Summer clouds by peterdegraaff

Summer clouds

...Shellharbour.

Taken with Toyo 45CF and Nikkor-W 300mm at f.90 for 2 seconds on Kodak Ektar 100 and developed in Tetanal C-41 two bath kit: developer 99F for 3:30 mins and Blix for 5 mins.

@oconnor71 challenged me for get pushed to take a photo that exudes light and warmth and makes me feel the sun on my face.
February 10th, 2013  
Love it, Peter. Looks like a painting! Fav.
February 10th, 2013  
fav, this looks so real to me, yet totally unreachable at the moment. Sigh.
February 10th, 2013  
@ozziehoffy My first effort at developing colour at home
February 10th, 2013  
@peterdegraaff You've done well, Peter.
February 10th, 2013  
Wow Peter, what a great calm scene, and totally impressed that you developed this yourself...respect! Triple fav!
February 10th, 2013  
actually it is gorgeous! ..the colors so calming..well done Peter! FAV!
February 10th, 2013  
Two seconds! That's not long for this wonderful picture that is more like a painting than a photograph!
February 10th, 2013  
Beautiful color! Very dreamy.
February 10th, 2013  
Love the colours in all of these but the long exposure has it. Looks like a wonderful painting fav
February 10th, 2013  
Fabulous.
February 10th, 2013  
excellent
February 10th, 2013  
How wonderful to know all this technical stuff for developing. Superb long exposure, lovely soft hues . Good job Peter! Fav.
February 10th, 2013  
I love all of these you came up with for the get pushed Peter but this is my absolute favourite. Just love the light and tones you created. Fav
February 10th, 2013  
great shot Peter!
February 10th, 2013  
Wow Peter. This is stunning. It's like a painting. Wonderful colours and light and warmth. Thank you! Fav.
February 10th, 2013  
Great shot. Love the painterly feel.
February 10th, 2013  
what beautiful tones this has, its like a painting.
February 10th, 2013  
the water looks fabulous
February 10th, 2013  
Great pastel colours. Looks like a watercolour.
February 10th, 2013  
Very glad to see the sunshine where you are. We are in Hong Kong airport en route to Australia. Left snow in England and cold mist in Kowloon. Looking fwd to some great photo opportunities.
February 10th, 2013  
Just like a painting. Lovely tones.
February 10th, 2013  
It's a painting! Lovely!
February 10th, 2013  
Beautiful and brings a sense of calm and peace. Fav.
February 10th, 2013  
Utterly gorgeous...so calm and beautiful merging of colours.....well done developing....fantastic.a triumph!!
February 10th, 2013  
Another triumph for you Peter! Just beautiful
February 10th, 2013  
wow thats beautiful! love the tones!
February 10th, 2013  
Stunning Peter, love the colours - everything about it. Well done on the home processing. Fav
February 10th, 2013  
Very nice shot, lovely colours and feel about it.
February 10th, 2013  
Beautiful!
February 10th, 2013  
bep
Faboulous picture!
February 10th, 2013  
Awesome. Fav!
February 10th, 2013  
Gorgeous. fav
February 10th, 2013  
Beautiful. It looks like a wonderful painting.
February 10th, 2013  
Exquisite! Fav+++++
February 10th, 2013  
Hello , I am your get pushed partner for this week. My challenge for you is to take a picture of some architecture in b+w ! Good luck !
February 10th, 2013  
Just lovely.
February 10th, 2013  
Beautiful
February 10th, 2013  
Lovely satiny smooth sea,a beautiful shot!!
February 10th, 2013  
It has the quality of an impressionist painting. :)
February 10th, 2013  
Beautiful!!
February 10th, 2013  
Peaceful and perfect! Fav!
February 10th, 2013  
Love the soft colors and the painting look of it.
February 10th, 2013  
Beautiful softness and warmth - this is lovely.
February 10th, 2013  
Super fave, super deluxe version. It seems like just a few weeks ago @chewyteeth was suggesting you do your own developing, and how you are developing masterpieces in all kinds of formats. You move fast -- I'm inspired.
February 10th, 2013  
What a series Peter! Like a master's painting. You definitely rocked this challenge.
February 10th, 2013  
Wow, you've been busy recently and somehow I've overlooked you for a while. This is a fantastic result from the Toyo - fav.
February 10th, 2013  
The sea is amazing! I'm missing summer soooo bad now. Fav!
February 10th, 2013  
Amazing!!!!
February 10th, 2013  
Wonderful sea and sky shot, love those fluffy clouds
