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Sunset on a lone tree in a corn field on the drive home.

Sunset on a lone tree in a corn field on the drive home.
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marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 13, 2018
nice work! Some nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug August 04, 2018
Love the POV. Nice image and capture!
digitguys PRO
 
digitguys January 25, 2019
Thank you for your words of inspiration!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo is taken on a drive in rural Markham.
Time
This photo presented itself on my way home from working one day. It was late afternoon on a late October day.
Lighting
The lighting was all natural which is what caused me to stop the car on the dirt side road. You must act quickly late in the day because the natural light can change instantly.
Equipment
I usually have my camera and some gear with me when I know I am driving in the country side. I had my Canon 5D Mk III and my 100-400mm for this shot. Hand held (resting my elbows on the car). The shot was taken at: f 9.0 - ISO 500 - shutter speed 1/320 - focal length 176mm.
Inspiration
I occasionally take a rural route home when traveling for work and I typically have my camera with me. One beautiful afternoon I was driving along the rolling highway when I came to this 'field of gold' and decided that I had to stop and try to capture the moment. I found a spot to pull over on the dirt shoulder and propped my self on the hood of my car to steady my shots of the field and tree while the light was so vibrant.
Editing
I took the original photo into Photoshop and prepared it for print with adjustments made to a pre-set filter.
In my camera bag
I typically carry a Canon 5D Mk III with two lenses (a 24-70mm 2.8L and a 70-200mm 2.8L) along with a 600ex-rt Speedlight in my bag. That being said, this is what I carry if don't intend on taking photos. If I am doing a job or have a serious project to work on then I typically take more equipment than I will use. This is because I don't want to be on site and say "I wish I brought...."! Therefore sometimes I pack everything I can carry and feel better for it.
Feedback
I almost always shoot in manual mode and regarding taking photos at this time of day, one thing I can suggest is to adjust your ISO as you shoot closer to sunset. The light can change so drastically and quickly which needs adjusting as the moments go by. I would also suggest using a tripod when possible.

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