Pamela Hoaglund  

Golden Wheat by Pamela Hoaglund

August 2019 - Golden Wheat

About the Image(s)

This image was taken in the Palouse area of SE WA. It’s an area of rolling farm land. I loved the rolling wheat with tracks going over the hill and the beautiful clouds. Processed in Snapseed.

12 comments posted

Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Another great calendar image. Such a nice scene with the rolling landscape and the rows of wheat. The Palouse is an amazing place. I have to add that I think the Snapseed edits may have included a little HDR since the clouds appear unnaturally dark on the bottoms. It's my standard whine about HDR images, so this isn't an isolated whine. Also I think it might be interesting to crop the image to remove some of the sky and focus on the layers of rolling hills - like through the center where the shadow crosses the last hill. Hope that makes some sense. If not, let me know and I'll do a crop and send it to you.   Posted: 08/03/2019 17:30:31
Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
I have added the original image in a separate post. I meant to put it under your comments but .......   Posted: 08/04/2019 20:20:20

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
This is a beautiful image. Thanks to you and a dozen others in the digital dialogs over the years for taking me to the Palouse. Your entire group has a very vigorous and interesting discussion about each of your images, and I love visiting your group. (I like that Barley comments about wheat.)   Posted: 08/04/2019 18:34:46

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Thanks for visiting and your comments Stephen!   Posted: 08/04/2019 19:58:02

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Neat image. The rolling field really makes for a great photo. I agree with Bob about the darkened sky. I have experienced the same thing while using Snapseed's HDR. Given that, the Snapseed HDR can save an image. Still overall a wall hanger!   Posted: 08/04/2019 20:02:22
Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
As I recall I didn't use HDR in Snapseed. I have attached the original in a separate post.   Posted: 08/04/2019 20:21:32

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
I looked back at the original and the clouds were dark underneath. I do use "accentuate" frequently in Snapseed and I think that does add some HDR. Here is the original.   Posted: 08/04/2019 20:16:41
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Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Great! Good to know the dark cloud bases are properly represented. I'll have to stop thinking HDR creates them. Thanks for the update.   Posted: 08/04/2019 20:23:08

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Thanks for clarifying.   Posted: 08/05/2019 07:26:30

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Striking and dramatic. Almost too good to be true but still it's a fine example of what our phones and apps can do.You were fortunate to be there on such a day.   Posted: 08/10/2019 14:59:49

Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
What a magnificent photograph of what nature has to offer. Rolling wheat hills are beautiful and inspiring. I would definitely print and frame. Beautiful composition.   Posted: 08/11/2019 13:25:53

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
I like the image as it is presented. The Palouse is a favorite place and I have many images in Black and white, but non in color.
Note that trips to the Palouse are part of the PSA conference agenda this year.
I did a quick look at Bob's suggestion to reduce the sky and like that too, though it produces a totally different image with a very different impact.
And Steve, we may need to drum you out of NIHCC if you can't improve the quality of your puns! This group has standards, even though they are not all that high,and are not really enforced.

  Posted: 08/11/2019 21:46:05


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