Thursday, June 09, 2011

Have you noticed that the clouds look much prettier from above than from below?



#3 Clouds from the air have a character all their own as they appear like a bed of fluffy cotton.

#4 The darker the cloud, the more dramatic it is.



Ralph took all these photos with this camera, recently. I think they are not so bad, but not so great either.

I'm not sure if you still remember these photos taken by me with my point-and-shoot digital camera, an Olympus. Honestly, I was quite impressed with the photo quality back then and some even asked me the brand and model of my camera. Now that I look back, my cloud photos were really bad!

Of course, point-and-shoot digital cameras generally have a small image sensor, which means the quality that they produce is generally lower. Therefore, they are unlikely to reproduce the subtle variations in colors and tones that make engaging cloud photos.

I've learned that - just set your DSLR camera at a fast shutter speed to eliminate the airplane's vibration and set your ISO to the lowest to ensure the highest quality results.

The next time you're flying in an airplane, book yourself a window seat and start shooting!

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gagay said... @ 9/6/11 5:03 AM

:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

gagay said... @ 9/6/11 5:03 AM

morning te mon!

gagay said... @ 9/6/11 5:05 AM

indeed so dramatic!

gagay said... @ 9/6/11 5:05 AM

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

gagay said... @ 9/6/11 5:06 AM

#4 and #5 are very expressive clouds..woow! get shots! =-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay said... @ 9/6/11 5:11 AM

thanks for sharing your photos te mon..i also has taken cloud images..but am shy to show!hehehe..i just posted one as an entry in FF.. :D

gagay said... @ 9/6/11 5:11 AM

:* :* :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 9/6/11 7:45 AM

:-D :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 9/6/11 7:46 AM

Of course! I notice too that clouds are so much fluffier and prettier from way up above yay, love clouds! :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 9/6/11 7:46 AM

And I always make sure I get a window seat so can snap away!

Mariuca said... @ 9/6/11 7:47 AM

Happy Thursday Mon! :-D :-D

Kevin said... @ 9/6/11 8:14 AM

Love your images, keep shooting! By the way, I have been following your blog for a while now and love it! ;)

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 9/6/11 10:14 AM

8-) 8-) 8-)

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 9/6/11 10:14 AM

morning dearie! :*

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 9/6/11 10:15 AM

i love to sit at window seat too!! yeay!! :-D :-D

LadyJava said... @ 9/6/11 12:08 PM

oh wow.. these are excellent Mon.. am sure I can never take pictures like this esp with point and shoot camera.. and I can't afford a BAC like yours.. hehe

LadyJava said... @ 9/6/11 12:09 PM

the clouds all look funny like cartoon characters right.. soo cute.. hehe

Bluedreamer said... @ 9/6/11 12:24 PM

:) :) :) :) :) :) :-D

Bluedreamer said... @ 9/6/11 12:25 PM

wow... so stunning...especially the 4th photo... super cool

Bluedreamer said... @ 9/6/11 12:27 PM

what a shame.. i never been to a plane ahaha that's why i'm wondering how innocent will I be if it's my first time LOL :) :) :)

Bluedreamer said... @ 9/6/11 12:28 PM

happy blogging Mon :-D :-D

Shemah said... @ 9/6/11 12:42 PM

HEhehehe yeah I'm one of those who asked what your model camera is.. Coz I wanna get an Olympus too.. but a different model. I want the XZ-1. :) It has a larger image sensor than most point and shoots and an image stabilizer and all that jazz. The aperture is lowest among all point and shoots as well.. It's a great point and shoot and I'm saving for it. I really wanna get one! :) Hahahaha and Bem will hate me if I get one! LOL!

Btw, the clouds look really pretty. I used to love sitting at the window seat.. but now I prefer sitting at the aisle seat. Give the kiddies a chance to enjoy the window seat. :) :) The kids and I always like to make and guess shapes out of the clouds. But then I guess everyone does, don't they?

Jean Chia said... @ 9/6/11 5:45 PM

hello mon!!! :* :* :* :*

Jean Chia said... @ 9/6/11 5:50 PM

lovely pics of the clouds. I love taking pictures of the clouds too, as well as the sky. That's y i always choose the window seat whenever i travel by plane. How can anyone miss seeing the spectacular views from there? ;)

Jean Chia said... @ 9/6/11 5:51 PM

i love yr photos especially #6! good job, Ralph! :-D

Bill said... @ 9/6/11 10:40 PM

Wow awesome pics of the clouds Monica. I agree they look better from above ;). Take care dear friend :* :)

MaxiVelasco said... @ 10/6/11 12:00 AM

Hello pretty Mon!

MaxiVelasco said... @ 10/6/11 12:01 AM

For sure! The clouds look so much nicer from up there. I appreciate the beauty of it from above. I guess I do have a few photos in my folder, too. Got to check it out first :)

MaxiVelasco said... @ 10/6/11 12:03 AM

By the way, those photos are awesome. I like 'em all! Will try and check the shutter speed of my DSLR. Haven't figured it out yet :) Hugs!

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