Today is the first day of Fall. The Autumnal Equinox as they say. Another summer gone. 2013 is nearing it’s end. It has not been a particularly great year for me. Personally and/or in my photography endeavors. I have accomplished some things I had set goals for, others will need to be rescheduled and worked on more next summer. However, I do look forward to getting out for Fall foliage shooting this year. Last year I was still recovering from surgery and I was unable to photo the leaves changing like I had hoped. I don’t think any of us get everything we want to do accomplished each year. Some folks may, but some wind up on detours and interrupted by things that we don’t plan on and wind up having to make choices we were not prepared for. It is these choices and how we handle what has been thrown at us, however, that make us better people and artists in the end.
This photo is one I did not plan for. It was nearing sunset on the day I shot it and I was sitting at home on the porch looking at the sky when I decided to just grab my camera and head into the fields behind my house. I took my dog Icy with me. I had not scouted the area at all, but found this very tall flowering plant that I thought would make a nice foreground subject for this sunset landscape shot. The colors did not “pop” in the sky as I had hoped. I was staring at this shot the other day when I thought why not try something a bit different with the processing.
I’m happy with the results. This was originally a 5 bracket shot but the clouds were moving too quickly and I did not like how they were streaked across the sky when I processed it in Photomatix, so instead I used 3 shots. I then worked it a bit in Lightroom and Photoshop for the final image.
Have a terrific day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!