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Interesting shots from the air (NSR)

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On a recent flight to San Diego, I caught some pretty interesting sights...couldn't help sharing.

Somewhere over Colorado:


Lake Powell, Utah:


Entering a thunderstorm near the Grand Canyon:


Clearing inside the storm over the Canyon:


Exiting the thunderstorm:


Interesting artificial and natural juxtaposition in California:
post #2 of 17
bravo!
post #3 of 17
Awesome shots, thanks for sharing them!
post #4 of 17
Great (as always), Faisasy!
post #5 of 17
Faisasy, you need to offer a photography class at the ESA one of these years. All your pictures are simply amazing; the use of black&white here is simply classically beautiful.
post #6 of 17
What happened to good ole color photos????
post #7 of 17
awesome shots
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
What happened to good ole color photos????

Colored pixels are expensive!
post #9 of 17
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Faisasy, you need to offer a photography class at the ESA one of these years. All your pictures are simply amazing; the use of black&white here is simply classically beautiful.
Dude, there are so many people who are so, so, so much better than me! I'd feel silly acting like I really know what I'm doing! But thanks for the compliments.
post #10 of 17
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What happened to good ole color photos????
Some shots just come out better in black & white. I've always been biased towards color ("How could I not show the colors in this picture?"), but now that I've started experimenting in B&W more, I'm starting to see a bit more of the patterns, shapes, and contrasts that show up better in B&W than in color.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by jstraw View Post
Colored pixels are expensive!
Technically, all RAW pictures (which is what I shoot) are taken in black and white by digital cameras. The photo is simply a record of the intensity of light hitting the sensor. A different sensor assigns a color value to each pixel, which, when combined with the light-intensity "pattern", gives the full-color shot.
post #12 of 17
Faisasy, I am a photographer and from my perspective, regardless of what you know or do not know, or how good you think you are or are not, you have a very sensitive eye. Your instinct that these images would be better served as black and white images is very astute. Time was when you'd have had to choose a fine-grained film, learn to meter a scene correctly, select the right filtration to darken that sky, concentrate on exposing for shadow definition, then printing for highlight density, in order to make images like you have. You're way ahead of me when it comes to undertaking that process with a digital camera and photoshop. Someday I hope to translate what I know about the zone system and the chemistry of silver oxides to pixels and histograms. I tip my hat to you, sir.
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What happened to good ole color photos????
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those are really wicked. What did you shoot then with? I wish my camera would take pics that clear. Let alone i wish i was that good a photographer
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Nikon D50 with a Tamron 18-200mm lens.
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