Sunset Field

Sunset Field

f/8, 1/160, ISO-200, 20mm

One of the things that drew me out into a photo excursion on this particular day was the presence of interesting clouds in the sky. It was not overcast by any means. In fact except for what you see here it was almost a perfectly clear evening. I wanted to exercise my skills a bit and see if I could take proper photographs of clouds. It’s not necessarily something I’ve had an easy time of, getting the exposure right so that all the detail in this sort of formation is able to be distinguished. This particular shot was even more difficult given that the foreground was so intensely dark, and I admit it took a fair amount of post processing to make the foreground not be a black blob. I think it’s a decent job capturing both the detail and the color of a springtime Iowa farm.

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  1. mdphotographers March 30, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    I think you did a great job and the composition is lovely!

    • AJBopp March 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

      Thank you so much! I hope you like the one coming up on the 3rd too. Personally I think what’s coming is one of my best ever.

  2. ndjmom April 7, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    I thought this scene looked familiar, I’m in Nebraska and the landscape is the same. The clouds this spring have been amazing, I’ve been taking a lot of cloud shots too. BTW Thanks for liking my post.

  3. John Todaro June 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    On my MAC monitor, you achieved a natural feeling of unity between the dark foreground and the highlight detail in the clouds…much preferable, if you ask me, to how the scene might have been rendered in HDR.

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