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Bavarian sky

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 26 April 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

I have to admit: even if the Lower Rhine region is the uncrowned king of cloudy skies, the Bavarian sky at least has an outside chance. The only thing that's missing is a decent river, so let's take these hills in the background instead. :-)

martie from Okinawa, Japan

Stunning sky!

26 Apr 2008 5:23am

@martie: You'll like today's too :-)

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A fabulous sky capture. Well done!

26 Apr 2008 11:13am

@Michael Skorulski: Thank you so much :)

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Fantastic Sky!!!!!

26 Apr 2008 12:29pm

@Jen: These Bavarians just have better weather. Frustrating.

juant3 from Bremen, Germany

Beautiful clouds and sky... Love the different tones of the sunset light.

26 Apr 2008 12:33pm

@juant3: Fortunately they promised better weather, as it was raining for two days then. The next day was fabulous, just sunny weather and no clouds left.

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Brilliant shot!

26 Apr 2008 8:46pm

@Ina: Thanks, Ina!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I'm often tempted to shoot great skies like this, and usually, due to what's in view on the ground, I can't isolate the sky as I'd like.

27 Apr 2008 2:46pm

@Twelvebit: Sky alone usually isn't enough; I try to capture from the surrounding landscape as much as possible. If you have a tree or a building at the border of the frame (a silhouette is enough), maybe a mountain, and some clouds, then you'll have an interesting sky picture. The rest is post processing - I enhanced the clouds a bit. Voilà!

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

Hast hier wieder mal sehr schön die Stimmung eingefangen- grossartiges Licht!

27 Apr 2008 5:24pm

@Michael: Gebirgshimmel. Die Bazis sind damit schon ziemlich im Vorteil.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

On one of the cable TV channels they were giving "Ludwig" tonight...one of the movies that is a rare piece of acting and staging. And now, looking at your shot, I was thinking how many times did he look at the Bavarian sky? Did he see the same patterns you've captured here? I'm positive that he'd have loved this atmosphere!

8 May 2008 3:58pm

@Japanalia: You mean Visconti's Ludwig, right? Without going too far, I'd say that L. looked way too often into the sky :-D