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Canola Fields and Clouds by Pamela Hoaglund

September 2021 - Canola Fields and Clouds

September 2021 - Pamela Hoaglund

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I’m still processing images from my Palouse trip in June. On this day we had some beautiful clouds over the canola fields. I didn’t do much post processing, just enough to bring out the contrast and the color in the canola and the sky. Taken with my Sony a7II with a Tamron 28-75 f2.8 lens. ISO 200, F/11, 1/200sec.


12 comments posted




Ally Green   Ally Green
I really like the simplicity of this image and the colours of the yellow of the Canola and the sky blend beautifully. Nice to see that you captured this so well in the camera with little post processing. The soft contours of the fields are lovely and add interest. Very nice.   Posted: 09/05/2021 12:13:51



Lisa Auerbach   Lisa Auerbach
I find the strength of your image in all the various leading lines. My eyes wander from the foreground to the background, then from left to right. The rolling hills keep me lingering in the photo. While I like your treatment of the sky, I think a lighter sky would pull more attention to the canola.   Posted: 09/07/2021 08:16:51



Mike Cohen   Mike Cohen
What a lovely scene. I think simplicity is power and your image is an example of that to me. I'm not sure if you used a polarizer, but the sky has lighter and darker portions often resulting from use of a polarizer on the sky. That's an easy fix but instead of lightening up the blue, I think I would crop off about 20% of the top, which would alleviate the issue and make the fields more of the star of the image.   Posted: 09/11/2021 13:59:57
Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
Thanks Mike. In hindsight I probably did have a polarizing filter on my lens as it really helps pull out the clouds in the sky. However, they also have a down side in causing different saturations of blue. Your suggestion of cropping would solve the issue.   Posted: 09/16/2021 12:58:54



Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
I think the color palette in your image is lovely. Color is the element that gives this image impact. Most of the lines are horizontal which to me gives the scene a calm, pastoral feel. I am a bit uncertain about what you intended as the center of interest and where you wanted the viewer's eye to come to rest. I think adding this kind of information to the description of the images we post really helps the group to give better, more targeted feedback. It appears that your choice of aperture gave you sharpness all the way to the back. Wide angle lenses sometimes create vignetting when a polarizing filter is added. I agree with Mike's suggestion about cropping.   Posted: 09/15/2021 09:49:16
Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
Thanks Sharon. In a scene like this I don't feel there has to be a focus point as the whole scene is what I want the viewer to look at. All the lines and contours as well as the complimentary colors of blue and yellow in the scene. As others have suggested I think cropping to a panorama would have made the image more pleasing.   Posted: 09/16/2021 13:04:05



Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Beautiful complementary colors, and lines. The parallel vertical lines in the hill that slopes gently from the right lead my eyes into the hill behind and center with parallel horizontal lines. The wispy clouds above repeat the horizontal line element. I agree with Mike's suggestion to crop the top. I also like a crop of the bottom that gives an impressionistic panorama.   Posted: 09/16/2021 10:14:17
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Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
Thanks Judith, I like your crop.   Posted: 09/16/2021 13:04:42
Mike Cohen   Mike Cohen
I like what Judith did. It would look good as a triplicate, or whatever it's called when an image is cut into pieces. I can picture this with a long center piece and two small end pieces all separately framed. sometimes they look good when they are hung evenly on the wall and some when the end pieces are uneven.   Posted: 09/16/2021 14:16:15
Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Great idea to display this image as a triptych.
  Posted: 09/16/2021 14:51:55
Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Great idea to display this image as a triptych.
  Posted: 09/16/2021 14:51:56
Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
That is a great idea. Thanks.   Posted: 09/16/2021 14:54:23



 

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