Charlie Yang  

Prairie Fall Scene by Charlie Yang

October 2021 - Prairie Fall Scene

About the Image(s)

Shot at a local nature preserve, was here a few days before, at sunrise, but this spot wasn't lighted up just yet, so decide to come back a little bit later to see the light shine on this part of prairie.

Fall color includes: goldenrod, boneset, rough blazing star, etc. further out : kame, Indian grass turn maude/purple, wish the sky could be more dramatic, but I shot what I got.

Gear uses; D850, 14-24mm @14mm, F/16, 1/100s, on tripod, remote triggered.

Post Proc: LR, PS remove dusk spot , crop the unwanted twigs at edge, color tone, etc.

4 comments posted

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
What a lovely, pastoral scene with good details and colors which are handled nicely. I would suggest getting lower next time for a different angle where you don't look down on the flowers as much. I also don't think you need the sky and could crop down from the top. The flowers are the stars of the show.   Posted: 10/04/2021 10:54:15

David Terao   David Terao
Having grown up in the Chicago area for 30 years, I have a natural affinity towards prairie grasses and wild flowers. I particularly like the purple and yellow flowers. A very colorful scene! I also find the bright white sky to be somewhat distracting and would suggest cropping it down to just above the tree tops.   Posted: 10/04/2021 11:46:02
Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
Thank you for the suggestions, it's funny, Cindy, this image was the first time to try with a composition to have a little more sky/air on top. For sure, the lack dramatic cloud/sky that day, I should back track a bit to my usual framing. However, it's good to get some feedback and feel, it's helpful...Thanks, both of you.   Posted: 10/05/2021 11:46:55

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
A great picture. I can make no suggestions at all. Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 10/15/2021 11:05:56


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