Paul Hoffman  

Hay Bales on Wet Morning by Paul Hoffman

November 2019 - Hay Bales on Wet Morning

About the Image(s)

Sony A77 “ Sigma 50mm Prime ISO100 1/250 F4.5.

Converted to monochrome in Lightroom and basic level work. PS TKV7 Luminosity Masks to get contrast and detail. Slight sharpening with smart sharpens.

Did try this with the wide-angle lens but could not go wider owing to a signpost on the right and a very untidy farmer dumping all his waste plastic on the left. But with the 50mm I got this nice sharp image with a gentle sweep to the left with the bales off the mist in the distance.

Came across this image while driving down the road and I caught out of the corner of my eye and for once decided to stop. I quite like this one.

3 comments posted

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
I like the composition, it has high impact. I also like the angle of view. The trees in the left third look a little odd to me, they are muted, foggy and do not have the contrast the other trees have.   Posted: 11/01/2019 12:48:35

Larry Crook   Larry Crook
Nice image with great composition. I wonder how it would look if you flipped the image so that the hay ran left to right.
  Posted: 11/08/2019 04:14:36

Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
At first sight, good composition, but a vertical rotation could be more natural (from left to right).
The difference of the trees disturbes me. Is it natural or after the treatment?   Posted: 11/08/2019 07:05:50


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