A good sky is just enough to get me geared up and gone and the last few days have had some marvelous clouds with rich blue skies. The only other hurdle at hand is finding a subject for a good foreground attaction and these bins were on the list for this particular evening. Some of you probably know that I have a "thing" for grain bins in just the right setting and on this day and time I knew a group where the late light would be skimming along the front edges of the bins. these have become a part of the "Butler Brothers" series, but I have no idea were this fixation is headed, and I really don't care. It's an appropriate rural subject that is changing and there is a clouded sky involved and that's enough.
One of the things to remember when confronted with any dazzling subject of ones passion is to look at all sides and angles for repeated opportunities. This light and cloud structure is only good for a few minutes and, in this particular case, may only work for this subject once in a long, long time. So, I tried a few other approaches and below is a capture with the sun directly behind the bins, a couple of sunbeams coming from the strong backlight and a background subject.
Both captures were taken as HDR and processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2. Some light work was done in Nik Color Efex Pro 4, especially with the reflector effects to open up the darker shadow side of the bins and strengthen the reflected light on the bins of the second image.
I hope you all had a memorable Thanksgiving with friends and family surrounding you. America is the greatest place to live and its beauty is only second to the marvelous canvas of people and nationalities that live here. Bless you all.
Go Baylor...SIC 'EM BEARS
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