Harvest: Castleton Ranch, Gunnison, Colorado October 24, 2012October 24, 2012 / winterSmith In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. – William Blake, “Proverbs of Hell” Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditPinterestTumblrLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
10 thoughts on “Harvest: Castleton Ranch, Gunnison, Colorado”
Exuberance is Beauty.
Tom, I really like the composition, but to my eye, the color is substantially oversaturated. That could be in-camera processing or something done in post. I don’t know. Have you tried desaturating just a hair in post, and maybe changing the gamma to make the colors a bit less vibrant and a bit richer? It might work well. Hard to tell until it’s tried.
I oversaturated a little – bracketed shot, HDR in post. Maybe I’ll have a run at the basic exposure and see what I come up with.
Okay, here’s the un-HDRed version. When I first output this one, I had in mind submitting it to the Visit Colorado FB page, which freakin’ loves overproduced HDR. As in WAY more overproduced than this one.
But here’s the take I think you’re more interested in.
What if you cut the height by a third, so it’s more like a panorama, and then turned it black and white.
Actually, sepia tone might be better…or maybe that’s too cliche.
Those give you a nice enough shot, but b/w hardly communicates the “harvest” idea.
At Greg (Stene)’s suggestion, I went back to the core image and played with this curevs tutorial he pointed me to. I’ve tried using curves in the past but had no idea what I was doing. So here’s what you get with a basic mild S-curve and the red pulled down just a smidgen.
i like the composition but prefer the original – the yellows and golds seem more interesting to me without the competing saturated sky. but that’s just me. 🙂