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Last night we had some really cool clouds. The sun was just about gone, and the clouds were gray with thunder. The last light was shining on the tops of these fast moving clouds so I knew I had to get some shots. Tried some regular shots first, and then I realized I needed to do an HDR of them. I hope I did them justice.

Shot was taken in my backyard in Broomfield, CO.

Taken with a Canon 5D MkII and Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS

This is a 3 bracketed image (-2, 0, +2) imported into Lightroom and then processed in Photomatix before being brought back into Lightroom for some sharpening.

ISO: 200
Focal: 70-200mm @ 70
#1: 1/250
#2: 1/125
#3: 1/60
#1: f/8
#2: f/5.6
#3: f/4

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  • mikrin
    mikrinover 4 years ago

    This is beautiful Jonathan!
    Excellent work!

  • Thank you! I’m glad you like!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    Clouds are so very beautiful!! Colors are wonderful!!

  • Why thank you!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • Katie  Marie
    Katie Marieover 4 years ago

    Wowzer….. This is beautiful!

  • Why thank you miss Leavitt!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

    It has been very stormy here in the Springs. I want to go to the zoo, if only the weather will let me. A beautiful shot.

  • Thanks Lori. It’s been off and on stormy up here. Today we had a MEGA gully washer. 45 degree rain coming down in sheets, wipers on full power type of rain. It was really nice. Just try to get to the zoo early before that almighty sun comes out and forces all the animals back inside! Haha

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thanks Clive!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyalmost 4 years ago

    Terrific with fabulous colors. It is hard to believe that those clouds are just water vapor.

  • Thank you, Betty! It is hard to believe! Thanks for the favorite and comment!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

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