Michael Jack, QPSA  

Palouse by Michael Jack, QPSA

November 2023 - Palouse

About the Image(s)

In June, the canola fields in the Palouse turn a bright yellow. I saw this house near the canola field that reminded me of Tuscany and thought it would add interest to otherwise just another yellow field. Of course one always looks for the complementary blue sky to go with the yellow

Canon 5R, 105mm, f14, 1/640 second

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6 comments posted

Bill Peake   Bill Peake
That's a wonderful image, Michael! I love the field of yellow flowers contrasted by the sky. The only change I would make is to tone down the brightness of the flowers on the foreground, maybe with a linear gradient mask on a brightness or exposure adjustment layer. I find my eye keeps getting pulled down to the bottom of the image.   Posted: 11/15/2023 17:51:40
Michael Jack   Michael Jack
Good point and a reason to get feedback. I did in fact use a linear gradient on the bottom but obviously not as much as I should have. The Canola flowers are a brilliant yellow, especially when in direct sunlight.   Posted: 11/15/2023 17:58:05

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
Clearly you have heard about complimentary colors. The blue and the yellow really play the dominate role in this shot. I hae mixed feeling about darkening the yellow flowers. As you noted the Canola flowers are really bright yellow. The flowers in the foreground are a bit darker than the rest (I know it is due to the texture) but I think a linear gradient (unless you mask out the lower right corner) will just make them look muddy.   Posted: 11/17/2023 19:37:22

Diane Ferdig   Diane Ferdig
Very nice image. The complimentary colors work great together. There nice texture in the canola and the home does add more interest without detracting. I would probably also try to darken the bottom but not to the point of appearing muddy…just take the little brightness down maybe (I'd have to play with it).   Posted: 11/18/2023 13:34:16

Barbara Gore   Barbara Gore
Hi Michael. The vastness and color saturation of canola fields is impressive and draws me in like a magnet. I like the touch of texture in the lower part of the frame, the bright blue sky and fluffy clouds make the yellow color pop even more than normal. For me the bright yellow color works. Very nice!   Posted: 11/21/2023 08:20:48

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
A good example of complementary colours. I like the shade variation on the meadow, which makes it more interesting. I don't think I would change anything in this image.   Posted: 11/26/2023 00:45:20