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Featured The end of a harvest

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Palouse, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Wheat straw baled and ready to be shipped. The remaining stubble, the sky and the deep shadow just begged for B&W treatment.

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    NIKON D850    ---    16mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 64


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  2. Very nice - dramatic look. I like the composition of 1 more than 2.

    Did you play around with rotating the image so the horizon is level? I am not sure that would be good in this case - somewhere in between - try to see???
     
  3. I agree with the composition; the centered bale in #2 is less than ideal. Horizon is what it is, camera was perfectly level.
     
  4. The first one is a humdinger. Whether or not the camera is level is unimportant to me in a scene such as this where there is no horizontal section of the horizon; you place the camera as you like it. Any chance you can bring out a little more detail in the shadow-side of the bale? (I don't remember whether you're using a calibrated monitor but I am.)

    I look forward to eating that wheat in my next cereal or loaf of bread. :) 
     
  5. OrvSal

    OrvSal

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    Nov 8, 2006
    Carlsbad, Ca.
    This is a beautiful capture of a very special area. That's the way the hillside and crops are, keep it that way. Great processing too. I do prefer the first image.
     
  6. Impressive work Nick, I'd go with #1.
     
  7. Thanks Mike, Orv and Louie.
    Mike, I'll work on that shadow once I get back to my calibrated monitor.
     
  8. West

    West

    Jan 2, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    Nice job. Impressive efficiency of those harvest machines.
     
  9. Those straw bales are about half the size of my Subaru Forester :eek: 
     
  10. Jeff1

    Jeff1

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    Mar 26, 2017
    Ferndale, WA
    Jeff
    Nice shots. My favorite is #1.
     
  11. Mike, just posted a revised #1 (I replaced the original). Thoughts?
     
  12. The replacement of the first one now has the perfect touch. Well done!
     
  13. Thanks for insight and the nudge!
     
  14. Bart

    Bart

    Sep 20, 2009
    Marvellous images, Nick!
    Indeed perfect material for b&w!
     
  15. OrvSal

    OrvSal

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    Nov 8, 2006
    Carlsbad, Ca.
    The revised is better, I like how the field and clouds stand out more. almost a vignette drawing the eye towards the fields.
     
  16. Thanks Orv. That's a keen insight. In my mind the slight increase in detail in that shadow allows the line of the stubble to run from the very front all the to the horizon without interruption. The dense shadow in the original forced you to pick up the lines in mid scene.
     
  17. These are simply stunning!!!

    Both times we’ve been in the area this fall it’s been so hazy. I’m so envious of your weather for these!!

    Well done.

    Ken
     
  18. Congrats Nick, well deserved on this image.
     
  19. Ken, thanks fo the comments. Your work has inspired me to stick my head outside my comfort zone. Sometimes shooting landscapes you know so well is hard, so I'm glad this worked so well. The light yesterday was key-today is bland, stay-home-and-drink-coffee/wine day.
     
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  20. I should really thank John (JW53) for getting me to appreciate, lust after, and then buy the Nikon 16-35--it is an amazing lens.
     
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