Tumwater, Washington resident Nick Lippert captured this amazing photograph of Mt. Rainier casting a long shadow across low hanging clouds. It was shot at 7:40 in the morning using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3. Talk about being in the right place at the right time…
For his project “Cloud Collection“, photographer Rüdiger Nehmzow went about four miles off the ground and photographed clouds through the open door of the plane. With no glass between Nehmzow and the sky to muddy up the shots, the resulting photographs are absolutely stunning. Photos after the break
Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off for the last time today, the final launch ever for NASA’s Space Shuttle program. 18-year-old Ryan Graff was lucky enough to be flying to Miami as the Shuttle launched, and captured this awesome photograph of Atlantis’ smoke trail using his iPhone.
Need a break from work? Photographer Murray Fredericks created this beautiful 10-minute time-lapse video of clouds forming and dissipating over a body of water. Best when viewed in full screen and in HD.
I was over at Lake Tahoe attending my brother’s soccer tournament this past weekend, and took this photograph from behind the opponent’s goal:
I corrected a few things in Adobe Camera RAW, and this is the resulting image (hover over it to compare):
The difference isn’t too big. I just corrected a few things, and addressed a tiny bit of clipping in certain areas.
At this point, I wanted the sky to be a little darker and for the clouds to be more dramatic. This is where the luminance tab comes in. All you need to do to instantly make the sky more interesting is drop the slider for aquas and blues. In this case, I decided to drop them both to -50 (I like simple numbers):
Here is what this simple edit does to the final photograph (hover over it to compare):
Pretty neat, huh? Play around with the luminance slider, and you can do pretty interesting things with skies.