Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and was afforded the opportunity to enjoy friends and family.
Now that the first quarter of 2012 is in the books it's time to kick things up a notch. I am so looking forward to the months ahead where I can break from what has become routine and challenge myself while reaching for another level in photography. This is easier said than done and therein lies the challenge. In any case, I'm pumped about the future. :-)
Today we have a simplistic farm scene, one routinely found on many rural roads. There is no magical sky or other elements that produce the immediate wow factor but I was drawn to the stark white buildings contrasted by the earth tones of the surrounding property. This was truly a drive-by as I simply pulled over a few months ago, used the car window as a mount and racked out the 18-200mm and fired off a couple of brackets.
In post-processing I aligned the images and gave the stack a generous crop before running them through HDR Efex Pro. They were not my best hand-helds so a little work up front likely avoided some ghosting on the back end. Finishing touches included the Topaz Adjust Portrait Drama filter, found in the Vibrant Collection.
Seeing how this farm was a fair distance from the roadway and in mid-morning sunlight, I was happy with the result.
Have a great day, friends!
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