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Christopher Miller
12-14-2010, 09:35 PM
I took this cloudscape back behind our house a while back. Nothing fancy, just stitched together four images in PS and converted to B&W. Any comments and suggestions would be most appreciated.

Olympus SP-550 UZ
f8 @ 1/100, ISO 100
Manual mode, pattern metering

Tim Munsey
12-15-2010, 03:20 AM
Hi Chris,
Cracking clouds, like the contrast with the trees, nice one.


Jay Sheinfield
12-15-2010, 05:38 AM
Cool cloud pattern. Looks great against the tree line silhouette. nice work............

Dave Mills
12-15-2010, 11:03 AM
Hi Christopher,The comp works well as a pano with just enough silhouette framing the bottom. I also like the slant upwards of the silhouette on each end. The clouds have enough interest to command that much attention and are nicely detailed. Good conversion and well handled!

Christopher Miller
12-15-2010, 10:28 PM
Thanks Tim, Jay, and Dave. I appreciate the comments!

Roman Kurywczak
12-16-2010, 11:15 AM
Hey Christopher,
I too like the framing silhouette! The conversion looks great and you have intresting clouds. I do wonder if you have room up top.....to include the entire curve of the cloud......although the ones above may not add to the overall composition. Just a thought as this was very nicely done!

Christopher Miller
12-16-2010, 11:30 AM
Thanks very much, Roman! I see your point on including the whole curve of the cloud, but unfortunately I don't have any more room on top.

Andrew McLachlan
12-16-2010, 05:47 PM
Christopher, I too like this pano and converting it to B&W was a good choice. Cloudscape is nicely framed within the pan. Well thought out and executed!

Christopher Miller
12-16-2010, 10:29 PM
Thanks Andrew! :)

Jay Gould
12-17-2010, 02:14 AM
Quite cool; I think with a bit of play you could make the clouds very angry looking. I am reacting to a sunny pretty day converted to B&W instead of a stormy angry day. What was it?

Christopher Miller
12-17-2010, 08:44 AM
It was a sunny day, Jay. These aren't the kind of clouds you would get on a stormy day. Thanks for commenting!

Robert Amoruso
12-17-2010, 01:20 PM

Dave Mills captured my thoughts perfectly. You took an ordinary scene, created a well thought out composition, used B&W to create a dramatic looking sky and created an excellent cloud study. Well done.

Christopher Miller
12-17-2010, 08:23 PM
Thanks Robert! Much appreciated! :)