Welcome to the sixth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! This week’s challenge is inspired by a comment made on last week’s TPC, which made me decide to use it now. The challenge is Clouds.
This might sound like a rather straightforward challenge, but, if you have tried to get photos with clouds in them, you have probably noticed that they are not as easy to capture with a camera, as they are seen with the eye. The reason is that the dynamic range of the eye is much broader than either film or a digital sensor. Those beautiful fluffy clouds that we all like to admire tend to blow out your camera’s sensor, so that detail is often lost.
One way of getting around this problem is to use HDR, High Dynamic Range, imaging techniques, which are available in a lot of cameras and smartphones. This allows you to get the cloud and the rest of your subject in a pleasing fashion.
The other part to keep in mind with this challenge is that clouds can really add to good composition, but they can also detract; as such, a photo of just clouds without any other subject may not be as compelling, as it could be with a great subject. Also, think about lines, and how they work in your image.
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
- Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
- Please use the tag #fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
- Have fun creating something new!!
I’m looking forward to seeing your creative efforts!
This photo was created with a Canon EOS 5D Mk II using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. It was a series of 5 images with exposure values of -2, -1, 0, +1 and +2 EV with respect to the measured ‘correct’ value. The images were processed using Photomatix Pro.