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"Clouds Before the Storm" #2

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 22 October 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The 3 bracketed shots were merged in LRCC HDR Merge. Then it was sent to Aurora 2017 as a single layer in PSCC; some more punch was added with Macphun Intensify, Elegant Softness; and the final touches were done in ON1 Effects, HDR Look, Glow. (Note: if I have a lot of sky, I often have significant issues if I do the merge in Aurora 2017; that was not the case here. If I do have difficult problems, I cut my losses and do the merge in LRCC. You may have noticed that I consistently go through the same workflow; i.e., merge in LRCC HDR Merge; send the file into PSCC; do the major work in Aurora 2017, followed by Intensify (where I sometimes use Natural Enhance, and sometimes use Elegant Softness, and sometimes both selectively on separate Layers; and, on a rare occasion, I use Elegant very selectively); then I do some work in ON1 Effects (I really like what HDR Look, Glow, does). I generally don't mention that I use different software to get rid of stuff and of unwanted Noise; I also go in and out of ACR. I also use Topaz plug-ins a bunch; and, for certain things, Nik plug-ins.

NIKON D750 1/2000 second F/11.0 ISO 200 50 mm (35mm equiv.)

Frances from Boston, United States

There is nothing better to make a great shot than clouds like this. Excellent image. Wonderful color.

22 Oct 2016 10:41am

Jean-Benoît Maréchal from Namur, Belgium

Nice place for a walk !

22 Oct 2016 12:10pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A good work !

22 Oct 2016 2:29pm

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow! unbelievable shot! most beautiful shot

22 Oct 2016 3:48pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleux ciel quelles formes et vue quel effet grandiose compo.

22 Oct 2016 3:53pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A little less contrastful result than the upload yesterday.

22 Oct 2016 6:09pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

beau ce ciel

23 Oct 2016 7:20am