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Rape field and clouds

By paolodefaveri  
I spotted this magnificent field of rape in the countryside around home. Black and white conversion and a bit of orton effect.

Your c&c are as always highly appreciated, thanks in advance for your time.

PS larger is much better Wink

Details: Eos 50D, Tokina ATX-Pro 12-24 f4, GND 4x, tripod. Stitch of 5 verticals

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Moj_o, MalcolmM, NobbytheNobster and 24 more

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21 Apr 2010 3:42PM
A really stunning mono image, superbly processed.

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BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
21 Apr 2010 3:54PM
An incredibly beautiful shot!
Superbly composed, shot, stitched and processed, Paolo.

I can't help feeling, however, that it may be even better in colour!
I'm a very big fan of mono images, and this is a very fine example of the genre, but I do think that one of the most beautiful things about fields of rape is actually the intensity of the colour they possess. Particularly when seen against a powerful and portentious sky, such as you have here.
Or even some sort of hybrid colour/mono image, perhaps?
Just a thought or two.....Smile

In any event, this has found itself high on my shortlist!


Canadiann 8 2 Canada
21 Apr 2010 3:56PM
A beautifully captured shot indeed. I also agree maybe a good subject for colour as they are indeed a wonderful site to see. Maybe you could post again in colour? A great job though but I think will be a WoW in colour.
21 Apr 2010 3:58PM
What a beautiful image

21 Apr 2010 4:06PM
Thank you Ricky and Bill for commenting on this. Bill, you're right: this of course looks really good in colour, but I'm currently preparing a new gallery for my website with only b&w images in it and I've noticed that this perfectly fits in there. The "luminescence" of the rape against the dark ominous sky in the bg has quite a strong impact imo.
21 Apr 2010 4:08PM
Ok ok, I will post it in colour tomorrow! Wink
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
21 Apr 2010 4:13PM

Quote:Ok ok, I will post it in colour tomorrow!

Excellent! I'm looking forward to seeing it!

As you say, this is rather wonderful in mono, too! Smile

21 Apr 2010 4:16PM
Lovely looking photo.

sprock 14 66 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2010 4:30PM
great shot!
Cor 9 Belgium
21 Apr 2010 4:39PM
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
21 Apr 2010 5:14PM
Excellent large and diferent approach Paolo. Ron.
DaveMead 8 23 14 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2010 5:40PM
Love this in mono with the touch of Orton, it all suits the image perfectly. Smile

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