Another harvest time shot. The combined harvesters have cut and harvested the corn in this field, and the bailers have bailed the straw. The bales are collected and stacked, to be used as ground cover or "bedding" for the cattle in wintertime. Sometimes the remaining corn in the fields (a few inches high) is burnt by the farmers, which apparently returns minerals to the soil.
Did some PP work: saturation, sharpened, and coloured the sky a bit which on the day way very grey.
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Valentia (1522) 2005-09-23 19:45
A beaut Tim. This is really excellent in every respect. You did a brilliant job on the sky, it looks very natural and the colours and lines in the field lead the eye.
PJE (20758) 2005-09-23 19:48
Well I have seen quite a few harvest photos but this one is very very nice and well worth the checking out. I love the rolling field and the treed background. And your processing produced very good results. Cheers Paul..Thanks for stopping by my gallery.
dlavoie72 (1239) 2005-09-23 20:39
Beautifull harvest picture! The colors are really nice and natural!
alper (134) 2005-09-23 20:51
this is one of the best harvest photos i have seen before. the colors are really good.
mleblanc001 (4) 2005-09-23 22:21
This is a very nice composition. Colors are also great. However there is a lot of nasty distortion everywhere but more visible at the tree line. My guess is that it is due to jpeg format. You said that you did some PP work. Have you save the file after each modification ? If yes, that is a bad idea, save it only once (or work in TIFF where you will not degrade the quality and tranform in JPEG only at the end).
Roly (2024) 2005-09-23 23:12
The picture has a lot of potential and the foreground is fantastic, but I am not in favor of such major modifications as it is the recoloring of the sky. As a consequence of the procedure, the sky shows unsightly horizontal stripes and the horizon is pretty messed up. I agree though that the landscape wouldn’t have been the same with a gray sky. Excellent composition and colors. If at all possible, I would visit the area again on a clear day.
Amellia (1862) 2005-09-24 1:50
wspaniały widoczek, piekne kolorki, bardzo przypomina mi nasze polskie żniwa, podoba mi się, bravo:))
gelor (3229) 2005-09-24 2:54
Très bonne composition mais effectivement des traces dans le ciel posent question. D'accord pour les modifications de teinte pour le sol. Merci pour le partage. Gérard
faubry (35405) 2005-09-24 3:32
très belle photo des moissons, belles couleurs de la paille qui ressort bien avec le ciel , j'aime bien le cadrage serré sur la première botte!
danyy (0) 2005-09-24 6:25
d'excellentes couleurs qui semblent avoir été retravaillées en PP, notamment le ciel.
Les résultat est presque parfait si ce n'est quelques artifacts.
Un excellent cadrage.
starbug (6924) 2005-09-24 7:22
Beautiful shot!the composition is great, and the colours give so much to the photo, I especially like the golden foreground. the PP works really well in my opinion.
phi75 (0) 2005-09-24 9:40
nice shot! beautiful colours, "1000 red hair girls sleeping in a field" !
It's seems that there is some noise in colour field?
scorfel (4294) 2005-09-24 13:01
Très belle, le cadrage apport une belle dynamique a l'image.
cloverstar (0) 2005-09-27 11:51
Great composition and use of element of line. Lovely view. Sometimes when you try to colour the sky it can look fake. I find the best solution is the select the sky with magic wand, then delete it and replace with a sky from another photo.
ephemere33 (9743) 2005-10-05 3:32
de très belles couleurs pour cette photo champêtre...les balots donne une athmosphère que l'on ressent bien...la fin dela moisson...le ciel qui tire dans les mauves est d'un bel effet...je trouve un tantinet dommage que la photo soit si petite...bien vu ...amicalement BI
jocasta007 (0) 2005-10-14 8:12
beautiful typical country scene, nice sharpness and a lovely golden color to the ground! good compo too!!! tfs
thirdangle (34) 2005-10-18 2:48
Excellent post i must say.. really nice view and harvest field.. and bulid blocks of cutted grains give a sense of checkpoints ...
gebala (0) 2005-10-26 10:17
hello Tim, I like this photo much becoz of lovely colours and point of view,I like your harvest shots;) rgs:)
jbweasle (9373) 2006-01-14 7:05
Hello Tim, this has a wonderful golden glow of the late summer. I can feel the heat around me. Great composition too with the lines in the cornfield leading the eye to the distance and I like the foreground bale positioned in the corner.
lalbas (483) 2006-01-19 6:07
Good graphic composition, with compliments...
M. Levent ALBAS
mbasil (2129) 2006-06-19 19:03
Nicely done. This is a wonderful shot. I love the detail on the ground. There's a bit of noise in the sky, though. More reason for a new camera...