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    Default How to get your sky looking like this?



    Image borrowed from yongcheng from his thread: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524597

    How does one go about achieving this effect with the sky? Is this post processing or are any filters used?

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    1) if the sky is not blue, then you take 8000 shots , pp it 8000 ways, short of painting it blue you won't get a blue sky

    2) circular polarisers can help to darken the skies and make the blues nicer, but i don't think yongcheng has used that here, would have to ask him though

    3) so in short, wait for the right light, photography does involve luck, like it or not

    4) saturation of cyan/blue channels can help somewhat, but once again, 1 applies

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    Looks like a circular polarizer to me. If you view his other picture, there is no reflection in the sea (which is one of the things a polarizer does).

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    More often than not, it's just the right weather and location. However, that picture looks a little saturated for my taste so I would reckon it had passed some post-processing.
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    Doesn't look like Singapore to me. I think the further away u are from the equator, the bluer the skies are... Like when I was in Australia, the skies are always a beautiful blue that is very very seldom seen in Singapore. Just a look at the photo and you know it's not Singapore or Malaysia already. Haha! So yes, location plays a part in how blue skies can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karnage View Post
    Doesn't look like Singapore to me. I think the further away u are from the equator, the bluer the skies are... Like when I was in Australia, the skies are always a beautiful blue that is very very seldom seen in Singapore. Just a look at the photo and you know it's not Singapore or Malaysia already. Haha! So yes, location plays a part in how blue skies can get.
    well, so do you think these look like singapore?





    no polariser used, only curves and usm done in post process.

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    Default Re: How to get your sky looking like this?

    being at the right time and at the right place helps

    also facing the right direction also helps

    i too can get nice blue skies in singapore, no filters and no PP somemore

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    well, so do you think these look like singapore?



    no polariser used, only curves and usm done in post process.
    Is this at Pulau Ubin the Chek Jawa there?
    seems like its there though

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadstrength View Post
    Is this at Pulau Ubin the Chek Jawa there?
    seems like its there though
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    well, so do you think these look like singapore?





    no polariser used, only curves and usm done in post process.
    nice clouds u have there in changi baorddwalk.
    wondering whats USM u r referring to?

    i only know canon USM lens.
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    unsharp mask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by w3iw3n View Post
    nice clouds u have there in changi baorddwalk.
    wondering whats USM u r referring to?

    i only know canon USM lens.
    I think he is referring to unsharp mask

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    Quote Originally Posted by karnage View Post
    Doesn't look like Singapore to me. I think the further away u are from the equator, the bluer the skies are... Like when I was in Australia, the skies are always a beautiful blue that is very very seldom seen in Singapore. Just a look at the photo and you know it's not Singapore or Malaysia already. Haha! So yes, location plays a part in how blue skies can get.
    Singapore does have its fair share of blue skies. You just need to be more observant.

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    Subjected. We can have very blue sky, especially at the sea.

    At bukit batok xiao guilin, around 6pm, the sky will turn very blue.

    Use a polarizer will always help to make sky more darker and far distance clearer as during daytime, the distance objects can get washout by the light. But polarizer cannot make a grey sky turns blue, it makes it worst.

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    Image borrowed from yongcheng from his thread: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524597

    How does one go about achieving this effect with the sky? Is this post processing or are any filters used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    well, so do you think these look like singapore?





    no polariser used, only curves and usm done in post process.
    Nice shots bro.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Singapore does have its fair share of blue skies. You just need to be more observant.
    Agree.
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    graduated blue filter?

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    yeah. depends on time also... i got a shot that was pretty blue at changi , pardon the sucky composition

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    well, so do you think these look like singapore?

    no polariser used, only curves and usm done in post process.
    Ok, I guess I wasn't very clear on what I was trying to say. I meant, it's easier to get a blue blue sky overseas than in Singapore. Agree, we do have blue blue skies sometimes, but like was said, being at the right place at the right time plays a part. In my experience, I can get very blue skies easily... just snap anytime in the day and you get very blue skies... as if you had a polarizer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabee View Post
    How does one go about achieving this effect with the sky? Is this post processing or are any filters used?
    it is possible to get blue skies in SG in certain times of the year. most of the time, you can either get by by stopping down ur lens (i like to go f16) or simply just slap a polarizer on ur lens.

    took this some years ago with my F5 using velvia 50 film at chinese garden. WYSIWYG. no PP, no filters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    it is possible to get blue skies in SG in certain times of the year. most of the time, you can either get by by stopping down ur lens (i like to go f16) or simply just slap a polarizer on ur lens.

    took this some years ago with my F5 using velvia 50 film at chinese garden. WYSIWYG. no PP, no filters.

    but Velvia is famous for highly saturated and contrasty output, might not be a true represenation of the sky's color when shot, no?

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