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Thunderstorm clouds building over Denver
Posted By: RoxnDox, 06-04-2008, 01:25 PM

Captured from our hotel parking lot after work. The convection in the clouds was just boiling up and out as we watched... We stayed clear and dry, but the plains of Denver got whacked with 1-2 inch hail from these storms as they drifted east from the foothills...

No PP except cloning out dust spots and resize/sharpen.
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Jim

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06-04-2008, 01:37 PM   #2
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Very nice!

Thanks for sharing
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Impressive clouds indeed! Nice how you can seen the dark bottom and the brighter upper parts at the same time!
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What a great looking dramatic sky

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This one I really like Looks like a wizard summoned the clouds
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QuoteOriginally posted by barbosas Quote
Very nice!

Thanks for sharing
My pleasure, glad you liked it

QuoteOriginally posted by gawan Quote
Impressive clouds indeed! Nice how you can seen the dark bottom and the brighter upper parts at the same time!
That was courtesy of Mother Nature - we had the sun just setting and putting the cloud base in shadow, with the tops still in bright sun.

QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
What a great looking dramatic sky
Definitely enough to get my shutterbug instincts going!

QuoteOriginally posted by KungKrille Quote
This one I really like Looks like a wizard summoned the clouds


This is a panorama of 3 images stitched together in PSE6 with a lot of distortion correction applied, but it looks cool

Jim

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I love the way the storms build in Denver. I lived there for 8 years and they always have the best storms!
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I love this picture due to the contrasts. I remember 30+ years ago spending 10 weeks as a foreign exchange student in Mexico, D.F. It seemed to rain daily late in the afternoon and the passing dark clouds would backdrop brilliant colors on buildings lit by the setting sun. It highlighted the contrasts of the country. Thanks for bringing back the memories!

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When I saw the title about storm clouds over Denver I thought, "Hmm, this could be good..." You didn't disappoint, Jim. I love the composition of the clouds over the building, even the two light poles (normally we hate light poles!). Dramatic shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by G M Fude Quote
I love the composition of the clouds over the building, even the two light poles (normally we hate light poles!).
Hehe, it looks like the lamp poles are supporting the clouds so they won´t fall
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QuoteOriginally posted by CycloneBandDad Quote
Captured from our hotel parking lot after work. The convection in the clouds was just boiling up and out as we watched... We stayed clear and dry, but the plains of Denver got whacked with 1-2 inch hail from these storms as they drifted east from the foothills...

No PP except cloning out dust spots and resize/sharpen.
K100D w/ kit lens.

Jim

Looks like something out of Independence Day very impressive


Thanks for sharing

cheers
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Well this ones not over Texas, but how about Missouri. Shot this one last night standing outside my house.
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Strong picture, well captured without using PP. I prefer the original, to the panorama
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