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irishrose1958 May 14, 2018
Great capture
judykarendal November 01, 2018
Absolutely stunning!!!
keepclicking November 03, 2018
Great shot
ricrog November 08, 2018
So very Lovely!
keepclicking November 24, 2018
Fabulous photograph
BenjaminHornePhotography December 19, 2018
Wow, very stunning. I like the stark contrast between the grass and the dark sky

Blowing Barley and Lone Tree

Long exposure treatment of an isolated tree in windy barley field about to get soaked

Long exposure treatment of an isolated tree in windy barley field about to get soaked
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Behind The Lens

This was taken on a very wet and stormy day in the Loire Valley near Loches in France
Taken at around 12:30
It was very dark beneath the heavy rain clouds but there were small patches of sunlight moving very quickly across the field from time to time
Canon 5D3, EF 17-40mm, Manfrotto 55XPROB 498RC2 Head
I was looking to capture the drama of the storms passing through the Loire valley while we were visiting the area especially the 'after' light as the storm passes and the sun lights up the wet landscape. I had seen this tree a couple of days earlier and knew it was a composition that would work. Wasn't the after light but managed to get similar light from the bright patches as they moved through the scene
Basic tonal tuning,lens corrections and spotting in Lightroom then dodging/burning and mid tone clarity through luminosity masks and sharpening in Photoshop
In my camera bag
I carry Canon 5D3 an 7D, Sigma -70-200 f2.8, 120-300 f2.8, 20 f1.4, 1.4 tele-converter Canon 17-40 f4, TSE 24 f3.5, 50 f1.8 Tamron 90 f2.8, 17-50 f2.8 Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Manfrotto 55XPROB 498RC2 Head HiTech filters
Expect to suffer from the weather for this type of shot and prepare to wait . So have camera/lens covers specially made ones or poly bags and gaffer tape. I have the former for my long lenses and use the latter for everything else! Be ready to grab the changing light and bracket if possible. Make sure your setup is rock solid and can take the inevitable fiddling around under the covers to adjust the settings - this is much harder to achieve than you think -so invest in the best set of legs and head you can afford and be aware of how the ground might change and move after a torrential downpour!!

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