Sometimes in sinagpore the sky can get really blue, 3 weeks ago when i was at the Marina Barrage around 4 to 5 pm. The sky was clear and blue was striking.
This image was taken at F4.5 1/1000 no post processing and filters used...
Thanks for the input fellow CSers - I appreciate it.
1. Very true, 200%.
2. No, I didnt use the cir pl.
3. Agreed, wait for the right sky, right weather, right light.
4. This helps in Singapore skies. In Mediterranean, you don't have to do any additional stuffs to get the rich blue sky.
Using the correct gear helps as well. In my case, I'm using S5pro with infamous F2 Velvia film simulation.
Hope these will help you!
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Some photo seen here not only the sky are blue but the rock and others also blue. This look like using software to raise more blue.
Another look is the photo has been PP with HDR. The sky can be done with HDR process.
Hope I guess right
Enjoy your every moment with our nature and friends
guess the velvia accentuated the blue-ness.
unfortunately, its a pain trying to find a play dat develop/scan slides decently nowadays. stopped using slides for 2-3 yrs already.
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You don't really have to wait around to take a picture like that. A circular polarizer could easily replicate the saturation/sky gradient, and a few tweaks in Photoshop will get you the color.
To get gradual blue sky in the photo, the direction of the sun is the key.
You will notice that all the gradual blue sky (without PP) pictures have the sun behind the camera (look at the direction and length of the shadows in these pictures). If the sun is right on top (11am-1pm in Singapore), it is quite difficult to get gradual blue sky. I find that it is easier to get blue sky photo oversea because the sun is usually slanted (unlike Singapore where we're on the equator). You may need to need to move around a bit and re-compose if the sun is not behind you.
Getting a circular polariser will help to darken the blue sky and bring out the details in the cloud formation.
Took this picture around 4.30pm today. The direction of sun is the key to blue sky.
500D+EF-S 18-200 1/250 f/8.0 FL18mm ISO200
The sky these few days is very clear ... I took this on Friday afternoon with CPL @ Chinatown. No PP, just resized.
personally i use the colour saturation/luminance controls in lightroom to change the sky colour...
heres one i took just walking around orchard:
as luck would have it, i caught this on my LX3
Panasonic Lumix LX3
The reason why we don't get blue skies everyday unless view from the sea is because the sun is direct at equator. Regions on top/bottom hemisphere will get sunshine at a longer angle thus sunlight wil hit at various angle resulting in nice sky color.
For that same reason, we don't have a nice sky lighting as it is very bright.