After yesterday’s post of despair here is a short time lapse of the gathering storm clouds. I hope it works ok. This is the edge of super typhoon Rammasun, which for us is merely a tropical cyclone gusting to 100kph.
I took it through my study window because the camera and tripod would have blown away in seconds. The marks that look like sensor spots are raindrops on my window.
I also offer an interesting still from the sequence:
This is created using the counter intuitive method of a superimposing a black and white process on a colour file. I opened the colour image in Photoshop as a smart object. I then launched Silver Efex Pro 2 as a filter. I chose the Full Dynamic (harsh) preset and applied that. Back in PS you can then change the blending mode to luminosity and bob’s your uncle, you get this gritty structure rendered in colour. Its fast and effective, just like Alka Seltzer and you don’t need a hangover first to get the benefit