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Thank you Mitch for rising early and catching this unusual and spectacular scene and then sharing it with us.
A well composed and well thought out photo, Mitch.
I like the use of the 1/3rds old and fabled photographic technique which never fails to please one visually i.e. the employment of the two trees in the foreground to, in effect, support the cloud centred uppermost, and then, the three clouds one third in on the left of the lower part of the photo. “The Thirds” never fail photographically.
Alberto Ostacchini June 2013
Amazing clouds and great shot overall.
Extremely beautiful. Both colours, composition and shapes are making this photo unique! Thank you so much Mitch!
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Are you back now in the UK? I recall many of your glorious shots taken on the other side of the Equator. That said, you have not lost your touch in capturing this dramatic and atmospheric scene.
I hope the CAS might consider this photo for its 2019 calendar. Fingers crossed for you!
Thanks for sharing this virtuous shot! Your photography is marvellous and a delight to see.
Being up in the air gives you a real sense of the size and scale of the landscape below that you wouldn’t see on the ground. The patchwork fields, forested areas, towns and beautiful, big blue lake are all there for all to see.
From Rebecca Hill
Love mountain landscapes and clouds and this one is captured really well on a reasonably fine day. Nobody there on the road. Definitely well above the tree-line, no trees, only dry grassland and snow can be seen here on the ground, as well as on the distant mountains even at the height of the European summer in July.
From memory this was posted some months ago. At that time no mention was made of the ‘Martian’ appearance of the face/head.
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A wonderful shot!
I have never seen anything like this. The strong beams of light arching upwards are akin to WW2 searchlights. You have captured a really moody sky and complimented by the rainbow as contrast.
Comment from Mike..
“Taken from the beach in front of my apartment when I was there. Not your typical view of the Bahamas .No blue sky no aquamarine sea and no white sand but a view that I saw regularly and loved as I just cannot get enough of skies filled with drama. I think it is enhanced by the angle and position of the sun which is filtered out by cloud and the sun lighting up the lower level of clouds”
I am curious about the location of your photo!
I was born, bred in Clapham, south London and lived and worked there for some 44 years before moving, reluctantly, to the Bristol area c, 1995. I miss Clapham and my friends very much! To me, real home!
Tell me, please, what is the road from where you took the photo? Would it be Edgley Road, running from Clapham High Street down to Larkhall Rise? The houses look like Elmhurst Mansions.
Please, get back to me and satisfy my curiousness.
A veritable classic “Paul Martini” shot bearing all the hallmarks of his style of grand photography!
To all CAS gallery viewers – Paul puts in a huge amount of effort and travelling to capture scenes like this one. Also, braving some pretty awful harsh elements at some personal risk.
I know he would appreciate comments, like me, to photos submitted upon the Gallery. We have thousands of members but so, so very, very few take up the opportunity to comment, discuss photos etc.
I belong to several small societies, but must say this, the interchange of discussion is lively to say the least! Whereas here in the Gallery it is paltry. It is like a comment desert!
Come on! This is your Society!
The dramatic, distant mountains of Southern Bavaria in the early morning light all appear as a monochrome blue colour, are all bunched together and appear to float above the low stratus clouds. Looks like it is going to be a really nice, clear day. Can just make out on the distant horizon, a few snow-capped mountains as well.
A really nice composition with a fabulous subject matter.