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Early Morning Country

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Robert Watcher, May 31, 2013.

  1. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I woke up at 4:30 this morning, ready to head out into the beautiful rolling hills of the countryside - within 15 minutes of my home. I stopped at a quiet little river to enjoy the myriad of small migrating birds wizzing by me. While most of the fields are still dirt, the signs of spring were evident with the seedlings sprouting up in rows.



    field1.
    Field 1



    field2.
    Field 2



    reflection1.
    Reflection 1



    reflection2.
    Reflection 2

     
  2. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Beautiful capture of the newly planted fields.
     
  3. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran


    river1.
    The River




    road.
    The Road



     
  4. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    470
    Aug 12, 2010
    NY
    Beautiful.
    My favorites are #2 in the first post and "The River" in the second.
     
  5. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    two really nice sets of images, the furrows with new shoots really provide good lines in the first set and I also love the mystical painterly feel of the river in the second set.

    What software did you use for the second set - NIK Colour Efex?

    Lovely - please keep them coming.
     
  6. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    I love "The Road" in the second set. Beautiful composition and processing.
     
  7. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    You've got it. Every once in a while I find that certain natural content suits the polaroid effect in Colour Efex. The moodiness of The River and The Road, worked for me. Bear in mind that that Polaroid effect, was the last step after I had already completed lots of dodging, burning, blurs and detail enhancements in Photoshop.

    Thanks all for your replies and comments.



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  8. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    what focal length did you use for these photos? A longish focal length?
     
  9. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    All were shot with a long zoom setting using my 40-150 on my Olympus E-PL1.


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