Dramatic Skies

They can really alter the look of a photo, without the clouds mixed with the blue sky in this picture, it would be quite a dull image.

There are a couple of different ways to get the picture to look like this. The sky needs to be underexposed compared to the rest of the image. There are a few ways of achieving this, you can use a graduated filter on the front of your lens while you take the photo. Or in post processing use a graduated filter in lightroom. Or set your shot up on a tripod and take a series of bracketed photos and merge them as an HDR photo in photomatix or similar software. Which technique do you think I used?

This was taken in San Gimignano

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  1. carmen May 19, 2013 at 8:18 PM #

    Stunning – Are you back

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