIBLE PHOTO YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN.  PATIENCE IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU WILL EVER LEARN TO BECOMING A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER, EVEN IN TAKING PICTURES OF THE SKY.

Article written by:  Lanny Cottrell

** This photo and particular section, was taken from an article written and produced by PictureCorrect.  No name of the photographer was mentioned in the article.  Only that the photographer was from the Netherlands.

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US CITIES THAT LOOK EVEN BETTER IN THE FALL

FALL HAS STARTED TO ARRIVE IN A LOT OF THE WORLD.  THE COLORS ARE COMING OUT, AND SOME CITIES JUST START LOOKING BETTER THAN EVER IN THE FALL.  HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF SOME CITIES THAT JUST SEEM TO LOOK EVEN BETTER IN THE FALL:
 
Denver, Colorado
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Nashville, Tennessee
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San Antonio, Texas
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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San Diego, California
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Chicago, Illinois
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New York City, New York
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Seattle, Washington
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Montpelier, Vermont
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Montpelier, Vermont
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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If you live anywhere near these cities, you can relate to how fall makes the city more beautiful than ever.  What about your city?  Do you think your city has some beautiful photos fall foliage that may enhance the beauty of your city?  Try it.  You may find great pride in your city when you find the natural beauty of your town.

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: CATS, KITTENS, THOSE ADORABLE CREATURES

  • “Essentially what photography is is life lit up.”

    — Sam Abell

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK:

 

9/21/17

 

CATS, KITTENS, THOSE 

 

ADORABLE CREATURES !

WE HAVE HAD A TURN WITH THE DOGS, AND OTHER ANIMALS, NOW IT IS TIME TO TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE BEST PHOTOS OF OUR 

ADORABLE FELINE FRIENDS, THE CATS AND KITTENS IN OUR WORLD, THAT BRING US SMILES.  HERE IS SOME OF THE BEST PHOTOS WE

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You hold them round the neck and suck their brains out through their nose !! — with Jasmine andValentine Oduenyi.
Different size, Same attitude! — with Judith Jannice Anda Vargas and Valentine Oduenyi.
What a lovely looking #cat don’t you think? — withValentine Oduenyi and Jackie Irene Rankin.
Awesome !! Which one do you want? All of them? — with ŞagitariusValentine Oduenyi and Jackie Irene Rankin
Now that’s what I call a hug ! 
What a gorgeous little black kitten, did you know that many people avoid black cats when adopting? 
Black #cats are so beautiful…..and what fabulous whiskers! — with Meg MosesValentine Oduenyiand Jackie Irene Rankin.
Time for a really cute Persian #kitten….. — withValentine Oduenyi.
Oh, what blue eyes you have…. 
What an adorable Scottish Fold #kitten……. — withValentine OduenyiJackie Irene Rankin andAmazing Beautiful World.
We haven’t had a big #cat pic for a while so here’s six of them all in a row! 
I’ve got my eye on you!
Time for a big awwwww with this ginger cutie. — with Sissa Félicitty FélicittySupreetha R BhatBetty LeonValentine OduenyiAmazing Beautiful Worldand Relationship Heals.
A cute little #kitten from a different purrspective !! — with Supreetha R BhatValentine Oduenyi andAmazing Beautiful World.
The mischief cats who love to have a nose around! They’re so adorable, beautiful
Adorable……
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 — with Supreetha R Bhat,Betty Leon and Amazing Beautiful World.
Cheeky! — with Jane BurnettSupreetha R Bhat,Jackie Irene RankinValentine Oduenyi andAmazing Beautiful World.
“Do you think it’s gonna rain today?”
Awwwww, how sweet!
 — with Supreetha R Bhat.
Out for a stroll….
OMG! Have you ever seen such a fluffy
A helping hand……….how adorable! — withValentine OduenyiSupreetha R BhatEmily Burley HendricksJackie Irene Rankin and Relationship Heals.
Gawwwwwgeous !
This little darling wanted to keep her friend company until he got better. — with Matthew Kachel Sr.,Valentine OduenyiLove never fails and The Quote Garden.
Looks like these two have had a busy day!
Awwww, how sweet!
 — with Valentine Oduenyi.
#puss in boots! How lovely! — with Valentine Oduenyi and Jackie Irene Rankin.

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