1 | August
"Home Away From Home"
General: 4:47 PM on 7/26/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/80sec | f/9.0 | 27mm (43mm) | ISO-100
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: -1/3
Flash: No

Lush, green landscapes, and deep blue afternoon skies...not exactly the desert. To me this photo has just the right amount of simplicity, some well placed clouds (all by me, of course)...*sarcasm*, combined with vivid colors for an almost surreal, but believable scene.

Taken on the way back to from Norfolk, Nebraska, 2 hours out of Lincoln (the location of our previous residence). The polerizer gave the sky a much needed punch of blue.

categories: landscape nature

Thoughts of: picturegrl
August 1st, 2005 at 2:25 AM

If you're saying you Photoshopped those clouds in there, then color me impressed. Gorgeous colors, wonderfully minimalistic.

Thoughts of: Ryan
August 1st, 2005 at 3:14 AM

No, no photoshopping...just a straight image. The clouds were placed there by the wind and weather patterns. :) I rarely, if ever, "photoshop" my pictures. I try to stick to "darkroom" procedures.

Sorry, guess I should have explained better...just being sarcastic. :)

Thoughts of: picturegrl
August 1st, 2005 at 3:24 AM

Sorry. Late. Tired. Glad to know you were being sarcastic :-) Still a nice, nice image. Thanks for clearing up the confusion.

Thoughts of: Chantal
August 1st, 2005 at 4:35 AM

How far can you look?

Thoughts of: deceptive
August 1st, 2005 at 7:06 AM

Wonderful simple landscape - wonderful colours.

Thoughts of: David Kapp
August 1st, 2005 at 9:33 AM

Excellent prairie scene, and definitely not a desert landscape :)

The colors are nice and vibrant. I've never used a polarizer. Maybe I need to pick one up and give it a try. I have another friend that swears by them.

Thoughts of: Chet
August 1st, 2005 at 3:30 PM

Ryan beats the default Windows background "bliss"....again.

Great contrast and color.

Thoughts of: Guilherme Pinto
August 1st, 2005 at 4:49 PM

It remided me of the colors and locations of the 1987 movie "Out of Rosenheim (Bagdad Cafe)". Awesome colors.

Thoughts of: alexandra
August 1st, 2005 at 6:45 PM

Gorgeous. Another of those shot I could just look at for ever. You are fast becoming a master of landscapes, Ryan. :-)

Thoughts of: Mark (4x6)
August 2nd, 2005 at 7:42 AM

Great landscape. Lovely colors and, of course, framing by the photographer.

Thoughts of: Abe
August 2nd, 2005 at 3:08 PM

Very simple and a great shot. Nice use f thirds. Great contrast throughout. On top of that, the scene is peaceful. Maybe a tad too much deep blue in the sky - maybe that's the result of the polarizer, but in any case it is a great shot!

Thoughts of: Margaret
August 2nd, 2005 at 10:04 PM

wow, you most certainly caught the spirt of all those . . . fields . . . surrounding norfolk. and you found some trees! wow! lol. it is a very serene area though, and very beautiful, even if a bit boring. i love the pic.

Thoughts of: Ryan
August 2nd, 2005 at 11:18 PM

Yes, the blue sky would be the result of the polerizer, but I think that was kind of the idea. ;) It is possible to overdarken the sky, but I believe I'm a ways from that yet...

Thoughts of: Sakana
August 8th, 2005 at 6:33 PM

I very like the different tones of colors in this shot. The contrast is perfeect. Very nice composition.


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