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Into the Storm II by slowriot Into the Storm II by slowriot
Shot at the same time as Into the Storm, from the window of an international flight somewhere over India, the brighter cloud was flashing with lightning every couple of seconds. Lit by the last rays of the sun, while the lower clouds below are already falling into shadow.

Shot handheld through the window under the wing with the amazingly flexible Helios 85mm f/1.5, stopped down a bit for its best sharpness, and manually focused in live view. The heat of the sensor due to being in live view for an extended period is responsible for the surprisingly high noise, despite this being an ISO 100 shot - something I need to keep a closer eye on in future.

I decided to take the editing a little further than the original, and revisit it using some techniques I've picked up more recently - most specifically, wavelet decompose. Separating the image into detail scales, I boosted the relative small details in parts of the upper cloud while reducing the broader details in smoother places, as a form of manual noise reduction of sorts.

Editing: curves, dodging and burning, wavelet decompose and detail scale adjustment in various areas of the image, resize and selective sharpen.

Prints are available from riot.dpcprints.com.
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BlackHawk00021 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thats one heck of a cloud formation. i like to do similar shots but i always try to get the lead/trail edge of the wing in.
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Shutter Speed
1/25 second
Aperture
F/2.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
May 13, 2016, 12:01:33 PM
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