Trey Foerster  

Fall Scape by Trey Foerster

September 2020 - Fall Scape

September 2020 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

I had to dig into my reserves to find something that was challenging to paint. I wasn’t impressed by this image when I took it, but I really liked the corn rows for leading lines and the DOF. Tech stuff: ISO 100, f/11, 1/50 sec., 70mm, center weighted average metering. I opened the image in LR for the standard adjustments, then put it into TopazStudio for a number of presets, then back into LR for some gradient adjustments, finally into PS for a Gaussian blur, brightening adjustment, and some dodging plus a final crop of 4x5.

5 comments posted

Terry Clark   Terry Clark
Ah, lovely.
Corn rows can be such powerful structural elements. Living in Iowa I am immersed in them.
Really like the colours and overall brightness. Very timely.

I took the liberty of making a couple of slight adjustments to your image. I hope this loads. All I did was applied a black to clear gradient along top and bottom edges with opacity of about 15%. The idea is to darken those edges very slightly so the viewer's eye is drawn to the lighter central area, where lies all the lovely colours and shapes.
  Posted: 09/03/2020 12:59:54
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Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
Everything in this image now seems to have come alive; the trees actually seem to be swaying in the breeze. The colors and contrast are enhanced wonderfully in your painted image. The corn rows as a leading line were an excellent compositional choice. I do like Terry's suggestion of a slight vignette; but I would add it only along the bottom. I love the sky and clouds as they are. Excellent image!   Posted: 09/11/2020 10:15:12

Gerhard Geldenhuys   Gerhard Geldenhuys
Well done Trey and thank you for sharing the "technical stuff " which is always interesting. The colors and filter techniques applied are spot on and the final result has the desired effect.   Posted: 09/13/2020 00:34:14

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
You located a timely scene. The colors are so perfect for autumn's splendor. I agree the cornrows make great leading lines toward colorful trees. A world of difference from dull colors in the original shot. It sounds like you had fun treating it with several different programs.   Posted: 09/18/2020 11:12:34

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Your composition is outstanding with the corn rows to draw my eye and and the outstanding depth of field you created. The colors are perfect for our coming fall and are rich, vivid, and warm. Postcard perfect.   Posted: 09/23/2020 23:36:24


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