Photographer's Note

Winter is coming in Julian Alps. Hiking at about 2.000 m altitude on already snowy south-east slopes of Mt. Jalovec the mood is still calm. Chilly, but no wind. However, at higher altitudes the situation must be radically different. Very fast and cold west winds must dance there creating these wonderful wave clouds. The picture changes rapidly from moment to moment. An incredible sky ballet announcing a strong, cold weather front bringing us more snow. What a pleasure to witness nature forces on move! What a day was given to me again!

Scanned by Nikon CoolScann ED-IV. Color temperature shifted slightly to warm (red + yellow) but preserving some blue tint. Mountains masked-off (Magic Wand tool and manual correction) and the sky blurred 2 pix radius at 4.000 pix picture width. Mask inverted and extended for 5 pix to include the horizon. Resampled to 800 pix width. Mountains manipulated by Curves to increase contrast slightly. Some dogging and burning here and there. Sharpened by Unsharp mask level 70, 1 pix radius. JPEG level 30 (Corel PhotoPaint notation).

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Additional Photos by Amadej Trnkoczy (amadej) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 5 N: 160] (1285)
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