Michael Nath  

Trenton Wheat Field by Michael Nath

October 2021 - Trenton Wheat Field

October 2021 - Michael Nath


About the Image(s)

It is a simple landscape of a wheat field near Trenton, Utah that I recorded this past July. The original was taken handheld in color at 1/400s, F11, ISO = 100, at 40mm with a 24-70mm lens. The image was processed using NIK Vivenza to adjust the overall tonality followed by NIK CEP4 polarization to improve the color saturation. An adjustment layer was added in Photoshop to convert to black and white using the Blue preset that was then made darker using the slider. Finally, the image was sharpened using the NIK output sharpener.

8 comments posted

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Michael - another dramatic cloudscape with good foreground interest to balance the image. I would consider darkening the foreground a little for added impact and maybe increasing the contrast too.   Posted: 10/07/2021 04:38:52
Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Thank you Peter, I appreciate it.   Posted: 10/07/2021 10:48:46

Paul Roth   Paul Roth
Great clouds Michael, very nicely handled. Perhaps darkening the foreground, as Peter suggested, could add some impact.I would try a gradient filter.   Posted: 10/08/2021 18:30:58
Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Thank you Paul, I will have to have to determine how much using a linear gradient on an adjustment layer or whether or not a vignette on the entire image would work. My thanks to you and Peter.   Posted: 10/11/2021 16:21:20

Ed Ries
Michael, beautiful clouds! The color version is interesting, but the B&W version is much more impressive. Well done.   Posted: 10/11/2021 20:53:05
Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Thank you Ed, I appreciate it.   Posted: 10/13/2021 10:31:11

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Michael
You have captured the size and magnitude of the landscape brilliantly,the clouds and sky are magnificent and beautifully edited,there have been several suggestions about darkening the foreground I wondered if a touch of gentle burning on areas of the foreground might be something to experiment with,a wonderful expansive landscape.
  Posted: 10/13/2021 15:31:53
Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Thank you Ian, I appreciate it. I will eventually give all of the suggestions a try.   Posted: 10/14/2021 12:01:43


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