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Storm Clouds by Karen  Betts

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On hill near Ballater looking across the valley in Scotland Uk
This was taken on a top of a Hill coming across from Timitouli to Ballater In the Highlands of Scotland. I had screeched into a graveled area stopping place so Simon and I could leap out with our cameras as the clouds rolled across the valley and hills. Blue sky to the left and grey rolling clouds threatening rain any momnet.The rain started coming down and then the sun ray of light filtered through so I tried to quickly capture it.

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Nikon D90 -18-105 vr lens
FL 18mm
F/. 10
Exps 1/640 – 1 step
ISo 200
Max Aperture 3.7
Uv Filter

Hand Held Aperture priority, Shots taken quickly as storm rolling in on us. Processed in Efex Pro 3 with differen combinations of layers, B&W conversion then warmth add and a couple of other bits as just experimenting again.

Please let me know if this works as I normally do not add add or work with lots of different layers in efex pro colour.


b w, ballater, landscape, scotland, weather, creative, d90

A Magpie when it comes to photography I capture anything and everything that captures my eye and lens. A beginner in this field I love how the ordinary becomes less ordinary.
All images copyrighted to me Karen Betts.

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  • Twisted01
    Twisted01over 3 years ago

    AWESOME – Love this one Karen. Fab shot and editing. Picture perfect. Faved ;)) xx

  • WoW thank you so much Jay, for those kind words and fav, just something I played around with. wonder if a bit grainy on the right by hills when viewed large. Really apprecaite your fav a lot : )

    – Karen Betts

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

    Incredible shot Karen- fantastic!!

  • Oh thank you so very much really appreciated. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Albert1000
    Albert1000over 3 years ago

    Nice shot.

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsover 3 years ago


  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 3 years ago

    brilliant image karen

  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammerover 3 years ago

    Great sky Karen and very nicely composed image.

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 3 years ago

    Looks fantastic and I well know that ‘screech’ as the car’s pulled to a halt with a vision like this before you… ;-)

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanover 3 years ago

    Great shot Karen a very dramatic image :-)

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 3 years ago

  • Sonya Byrne
    Sonya Byrneover 3 years ago

    Great shot Karen. Love the ray of sunshine streaming through.

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