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Pumpkin Picking Photo Picks

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by jloden, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Went pumpkin picking with my wife this past weekend to get us each a pumpkin to carve, so I brought along my G5 and a couple lenses (Panasonic 12-35mm & Olympus 75mm). Felt great to get a chance to shoot some photos, I've felt really cooped up lately.

    Here's some of the shots from the day, hope you enjoy!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091664698/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091664698_089071304e_c. "800" height="600" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091677057/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091677057_1f6f475295_c. "800" height="600" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091673844/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091673844_5ff6947a0b_c. "800" height="600" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091660313/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091660313_73f8bfebff_c. "600" height="800" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091668046/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091668046_caa4ab4ccb_c. "800" height="600" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091670300/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091670300_f3988aa2e2_c. "600" height="800" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091671534/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="600" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091672368/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091672368_ca7202f268_c. "600" height="800" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    One advantage to good sharp lenses is I can crop a little more aggressively without losing resolution unacceptably. I framed this shot wide (19mm) originally but playing with it in post I quite liked the crop version as well.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091674816/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091674816_8962f54de8_c. "800" height="600" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091668649/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091668649_ba2b6b749a_c. "600" height="800" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>



    In addition to the expected farms stand stuff, they had a mini carnival set up with a few games, a giant bouncy cow, petting zoo, pony rides, and typical carnival food.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091682728/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091682728_83bac4150f_c. "600" height="800" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091678566/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091678566_f5fc319cee_c. "600" height="800" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091677522/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091677522_61206f1823_c. "800" height="600" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091678405/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091678405_157159a55f_c. "800" height="600" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091676438/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091676438_164218107c_c. "600" height="800" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8091659093/" title="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8091659093_134967f330_c. "800" height="600" alt="The Great Pumpkin Search 2012"></a>

    Thanks for looking :smile:
     
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Great series, Jay. I'm looking forward to taking the kids for some pumpkin picking soon.

    I liked your example of how much a crop can change a photo and how well the resolution stood up to a big time crop.
     
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  3. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    Nice series, Jay! I especially like the color rendering you used. :thumbup:
     
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  4. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Thanks :smile:

    With the exception of 1st and 5th shots which had the vibrance and/or saturation adjusted very slightly, these are all default color settings for G5 RAW files through Lightroom.

    Recently I started running all my shots on through a Lightroom preset at import time that bumps up contrast, reduces highlights and lifts shadows just a smidge, and increases clarity to 20. Those are the most common adjustments I tend to make, so if nothing else this gives me a baseline closer to where I want to end up. From there I adjust individual images if needed.
     
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Looks like it was a perfect day and lots of fun. The cropped image is beautiful and the colors throughout are excellent! :2thumbs:
     
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  6. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Nice to see Hunterdon County. I usually make a trip there each fall but , unfortunately, not this year.
     
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