Brad Ashbrook  

Sensorio Green Fields by Brad Ashbrook

November 2020 - Sensorio Green Fields

November 2020 - Brad Ashbrook


About the Image(s)

This was photographed during my honeymoon on October 30th in Paso Robles California. The fields are lit up with thousands of LED lights that change color over a 4-5 hour period. You will probably see an image from here the next couple of months. The original Sony raw file was shot at 1/20th at f5.6 and ISO 4000. You are not allowed a tripod which does make things tricky with depth of field and point of focus. The image was exported from Lightroom to DxO PhotoLab 4 to do the basic raw editing and take advantage of DXO Prime noise reduction. Then back to Lightroom for some more edits with the sky to bring out the sunset. Then to Photoshop to do some healing and removal of items. I tried a straight process with Lightroom but Topaz didn't do a very job with the noise in the sky. Tried a straight process with DXO but didn't like the results of the sunset portion.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
I will start by congratulating you on having your honeymoon, I hope the good lady will allow you plenty of photography time.
I think that this was one of those scenes that will always look better in reality rather than as a photograph. You have captured it at good point in time with the last glow of the sun being on the horizon and there still being enough light to get the detail of the stalks supporting the lights. If you had been able to use tripod and a much longer shutter speed, I wonder if there would have been enough breeze to make the lights just sway from side to side and blur them slightly or if you would have been able to record some of the colour changes   Posted: 11/11/2020 08:14:29
Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Thank you!
Hopefully another view will be more photographic.   Posted: 11/22/2020 13:05:13

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
OOooh, congratulations! Best news of this year! Hope she enjoys your photography adventures.
oooh, followed by no, you had time to do some post production work....she must love your photography.
Love the increased colors. Glad you got a snap of the day.   Posted: 11/11/2020 09:00:20
Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Thank you!   Posted: 11/22/2020 13:05:52

Danny Dunne   Danny Dunne
You did a good job of the sky and the luminosity of the lights. The tidied up sky line is a good improvement.
The lights are an interesting subject, though not strong without the sky.   Posted: 11/25/2020 04:44:30

Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
Congratulations! I wish you both a long and happy life together.
The image is very interesting and you brought out the glow of the little lights very well. The sunset sky forms an attractive contrast to the foreground.   Posted: 11/26/2020 14:45:21