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Big Cloud !!

Big Cloud !!
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Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7690 W: 150 N: 16683] (73750)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-03-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: NIKON D200, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-12 0:57
Viewed: 893
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Slight deviation from my current Indonesia serie, I would like to share:

I took this years ago when I was looking out from the backyard of my daughter's house and, almost three years later, here it is. I have never seen a cloud formation like this is my life...

Seeing is believing, can anyone name that formation!

Taken at Century Lake, Point Cook, Melbourne

Setting: 17 mm, 1/60 sec, F22, ISO Raw 200, 1033 hrs & Polariser

Fis2, snunney, maloutim, Lidka, COSTANTINO, alvaraalto, danos, PiotrF, josepmarin, adramad, ChrisJ, worldcitizen has marked this note useful
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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9586 W: 57 N: 16346] (60420)
  • [2018-02-12 1:08]

Hello Abmdsudi,
Wow, the clouds are amazing here, their shapes are really spectacular and the blue background makes them stand out even better. I really like how you included such a large part of it over the small strip of trees and houses.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10197 W: 161 N: 16856] (129427)
  • [2018-02-12 1:16]

Witaj Abmdsudi!
Amazing effect!
Very interesting sky makes impression.
Excellent frame and colors.
I like composition and light.
Very well done.
Nice afternoon.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14369 W: 0 N: 16314] (174617)
  • [2018-02-12 2:06]


quelle image et vue quel ciel c'est extraordinaire cet effet de traçage dans le ciel quel effet et image superbe comme des bande montantes et toute l'immensité fantastique.,
Bravo et amitié

Hello Abmdsudi,
I am sure there is a scientific name for these types of clouds but I am afraid I have no idea what it is. They are certainly spectacularly and you have framed the shot to take full advantage of them, allocating just the right amount of room for the town stretched out beneath. Excellent technical realisation.

Dobar dan.
Interesantan pogledi trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhavcen trenutak.
Lepi oblaci i pogled sa vaseg prozora.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.

Good day.
Interesting views moment, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good contrast, beautiful colors, a nice caught moment.
Nice clouds and a view from your window.
I wish you good afternoon, all the best in the new week that started, happy.

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-02-12 3:47]

Dear Abmdsudi!
Amazing work.
Fantastic sky. Fantastic clouds.
Superb trail blazers!
Excellent low line of horizon.
Sophisticated composition.
Fine cut and nice white frame
Well done!


Have to get these shot when we can. A very stirring image here. These kind of views can humble us. Good capture. Clouds can make an ordinary image into the extra ordinary. TFS


Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy evening
wow!!!!fantastic capture like an
explosion of clouds
excellent photo the right timing

Ciao Abmdsudi, fantastic cloud in a superb sky, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Abmdsudi
This spectacular cloud formation must a variating of a cirrus-cloud. I could find some look-a-likes but no one so spectacular like this. But why did you hide this beauty almost three years for us. I’m glad you posted it today.
Excellent work
Have a good week, groet Rob

Bonjour Abmdsudi,

J'avais hâte d'arriver à cette photo dans la galerie. Le ciel est spectaculaire et tu lu as donné toute la place pour s'exprimer de son mieux.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3580 W: 0 N: 8356] (59219)
  • [2018-02-12 8:34]

I coudnt resist to take this photo, the clouds are very attractive, meteorologists could say that the cloud foreshow
regards Ryszard

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-02-12 8:47]

Hello Abmdsudi,
this is a really impressive cloud 'explosion' over the coastal village.A very characteristic cloud formation with the blue of the sky to make it even more attractive.


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  • ric50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 202] (769)
  • [2018-02-12 9:42]

Hi Abmdsudi,
Amazing clouds and a really interesting composition. Deciding to reduce the rest of the shot to a small strip was bold and it works. The river and houses are essential to the result.



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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16051 W: 159 N: 27974] (147094)
  • [2018-02-12 11:02]

Hi Abmdsudi
Belle composition, dont un grand espace laisser a ce ciel magnifique, super bien capturer et mis en image, compliment
Meilleurs vœux

Ciao Abmdsudi
questa è una vera e propria esplosione, la nuvola imita perfettamente il fumo.
Molto bello l'effetto fotografico, si nota anche tra le miniature.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-02-12 15:14]

Hello Abmdsudi,
An interesting view of this part of Melbourne with an impressive big cloud.
Great picture with nice colours and good composition. Fine presentation.

Hi A,
Great photo with these original clouds and these lines, well captured and presented with the good large view of the sky, tfs.

Spectacular sky in your capture. Looks like the clouds have the same destination. Good catch.


Hi Abmdsudi,
it seems we have been the same idea on to take our last photos.
This spectacular clouds formation on the sky is absolutely amazing, and it was deserving to immortalize the moment.
I like the big space that you've given to this gorgeous sky, in order to enjoying these clouds, and the landscape placed in the lower part of the frame.
Your composition is colorful and attractive, I like.
A beautiful job, my friend.
Kind regards,

Hi, Abmdsudi.
Great moment, that you have used very well to capture these curious clouds, which seem like an explosion, great graphic effect.
A beautiful color, which enhances the image.
Magnificent management of brightness and sharpness, to enjoy with the details.
Well seen and done. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12170 W: 126 N: 21953] (112111)
  • [2018-02-13 9:58]

Incredible clouds formation,and great capture,with the most large view as possible to show us all the spectacle of this amazing sky,great shot!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Abmdsudi
If i took this today, I would post it today! what a great shot, not sure why you waited 2 years to post it :)

talk about a strong visual statement, its so powerful and impactful. the clouds give such an amazing sense of movement and flow. cool to have the horizon line so near the bottom. lovely shot! cheers

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14761 W: 1050 N: 30184] (141621)
  • [2018-02-15 22:52]

Hello Abmdsudi,

They look like high cirrus clouds or mare's tails. Lively radial pattern and they have a saying in Melbourne if you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes. It really does change quickly sometimes. The fountain in the lake is having a tough time competing with the dramatic sky. Tfs!

Hello, Abmdsudi!

The clouds really look fantastic here, it looks like a scene of a science fiction movie! And you got it with excellent light and colors! I like this framing with just a little strip of the city on the bottom of the image. Wonderful composition! Perfectly done!

Hello Abmdsudi,
Those clouds definitely make a strong impression. The patterns are beautiful, and I like how much of the sky you included in this composition. This view is definitely worth posting.

Good grief !
I have never seen such a cloud formation ! It really looks like a special show directed from Heaven :-) The village underneath seems to be so small in the hands of God !
Congratulations for this extraordinary capture.
PS I was pleased to read it was a CIRUS cloud. I have learnt something new.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10380 W: 174 N: 18522] (82489)
  • [2018-03-26 1:19]


I saw some similar in terms of lines or group of lines, but here we have a huge group of diagonals. very interesting and beautiful moment well captured by you.

take care


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