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Not One Drop . . . .
Posted By: Sailor, 07-18-2009, 11:52 AM

. . . . . of rain did we see from this sucker! We're suffering an extraordinary drought in SE Texas, and we look at each thunderhead with longing. This one failed to deliver.

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07-18-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about the drought! Magnificent cloud formation nevertheless!
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It didn't fail to give you a great shot. Well done Jer. JIM
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Sorry to hear about the drought! Magnificent cloud formation nevertheless!
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It didn't fail to give you a great shot. Well done Jer. JIM
Thanks, Georg and JIM - I appreciate it. We did get some rain (ironically about the time I posted this) this afternoon. We still need lots more.

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Quite the ominous cloud. If you want some rain us folks here in western New York will send you our never ending daily line of storm clouds full of rain. Not much fun in the sun here this summer
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Oh wow do I ever like that, Sailor. One of my fav things in the world is big huge thunderhead cloud formations and this shot has not failed to impress. Great capture!
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What a commanding shot. Nicely framed.
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Quite the ominous cloud. If you want some rain us folks here in western New York will send you our never ending daily line of storm clouds full of rain. Not much fun in the sun here this summer
Hey Scott, please send us some; we're on water restrictions now. It did rain a bit last night.

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Oh wow do I ever like that, Sailor. One of my fav things in the world is big huge thunderhead cloud formations and this shot has not failed to impress. Great capture!
Thanks, maritimer. I appreciate it.

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What a commanding shot. Nicely framed.
Thanks very much.

Jer

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Certainly looked threatening...
Nice detail and well exposed.
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Impressive looking cloud, Sailor! But isn't the picture a bit on the dark side? The blue sky looks fairly dark blue. I admit I'm looking at the picture on my laptop, but it is Spyder-calibrated though.
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Beautiful cloud. It's a pittty it wasn't generous.
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Certainly looked threatening...
Nice detail and well exposed.
Thanks, Ash - I appreciate it.

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Impressive looking cloud, Sailor! But isn't the picture a bit on the dark side? The blue sky looks fairly dark blue. I admit I'm looking at the picture on my laptop, but it is Spyder-calibrated though.
Thanks much, emr. It was late in the afternoon/evening when I took this, so the sky was dark blue, but not quite this dark. I used center-weighted metering which was influenced heavily by the bright white of the cloud. Out of the camera, the shot was even darker, but I moved the curve to the right as far as possible and still maintain the cloud's texture. It remains a bit darker than the actual scene, but does a reasonable job, I think, of conveying the brooding feeling the sky gave me when I pushed the shutter button.

Often, I'll spot-meter various parts of a scene like this one to get just what I want out of the camera. I didn't expend that much effort here, however.

Jer

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Beautiful cloud. It's a pittty it wasn't generous.
Thanks, my friend. We're finally getting some real rain today.

Jer
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