I was staying at this golf hotell in Scania, overlooking the golf links from my room, and as the weather was not so stable this day it gave me a chance for this photo with a blend of sun and threatening clouds. As you can see not too many golfers out this afternoon.
Such weather is always offering a good photo opportunity, and I think with a little postwork, stressing the contrast a little and also reduce the light some, in the clouded part, may result in an interesting presentation.
Any critic/comment always welcome
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Paolo (41222) 2006-04-06 4:51
Hi Jack, wonderful colours in that image. a green with a wonderful...green colours and a fantastic contrast with the grey sky.
excellent POV and good focus.
bantonbuju (51789) 2006-04-06 4:54
hi jack, increadible light and colours,
these briefly-before-storm shots are awesome, i love them and i think this one is one of the best on te, typical scandinavian wooden huts enliven the image a lot;
best wishes, j.
pablominto (53746) 2006-04-06 5:00
Yeah... you can make me believe that! About the rain... Very dramatic mood present here, the dark heavy clouds in combination with spots of sunrays enhances the feeling...
A pleasing balanced composition as always, the textures in the sky are impressive!
IvarsU (2505) 2006-04-06 5:00
Thanks for so emotion-full scene. I feel wind, what is coming to this sunshine day... Thanks for lesson about photography,
daddo (26126) 2006-04-06 5:09
Hi Jack. Magnificent sky, its chaos superbly contrasted by the manicured, sunlit golf course.You have really placed the viewer in the picture thanks to a well chosen POV.
ChrisJ (105551) 2006-04-06 5:12
I like the dark, ominous sky & superb tonal range. Good sharpness, colour, lighting, & contrast, with excellent layering. Well done!
kaud (1840) 2006-04-06 5:24
Nice light, cloud, landscape and color Jack.
rabani (9645) 2006-04-06 5:25
I liked it in the afternoon, when the sun is behind me and the sky up front and above, are brooding. Just the tonality I need to get the whole scene, completely well exposed and dramatic. Just like what you have here Jack. But not too much shadow/highlight processing or else you might get the "halo" effect along the border between them. Here its fine.
carper (96) 2006-04-06 5:32
very nice one Jack,
well caPTURED THE GREAT SKY AND THE FANTASTIC LIGHT in a very good taken composition, well done my friend.
markstaples (15670) 2006-04-06 5:32
This is more like an oil painting. The sky is terrific and the colours caused by the lighting are wonderful and strong. An impressive scene, thanks for sharing.
yas_ank (6) 2006-04-06 5:41
This is wonderful landscape, i liked.
Composition is good, very well.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a nice day, best regards.
Modacolor51 (1309) 2006-04-06 5:45
Sehr interessantes Foto. Die Farbe der Algen ist bemerkenswert. Ihre Farben ganz um sind großartig. Freundlich gefangengenommen,
Galmeida (12559) 2006-04-06 5:51
Beautiful one with a impressive mood sky and atmosphere with the contrasting bright luminosity and shadows of the nice trees. You captured so well in a fantastic perspective and enquadrement view. Clear picture, lovely scenery and moment, the red-withe houses contrasting the lovely green tones and the dense cloudy grey-withe sky. Splendid colors, contrast, light and sharpness. A great work and BRAVO!
Congratulations and my best regards.
Cuba-Junky (2817) 2006-04-06 6:46
Remembr Carel Willink was the only one who could paint these kind of beautiful clouds.
Great Picture Jack, with enormous dept into it!
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-04-06 6:51
Indeed, that a weather which allos nice pictures when you catched the right light, as here.
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-04-06 7:12
Fantastic colors, light and perfect composition. Great work!
nwoehnl (122) 2006-04-06 7:32
Very cool photo, Jack, the way in which you manage to convey the pre-rain mood with the light and slightly menacing clouds is really fine. Good interplay of light and shadows, and good vivid color dashes provided by the buildings along the golf course. Greetings from Kyoto (will go for a morning temple shoot with Pixelterror tomorrow).
jhm (145204) 2006-04-06 7:55
Indeed also clouds but a total other sort, I find here the contrast superb, maybe a more a painting! Excellent composition with a excellent sharpness and colours, very well done!
imrek (4) 2006-04-06 9:43
Very well captured landscape with nice strong colours and great powerful sky, Good shot!!!
lewiz (1297) 2006-04-06 11:20
Great capture here... the middle clouds are outstanding and the lovely warm light is great too.
If it were me I would be tempted to crop out some of the top dark clouds... I'd be careful to leave in enough so that the viewer could see how dark they are, but I'd hope to shift some more focus to the middle clouds.
Thanks for sharing. Lewis.
xavshot (69835) 2006-04-06 15:45
très impressionnant ce ciel ! les couleurs sont excellentes et la place que tu as laissé à ce superbe ciel est bien vue. J'aime bien les touches de couleurs rouges données par les batiments.
babri (422) 2006-04-06 16:47
Clouds are captured very well and neat.
Green color is pleasant in your shot but I think color of grass should be more brighter where sunlit.
Tue (29948) 2006-04-06 17:06
Lovely skånsk landscape! The clouds are great, especially with the sunlight you had here too. Very well captured and thanks for sharing!
