Halloween is Near



Wisconsin Horizons by Phil Koch.

Wisconsin Horizons by Phil Koch.
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Contest Finalist in Subjects On The Ground Photo Contest
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JeffreyA PRO
 
JeffreyA October 06, 2014
awesome. great shot
gek1701
 
gek1701 October 13, 2014
A stunning shot!!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 November 01, 2014
What a joy to look at ... thanks Phil !!!
Andriystepanov
 
Andriystepanov November 13, 2014
What a shot!!
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Maismatilda1 November 21, 2014
i see a nasty devilish grin in the clouds!! nice shot!
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DIXIEDOLLYMAMA December 06, 2014
A great sense of foreboding is created by this excellent photo.
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DIXIEDOLLYMAMA December 06, 2014
A great sense of foreboding is created by this excellent photo.
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pjbell_1949 January 02, 2015
Outstanding.
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Rafaphoto November 27, 2018
Fab

Behind The Lens

Location
This pumpkin patch was taken in the fall of 2014 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Time
It was early morning, shortly after sunrise as the clouds rolled in off of Lake Michigan. I took hundreds of exposures to find this one where the clouds seem to form a scary Halloween black cat face. I did not see this matrixing at the time.
Lighting
The lighting was dark and foreboding, softly spilling onto to the tops of the pumpkins and tangled vines. Perfect for a Halloween shot.
Equipment
I use my one and only digital slr, the Canon 7d with a Canon 10-22mm.
Inspiration
It was getting close to Halloween and once again I was in search of the perfect pumpkin patch before they were all harvested. Finding both the right place with the right sky is easier said than done.
Editing
I shoot my series Horizons in HDR so it is merged in Adobe Photoshop. I try to make sure the image is balanced in light and tone by adjusting contrast and dodging/burning.
In my camera bag
I have a pelican case that I keep my camera in. I always have an extra digital card, two extra batteries and a lens cleaning cloth. I try to keep it simple so when I need to move I can do it quickly.
Feedback
I have shot hundreds of thousands of bracketed images over the last four and a half years to get about 1,200 Horizons. My goal is to always try and get one good shot a day. Seems easy? I can honeslty say after shooting photography for the better part of 35 years it is getting a little easier now that I know what I am looking for. Trial and error, taking tons of lousy shots, is the best way to learn. Then not being afraid to post them live so thousands upon thousands of people worldwide can tell you what they think. The trick here is to not be offended but to listen and learn.

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