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When looking at cloud cover predictions for landscape photography, should I select my location or that of the distant mountains?

I am photographing mountains 50 miles away. If I want predict cloud cover — I'm looking for low clouds for sunrise — which location should I choose? Should I choose where I am standing, or the cloud ...
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Visible sun beams - what are the conditions for them to appear?

I am sure everyone seen at least once the sun beams live, or in a photo. Here is the example (although it's my work, no advertisement intended): Recently, while driving I have seen similar sun beams ...
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How do I interpret weather forecasting data for landscape photography?

In order to have better planning for my landscape photography, I'd like to better understand weather forecasting data. I already know some things like: A cloud coverage between 30 and 70% is the ...
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All-sky imaging camera recommendations

I am looking for a camera (with a fisheye lens) to capture low temporal resolution (0.1 Hz), reasonably high pixel resolution (1 mega pixel) video. It will be installed in a weather proofed housing ...
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Dynamic range of Sony RX-100

attached you will find two photos I have taken, exposure manually. I have taken these with a Sony RX-100 and as you can see the sky is overexposed while the landscape is exposed "alright". I was ...
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Lens/equipment recommendations for cloud photography

I have a Nikon D3100 (with kit lens) and wonder what I could do to improve my feeble attempts at cloud photography. I read a little about polarizing filters and ordered some. (in the mail at this time ...
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How can I improve my photographs taken on overcast or cloudy days?

I'm interested in filters, flash & lighting options, composition, and post processing. Is it possible to get really vibrant colors or should I give up on that and focus on dreary, muted, or black ...
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What camera settings should be used to capture sky shots without over exposing the clouds?

I have spent some time photographing landscapes with blue sky and white clouds, but the clouds always come out overexposed. I have tried different settings and still have the same result. What should ...