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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Bolampau, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    Hi Folks,
    Only had the camera for a few days now and this is my first attempt at uploading a photo, so fingers crossed!

    This was taken near my village earlier this evening. I think the field of rape seed is a nice contrast against the dark brooding clouds. Fortunately, the wind was blowing in the opposite direction so my new camera didn't get soaked!

    Details: NEX 7 with 18-55 lens, ISO 200, F10 @ 1/160th.

    Hope you like it!
    Cheers,
    Paul
     

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Looks like somebody is about to get wet. ;)

    Nice shot. I might try to lighten the foregound a bit, but that's a very personal preference.
     
  3. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    Thanks Bimjo,
    good point re. lightening the foreground as it would boost the contrast.

    Cheers,
    Paul
     
  4. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

    276
    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    Here's the revised shot......
     

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  5. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    Ah, I think I've worked out how to directly insert the image in the post, so here's a B&W version.....
    20120423_Rape Seed_3850.
     
  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Lovely shot, Paul. I like the color version.
     
  7. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    I like it! (especially the PP colour version with the lightened field)
     
  8. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    Thanks Amin,
    the more I look at the image the more I prefer the B&W version.......maybe I'm too close to the image to judge.

    The trouble is though, I was reading Salgado's Migration book (Humanity in Transition) earlier and was blown away by the B&W images he shows, so maybe this is why the colour version is not preferred. BUT, originally, when I took the shot I was visualising it in colour!
     
  9. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    Thanks Dioptrick,
    looks like the colour version will be more popular.

    Obviously, Salgado's B&W book was too inspiring!
     
  10. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Great images Paul, I like all 3 versions as they all appeal to me in a different way. Great capture mate.
     
  11. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    good photo, it looks like this in B & W sky and countryside with lots of color, good composition
     
  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    As I look at it longer, the B&W is growing on me. Both are excellent!