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WB Round Hay Bales by Joe Kennedy

September 2020 - WB Round Hay Bales

About the Image(s)

I have been walking each day during this pandemic. One of my routes within town is along a main road that has a smattering of round hay bales. I have been wanting to shoot them but did not want to be walking around with camera in tow. So, with a bit of fog in the distance, I pulled out my trusty iPhone. I took several different angles and liked this the best. Processed with PS and NIK to get the final result

11 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
It is the lovely golden light that makes this image sing. The light is simply everything.   Posted: 09/07/2020 15:36:31
Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Thanks for the review. It was a moment that my iPhone captured.   Posted: 09/07/2020 18:07:08

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
Beautiful lighting and depth. There is some noise in the sky and a bit of a halo on the top of the tree line. Probably a limitation of the .jpg capture. I tried the new Topaz Denoise AI and it did a nice job on the sky, but made the halo at the tree line worse.   Posted: 09/08/2020 18:37:00
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Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
I think you did a great thing to help an iPhone do a real marvelous job on a lovely warm scene. As Joe picked up on my image, post-processing software can endow the sky with graininess and the treetops with odd artefacts. But what the scene says is beautiful and probably all that matters. Pales my image next door.   Posted: 09/08/2020 19:59:55

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Yes, the light is everything in this and I too found it wonderful that I now always have a camera with me as my phone goes everywhere! I'm not bothered with the post processing artefacts as the scene conveys mood and drama. Really liked it.   Posted: 09/11/2020 03:12:33

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
I want to welcome our newest member, Joe Norcott! Since I do know him from a local camera club, I'll refrain from any further comments - for now.

Looking forward to your input and imagery!   Posted: 09/11/2020 04:35:26

Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
Hi Everyone,

Thank you Joe Kennedy for the introduction. It was a surprise to me that we are both a member of the same group and the same photo club. Joe...behave yourself and I will as well. :)

Joe...I didn't know you could take such a great photo and process it with an iPhone like this photo. My wife Dolores is doing a lot with her iPhone but not doing much processing. I'm bias...but her photos are really great.

For those of you not a member of our club the competition committee has looked at smart phone photography as not a camera until last year when I pushed (club VP) on the committee. Obviously there are things DSLR's can do better but smart phones can do a lot and as they progress they will be a major competitor to the DSLR industry. Until we can afford to have multiple DSLR's with one sitting in our cars for any scenario the smart phone is the answer.

As I said before in my comments about my photo I am really looking forward to learning and sharing information.

Thank you allowing me to be a part of your group!

  Posted: 09/11/2020 20:01:11
Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Ah, please sign off as either "Joe 2" or the "Other Joe!" Thanks. . .   Posted: 09/12/2020 07:11:16

John Hackett   John Hackett
Amazing results these days from phone cameras. I like the scene and the wisp of mist in the background. The composition with the bales and the buildings works well. For me the colours seem a little intense.   Posted: 09/14/2020 04:04:56

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Another beautiful image from you. Well done!!   Posted: 09/14/2020 05:30:00

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
I really like the composition and the mystery of the fog. The sky looks weird and over-processed. Not sure it is fixable, but still a very nice shot.   Posted: 09/15/2020 19:15:00


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