Hung Phan  

Sunset on Palouse Rice Field by Hung Phan

February 2021 - Sunset on Palouse Rice Field

About the Image(s)

Few years ago,I had been in Spokane. At that time ,a lot of people.I tried to get one.
On tripod,my Nikon with lens 70-200mm.My setting is M.
Please give me your comments,help me to get better...Thanks.Have a happy and successful year.

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7 comments posted

Jim Wulpi   Jim Wulpi
This is an area that I would like to get to and photograph. This image definately tells a story, especially because of the cloud of dust in the mid-distance. I love the varying shades of greens in the closest hills.
Two suggestions that I might offer are: 1) play with the DEHAZE slider in Lightroom in an attempt to bring greater clarity to the distant hills and sky, or, 2) crop out the sky, making for more of a panoramic view of the closer hills and all the colors and shapes.   Posted: 02/01/2021 18:31:53

Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
A wonderful image, Hung, that I believe is the Palouse Valley. I love everything about this--the rolling hills, the shapes, the variations of the colors, the mist. I believe you have two images--leave as is to show the contrast of the sky with the hills or do as Jim suggests and crop out the sky. Both would be beautiful.   Posted: 02/03/2021 22:58:27

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
(Groups 3 & 50)
Hung, the Palouse is such a beautiful area that presents so many photographic opportunities. The rich greens and browns make your image pop. Only comment is perhaps a gradient filter applied to the sky to bring out some more detail and lower the brightness. Or, as Jim suggested, use Dehaze or crop out the sky. It's a beautiful landscape with nice composition.   Posted: 02/05/2021 12:35:27

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
Beautiful image. One of the places I'd love to get to but probably never will. I think it might lose something by eliminating the sky but you might give it a try. I think I might try to enhance the sky a bit as I feel without it the remaining almost all green palette would change the whole beauty of the image.   Posted: 02/05/2021 15:05:09

Martin Newland   Martin Newland
I like your image Hung. If it was mine I would crop out the light area in the bottom right hand corner, and crop out the sky and distant hills. This would make it a very nice panoramic image.   Posted: 02/05/2021 15:49:41

Karen Botvin   Karen Botvin
Cool landscape image. I agree with Martin to crop out the small light area in the bottom right. I also agree with Michael and would try a gradient filter before I cropped the sky off altogether. If you use the dehaze in LR, you may want to use it with the adjustment brush so not to affect the other areas of the image. Great Shot!   Posted: 02/06/2021 15:53:06

Piers Blackett   Piers Blackett
Thanks for a great image Hung. The undulating terrain blending from foreground to midground to background gives it perspective and depth. I agree the sky is too bright and does not have much to complement the scene. Like the expert comments I would also want to work on the foreground by using a gradient tool to lighten up slightly and crop. The sky might respond to the tools suggested but not much, so I would replace the sky with luminar 4 and work from there. Using the jpeg, although not ideal, the attached is what I came up with - incidentally the sky is from Oklahoma.   Posted: 02/09/2021 14:47:10
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