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Cloud Inversion Layer

Cloud Inversion Layer
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Copyright: Ali Brady (snipette) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 15] (128)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-04 16:21
Viewed: 5052
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo whilst travelling to the West Coast up the side of Lake Hawea. We often get this cloud inversion layer in winter - the valleys trap cold air and the cloud stays like this for days, even weeks at a time. If you can get above the cloud (say up at one of the skifields) you will find a glorious sunny day, but at the end of the day you travel back down through the inversion layer into the freezing cold. A most unusual phenomenon.

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Amazing, magnifique prise de vue ces nuages et ces monts enneigés, superbe composition.

An interesting write-up and shot ali,

a nice composition and interesting light.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-05 0:11]

Hi Ali

A striking shot with lovely colours and bold lines.


Hi Ali,
This is stunning! Lovely composition with wonderful colours, very striking! Great notes too! Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

Unuasual phenomenon but also unusual pic.
Very interesting to look at.
Excellent composition. Composition doesn't actually follows the rules of photography. This is fine. You used this unstandard composition as a tool to enhance the effect produced by this strange cloud. This is art.

I know your camera can produce sharper details. You didn't include the values of the pic. Probably using a tripod (or an improvised support) and the lowest ISO would have given better result.


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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2007-07-05 6:14]

i really like to see things on trek nature that i havent seen before. Very interesting phenomonon, id love to see that for myself.


ewan :)

Hi Ali,

This POV is interesting. The low clods creates a nice felling of depth to the picture. Just be careful as it seams that you have sharpen the picture a bit to much. You can notice some halo effect near the edges in the BG and FG. The picture also have some noise, again caused in part by to much sharpening. TFS.

PC :)

Hi Ali,

A amazing photo. Exactly what other members say. The low clods creates a nice felling of depth to the picture. Excellent composition. Well done. Be carefull with sharping. Look at the line above the trees. Regards and TFS Bob

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