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Robert Brummitt

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Wheat field and farm Banks Oregon
« on: July 16, 2012, 11:55:47 PM »

I went out last Saturday evening and photographed this farm
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Re: Wheat field and farm Banks Oregon
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 02:41:34 AM »

Very nice.  If it was me (and if it was possible), I would have moved forward a few feet to remove the edge of the field from the foreground.  Gives a subconscious feel that the 'amber waves of grain' continue past the photographer and on and on...

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Re: Wheat field and farm Banks Oregon
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 03:18:40 AM »

Very nice. Perhaps crop out the dark area in the foreground. I found the break in continuity distracting from the beautiful skies.
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Re: Wheat field and farm Banks Oregon
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 05:18:06 AM »

Perhaps crop out the dark area in the foreground.
I thought the foreground provided a parenthesis. Nice subject, but it looks a little muddy on my monitor. Would a gentle curve applied to the bottom half help?

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Re: Wheat field and farm Banks Oregon
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 06:35:27 AM »

At the risk of sounding like a wilful contrarian I liked the darker green at the bottom of the photo. It made for an interesting colour composition. ( Compare a cropped and uncropped version of the image while standing back and squinting or while it's reduced on your monitor - go on try it...).

Very nice.

Graeme

PS ( Geek Alert ). I noticed that the image had a Prophoto RGB profile - wouldn't sRGB look better for web use? ( It looked OK on my monitor though ).
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Re: Wheat field and farm Banks Oregon
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012, 11:43:47 AM »

At the risk of sounding like a wilful contrarian I liked the darker green at the bottom of the photo. It made for an interesting colour composition.

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Don't crop it. It works better as is.
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Re: Wheat field and farm Banks Oregon
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2012, 03:32:16 PM »

PS ( Geek Alert ). I noticed that the image had a Prophoto RGB profile - wouldn't sRGB look better for web use? ( It looked OK on my monitor though ).

Ahem, crap, that's explains the look. Downloaded and opened it up and it looks vastly different. Thanks. Ok, so keep the foreground.
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Re: Wheat field and farm Banks Oregon
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2012, 03:58:50 PM »

I love the front row of light grains in contrast to the darker green foreground behind them. I'd mask off and brighten the farm buildings a bit and I'd lower the clouds about 5% to be a bit closer to the farm. I'd also boost the contrast a bit of the sun beams slanting down from right to left under the clouds although they may print okay as is depending on the printing method.
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