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Old Jul 22, 2010, 10:54 PM   #1
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Scouting for canola fields, an approaching storm makes for an interesting backdrop. This shot is 2 landscape images stitched using cs5.

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Old Jul 23, 2010, 1:09 AM   #2
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I love it. The partial sunburst, the color in the sky off in the distance, the ominous clouds, all add to this scene and the brightness of the fields is the icing on the cake.
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I love the contrasting colours. I always find it wonderful too see a dark cloud such as this because the colours aren't as washed out as they tend to be in the sun.
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Thanks tswen and Shutterbug74, normally as a rule (my own personal rule), I will not take the camera out during full sun but what cuts down on that "washed out" look and bright contrast light the sun throws on everything is the use of polorizer, Neutral density filters or graduating filters. My favourite is to use the 4 stop filter but I'm now seeing application to stack on another 4 stop or get the monster 10 stop filter.

The only reason I would have used the 10 stop at this scene would have been to slow the shutter down to around 2 to 3 seconds, lock it on burst mode to catch lightning and that would have finished this scene nicely!

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I love the colors. When I increase saturation of grass in my landscape photos, it looks overdone to me. Your pics seem to just get it right. Great shot and pp!
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Thanks Billy for commenting. If your getting those results with bumping saturation, you may want to try some other way. With the photo above, I gave it a slight saturation increase in Camera Raw then used midtone and highlight dodge tool to give it some light tones.

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Thanks a lot -- I will try those.
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wow... talk about ominous! great capture, Kevin!
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