Field and Frost

I have three colour photographs for you this week all based around a winter theme.

 

The first is a leaf that I found in the garden after a frost. I loved the way that the frozen moisture coats the edges of the leaf. Tiny frozen droplets of moisture can also be seen on a grass stem on the left of the frame. The photograph was taken with a 35mm APS-C lens so it shows what can be done with the ubiquitous standard lens.

THE KISS OF WINTER
Fujifilm X-E2, Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 R WR

 

The second image of trees on a skyline was taken in the morning on a winter’s day. But I felt that I would like to change the feel  and so using the temperature sliders in Lightroom, I converted it into a sunset photograph. I wanted the sky to feel like those heavy skies you can get in the UK on some winter days. The winter sun as sets can bathe everything with an incredible light. The temperature slider was increased to +48 making the scene more orange. Various other little tweaks were made both in Lightroom and Photoshop. It wasn’t a difficult task to convert this ordinary looking field scene into something different.

WINTER EPITAPH
Nikon D800, Nikkor 50mm F1.8 G

 

The last photograph shows a lone tree in a field with furrow lines running towards it. The sky was very heavy and brooding at the time and I wanted to show it looming over the scene. I used Lightroom to do the initial processing and set parameters and then Photoshop to arrive at the final image. I used multiply and screen layers with masks then Nik Sharpener Pro 3 to sharpen.

STANDING ALONE
Nikon D800, Nikkor 50mm F1.8 G

 

 

 

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