A new photography world to explore! Digital photography and clouds.

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A new photography world to explore!  Digital photography and clouds.In the days of film photography, capturing clouds presented an unusual challenge. Producing a good image of a cloud usually require high quality transparency film and a precise exposure.

Printing the cloud photograph presented even more obstacles, as extreme whites are actually ink voids or negatives.

Modern digital cameras do not have the same “latitude” issues as their film predecessors. And since most images are NOT printed anymore, but are typically displayed on a backlit LCD screen, we can duplicate clouds as we never could before.

As a result, I find myself looking skyward a lot more. There’s a whole world of new picture possibilities up there every day.

And it’s just outside my front door!

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John McCormack
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What did we ever do before digital.  You know a few years ago back in the stone-ages :)

July 12, 2012 05:36 AM
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Gary Pike
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Great stuff Richard.  Been doing this myself since I got my new camera.  Lot to learn in this photography world.

July 12, 2012 05:37 AM
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Richard Weisser
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It was very difficult to take cloud photos, that's for sure. Plus few would risk the investment in film to even give it a go! THX.

July 12, 2012 05:37 AM
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Larry O'Sullivan
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Richard - love your philosophy of looking heavenward, with the attraction of observing clouds. Too easy to become myopic and self centered. The sky presents a changing world, expressing all sorts of emotions, changing drama. At sunrise the majesty of a new beginning; at sunset, a reward for a well spent day. Thanks for your observations.

July 12, 2012 05:39 AM
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Gary...

But it's a lot of fun. Thanks.

Larry...

That was just beautiful. You need to write a post based on that comment!

July 12, 2012 06:19 AM
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Kathy Streib
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Richard- I just tried to take a pic of some clouds we saw yesterday as we were heading for our walk.  I'll have to see how they look on the PC and then some "ribbetting"to them.   And love Larry's (#4) comment.  

July 12, 2012 06:55 AM
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Tammy Lankford
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I love to "find" things in the clouds.  Never thought much about capturing them with digital.  Hmmmm, something new.

July 12, 2012 06:59 AM
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Mary Douglas
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Hi Richard, and another thing about clouds...you have to be quick, or the light changes and they move- you have some great shots here.

July 12, 2012 08:52 AM
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Those pictures could be perfect for a real estate ad. .about finding a dream home. . 

July 12, 2012 09:20 AM
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Than Maynard
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Great pictures and interesting information.

I remember going to the grand canyon and think "Okay, big hole" I'll take some pictures. When the pictures where developed the colors were much more vibrant than I remembered.

July 12, 2012 09:35 AM
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JL Boney, III
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I have noticed that my ability to get a good picture has improved tremendously with a digital camera. This of course is only because I turn it into a numbers game and for every thousand pictures I take I might get a couple that turn out well.

July 12, 2012 11:47 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Never thought about how cool it is that we can take photos of viritually anything and see such a great likeness to what we are actually SEEING.

July 12, 2012 12:25 PM
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Love to photograph stuff looking up. You definitely have your head in the clouds and we love it.

Margaret

July 12, 2012 01:01 PM
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Charlie Ragonesi
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Hey Richard we missed for the most part the storms that made those clouds . But we did get a bunch of the rain. Thanks for the post and the info

July 12, 2012 01:11 PM
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William Feela
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I have done mostly storm clouds without much success.  I will have to try the puffy everyday clouds for a change.

Great idea!

July 12, 2012 01:37 PM
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Digital photography has made amateur photographers out of a lot of us. Beautiful pics!

July 12, 2012 02:58 PM
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What was there before digital cameras, I forget?  I agree the contrast is amazing.

July 12, 2012 07:19 PM
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Bud & Beth McKinney
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Ah I remember those days. I still mess around with a film camera now and again and I find that I have the same issue. Clouds just don't come out how you would want them to. Thank goodness for digital!

July 13, 2012 01:03 PM
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Wayne Jackson
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Richard, Great topic for the post. True clouds work much much better in digital than in film, but they are still one of the most difficult subjects to get right. I find it works best to save them in the RAW format instead of JPEG and then open them in lightroom and make adjustments.

July 21, 2012 07:09 PM
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