Day 226 (13 Aug 2012) Sunset on the Farm

I’ve passed this farm many times, driving to hiking and riding trails.  I was on my way to ride this evening and just HAD to stop!  I would like to plan a shoot here, but for tonight, the clouds made it a great site! (though this, and other delays, gave me the experience of riding in the dark, lol).

I tried several presets in LR3 and used my own settings on the first one.  I really enjoy making an image my own, even if it’s not exactly what I saw with my eye.  I do at least a little tweaking to every image I publish.  Sometimes it’s just adjusting white-ballance or a B&W conversion, or taking a bad exposure and creating a great image from.  Or sometimes it’s just fun to go hog-wild!  What are your thoughts on image editing?

2012_Aug_13_Silo Sunset_011

18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (Sunset on the Farm)

2012_Aug_13_Silo Sunset_012

18 mm, 1/160 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (End of the day)

2012_Aug_13_Silo Sunset_015

18 mm, 1/60 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (End of a Long Day)

Day 116 (25 April 2012) Government Building

Today I had to make a trip to Willimantic, CT.  I took a moment to stop on the way home to shoot the building where the county seat is located.  As a storm is moving in tonight, the clouds were quite wonderful to look at.  I found an old silo on my way home and shot a few  frames there, too.

Government Building

18 mm, 1/160 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Government Building)

Silo in a Field

23 mm, 1/60 sec, f/11, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Silo in a Field)

Field

18 mm, 1/60 sec, f/11, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Field)