So I am subscribe to DigiDIRECT TV on youtube which is an Photography Show funded by a shop in DigiDIRECT.com.au They run a Competition once a month this was my first time trying my had and while I don’t believe I will win it was good fun to have a go at it. The theme was “light” pretty open, and there lots of cool stop of the google+ page for the competition appearing wroth a look in fact.
I set the F stop nice and high and the shutter at 500 of a second if I remember right, My goal was the get the Light right for the streams of light coming between the clouds. Than later I edited the pictures by doing the following.
- Pushed the center levels (this made the areas other the clouds darker, Also added more deep to the clouds and the grayness)
- Than I crushed the blacks and bit (again make the areas darker)
- Than I darken the shadows
- Brighten the Highlights to make the streams of light stand out more.
Now I had great fun doing this, I just happen to spot the clouds the right way in a nice framing and ran for the camera. If you wish to enter the video for the comp is here