A window in the sky

window in the sky
Window in the Sky | Germany | 2017
The summer has been wild here in Germany, with scorching hot days being interrupted by massive thunder showers causing flooding and heavy damage all over the country.

This photo of some distant cumulonimbus clouds visible between two cloud layers I took with my Olympus PEN-F with the mZuiko14-150mm travel zoom.  Image specs are 1/320 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 200 and 135mm focal length.

Raw conversion in Lightroom CC. I cropped the image to 16×9 format. After increasing the dynamic range by manual setting of the white and black points I reduced the highlights and opened up the shadows. After increasing saturation and contrast a tad I played with the tone curves, further bringing out the details in the thunderstorm clouds. Finally I increased the luminance of the reds and oranges in the HSL panel.

I’m thinking of getting a large print from this. Haven’t made up my mind yet.

Have a good week!


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  1. Beautiful Marcus 🙂 We are getting the same type of weather, we are used to the rain, but this rain comes with great gusts of wind and thunder storms, horrible 🙁

  2. Marcus, this is a breathtaking image and so surreal! I love it so much. Thank you for sharing your editing process. It’s very helpful.

  3. Nice picture Marcus, and also an interesting insight in the way you processed this picture. My ‘workflow’ as it’s mostly called in Youtube vids (oder Arbeitsflüsse? 🙂 ) is about the same. Playing with light and colours (or the lack of it) – I hardly never find that boring.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment and sharing your thoughts, Peter! Working in the digital darkroom is as fun as shooting. After all, this is also what the masters did….

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