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photoblog image BENEATH A STEEL BLUE SKY

BENEATH A STEEL BLUE SKY

While some locations offer countless opportunities for taking pictures, each unique in its own way, with others you struggle to find something interesting to capture. The above scene was taken around an open field in the Gosforth area of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Other pictures taken that feature this location include: Cruising, untitled and Lone Stranger. And yes, we do enjoy some rather spectacular skies in this part of the world.

On a side note for those of you who have been aware of my struggle to shed off some weight, well last week I finally broke through the 90kg barrier and have been weighing in at around 87kg for the past week :D YIPPEE!! Just a few more kilos to go....

PP: cropping, curves and slight burning and dodging in some areas, cloning out of some bits of stray branches.

BENEATH A STEEL BLUE SKY

While some locations offer countless opportunities for taking pictures, each unique in its own way, with others you struggle to find something interesting to capture. The above scene was taken around an open field in the Gosforth area of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Other pictures taken that feature this location include: Cruising, untitled and Lone Stranger. And yes, we do enjoy some rather spectacular skies in this part of the world.

On a side note for those of you who have been aware of my struggle to shed off some weight, well last week I finally broke through the 90kg barrier and have been weighing in at around 87kg for the past week :D YIPPEE!! Just a few more kilos to go....

PP: cropping, curves and slight burning and dodging in some areas, cloning out of some bits of stray branches.

comments (30)

wow...really love this shot...nice contrastsmile
deji77: Thanks Poramit.
Excellent one of your best. The crop works and the sky is very dramatic. (I won't mention the artifacts. smile Walking around with a camera is good exercise! Kind regards, Brent
deji77: Hehehe.
Don't have a dog, so its the next best thing to man's best friend wink
Thanks Brent.
  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 May 2006, 06:33
very very nice, seems u've learnt some photoshop stuff since u've been on shutterchance, gwon witcha bad sef.
one of ur best
deji77: Thanks Ade.
Watching you guys at work has always been very inspiring!!
  • idleye
  • Australia
  • 31 May 2006, 08:16
mmmm .... looks like Sauron lives there.
deji77: LOL! It sure looks that way!
Thanks idleye.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 31 May 2006, 08:34
I was going to say "Not one of your best" but the more I look at it the more I like it. I still don't think it's one of your best - you have some great portraits that I think make better images - but that's like comparing apples with oranges. I think it is one of your better landscapes though.

Nicely worked.
deji77: Thanks Colin. Glad you liked it.
  • Funmi
  • 31 May 2006, 09:15
very good work.
deji77: Thanks Funmi.
Ever so concise grin
  • E Etomi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 May 2006, 10:28
Right out of a horror flick!
deji77: Didn't really think of that why working on it. But it does, doesn't it?
Thanks Etomi!
very dramtatic Deji, well done
deji77: Thanks Sola.
Your babe shot today is hot! wink
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 31 May 2006, 14:09
Its definitely made of STEEL. Nice one! Very dramatic and breath taking!
deji77: Thanks Shuva.
Glad you like it.
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 31 May 2006, 15:25
Processing looks rather heavy... But still quite a nice job. Good shot.
deji77: Thanks for stopping by Veloran. Much appreciated.
  • Mona
  • London
  • 31 May 2006, 16:05
AMAZING CAPTURE, AMAZING SHOT, AMAZING PIC
deji77: THANKS MONA! grin
  • Paul
  • United States
  • 31 May 2006, 17:11
Nice. Very dark and eerie. I think it is overprocessed just a bit. It looks a bit too sharp and contrasty, at least for my tastes.

Regards,

Paul
deji77: Noticed in your images you don't favour contrasty images smile For now, anyway, I'm leaning towards contrasty and quite dramatic images. Lets see how things develop over the coming months.
Thanks Paul for taking the time out to make your thoughts known.
Superb shot! the colors/contrast/composition seems to be spot on!!
deji77: Thanks Ashish!!
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 31 May 2006, 19:13
I love the shot : the power of nature shows clear and colours and clouds great.
Feeling the sharpness is a bit too harsh maybe though.
GREAT GREAT SHOT!
deji77: Yeah its true Azhar.
Sharpening occurs automatically when images are uploaded, so at times its difficult to gauge the pre-sharpening necessary during processing.
Thanks for passing by.
this is a fantastic shot
deji77: Thanks Seun.
  • Bola (sis)
  • Nigeria
  • 31 May 2006, 21:55
Interesting...
deji77: WOW! gringringringringrin
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 31 May 2006, 22:38
Dramatic landscape! Well done!
deji77: Thanks Sidney!
  • Nicola
  • Germany
  • 31 May 2006, 22:43
Wow, what a great mood in this shot - love it!
deji77: Thanks Nicola, really happy you love it grin
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 May 2006, 23:14
This I really like. Nice one.. Might attempt to do something similar soon ;-P
deji77: LOL.
Thanks oh!
  • Nkx
  • UK
  • 1 Jun 2006, 00:34
Very atmospheric. Keep up good work dude. Nkx
deji77: Thanks Nkem.
Really liked your "Ekenne 2" shot!
I like the color and contrast.

Regards,
Jason
deji77: Thanks a lot Jason. I'm really tripped gringrin
  • dezhare
  • my atelier
  • 1 Jun 2006, 12:07
u guys make it look so easy, this is AMAZING. Any minute now, we'll see Storm and Wolverine coming out of that sky...
deji77: Hehehe!
Never actually saw it in that light. But I can sure imagine it being so grin
Thanks Dezhare.
  • Kris
  • Hungary
  • 1 Jun 2006, 12:12
wow! Amazing!! dramatic and love the inclusing of the tree !

ps.Good luck with your dieting! i have a diet menu if you're interested, i lost at least 30kgs from it smile
deji77: Thanks Kris!
WOW! I'm impressed. Must be women power at work wink Uhmmmm, would be interested in having a look at your diet menu. A rigorous regime of regular exercises and reducing my meal portions has so far got me to lose about 20kgs over the last 5 months. Believe me, its being painful, but I think well worth it smile
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 1 Jun 2006, 19:04
Stunning. I've always wanted to get a shot of sun beams streaming from clouds but I've never been able to. This really is beautiful. The tree creates a spectacular perspective.
deji77: Thanks Timmybomb.
I've usually been able to get that effect by playing around with the shadow/highlight, curves and levels tool in PS. You should give it a try. When you succeed, its really worth it smile
  • Natalie
  • United States
  • 1 Jun 2006, 22:44
I love the sky in this picture. I notice a little bit amiss around the buildings, but that is minor. Do you mind if I ask what post processing you've done to it? I ask out of curiosity as I'm still pretty new at all of this photography stuff.
deji77: Thanks Natalie.
  • tetsu
  • Japan
  • 2 Jun 2006, 04:00
Amazing scenery! smile
deji77: Thanks Tetsu!
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 3 Jun 2006, 00:11
Another one! We want another one!
deji77: LOL. Not to worry, something new is coming up tonight (my time of course smile)
Thanks Timmybomb!
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 3 Jun 2006, 23:52
I like this my friend. Its...i dont know. There is something about it.
  • John
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jun 2006, 12:38
Yes! I like this very much, the city tops in the back that do for me against that dramatic cloud formation.
Enjoy!
  • Jorge
  • Canada
  • 7 Jun 2006, 16:22
Wow, great shot and very well composed. Great PP work

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