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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Air Transat vs Storm Cloud by Philippe Clairo
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Air Transat vs Storm Cloud

April 21st, 2010

Back in July 2008 I was taking a break from work and went out on the roof of my office building with my camera. Little did I know there would be a huge storm cloud looking East which was almost in the path of airplanes attempting to land.

Canon EOS 40D, 17-85mm EF-S USM IS lens. Developed in Adobe Lightroom 2. Scaling and adjustments in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

51°2'33"N, 114°3'20"W

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: MrPacMan36
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Amazing!

I love the contrast.
Posted By: VisualParadox
about 4 years, 5 months ago
oh man this is my lucky week, two aviation wallpapers and i didnt even vote. This is a really awesome shot and those clouds are incredible! that would have been interesting for the pilots to say the least.
Posted By: ifireun
about 4 years, 5 months ago
That's quite an angle! How tall is your office building? Well done and in agreement with darkdayz85 on getting aviation shots back in the spotlight.
Posted By: acidphosphatase
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Oh WOW. Do you have one without the plane !?
Posted By: Frostmint
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Breathtaking!
Posted By: Clyde
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Amazing picture, but like the other poster, I have to ask...how tall is your office building ????
Posted By: Smallpicturebox
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Haha quite ironic tough..
Posted By: Mister Q
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Don't want to jump on the bandwagon here...but how tall is your building? :-D

Oh, and absolutely epic picture, straight to desktop for me :-)
Posted By: Thomatis
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Quote :- "Scaling and adjustments in Adobe Photoshop CS4"

'Scaling' being the key word.
Posted By: Euphytose
about 4 years, 5 months ago
I don't really like the plance.
Posted By: 303artwork.com
about 4 years, 5 months ago
simply badass!
Posted By: lerch84
about 4 years, 5 months ago
I love this shot and hoped to download it! It reminds me a scene of "The day after tomorrow". But i see some kind of strange effect on the upper part of the photo. There are some streams looking like ghosts!
Posted By: Philippe Clairo
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Thanks every one for your kind comments.
My building is extremely tall, with 4 stories :-)
This storm cell was growing up on the horizon, and with the full zoom on the modest 17-85mm, I was able to frame it that way. I was lucky that, at the time, no obstructions were in front of me. Here is a wide shot in b&w:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/craignos/3273073451/
And when I mention "scaling", I mean sizing the picture down to IFL standards.
Enjoy the summer, and get your camera ready for those upcoming storm cells!!
Posted By: razorsharp
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Great photo, Philippe. I hope you follow your own advice and get to capture some of those colossal Alberta storms for us this summer.
Posted By: stripez
about 4 years, 4 months ago
I agree. Simply Breath taking picture! Nice one Phillippe, i'm a big fan of your work.
Posted By: SteveV
about 4 years, 4 months ago
Very good but I also have to say, would have been much better without the plane. I think so anyway.
Posted By: Mainer
about 3 years, 10 months ago
I love this picture.
The cloud is and the contrasts are amazing.
Very nice

If you upload such a picture again with a plane, you should remove the wheels of the plane. (by the way - just fineness:D)
And sorry for bad english I'm a german^^...

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