Outstanding Shots of Overcast Skies :: Digital Photo Secrets

Outstanding Shots of Overcast Skies

by David Peterson 2 comments

Clouds not only create a beautiful, soft, even light, they also add drama to the sky. Shooting a cloudy sky at sunrise or sunset can almost not fail to create a compelling image. If you find yourself in a beautiful setting on a cloudy day, stick around until sunset and grab a few magic hour shots of the skies as the sun goes down. That's what these photographers did, and look at how amazing their results were.


[ Top image Strong Tides by Flickr user SJ Wray Photography]

  • Nikon D70
  • 200
  • f/22.0
  • 0.002 sec (1/452)
  • 10 mm

Rest Stop on the Way to Heaven by Flickr user WarzauWynn

  • Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
  • 100
  • f/16.0
  • 0.167 sec (1/6)
  • 31 mm

Lost Highway - HDR by Flickr user :: Artie | Photography ::


San Pedro Pier by Flickr user Neil Kremer


  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 100
  • f/11.0
  • 30
  • 24 mm

An Evening on Doi Luang Chiang Dao by Flickr user Zolashine


Stormy Sunrise by Flickr user Noval N | Photography



Blue Lagoon Bridge, Iceland by Flickr user Thad Roan - Bridgepix


  • Canon EOS REBEL T4i
  • 100
  • f/5.6
  • 0.003 sec (1/400)
  • 60 mm

Soar- 254th Explore Pic by Flickr user Chris C. Crowley

  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 250
  • f/10.0
  • 0.003 sec (1/400)
  • 18 mm

Elbow Falls Revisited by Flickr user LostMyHeadache: Absolutely Free *

  • Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
  • 100
  • f/22.0
  • 8
  • 27 mm

Sand Harbor by Flickr user MikeJonesPhoto

  • Canon EOS 650D
  • 100
  • f/11.0
  • 0.077 sec (1/13)
  • 10 mm

Slieve League by Flickr user SJ Wray Photography

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 400
  • f/10.0
  • 24 mm

Erasmus Bridge by Flickr user Wameq R


First Starbucks of the day....is always dramatic by Flickr user Jerimias Quadil


  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 3200
  • f/2.8
  • 0.125 sec (1/8)
  • 24 mm

The Fortress of Glassitude (Explored) by Flickr user Strykapose


Boynton Canyon, Sedona, AZ. by Flickr user kellgallaher


  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 400
  • f/11.0
  • 120
  • 16 mm

Clouds over English Bay - Explored! by Flickr user Alexis Birkill Photography

  • Canon EOS 650D
  • 100
  • f/13.0
  • 0.2 sec (1/5)
  • 10 mm

Derrybeg Coastline by Flickr user SJ Wray Photography

  • Canon EOS 650D
  • 100
  • f/13.0
  • 0.006 sec (1/160)
  • 10 mm

40 Shades Of Green by Flickr user SJ Wray Photography

  • Panasonic DMC-FX500
  • 100
  • f/3.2
  • 0.02 sec (1/50)
  • 4.4 mm

Black holes etc by Flickr user CostaDinos

  • Canon EOS 650D
  • 100
  • f/11.0
  • 0.04 sec (1/25)
  • 10 mm

A Dramatic Outlook On Life..... by Flickr user SJ Wray Photography

  • Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
  • 50
  • f/8.0
  • 2
  • 40 mm

Sligachan by Flickr user Kostas Petrakis


Carmel, California by Flickr user Thad Roan - Bridgepix


  • Canon EOS 650D
  • 100
  • f/11.0
  • 0.02 sec (1/50)
  • 10 mm

On The Other Side by Flickr user SJ Wray Photography


In the East Lies a City by Flickr user TIA International Photography

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Comments

  1. Dean says:

    Are most of these photos extremely post-processed?

    • Cris says:

      I agree with you Dean. I think they are majorly post-processed. Nothing looks like that ordinarily. But what I would like to know would be the settings used............I don't want to just look at a catalog of people's photographs. Settings would be the biggest help.

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