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To The Clouds

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On my trip to Sylt (GER) I went to the lovely beach of Rantum. But to get there I had to pass the dunes. I looked straight at the sea, but as I turned my head around, I saw this great sky with those dominating clouds and I surely had to take a photo!

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Canon EOS 450D
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM



Image size
3847x2516px 7.81 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/10.0
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jul 26, 2010, 11:36:58 AM
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r-assumpcaoProfessional Photographer
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

"This photo speaks for itself". That's a good definition for it.
It's all about the feelings. I look at this photo and instead of feeling peace or serenity (as most of landscapes of this type would make me feel), I feel ansiety, as if I had to climb up those stairs.

The choice of a wide open place combines with the clouds and the sky, enhancing the aesthetic of the stairs in the composition.
The use of the stairs in the center of the frame emphasizes the sensation of going up.
The lighting is very balanced, giving less contrast to the ground and more contrast to the shadows of the clouds. I think it makes the photo more dramatic.
Technically, the only thing I want to draw attention for is the over-exposure of the right side of the clouds. This over-exposure hides the shapes and ultimately diminish the grandiosity of the clouds. Perhaps a neutral density filter would have prevented this.

Very expressive photograph. A fine piece of artwork.
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r-assumpcaoProfessional Photographer
you're welcome!
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thanks for this critique!
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crowenHobbyist Photographer
Brilliant! Nice choice of hue :)
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Breathtaking ...
akasuke88's avatar
SPEECHLESS! Beautiful pictures!
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thanks a lot!
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Welcome! ;D
oknighto's avatar
Is this HDR? It's phenominal btw!
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LinkineosHobbyist Photographer
no, this was just one single shot ;)
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one thing:speechless
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:D
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DeuceDillinger Photographer
love it, great shot
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LinkineosHobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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:unbeschreiblich.... mehr kann ich nicht sagen,...lol :D :love:
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:D
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:wow: amazing shot. :love:

what lens did you use?
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LinkineosHobbyist Photographer
I used a Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM :)
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sorry i didnt read it in the description LOL.

great shot by the way.
kevow's avatar
Love the simplicity
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thank you!
Andreo-Zuniga's avatar
this is really cool ^^
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LinkineosHobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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your welcome :D
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