MLINES (12516) 2006-04-06 17:30
Hi Jack, Any view with a golf course in it has a head start and this is good to see.The well maintained grassed areas against the brooding sky is a strong image. Well shown.
jmdaoudal (82) 2006-04-06 17:37
This nordic light is well associated to the green of the golf course and putting green. A very nice place to play for sure even if the sky is a bit "menacant";
You have done very well here.
Xalkida (11744) 2006-04-06 17:52
Fantastic landscape. Strong contrast between the green fields and the angry grey sky! Excellent lighting, very fine and vivid colors! Excellent work.
spence (65) 2006-04-06 18:24
Impressive shot, Jack. I just love that combination of dark cloud, bright fluffy cloud and sunshine. And combined with the bright green and the dynamic red, it creates a very attractive and dramatic shot. And what about you - did YOU play golf?
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-04-06 22:28
what a great moody shot, I like the clouds and the greens, very good light and dark areas here, well done
lcask (591) 2006-04-07 0:43
Colours before rain strengthened landscape shapes. Very nice!
jjcordier (79275) 2006-04-07 1:20
It's a great shot, Jack! Incredible light and fantastic sky. Very good.
cessy (13647) 2006-04-07 5:16
awesome moment, Jack
wonderful lighting with moody landscape surround it
the colors really wonderful
very well done
Emile (20352) 2006-04-07 19:38
I love this picture, the clouds are impressive making a great contrast with the sunny golf course and buildings, excellent sharpness. Good lighting and compo. Very well done.
elihesamian (26149) 2006-04-08 15:22
indeed a special light situation with that wonderful attractive clouds you had and glad you was waiting for it,this is very very beautiful with an excellent result that you reached here,a superb colors and quality and very well worked,nicely done,Jack,great one really,
izmirli (3987) 2006-04-08 17:00
merhaba my friend jack
wonder nature and landscape.very good sky,colours and composition. well done.
timleahy (2195) 2006-04-08 19:37
Impressive shot Jack. Dark skies and sun lit landscapes always appear to me. Very good colours recorded also.
efigesta (12188) 2006-04-09 7:11
wow, perfect that sky and the houses so great, pov perfect and great colors
Didi (59184) 2006-04-10 5:39
Very nice dramatic sky and I note a very good contrast in the lights in this greeny foreground.
bertolucci (13362) 2006-04-10 13:34
Hi Jack, only by opening of the thumbnail does this pic reveals his true beauty. I sim-ply love the layered sky and the mid band of fluffy clouds and the great light. Very good handling of the expo ann well composed. Beautiful work.
Have a nice week,
Gregtom (7169) 2006-04-11 4:33
You have catched a really interesting weather situation! Dangerous sky looks great corresponding with red wall of the building, which is nicely illuminated by the sunlight.
Buin (42362) 2006-04-12 6:50
What a threatening and impressing sky! These clouds are incredible and very well taken in this photo! A stunning photo!
bazal (7900) 2006-04-13 8:12
What a dramatic sky which contrasts drastically with the warm colors of the ground. Superb choice of composition and great atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing !
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-04-18 8:42
Incredibble light and colors. This cloudy and dark sky is beautifull.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-04-20 7:06
A nice contryside view that gets spectacular thanks to the light accentuating the dramatism, well seen.
Have a nice day,
riclopes (35577) 2006-04-26 7:18
What an amazing cacth!
The strong colour of the greenery iluminated by the sun makes a splendid contrast with the dark scene happening in the sky. The atmosphere is quite impressive. I agree with you - sometimes the weather conditions are not good, but can give us great opportunities for shooting. Congratulations for this excellent work!
azadys (717) 2006-05-06 1:55
hi again dear Jack.
nice pic. really beautiful place.
Georges (11185) 2006-05-10 12:44
voila un style de prise terrible qui a un coté dramatique des plus impressionant.
J'adore la lumiere et ce contraste c'est joli bravo Jack
Hanssie (10465) 2006-05-11 13:41
Here we can see again, that we do not always need the sun ! Spectacular !
jafadabret (56501) 2006-06-02 10:21
Jack bonsoir !
Les terrains de golf sont très photogéniques mais celui-ci est sous une lumière d'avant orage. Le ciel est extraordinaire. Les arbres vont frissonner au vent qui précède la pluie. C'est une photo des plus belles !
corsicastorm (3224) 2006-06-07 16:58
J'aime beaucoup ce genre de photo; un champs ensoleillé et coloré surplombé par un ciel sombre et dramatique!! bravo
evanrizo (456) 2006-08-06 9:03
A capture with magical lightness and nice nature colors.Very good framed with very good depth, with less words: This is a perfect photo.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-08-18 13:39
I love colours and contrasts and landscapes so this is perfect!!!
sergie (19) 2006-08-19 8:42
I just love this picture! thanx for sharing
gneufeld (15890) 2008-02-16 14:39
This image showed up today on the TE front page as a feature destination. I know it was posted long ago but I never saw it so must say how absolutely stunned I am by the brilliance of this shot, the details, the vivid rich colors, and the incredible composition. I love it and belated congratulations. TFS. Gerald
KevRyan (22956) 2008-09-13 3:53
A beautifully contrasted image which really accentuates the colours Jack - such a nice study in light and shade - the effect of the reds on the overall colourscape is wonderful.
best wishes kev
- Copyright: Jack R Johanson (jrj) (34843)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF 28-100 G, Hoya Cir. Polarizer
- Exposure: f/22, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-06 4:45
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