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WMDSC07040 Hay Field

I love the fall harvest in the fields

I love the fall harvest in the fields
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Behind The Lens

On a beautiful fall day, I had time to walk and just find photos; on my way home, I stopped along this farmer's field and was able to capture the changing sky as the sun set.
This photo was taken at 6:09pm on October 4, 2020 and the sun was just beginning to set at that time.
Sunsets in Alberta can be full of so many colours and I was lucky enough to capture the sky before it was too dark, and use the changes in the lighting as part of the beauty of this photo.
This was shot on my old Sony Cybershot camera that I have had for years! I didn't use a tripod as I crouched down low to get the wheat in the foreground of the bails of it in the background. I love to find different angles and items to use in my shots!
Fall is my favorite time of year, and I love capturing the various colours and elements of the season. Around the area I live there are a lot of farms and during the fall harvest you can see fields of bails of different grains just like this on every drive you take.
I believe I played with the sharpness and lightened the original photo just a bit so the contrasting shadows stood out a little more and the colours of the sky and the different textures popped! I added some vignette around the edges to bring some contrast to the light sky and colours.
In my camera bag
This photo was taken on my point and shoot Sony Cybershot camera that I usually have with me for backup! It is older but still takes amazing photos! Nowadays I carry a photography backpack with my Nikon D5100 Camera, 18-55 , 18-105, & 55-200 lenses, and my 35-500 telescopic lens, a telephoto and wide angle lens; I also have some filters, lens sun shades and always extra batteries, a battery charger and extra SD Cards! I recently added a small tripod and bought a shutter remote as I ran into issues forgetting to bring my tripod on a recent shoot that I was in the group shots on!
When you've got some time, explore an area you have wanted to take photos of or the area that you are currently in! I have found when I stay in one area, and I give myself ample time to just explore, there are so many opportunities for amazing photos, and I have captured some of my favorite shots that I was not expecting! Time is important for exploring an area, but it gives you time to try new things, like lenses, filters, timing, and you can take time to look at a shot from different angles or using different settings on your camera. It's also a great way to learn!

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