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This continues the 'moody sky' theme from a few days ago (this one and this one), but in this instance I used two Curves to adjust the image – one for the sky, and one for the foreground/horizon.

focal length
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shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
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RAW converter
4.51pm on 9/3/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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1x1 + fylde coast [scenic] + people
comment by kelvin at 07:01 PM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

such a dramatic picture full of tension. the best one so far.

comment by Roy at 07:17 PM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

Definitely the best of the group so far. I love the square framing and the balance of that intense black sky grading to white next to the foreground sea/beach.
Oh and the 'dancers' are great too!

comment by El Jefe at 07:22 PM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

Really nice, like always.

comment by E y e V i s i o n at 08:24 PM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

Nice details on the sea and really moody sky. I like the silhouettes as well.

comment by Jennifer at 08:58 PM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

A wonderfully threatening sky and the figures are a lovely touch.

comment by shooter at 09:18 PM (GMT) on 14 March, 2008

I would echo Roys comment, I love the framing, well anticipated, the best of your recent posts...

comment by David Chabashvili at 05:27 AM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

Nice work. Love the clouds and how rain shows. Excellent.

comment by Doris at 08:05 AM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

Very impressive, very apocalyptic and very threatening.

comment by San Sebastian at 10:07 AM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

great picture, dramatic image, i like it. thanks

comment by Josef Renklint at 11:54 AM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

Great lines and simplicity, nice.

comment by Beau Mitchell at 03:54 PM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

Excellent! I would have liked to see more of the foreground but it looks great anyhow. Your processing is amazing!

comment by Latchiko at 05:15 PM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

Those rain clouds are fascinating. Lovely shot.

comment by djn1 at 07:23 PM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

Thanks all :-)

comment by Mario at 10:36 PM (GMT) on 15 March, 2008

great image!

comment by garghe at 03:15 PM (GMT) on 16 March, 2008

Great! Superb post processing in this photo. I like a lot how you left all the space at the sky and clouds and a minimal parts to the silhouettes playing.