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On Cloud Nine

On Cloud Nine
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Copyright: Pierre Richer (tournesol) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 258 N: 1536] (12876)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1995-07
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS Elan II-SLR 35mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Clouds - Nuages, 60 points or more !, 70 points or more ! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-22 8:02
Viewed: 2806
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A thought for those who may have a bad day: look up, there's beauty everywhere...

PP Notes:
- scanned from a colour negative;
- applied Neat Image;
- Auto Levels;
- cropped;
- framed
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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2005-04-22 8:07]
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Briliant Beauty.Congrats.

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  • gaby Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 151 W: 0 N: 87] (1403)
  • [2005-04-22 8:22]
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Hi Pierre,
Tu as parfaitement saisi cette lumière irréelle et splendide - c'est vraiment très joli ainsi que le cadre -

Superb image, very dramatic look, contrast and colors are excellent, bravo

Wow! So cool! I like what you've done with the picture border. I like the fact that the sky in the top left is dark. Somehow gives the bright right side more focus.

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2005-04-22 8:57]
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Beautiful shot Pierre..don't have to liook far ;-)) just heigh...caught it at just the right moment ..like the sunrays peeping trough and the effect it had on the clouds ..Well done !

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  • Carma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 461 W: 121 N: 299] (4996)
  • [2005-04-22 8:57]
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Amazing cloud.Really good photo. I love that frame!

it cheered me by looking at your wonderment.....thnx


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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2005-04-22 9:07]
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Let there be light! Nice capture with a great composition Pierre. B

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  • Maru Gold Star Critiquer [C: 471 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-22 9:26]
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Hi Pierre,
impressive and beautiful cloud with those sunrays filtering! Seems to be a painting!
The frame is a very interesting choice and compliments very well the shot.

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-04-22 13:56]
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Wow, Richard, this is something you can't catch everyday, the right moment, great scene of nature !

Comme on dirait aux Îles de la Madeleine, tu as capté de très beaux pieds de vent qui sortent de ces nuages. Excellent cadre discret. Beau contraste droite/gauche. Belle gamme de bleus.

Magnifique ces nuages n'est-ce pas ? Cette photo est très bien réussie avec une texture et un relief particulièrement bien rendus. Très belle gestion de l'exposition aussi de manière à saisir ces rayons de lumière tout en gardant un contraste suffisant au niveau du nuage. C'est magnifique !

hey, i like your short note!and this picture!!i realy like the light shinig from behind the cloud,you've captured it realy well!the compo is good, with the rays on the right.so are the colours.well done!

IN fact i heard a few times about that Cloud Number Nine. Bryan Adams was the last to speaking about... Now its you... But were is the Stairway to Heaven to clinb on it?

I suppose there is a possibility! See on the right down corner... On the crack... There is a shape of a person on it... Don't you see? Cool one! The rays of light is well captureds

gosh! it's beautiful. makes me think . . . God works. evocative and powerful. my favorite part is the clouds and the edge where they meet the background

these are the moments i live for...
i just love this one for the fact that it is truly awesome and it most definitely made my skin ache to be kissed by the sun...

wow, i can feel the hopes returning and the fears evaporating with this. thanks for sharing this with us Pierre....it' awesome in every sense:)

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  • DAM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 513 W: 67 N: 268] (1110)
  • [2005-04-23 9:03]
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Pierre, phenomenal photograph. Yes indeed there is beauty everywhere... just have to look a bit harder and do not take things forgranted. Nice photo...very pleasent and strong. Thanks


Hi Pierre,
What can I say? Okay, maybe "every cloud has a silver lining..and then some!" The moment revealed itself and you captured it. Well done!

Absolument superbe Pierre. Bravo. Amitié, Patty.

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  • sarju Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 109 W: 0 N: 68] (492)
  • [2005-04-23 14:22]
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Bonjour Pierre
c'est en effet une photo très impressionnante ... I am kind of impressed the way you have managed to capture the details of the clouds ...
very impressive exposure settings

c'est la lumiere de dieu lui meme!!
exellent shot!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2005-04-23 21:55]
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You are so right Pierre. And the beauty in the clouds is ever changing, minute by minute. This capture is exceptionally beautiful. Look at the rays of the sun emphasising the edges of the clouds - Magifique! Bravo et merci.

Tu devais être très fier de cette «prise» pour l'avoir conservée 10 ans. Tu avais bien raison.
C'est superbement réusi, cette lumière jaillissante derrière la masse du premier plan.
Continue à numériser pour nous présenter d'autres prises aussi intéressantes.


Awesome sight Pierre. The suns rays are magnificant. Well seen. Excellent quality is retained well in this older scanned print. Very well done.

wow! absolument belle! c'est comme une concert (avec des projecteurs) dans le ciel :) Pierre, cette photo est trèèèès incroyable, mais j'pense qu'il semblerait meilleur sans le cadre... ou peut-être avec un cadre différente? un petit suggestion: va voir la technique encadrante que Denis a utilisé ici: Denis' framing
amitiés! :)
- Tina

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2526 W: 368 N: 2628] (11964)
  • [2005-04-25 14:56]
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Hop, here come nrs. 51 and 52, Pierre. This shot truly deserves these points. Excellent moody capture of a nice sky, threatening but with a promise of sunshine. TFS.

  • Great 
  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-25 19:43]

Great capture,so powerfull,I like it a lot.

  • Great 
  • capa Silver Star Critiquer [C: 21 W: 4 N: 9] (362)
  • [2005-04-28 18:53]

Very impressive , great capture \o/

Hi Pierre, great shot! the light is terrific!Is true, the beauty is on everywhere...

beatiful!!! i don't know why but the page doesn't let me rate the photos i hope it's justa temporaly disperfect, but you deserve my two points, i hope i can give it to you later

now i can rate

Everything's already been said, Pierre, but I think that it's great too

This one is IMPRESSIVE Pierre. I like photos about clouds and this one is really great and put it to one of my favourites. A member of TL (Viktorija => ciore) makes attend to this one.
Well done!!!


Amazing picture!

Simple and optimistic photo Pierre.
Very well captured and framed. Perfect contrast.
Well done & TFS.

Sometime the picture syas everything. This one does. Fabulous.
Best wishes, Simon

  • Great 
  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2005-09-01 22:00]

Amazing, This shot is great. Exposure control is quit challenging in SLR from this scene i exprerience. And the scanned result very well too.

Well done!


  • Great 
  • Oniux Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 56 W: 2 N: 24] (303)
  • [2005-09-07 17:29]

Hi Pierre,
I was walking around and suddenly I saw this crowned cloud...
Beautiful, no amazing...

  • Great 
  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2005-11-15 5:02]

Great shot.

a wonderful shot. well done. well done...

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  • Ejla Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 13 N: 137] (2488)
  • [2006-02-03 13:43]

Stuning lighting and clouds!
I like it very much!

Hello Pierre,

This is a most fantastic capture of these fan like sun beams (crepuscular rays), awesome colour, wonderful depth and texture in the billowing cumulonimbus cloud. Nice note and good advice. Clouds are wonderful and over the last few years I have gained a fascination of them. They are beautiful (but difficult) to photograph. Clouds are a living, breathing changing canvas and no two are alike. You have done very well here Pierre.

Kindest regards

PS: I have added this to the Sun Beams Theme.

WOW! it's amazing! Nice definition! =O!

Hi Pierre,
All things are perfect...

Thanks for sharing...


Great contrast. Very well done.


I like the contrast, the darkness within the cloud, and the sun that shine behind the clouds and give rays of sunlight. Nice PP.

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