This if the first of my trip to western North Dakota. This area is quite beautiful although not quite as peaceful as one might think since the big oil boom. Believe it or not, one might get stuck in hour long traffic jams out in what was once a tranquil Watford City. The country roads for miles in all directions of the nearest town are congested with oil trucks and workers going to and from the job. I had to drive for quite some time to find what was once an easy thing to find out here (undisturbed scenery.)
Technically, the image was shot in RAW and processed with lightroom.
Appreciate your thoughts.
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drt100 (2029) 2013-08-27 1:36
This is a pleasant view ... a warm looking field of color. I think this makes for a nice mood. Indeed it is North Dakota. Sorry life is changing there. I lived in Nebraska for 6 years and really enjoyed the Midwest. Thanks for finding this spot.
I don't know lightroom software. But the photo seems to have natural enough color, contrast, and sharpness.
macondo (18461) 2013-08-27 5:48
Yes, just a field, but more than just a photo. I think you've taken a very simple, rather flat countryside scene and made quite an artistic and atmospheric picture of it, capturing the light beautifully. I love the sun on the various layers of vegetation beneath the low horizon. The sky is great, and one gets a feeling for the breeze just by looking at the bent crops in this large expanse. You topped it off with a very good note about this part of the world.
kwekwekan (684) 2013-09-13 15:48
Nice presentation of this beautiful landscape: well composed & good management of this soft warm light. You also get a good sense of the wind blowing through the fields and high above in the dynamic prairie sky.
Thanks for sharing,
- Copyright: Kirk Ludwig (kludwig20) (435)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony Alpha DSLT A99, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM
- Exposure: f/32, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-26 22:18