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    1. MacSmiley 105 months ago | reply

      Good observations *Shakti*!

      I like this photo, but I tend to agree with Tom, that it is oversaturated. What post processing did you do?

    2. Lú_ 105 months ago | reply

      "Oversaturated" assumes that the goal was to make clouds in "natural" colours -- the ones we expect. But that may not have been the goal; sometimes we have other stories to tell, stories somewhere outside of "this is what is outside". And then sometimes nature pulls a few punches of its own, and when you look at what you've shot, you find that your brain was imagining away colours that were really there, because it wasn't in your brain's parameters for "cloud" or "sky" or "sea" or whatever.

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    4. boristheblade 105 months ago | reply

      Thanks Stephanie, really.

      This is not Delete-Me, and my images are not intended as perfect displays of technical photography. They are not about worshipping at the feet of Ansel Adams, or whatever textbook version of photography you wish to put on a pedestal. Instead, they are about seeing a world I long for, creating something that has never been seen before, not even in reality, in the moment, through the viewfinder. These images fill a void whose blackness must be erased. They fill the hollow that wasn't, with something that is. This image is about seeing the sky the way *I* want, through my eyes, or better yet, with my eyes closed. I am an image maker, maybe a story teller, but certainly not a photographer. Just because the image made it to #1 in Explore does not imply that my intent was to create a technically sound photograph.

      I can take criticism, but do not assume my intent.

      If you want photography, there are plenty of people serving that up on Flickr, enjoy. For all of you that did enjoy this image, I thank you.

    5. MacSmiley 105 months ago | reply

      Duly chastised and humbled by the artist and other admirers of his work.

    6. HaggisVitae 105 months ago | reply

      boris, I really love that explanation of your work. I agree with you, if we were here to document things for a science magazine, then yes, we'd need to pay attention to such things, but I like you make pictures and stories and use the camera and other editing tools as paintbrush and paint. It's about creativity, vision, exploration.

    7. flyzipper 105 months ago | reply

      The RGB color space is not an absolute colorimetric space; therefore, the value of saturation is arbitrary, depending on the choice of the color primaries and the white point illuminant. For example, the RGB colorspace does not necessarily have an unitary Jacobian in term of absolute colorimetry.

      (if you think I copied that from wikipedia, you'd be right) ;)

    8. boristheblade 105 months ago | reply

      Ha! I've read that article, but for the record, this is sRGB.

    9. catsnstuff 105 months ago | reply

      Boris, I like your explanation of your work too. I find that using photography & editing software as tools to interpret or RE-create what I see is much more fun than trying to just make a straightforward, technically 'correct' copy of the subject.

    10. street stars 105 months ago | reply

      FLYZIPPER - lol.... considering that color theory and it's digital application is one of the most complicated and contested topics in professional digital imaging, i say we all forego the tiresome debate and just agree that this is a dope iamge.

    11. joey kennedy 105 months ago | reply

      Clap Clap, wonderfully seen!!!!!!!!!!

    12. GAZOOO [deleted] 105 months ago | reply

      Very nice

    13. anonamongstmany [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      jesus...where did you find sky like that? I take it shortly afterwards God appeared and shot a bolt of light. I reckon if I look around enough I'll find the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse somewhere amongst these pictures.

    14. Blind Manche 83 months ago | reply

      this looks like the scene from forest fire

    15. ♫ Luiiigy ® Productions ♪ [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      :O coooooooooooooooooooooool!

    16. elenagonchar 5 months ago | reply

      After that. If you don't like Japan, you are dead to me

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