This is the last of this series. The image works better wider. And, I think works better with the contrast between the warm and cool colors, the orange and red clouds in front of a deepening blue sky. There is both a feeling of intimacy created by the vignetting and…
This photo is a cropped version, and done without HDR. I wanted to see how it would differ. Its a small variation. Its interesting that the cloud in the middle of the photo stands out so much. Too much in fact. Its a distraction you don’t see in the previous…
I went blue with this one. There is no HDR here. The idea was to emphasize the evening. The deep blue in the sky reminds me of the song Silent Night for some reason, and I keep picturing a manger scene somewhere. The word “deep” keeps coming to mind. I…
I’m going to try and start writing some kind of analysis with my photos, just because I think I’ve become a little lazy and because I’m trying to develop and think about why I take a photo. The process of thinking about what the compositional elements mean will hopefully exercise the mental muscle and work its way into the process before I actually take it. :) so here goes:
This is an HDR processes image, using the RAW file I created 5 images spaced 1 f/stop apart. The hope was to even out the sky and deepen the gradients in the clouds, which it did.
The first thing that hits me is the bigness of the sky. I put just a narrow strip of horizon and shot up because I wanted as much sky as possible, but I still wanted to anchor the image to a specific location.
The brilliance of the color is fanciful, though not by much. The scene was almost that bright and vibrant. The photo was taken Christmas day, just outside my parents house, which sits on the edge of town, next to a corn field.
The silhouetted houses in the background add a rustic vibe. This is country. Its simple, but grand.
The view on the balcony of the Condo we’re staying in. :)