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Man and Nature III

By enricopardo  
Just another pump by the corn fields. I finally got permission to get into the property, and did not realize that a friend of mine farms that land.

The lighting was strange and I enhanced it so it may not even look like a photo anymore. I also tried to do a BW but failed to get as much detail as the color. Maybe one of you skilled enough can modify it.

Warning: I feel like I messed it up again, but you can tell me with your comments and votes.

Thank you for all you've done for me and please feel free to modify.

I really appreciate everyone and this wonderful website.


Tags: Specialist and abstract Enhanced Landscape and travel

Voters: gwynn56, EAS, zapar40 and 39 more

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EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
8 Feb 2012 5:33AM
I like V1 especially. Great colours and light.


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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
8 Feb 2012 6:21AM
This doesn't look messed up to me at all, Enrique, grand compositions and presentations, for me V1 gets the vote. Carol
Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
8 Feb 2012 6:41AM
Not messed up at all, rather good in fact. I like all of these but as usual I am drawn more to the b&w.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
8 Feb 2012 6:55AM
Doesn't look messed up to me either. v1 definitely has the better balanced composition and there's some lovely detail in the snow. Lovely hues in the sky and snow with the accent colour on the machinery. An excellent capture.

enricopardo 6 5 2 United States
8 Feb 2012 7:08AM
Thanks for your input. I just spent so much time trying to bring out details and colors and thought I overdid it. Every time I look at it it doesn't look like a photo anymore, but more like a fake 3D image. I guess it's just me being paranoid about it.Tongue

Thanks again!Grin

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 7:57AM
V1 really is wonderful ... no messing here
You are sounding chirpier today Smile ..
what about a new photo of yourself not being so fierce ..Wink
best regards Barbs
franken Plus
15 4.4k 4 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 8:52AM
Versions 1 & 3 for me.

Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
8 Feb 2012 9:04AM
This are great shots Enrigue and unusual in as much with the machinery and the landscape.
I was drawn by V1 but with the lovely colours in the sky background, yes Iwould say that one.
Nicely done….Jocelia
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 9:21AM
The first version does most for me, Enrique. The cinematic proportions of the image emphasises the horizontal or near-horizontal lines that supply such an essential contrast to the vertical of the nodding donkey, while the extremely limited palette of the background, monochrome plus yellows, is the perfect foil for the subject itself.

I don't think the processing is overdone: I would always assume that the colours are as the photographer intended. The visual dominance of the machine in the sparseness of the background could scarcely be clearer; even so the atmosphere strikes me as sombre, post-ice-age, with the machine a relic of departed humans. A bit apocalyptic, maybe!

I'm not convinced that pure mono works or is necessary. I think I would re-work it from the original rather than from the versions you have offered here as I now have The Grapes of Wrath in mind.
The composition in V3 is not identical to V1 but extends a little both left and right; I like it, but it is not so strong. I must admit to finding the entire approach an exciting concept. Thank you!

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1792 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 9:26AM
I'll go with V1, for its breadth. V2 seems a bit constrained, cramped by comparison. The violent red of man's handiwork, in a world that is naturally mono at this time of year, says something about intrusion and exploitation.
The mono version doesn't convey the light for me, by the way. This is one of those comparatively rare pictures where colour matters.
gloccy 6 Scotland
8 Feb 2012 11:11AM
Great images. V1 the best for me with the stronger colours.

posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 1:27PM
Don't worry, V1 is superb my friend. Did a mono conversion for you to have a look at Smile

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
8 Feb 2012 2:21PM
All great images, but love V1. ............Sandy
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 3:56PM
A very strong image, love the colours and composition V1 for me - Carole
Niknut Plus
7 1.6k 76 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 5:26PM
Cracking shot !!!....It's V1 for me !!!
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
8 Feb 2012 5:54PM
I like v1 and since never have seen the natural scenery have I no complaints about colours and contrast

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
8 Feb 2012 6:09PM
V1 for me also, excellent light and composition.


Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 7:07PM
Strong image.

Alludes the futility well.
8 Feb 2012 8:38PM
An interesting image. I like the subject and gentle hues of the sky.
I prefer the colour and crop of V1.

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
8 Feb 2012 8:50PM
I would not call this messed up. I like it a lot. V1 is my favorite.
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
9 Feb 2012 4:31PM
V1 for me. Lovely colour and contrast in thisimage.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 Feb 2012 2:48AM
V 1 for me too and for the reasons already offered by Bill and Moira: and I don't think you have overdone anything in the processing as the image looks very natural to me, Enrique.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Feb 2012 11:46PM
v1 is a fine, well composed epic image. You can write a song for it I think !
well done.
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 7:16AM
This is very beautiful!
24 Feb 2012 3:09PM
The colour and detail you have a achieved in V1 and 2 are wonderfull. I have enjoyed looking through your Pf

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