We had a very good summer, hot and fairly regular rain. This afternoon in the park, the vegetation was so dense I hardly saw any game I therefore change my lens from my 150-500mm Sigma to the 18-105mm Nikon. There were some loose cells of thunder activity and I tried to capture the beautiful light. Tomorrow I will work through the shots. This was the last shot on my way home.
That's a beautiful sky you've got there. I'm viewing this on a laptop with which the angle of the display makes all the difference. I think this shot works very well if the exposure (brightness) is reduced to make the foreground a silhouette, or almost so, to draw the attention to the sky which is the real star of the show.
You succeeded. I like the foreground as is but like Antero said you could reduce the exposureto bring out the sky more. If you like the brightness of the foreground like I do, after reducing the overall exposure you could lighten the shadows a bit to get them back to where they are now.
Hey Aart, stunning image! I think you nailed the composition. The placement of the larger tree right where the sun is, was very smart and works well and it is on the rule of thirds line. I would like to see a little more color & clarity in the sky. I might also try to bring up the highlights in the grass a bit and maybe even the shadows. This would be very easy to so in lightroom. It looks like the grass could add some wonderful highlights to this scene. The sharpness of the trees against the soft clouds is really nice. Great job!
Antero, Scott and Scottie, Thank you for your comments. If I follow your advice, each on its own, I will end up with three good pictures. I think if one has a subject like this, the possibilities are endless.
Very nice capture, well observed. wonderful sky! I would use curves to increase a bit contrast and bring out the blues a bit more. Your vegetation is also very appealing but quite dark on my screen. I would have only a small nit on composition,and it is the foliage from another tree on the extreme right which is extra to requirements. I did just a very small change mainly to increase the sky contrast and lighten the vegetation. This picture has a lot of potential. Jean-luc