Friday, June 20, 2014

White House up in the Clouds

Opportunity, timing and position are well know cornerstones in capturing fleeting moments. Sometimes it's even a suggestion.

While sitting on the patio in San Miguel de Allende my wife suggested that I photograph a white house on the cliff-side that was surrounded by clouds.

When I first looked up it didn't look that interesting but after getting the camera out and setting it up, the above cloud formation moved in creating a striking visual effect. The columns and rounded domes of the house are re-enforced by similar but looser structures in the cloud.

 original image out of camera

The original image looks interesting but is a little flat and static.
The changes I made were to add clarity +87 to increase contrast of clouds and house, increase highlights +60 to make the clouds and house even brighter and reduce both luminance and saturation of the blues and cyans in camera RAW.

In Photoshop, I decreased the saturation and luminance of the greens and oranges to keep mainly 2 dominant colors of white and blue.

Adding contrast to the clouds almost make them appear to explode around the house.

Niels Henriksen


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Grrl_Alex said...

I am surprised to see that you decided to "blow out" and let some parts get over exposed. The final product of the picture is well done. I think that the blown out parts make the picture a little more interesting. There aren't a lot blown out bits so you can tell that you took the time and used your knowledge to not get to far in the post-editing. Well done.

Kanika Singh said...

Amazing pictures...

Bundle Joy said...

Great post, Pictures are very nice and excellent.

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dslr pundit said...

Cool post, clouds have always been my most interesting dslr photography subject as I love landscape shots. Also, i recently started my own website to offer dslr photography tips to beginners. You are always welcome to visit anytime. :)


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