February 10th, 2013  
It's all been said already. Fav.
February 10th, 2013  
just gorgeous!
February 10th, 2013  
This one is headed for the PP!
February 10th, 2013  
@vase the conversation ran something along the lines of me talking about getting a large format camera, Dave talking about processing costs and my solution being to home process which Dave was encouraging. The big question of course will be which of us arrives at wet plate first?
February 10th, 2013  
stunning!
February 10th, 2013  
You will be at wetplate first with the camera, however I'm not sure about putting a wet-plate into an expensive camera, if there's issues. If you were to do collodian I would suggest signing up to Model mayhem maybe to find local models, for me collodian is a medium for portrait. unless you put an ad somewhere. but @vase is right, you've mastered so many different processes in such little time.
February 10th, 2013  
Lovely - looks like a painting.
February 10th, 2013  
Yes, very painterly. Quite lovely!
February 10th, 2013  
there's a cool stillness to this
February 10th, 2013  
You're joshing me, this is a painting - right? Wonderful.
February 10th, 2013  
Very nice
February 10th, 2013  
Wow, beautiful
February 10th, 2013  
Thats a lovely effect, so smooth....
February 10th, 2013  
This is quite lovely
February 10th, 2013  
Beautiful!
February 11th, 2013  
Just beautiful. Looks like a painting. Fav.
February 11th, 2013  
Stunning, Peter!
February 11th, 2013  
Lovely color and great creamy texture
February 11th, 2013  
sheer gorgeousness... love those creamy pastel tones
February 11th, 2013  
This is beautiful! Reminds me of a painting.
February 11th, 2013  
This just took my breath away. I would hang this in a second. I love the colors in the sky and the turquoise in the water. Fav.
February 11th, 2013  
Fabulous, FAV!
February 11th, 2013  
Beautiful clouds and sea - Fav!
February 11th, 2013  
Beautiful - like a painting!!
February 11th, 2013  
Beautiful and warm. I love the way the water came out.
February 11th, 2013  
And done so well -- congratulations for making the top 5 -- I voted for it to be my top choice! I really like the way this photo does EXACTLY what your challenge suggests, and that as a viewer in the midst of a snowy day, I can feel that sunshine and revel in the warmth of your photo.
February 11th, 2013  
Reminds me of one of the old English master painters. The colours are spot on - definitely blue... but warm. Nice job.
February 11th, 2013  
Genius response to your challenge! Fav Peter... I love it!
February 11th, 2013  
You got my vote in the top 5 Peter! Still feeling the warmth here after more sleet today.
February 11th, 2013  
Completely and utterly stunning Peter FAV
February 11th, 2013  
Of course it is as I predicted ! on the PP now!
February 11th, 2013  
so so beautiful, an absolute fav!!
February 12th, 2013  
wow a painting.
February 12th, 2013  
Beautiful shot! FAV!
February 12th, 2013  
This is sooo beautiful! And if Shellharbour really looks the way you make it look Peter, I need to put it on my bucket list!!
February 12th, 2013  
Fabulous - I'd like it framed on my wall.
February 12th, 2013  
Stunning...
February 12th, 2013  
You nailed it. Beautiful. fav.
February 12th, 2013  
I love that you explain everything so well on your shots.
Gorgeous, love the water especially. FAV
February 12th, 2013  
@cmc1200 @judithg thank you both for such a compliment. You have inspired me to think about printing on canvas to see what it is like.
February 12th, 2013  
Gorgeous capture. I think this would look great framed and hanging on a wall. A fav.
February 13th, 2013  
The colors are amazing.
February 13th, 2013  
Congratulations on the top 10 :)
February 15th, 2013  
Congratulations Peter on Top 20
February 15th, 2013  
Not sure how I missed this the first time - magnificent, looks like a watercolor. FAV and congrats on #4 for the week, Peter!
February 15th, 2013  
congratulations, Peter!
February 16th, 2013  
beautiful. like a painting. congrats on top 20
February 16th, 2013  
Pam
Beautiful!
February 16th, 2013  
this could hang in any photographic gallery Peter! outstandingly beautiful. :)
February 18th, 2013  
Wow! Stunning work Peter! It looks like a painting and the tones are Magical! FAV!
February 23rd, 2013  
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