“I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange. Charley Pride
A few days ago I headed the truck to the West and stayed mostly on gravel county roads. I hadn’t been back to the area that was familiar during my farming days and thought I should check out some different areas for photography. The summer clouds were percolating and the sun was getting low in the evening sky, so that was a good enough reason.
Searching for landscape subjects is a lot like finding secrets and this day was no exception. A few minutes earlier I was up on a hill to the left of this subject shooting three hay racks in a field overlooking this treed ravine. A short drive and inquisitiveness brought me to this shallow “creek bed” and the work began.
I used my Canon 5D II for the capture and because of the high contrast lighting decided to do multiple exposures for an HDR. I have two HDR programs, one is Photomatix and the other, NIK HDR Efex Pro 2. I have two because they each render scenes a little differently and therefore each have there own purpose in the final outcome. In this case I used the NIK program and was very happy with the results. I finished with a little touch up in NIK Viveza.
Thank you all for continuing to visit this blog page and you might also want to touch base with my friend Mike Houge at www.mikehouge.typepad.com as he’s just returned from northern Minnesota and has a beautiful post from the northland. Don’t forget to check out my Facebook page by visiting Enviromental Photography or Daniel Ruf.
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