Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pink, Pink ,Sunshine - Skywatch

A river usually runs through it

Skywatch


Following on from the image earlier this week of the golden mud (well it is when the sun hits the right spot) another from the same day, this time shooting towards the sun. That would be that circle of white light struggling to be viewed behind the clouds. You can see how the mud really looks now, dull flat brown with a little dingy green growth of some kind. Yes the camera lies all the time, you just need to know how to make it lie best for you. Same with the pink tinged sky. Just have your setting that apply turned way down low, manual of course) and shoot. The illusion of a pink/lilac light emanating from the clouds whilst retaining the natural blue of the sky is thus achieved with a little manipulation of the camera. Auto would just bleach that sky and lighten the mud and you would get a nasty sun flare quite central. Sunflares can be useful but only under certain conditions. There you go, not so much smoke, mirrors and Photoshop but lens magic. Of course it could be Manx Magic again as it is the month of Halloween. I'll let you decide.


That usu sally is a river, The Sulby. Sure the other images will pop up at some point for you to compare. That's it short and sweet. For other skies around the world click here.

57 comments:

Mojo said...

You can twiddle the white balance for that kind of effect too. Ahh Babs, I could spend days trading talk of aperture settings and gradient filters with you lassie. And yeah, for this kind of composition? Any kind of auto setting is gonna burn out your highlights trying to expose those shadows in the fore and middle-ground. 'Cause cameras only understand one thing: 18%.

Martin (Ashton-under-Lyne) said...

Ooh! That's nice! I love all the different textures in the sky and in the mud.

Tunes Photo said...

I love the lightning in your photo! Nice colours too.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting peach not pink. Think that might be my screen.

brattcat said...

Love the clouds, love the mud, love the mood.

Carver said...

What an exceptional sky. So beautiful and as always I enjoyed your post.

Guy D said...

Marvelous photo to say the least, this one is a keeper.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Tom said...

Tis a great capture... as always.

Tom
Wiggers World

Pam said...

Didn't know you were back. Cracker.

Antwerp Blog said...

Lovely picture of a great sky.
Have a great skywatching day !

Martha Z said...

Good information. I discovered that by accident.

Erin said...

the clouds rising from behind the mountain...love that.
have a wonderful weekend.

Carletta said...

Those clouds at the horizon look as if they are boiling. :)
Lovely shot as always!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shot and thanks for the information -- I'm still such a beginner, I'm lucky to get any decent shots at all. But I surely have fun trying/learning!

Have a great weekend, Babooshka!

Sylvia

Ishtar said...

Wow! That is one amazing picture!

John said...

Fabulous capture!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is another beauty. I enjoy your tips. I still have sooo much to learn.

VALKYRIEN said...

That's a wonderful image! And you always have so many good tips! Thank you! :)

Robin said...

Personally I think it's more to the magic of the photographer - the best equipment in the world won't make a shot like that if you don't have the eye and the talent.

Eve said...

That view is fantastic! I love the colors!

marley said...

Yet again you have excelled yourself B! Love this swf photo.

J Bar said...

It's beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Rob Inukshuk said...

Cute blog title and I like the pic just as it is!

Shell said...

Fuzzbox? That was one of their songs?
It is cute.

Light and Voices said...

Nice post for Skywatch Friday.
Joyce M

TCKK said...

Great picture. I love that sky!

Gaelyn said...

It's a beautiful sky, but you walked in that ugly mud for these shots? True dedication and an excellent capture.

Lew said...

I like the clouds beginnng to bubble over the hills! Looks like they are about to cover the mud with foam.

Photo Cache said...

I love it!

Elisabeth said...

I love it too...how unusual...super image!

Lilli & Nevada said...

gorgeous

luna miranda said...

spectacular shot!

magiceye said...

glorious!

syel said...

you make the ordinary look extraordinary! thanks for the tips!

Dusty Lens said...

That is the greatest challenge in photography, getting the image from the camera to resemble what our eyes see. I wish our cameras were a bit more truthful.

Lisa Wilson said...

That's a great one!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Great shot! I like the light in the cirrocumuls clouds.
Accidentally I made some shots of this kind of clouds too this week, and then I was surprised by a wonderful sundog, which decorates my SWF.
Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Love it.

mannanan said...

I really, really like this. No, I love it. Think it would look brill blown up to poster size, framed and put on my wall. Awesome.

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Tammie Lee said...

beautiful and serene. I love the mix of clouds, skywatching is endlessly amazing.
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Tash said...

Pretty in pink and fabulously photographed as always, Ms. Babs.

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Greg Dimitriadis said...

Really great photo!

Virginia said...

Flat out gorgeous B. BTW, Marley, Wayne and LEif are occupying the Sin Bin for the moment. Check my Thurs post. Oh Lordy those naughty boys.
V

AKO said...

This is a beautiful landscape! Difficult photo to take but you managed it well.

Chuck Pefley said...

I vote for Manx Magic -:)

Any progress with the Council and modifying or nullifying the development project?

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Life with Kaishon said...

Wow! I love this picture. It is gorgeous! Pink makes me so happy : )

Frank said...

Great shot. It IS hard with digital to capture everything the eye sees. Unlike film, digital just cannot interpret or record what we could with old fashioned film. So we keep working at it.

I love your image.

Elisabeth said...

Very nice...I like the textures. Manual shooting, I agree, is best.

greensboro Daily Photo said...

It was a dark and cloudy night! I love it when you talk about the technique behind the shot! Happy Halloween! Wish there were a meme for it!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

lovely photo and great tips. I have enjoyed catching up on your site. I have missed too many great photos. thanks for all you share.

Misty Dawn said...

Thanks for taking the time to teach me something! This really is a great image, and I always appreciate learning new photo tips.

Louis la Vache said...

Hey, Babooshka, long time, no see!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

These golden clouds are such a gift!!

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