This picture was taken with cheap camera in Latvia not far away from place called Vaiņode (close to Lithuanian border). There is really no touch-up done.
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darrasin (2860) 2006-08-17 16:23
Great colors and contrast! I think if you just cropped out the little green area in the lower right, it would be a stronger composition but very nice as it.
Bluejeans (64247) 2006-08-17 16:24
Ola Aigars bem vindo ao TE, que bela paisagem , um bom contraste de cores, entre o ceu e a terra, parabens
kasperp (494) 2006-08-17 16:25
Great contrast between the bright yellow field and the dramatic drak blue sky. The trees are well centered and it looks like they may get at little wet :-)
Very nice first post. Welcome to Trekearth
ben4321 (9875) 2006-08-17 16:26
When I first saw this, I thought "oh no, yet another picture of a rape field here on TE." But after looking a bit closer, I think its outstanding.
What makes this so good in my opinion is the contrast between the bright yellow field and the dark stormy sky; its made for a very atmospheric shot.
I think the composition could be improved further by having the trees positioned centrally in the frame and by cropping along the bottom to remove the green stems in the bottom right corner.
Other than that, a great shot, well done.
Hanssie (10375) 2006-08-17 16:31
Wow, what a contrast, the heavy dark sky against the velvet carpet, just great !
A nice starter, welcome with us, Aigars !
arth (1454) 2006-08-17 16:34
A magnificent shot Aigars ,it's beautiful ,the colors and contrast between them ,great composition too .Excellent work
teutza (10590) 2006-08-17 16:40
wow!that yelloo took my eyes:))great contrast!!!
francbois (480) 2006-08-17 16:41
LOL I love the things you can tear off from those cheap Canon(balls). Well my friend you managed a real Power Shot! :)!
The colza (is it called this I'm not sure) is a crop which could be married with the grey sky. And here that almost black sky with the brightest sunniest "colza" I've ever seen matched together is REALLY a promise,*$
so WELCOME to you, I hope the whole TE will peep here to greet you!
See you, F'
Piotr_Angiel (2564) 2006-08-17 16:43
Laba dien (if I remember correct) Aigars!
Great photo to start!
I was last summer in Latvia. I was on bicycle tour around Your country.
I still remember beautiful landscapes of Latvia, I like this two sides of your photo composition: dark sky and yellow fields.
Greetings from Antarctica - Piotr Angiel
albertopiubello (2623) 2006-08-17 17:03
wellcome to TE! You made a great shot with nice contrast between yellow field and grey-blue sky. Good title, too.
Greetings from Cameroon
angeliki (211) 2006-08-17 17:22
great composition and the contrast is good and strong too...
saguzar (862) 2006-08-17 17:35
Excellent first post! You´re welcome in TE.
You have capture a very dark storm over a beautiful flowered field, giving a interesting and nice colourful visual.
luisafonso (862) 2006-08-17 18:30
This is amazing Aigars. The perfect contrast provided by these two highly esthetic colors is amazing. It is Latvia, but it could be Ukraine. This picture has the right colors of that country's flag... But politics apart, I really love the upper part. A storm is coming and it really looks menacing. Those for trees seem helpless, without knowing what to expect. And the yellow flowers field gives the needed hope to this entire scene. A great photo! Be very welcome to TE!
timleahy (2195) 2006-08-17 18:32
WOW! Dramatic shot! trees look so small against the big dark sky. Amazing colours. Yellow flowers are a little burnt out though. Also sky is slightly noisy, you can fix that with free software called Neat Image. Do you want to get it?
Welcome to TE - what a start!
worldcitizen (6633) 2006-08-17 19:41
This photo is perfect simplicity! I love the depth of this field, and the long distance my eye must travel to get to the trees. The clear division between the yellow fields and the fabulous sky is great. Truly beautiful...welcome to TE!
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-08-18 0:10
I like the wide view! Great colours and lightning. What a great sky. I imagine the rain a little later. Beautiful composition.
vinayak7 (26) 2006-08-18 1:11
Excellent first post :) Amazing colors and composition . The yellow fields against the dark clouds ...what a effect !
Davids (56) 2006-08-18 2:14
welcome to TE, it's good to have one more person to promote ou rbeautiful country. You started with an amazing photo, I enjoyed these fields this year.
The coloyrs are good, the sharpness, subjest, moment, the photo is just perfect.
I realy hope to see more from you,
MikiM (1924) 2006-08-18 3:18
Welcome at TE!
This is a very nice picture - you captured well this scene. From composition point of view I suggest you to avoid from the 50%-50% sky and ground ratio. The rule of third makes it better.
Regarding this image - you can take two interesting pictures - one from the yellow fild and one from the dark, stormy sky. You should crop only from the top or the bottom.
IvarsU (2505) 2006-08-21 23:54
Labs kadrs - labi noskatīts un iemūināts! Krāsu pretnostatījumi, dalījums un vientuļie koki - viss ir perfekti. Turpini vēl, lai par Latviju rodas vēl vairāk skaitu bilu.
waidas (130) 2006-08-24 4:12
Hello Aigars,very nice colors.
Have luck !
ulla (196) 2006-11-06 4:25
Es pamieloju acis - I feast/regale my eyes
SCidER (388) 2006-11-10 8:58
wow nice colours and very good eye contrast between the dark sky and the bright ground..
nice capture :)
ayse-s (56) 2007-01-24 13:12
Great color and contrast!!
kalle67 (55) 2007-01-29 4:07
great post . and picture works because thee are only two or three dominant colours. great work
zmey (7335) 2007-05-16 12:59
Great colors and the dark, dramatic sky nicely balanses the vivid field.
I guess, I'd like the horizon to be bit higher compositionally, but I am nit-picking here.
khent (13) 2007-08-06 12:28
Very nice. Love the colors.
c_anindya (57) 2007-09-07 23:33
wow, sensational capture...the color of the field and sky is so contrasting and I absolutely love it.
imtiyaz (1005) 2007-09-07 23:53
I feel a 3D effect on this image.
TFS this image.
I did a small workshop.
Hope you like it.
calexica (1247) 2007-10-15 15:35
Truly amazing contrasts and colors!!! You did a great job capturing th dramatic atmosphere. TFS
livinitout (942) 2007-10-18 16:49
This is a good shot showing a great contrast in colours and intensity, but you got the horizon almost slap in the middle. That's my only suggestion to look out for in the future. Rule of thirds.
diverjohn (544) 2007-10-18 16:49
The Powershot A80 is not a bad camera, capable of decent photographs.
What do I like about this pic?
That I can see something new every time I look at it - the foreground of canola, the rainfall, the trees.
Leoness (118) 2008-08-03 16:23
.. my comment will be poor ;) .. great picture! . TFS ..
wmickl (536) 2008-11-12 4:51
Wonderful composition! good balance between the colours and the atmosphere is really drastic.
Modos (968) 2008-11-12 5:05
Vague (307) 2009-11-10 0:46
Excellent composition and contrast! And the clarity of the trees blends very impressively with the dimness of the clouds. Very good work....
- Copyright: Aigars Rukers (aigarinsh) (42)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/501 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-17 16:20
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