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Old Jul 11, 2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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We've been having so much rain and just all round bad weather all summer so far so yesterday I packed up the gear and went for a drive north of Calgary for a while to see what I could get. The photo shows a rain storm coming in fast and I was driving in that rain and found the edge of it when I drove up to these little outbuildings. I quickly parked and set up for the shot to only take two photos before being instantly showered on.

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Old Jul 11, 2010, 1:21 PM   #2
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very nice picture, what post processing did you do to this?
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Kevin, you've done it again (did we expect anything else?), great shot/composition/exposure and editing. I really would love to shoot landscape like you and would be wonderful to see what you could spot in Egypt to shoot that my eye just can't.
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Thanks for the comments. Mark you know I'd pay you a visit if I had a ticket to go spend the time. Who knows, maybe one day you'll be showing me around!!

The editing starts in CS5 Camera RAW as all my photos are shoot in RAW. The more editing that is done in RAW, the better quality the jpeg will be when finally saved.

I shot the image to expose the sky properly which created dark outbuildings and foreground so in Camera RAW, I selected the graduating ND tool and drew it across the horizon line which properly exposed the foreground. Did noise removal in Camera RAW then saved the image as TIFF.

Then selecting the lasso tool, I drew around the outbuildings, selected 30% feather so as to not have a hard lasso edge then used the dodge tool to lighten the structures. Did some dodge and burn to the clouds, threw in some noise in the central area to give the clouds some extra drama and that is all. This is not an HDR.

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Great lighting, they might say you where lucky being "there and then" but you made your own luck here and it paid.
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Great lighting, they might say you where lucky being "there and then" but you made your own luck here and it paid.
based on luck alone that would make Spy the luckiest member here with the number of great atmospheric photos he captures that always blow us away. LOL
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Ok, I'm going to go buy a lottery ticket and when I win, first stop......Egypt. Mark, you available to go desert stomping?
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LOL, you really wouldn't like the desert this time of year, it's hot enough in the city without going deeper into the wilderness. Well, if you win big and we are taken by helicopter I could be persuaded.
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