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I took this shot on a last day of my visit in Patagonia. The weather was bad, rainy, and with high winds almost no one was taking any shot anymore, just packing stuff up getting ready to leave. But I remembered I was once reading some interesting article written by some British photographer who stated that a good photographer shall be able to take keeper shots in any weather conditions, even the bad ones. We all agree that it's no always possible to get nice colorful sunsets, or mountain shots with a nice formations of clouds and subjects great for a foreground (lakes, trees, whatever). I think in Britain there are a lot of rainy days in a year and he simply learned how to deal with the issue. Some of his shots were just "eye openers" to me and this one is a perfect example of what he was talking about, what's possible even in bad weather conditions. I particularly like this image because it has this drama in it, but also color and sharpness that I think came out nicely. I took advantage of a fast moving clouds and put my Vari-N-Trio Singh Ray filter on (any good ND filter will do), set the ND ring to 4 f-stops and exposed for a few seconds. Here is what I've got. No conversion to B&W was done, the colors popped this way on its own. It was more bluish actually so I pulled blue tones back a bit, but that was really it.
Any thoughts?
Greg








Apr 19, 2014 at 04:31 AM
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Also a huge believer in taking photos in all conditions. Very unique shot here; a view of Patagonia I hadn't seen before.


Apr 19, 2014 at 07:05 AM
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Hey Greg,

I like the mood and tone in this. I think it has just the right amount of blue to work, any more blue and it would become a distraction.

And nice job on getting out there. That is a good sign of growing as a photographer to be able to recognize the conditions, and then work with those conditions to still come away with a spectacular shot.

Jim



Apr 19, 2014 at 08:51 AM
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Greg,

Very nice! It would well in BW too, I think.

Ryan



Apr 19, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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Love it, and have gotten most intense greens on a rainy day.


Apr 19, 2014 at 01:52 PM
Gregg B.
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Thanks all.


Apr 19, 2014 at 06:45 PM
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Awesome shot Greg


Apr 19, 2014 at 06:59 PM
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I am a big believer in "the worse the weather the better the images".
But sometimes it is very challenging to find the key to that door, looks like u did a very good job!

Well done!

Andrey



Apr 19, 2014 at 07:45 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Stormy Clouds


Very nice cool tones Gregg. It conveys solitude and coldness.
Best,
Fred



Apr 19, 2014 at 08:44 PM
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super nice. the blue adds that cold feeling to this lovely storm drama


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Stormy Clouds


You did well. Love the shot and the semi-monochromatic coloring. Really conveys a mood very well.

Dave



Apr 19, 2014 at 10:01 PM
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Spectacularly ominous and poetic at the same time! Excellent choices and combination of hardware and software techniques. Bravo!


Apr 19, 2014 at 10:02 PM
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I love the mood of this image. The clouds and mountains look really good, well done.


Apr 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM
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You ain't gonna be singing the blues on this awesome shot.
Don



Apr 19, 2014 at 11:37 PM
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Absolutely superb. Nature exists in so many forms that she seldom needs the PP that so many photogs thinks she does. So, again, superb work here.

Peace,

Todd



Apr 20, 2014 at 12:23 AM
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conveys the mood so well, Greg. Bravo.


Apr 20, 2014 at 01:02 AM
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Lovely shot!


Apr 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM
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I love the soft flow of the clouds and the crispness of the mountains.


Apr 20, 2014 at 01:27 PM
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beautiful shot Greg


Apr 21, 2014 at 09:19 AM
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Very nice moody shot!
Thanks for sharing.



Apr 21, 2014 at 10:28 AM
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