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?
I included a couple of smartphone shots of the area. Pretty picturesque. I love it.
Posted in 2014 Photo Project, Planning, setup
Tagged barn, bloom, canola, farm, field, photo, photography, prairie, rural
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.