Iowa Sunrise Processed

f/5.6, 1/40, ISO-200, 55mm

f/5.6, 1/40, ISO-200, 55mm

And here’s the processed version. I cropped it a little bit and intensified the colors. I brought out the contrasts in the clouds a little more and deepened the landscape to give it more of a complete silhouette. I also took the trouble to brush out the power lines because, well, I hate power lines. What do you think?

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  1. Nels February 21, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    This one wins because the back lighting is more pronounced. I would have kept the power lines. Not that I like them either. To me they weren’t a distraction. Nice work on the clouds.

    • AJBopp February 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

      One of the great mysteries to me as a photographer is seeing how much more vibrant colors get when you dial down the exposure. The red and orange saturation was nudged up a couple of notches, but mostly I just fiddled with the darks and shadows.

      • Nels February 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

        I agree. I have been living in the “regions” sliders in LR4 lately.

        This is a frame worthy shot, nice work!

  2. Cardinal Guzman February 22, 2013 at 2:42 am #

    Well done, but I didn’t even notice the power lines (I looked at both photos before I read anything).
    Needless to say: I like this processed version better.

    • AJBopp February 22, 2013 at 8:40 am #

      Thanks Cardinal!

  3. LyndaMichele February 22, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    This is beautiful!

  4. Iamrcc February 28, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    I really like it. Red skies are so pretty. Thanks for visiting and the like of my post “Our Big Snow”.

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