Looking Up

Spring conditions in the Alps. Snow’s good, sun’s bright, cold enough up high, warm like a Spring day in the village. A stunning sky caught my eye.

IMG_5684 copy 2_edited-1Processing on a small screen with Elements is not my favourite occupation. But this just looked dramatic in B&W.


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Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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15 Responses to Looking Up

  1. oneowner says:

    It is dramatic. Great shot, Andy. I used Elements for years and enjoyed workig with it.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks James. I had watched this sky developing for a little while. This was grabbed with the Canon G10. I had my dSLR in my back back – lens and body separate – and thought, I’ll get that out at the next sensible opportunity. Too late! That remarkable sky had not completely gone but had dissipated within a few minutes.

  2. Chillbrook says:

    Looks like you’ve cut and pasted some sand from the surf line Andy and pasted it into your sky. A very interesting and dramatic shot.

    • LensScaper says:

      I’ve seen a lot of skies rather like this – close to a Mackerel sky – I think it’s a type of Cirrus. But I’ve never seen one where the waves at the centre were as a sharply defined as in this image. Your description is very apt, Adrian.

  3. athyfoto says:

    Very nice shot and well processed. I think there’s a bit of a Mackerel sky going on there.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Frank. I’m not entirely happy with the processing but it’s the best I can do achieve on a small laptop. My opinion was that it was a version of Mackerel. Nice to have your confirmation.

  4. Helen Cherry says:

    as x Chillbrook says it looks just like sand .. amazing

  5. Len says:

    You wanted dramatic, you were able to achieve it Andy. Nicely processed.

  6. ShimonZ says:

    it’s both dramatic and beautiful… but I have to admit that I can’t help trying to picture it in color…

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