Leaving the Mothercloud by Mike Oxley

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Unusual line of clouds drifting across the sky. Reminded me a little of the Dementors in the Harry Potter films.

Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
July 2009

Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 28 to 300 at 28 mm, circular polariser
iso 100, spot metered, -1.3 ev, f11, 1/125 second

The deep blue is achieved with the camera lens/polariser being at 90 degrees to the sun and by underexposing. Contrast slightly increased in PSE (+12).


clouds, blue, skyscapes, polarising, dementors, aorbphotography, aorbskyscapes

In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • StopComplaining
    StopComplainingabout 5 years ago

    nice shot!! love your title!

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 5 years ago

    Thanks very much. Greatly appreciated!

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous, what lovely misty clouds, well done, xx

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 5 years ago

    Much appreciated, Ann.

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonabout 5 years ago

    Great shot, Mike – and a brilliant choice of title.

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 5 years ago

    Thanks very much, David. And thanks for the “fav” – greatly appreciated.

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 5 years ago

    KOOOOOL shot.

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you very much, Al.

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