Friday image No.014 thelightweightphotographer Digital Photography, Friday Image Mar 28, 2014Mar 28, 2014 1 Minute Hail storm in North Wales This week’s Friday Image is taken from last weekend’s trip to Wales. It’s such a shame the weather didn’t come up to expectations but then again there were periods of dramatic light and weather. Here you can see a hail storm crossing the valley. Have a great weekend. Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related TaggedLandscape PhotographyWeather Published by thelightweightphotographer I am a Landscape Photographer based in the North West of England. Unlike most photographers I believe smaller and lighter is better when it comes to cameras and equipment. View all posts by thelightweightphotographer Published Mar 28, 2014Mar 28, 2014
6 thoughts on “Friday image No.014”
Very dramatic sky there, Robin. Is the graininess sensor noise, or added grain? I’m looking at it on a Retina screen, which may enhance the effect, I wonder.
It’s a few things contributing to the look. Firstly there is grain added, a lot of grain. But I was lazy and added the grain whilst the image wias full sized so whilst it good for printing at A3, by the time it’s reduced to 1200 pixels on the long side it looks harsh. At least it does if yu use Bicubic Sharper reduction in Photoshop because you are being lazy (did I already say I was being lazy). Then I added a lot of structure, perhaps too much given how lazy I was. Finally (oops) I didn’t downsize to 1200pixels but 800. I suspect the image is suffering pixelation on your screen as it is on mine. I have just replaced it with a 1200 pixel version which looks better. By the way I was still being lazy with the grain and sampling.
Well, that is full disclosure, to be sure. And I learned something from it too, so thankyou. 🙂
No problem. I thought people may pick up something useful (other than I like to take it easy given half a chance).
Quite a moody shoot!
Yes. You are quite limited really when the rock is very dark and the light is poor. Interesting results though.