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July 2014 – open spaces scouting

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I haven’t had a pile of time this month for shooting pictures.  Between work and illness and a million summer activities photography has taken a backseat. 

I did have an opportunity to scout out a location for my open spaces panorama and it might be the perfect time of year for it.  The canola fields are in full bloom.  All I need now is an evening with good lighting conditions and cloud cover. 

I found a location with an old barn and a fully yellow field.  I also found a secondary location about 3 miles away with a solitary tree on the top of a hill.  If the shoot goes right I should be able to get good shots of both subjects. 

Now the waiting game.  I leave on vacation in 5 days so this is cutting it close, but isn’t that what deadlines are for?

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I included a couple of smartphone shots of the area.  Pretty picturesque.  I love it.

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June 2014 – Open Spaces

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Please click image above to view full size. I promise it’s worth it.

I had really thought June would be a snap.  All sorts of things were supposed to slow down and a pile of my non work commitments ended.  However june is full of fun things, like birthdays and fathers day and rain and yard-work and on and on…
I can’t say I have been uninspired but lacking the time to properly plan a shoot I have not managed to sit and post anything this month. 
Granted I have shot some photos (see above)

I still wanted to share this months theme…open spaces.

Last year I had set out to shoot a panorama a week, I admit I had a lot of fun with it, but I did eventually peter out. I love large format panos and landscapes, so this month I plan to setup and shoot a beautiful prairie scene with open skies.

I’m a prairie boy what can I say. 

Yes I do know it’s the 23rd already….that’s still 7 days to plan shoot and edit one epic panorama.

I have included a tone mapped pano example below. Let me know what you think. Personally I feel like it’s too much, as with most tone mapping I think it just goes too far. Your comments are always welcome.

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