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Storm over the Beacons
A scan of another one of my early ninties Fugichrome slides,
The sunlit fields belie the deluge that took place half an hour later, I watched the dark clouds rolling over the distant Brecon Beacons ( top centre) with the rain following just behind (top right), marvelous views of patchy sunlight scudding over the green meadows, the River Usk snaking its way north towards Brecon,
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Album name:Merlynn / Merlynns Landscapes
Rating (4 votes): (Details)
Keywords:Light Shade
Camera:Canon EOS 600
Lens:Canon EF 28-125
Shutter Speed:N/A
Author's Comments:Best viewed full size
Editing Performed:Levels/curves, resize/sharpen for upload
File Size:243 KB
Date added:Oct 04, 2005
Dimensions:900 x 549 pixels
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digitaldodo  [Oct 04, 2005 at 07:48 AM]
Well I am no expert in landscapes, (or anything else, come to think of it!), but this looks great to me,Lots of foreground interest, and the shadow of the clouds providing a sort of lead-in to those interesting dark clouds in the distance, well done, Merlynn
George  [Oct 04, 2005 at 08:46 AM]
Agree with John, a cracker Merlynn.
Merlynn  [Oct 04, 2005 at 11:01 AM]
Thanks for your comments John and George much appreciated, I find that scanned slides (especially highly detailed landscapes) don't seem to take kindly to compression, as can be seen by viewing at normal size then viewing at full size, the normal size being a little softer(at least on my CRT monitor) than the full(900) size, even getting near the new 250kb limit knocks the edge off the image, but of course much better than the old 150kb limit,
alanuk  [Oct 04, 2005 at 04:31 PM]
A lovely image Merlynn. You have used the patchwork of the fields to very good effect and the patchy clouds add to this image.
Ricardo  [Oct 04, 2005 at 09:35 PM]
Ok, I like this, and who wouldnt ? it is wales after all Just wondering about the foreground interest tho ( and im only asking this to try and get feed back to understand more on landscapes), what foreground interest ? I can see only tops of trees which to my very untrained eye, is robbing me of more of the great landscape that merlynn has taken. I also like the cloud shadow but would it possibly have been better to wait till the foreground was a little lighter ? saying that, alans comment about clouds leading the eye into the photo does make sense. Please dont take it as critisism, its not meant to be, I just want to learn the basic concepts as ive never taken a real interest in this subject ( and living in this beautifull country, I should be ashamed of myself). Going back to my comment, without seeing a larger version, i like it very much but for some really silly reason, those treetops are really buggin me
Merlynn  [Oct 04, 2005 at 10:32 PM]
Understandable questions Ric, time and weather waits for no man, it was getting darker by the minute, waiting for the light to strike the right place wasn't an option, if you do you will end up with nothing, with rapidly changing conditions you don't have time to go looking for a nice tree, open gate, path, hedgerow, ect to frame the shot, you make do with whats there, as I recall the shot was taken from a path in front of dense woodland, had I been able to get higher the tops of the trees would not have been in the foreground, I did however use the brightly coloured Gorse bush to frame the B/R corner,
Ricardo  [Oct 04, 2005 at 10:47 PM]
thanks merlynn, btw, ive only just spotted the option to view the full size photo ( how do you do that then ?) by clicking on the smaller photo and must admit i like the photo more having seen it. the trees seeem more part of the photo and detail is there, so, sorry about the lower rating, i wish i knew about this feature before i opened my big you know what
Merlynn  [Oct 04, 2005 at 11:26 PM]
Wow Ric you will now have to back over two months of image comments after seeing all the shots full screen , if you hover over an image and see the hand (indicating its a link) it will open full size when clicked, (sorry you know that now )
Ricardo  [Oct 05, 2005 at 12:07 AM]
found that bit out, but how do you link them to larger photos ?
Merlynn  [Oct 05, 2005 at 12:39 AM]
If you upload an image up to the old 750x600 maximum size and click on the thumbnail it will be dispayed at that size (cannot be enlarged), however if you upload between the 750x600 size and the new maximum 900x650 size then click on the thumbnail it will still open at 750x600, but the image will then open to the full 900x650 size when clicked, hope you can understand all that
John T  [Oct 05, 2005 at 03:08 PM]
Great shot Merlynn, just enough shadow in the valley to add mood and provide a darker background to the top of the yellow gorse, which to me , adds depth.
Ricardo  [Oct 05, 2005 at 05:28 PM]
thank you merlynn, didnt even know the max size had gone up ! But if the landscape size has gone up, why hasnt the portrait size done so too I wonder ?
Eirlys  [Oct 06, 2005 at 07:38 PM]
I`ve only just discovered the large--photograph - possiblity and I have to say I think the larger one here has a 3D quallty the slightly-smaller photograph doesn`t. Didn`t I once live in a beautiful part of the country?