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Dusty Tractor Sunset



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62 Comments | Report
lito
 
lito February 10, 2014
Nice work!
raegi
 
raegi February 10, 2014
Wonderful.. congrats on feature!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 February 10, 2014
This is absolutely gorgeous .. Congrats on your feature!! :)
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska February 10, 2014
nice
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta February 11, 2014
Lovely sunset. Congratulations.
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan February 11, 2014
Awesome golden dust and lighting like fire. Nice detail, nice composition, wonderful colours and fantastic landscape capture. Congrats on the feature.
pjleger PRO
pjleger February 11, 2014
Thanks for the input, that's really useful. Have a great day!
annaphillips
 
annaphillips February 11, 2014
What perfect lighting, so beautiful!
diane_hallam_4401
 
diane_hallam_4401 February 11, 2014
stunning capture and congrats well done :)
carolyns PRO
 
carolyns February 11, 2014
Beautiful!
ybuhac
 
ybuhac February 11, 2014
Great shot, congrats on feature
jessy
 
jessy February 11, 2014
Amazing photo! Congratulations
Akang_Bagja
 
Akang_Bagja February 11, 2014
nice tone and moment dude!
its champion..!!
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea February 11, 2014
Fantastic image.....congratulations!:)))
lucyar01 PRO+
 
lucyar01 February 11, 2014
Congratulations. Absolutely gorgeous.
iceman2
 
iceman2 February 11, 2014
Beautiful capture with beautiful color harmony.Congrats!
ajwadly
 
ajwadly February 11, 2014
Well deserved selection!
LindaDLester
 
LindaDLester February 11, 2014
Congrats on the feature! Beautiful!
rpaliwal
 
rpaliwal February 11, 2014
perfect timing and synchronization with nature to have remembrance in form of this pict.
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pjleger February 11, 2014
Thank you! That's a really nice thing to say :-)
LizOSullivan
 
LizOSullivan February 11, 2014
Great shot. Congratulations on your feature.
philipbebbington
 
philipbebbington February 11, 2014
Stunning landscape image. Congrats.
Bannekh
 
Bannekh February 11, 2014
Great Shot
catini
 
catini February 11, 2014
Great capture, congrats on your feature!
GordonD PRO
 
GordonD February 11, 2014
brilliant Congratulations :)
doviemaepearson
 
doviemaepearson February 11, 2014
Absolutely breathtaking.... :-)
pjleger PRO
 
pjleger February 11, 2014
Thank you all! I really appreciate your comments and kind words.
Patrick
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clivebaker February 11, 2014
Fantastic
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud February 11, 2014
Great composition and color. Congrats on your Feature!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair February 11, 2014
Very nice!
symesie04
 
symesie04 February 11, 2014
wonderful light
kkat PRO
 
kkat February 11, 2014
Beautiful!! Congratulations!!!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 February 11, 2014
congratulations of your featured award .. beautiful composition
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WeeZie February 11, 2014
Love it, great capture, congrats on the feature!!
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rmr731 February 11, 2014
Stunning capture! Congrats!
chrisgiordano
 
chrisgiordano February 11, 2014
Absolutely fantastic.
beetlestone
 
beetlestone February 11, 2014
Beautifully capture! Congrats!
frankjrosetti PRO
 
frankjrosetti February 11, 2014
excellent!
chrysmarty
 
chrysmarty February 11, 2014
Crazy great, wow!
elisabethchlumecky
 
elisabethchlumecky February 11, 2014
Thats8 beautiful!!!
hello7671
 
hello7671 February 11, 2014
Beautiful shot! Love the colors! -Stephanie
terrycharbeneau
 
terrycharbeneau February 11, 2014
WOW.Congratulations on your Feature.
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages February 11, 2014
Congrats on your feature. Beautiful lighting and love the way you framed it with the 3 bands of colour.
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter February 13, 2014
Beautiful image. Congrats. - Jake
JjumbaMartin
 
JjumbaMartin February 16, 2014
well done
saijanani96
 
saijanani96 February 18, 2014
great photo!!!!congrats!!
K8Photographics PRO+
 
K8Photographics February 25, 2014
Beautiful photo - love the colours in the sky :) Kate
TrevJel
 
TrevJel February 26, 2014
Great shot
swapnilschile
 
swapnilschile February 28, 2014
Nice composition
clicker-chris
 
clicker-chris March 22, 2014
stunning .:)
shawnschwab
 
shawnschwab March 27, 2014
Beatiful capture congrats
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi April 20, 2014
congrats. stunning
Mosaicphotos
 
Mosaicphotos December 17, 2014
Well well.... sometimes there is this one image that stays in your mind.... this is one!!!! Well done
pjleger PRO
pjleger January 30, 2015
Thank you!
Tobiegirl
 
Tobiegirl January 24, 2015
Beautiful scene, love the colors!
pjleger PRO
 
pjleger January 30, 2015
Thank you for all your great and encouraging compliments, truly appreciated!
Patrick
jmcastanos
 
jmcastanos February 18, 2015
Great!!! (Y)
CherylG
 
CherylG February 18, 2015
Stunning!!
MikeHiggins PRO
 
MikeHiggins April 17, 2015
Great colour work.
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold June 18, 2015
Beautiful capture and an amazing light!!!
iandewitt PRO
 
iandewitt June 28, 2015
Beautiful colors, well done!
sws49er
 
sws49er August 06, 2015
This is amazing, love the colors!
Hany73
 
Hany73 December 06, 2017
Great colours
RiViCo PRO+
 
RiViCo March 07, 2018
Great colour separation
ablackwell PRO
 
ablackwell December 25, 2019
When I saw this I immediately thought Africa ... but this looks like the heartland of America

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph was taken in Carp, Ontario CANADA, from a farmer's field
Time
This was just as the sun was setting in the horizon. I saw the dust from afar and was curious enough to get a close look.
Lighting
Getting closer I had to decide if this shot would even work. Having a bright sun in the scene could have caused simple non distinguishable silhouettes. Using the tree as an element in the sun work great to tone down the direct sunlight. Using HDR I was able to still capture details in the various light levels.
Equipment
I used my Canon 6D with a 70-200mm f/2.8 USM IS II, and as I always do my steady tripod.
Inspiration
The cloud formation was my first observation and I was looking for an interesting subject in the foreground. The dust kicked up by the tractor lead me to this location and the singled out tree was a perfect addition to tie in the foreground and the colours of the clouds. The range of colours was an amazing find. I was very pleased with the results.
Editing
Yes, I have. I took 3 exposures of which I combined using Nik Effex Pro. Once combined I used Photoshop CS6 to adjust exposure, contrast, clarity and saturation.
In my camera bag
Looking for new landscape subjects I like to keep a long lens if I want to capture a specific part of a scene, however a wide angle is just as important. I use Polarizing filters on my lens, which really brings strong colours and a beautiful sky. My tripod is a must for me, I always have my tripod and use it in most situations as I like to take 3 to 5 images of any scene. Using digital I take advantage of cheap storage and capture the scene.
Feedback
Never settle for one angle. Move around try getting close, moving back and even look behind you. That bright sun in front of you might be lighting up a really old cool looking barn behind you. My other advice is to get to your location in advance to the actual sunset and always stick around for 10-15 minutes after the sun has completely set. Especially if there are clouds. In the Fall temperatures in Ontario Canada, the sky has incredible colours.

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