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Grapes of Wrath
Grapes of Wrath

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG HSM for Nikon
Location: Herxheim am Berg, Germany
Date: May 15, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000s
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2011

Well I think I had something really nice to work with and I kind of botched it.

Late-night editing once again has plaid a hand, but to be honest I just didn't know what I was doing, even beginning with focal length.

It seemed like a massive scene with these foreboding clouds, so I went with my wide angle at the 24mm length. Sadly I have nothing between 24mm and 50mm (at least that I typically carry around).

Because of the 24mm I had a massive amount of dead space in front of me that had to be cropped out to keep it interest. I feel as though it's lost a lot of impact with the buildings being so far off.

And then in processing I think there's just too much contrast. The lights are too light and the darks are too dark. It was a wild scene, and it got crazy shortly after (fortunately I had a wine tent to duck into to wait it out), but I think the processing is just a bit too much.

Once again, I want to take the raw material and give it another go.

Place: 67 out of 344
Avg (all users): 6.0685
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 6.1792
Avg (non-participants): 5.7750
Views since voting: 317
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 146
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2011 09:13:38 AM
I like the aspect ratio and the border. the sky lends the apparent wrath. I like a pretty shot with a touch of wrath- and you nailed that, the relevance of Steinbeck being important or not.
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06/06/2011 06:43:29 AM
Great sky well presented.
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06/05/2011 10:37:45 PM
well done. great catch with the dark clouds and still sunlit vineyard.
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06/05/2011 01:12:33 PM
Excellent landscape shot.
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06/04/2011 10:42:29 PM
Clouds feel like they're about to crush the field. Great lighting in this.
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06/03/2011 01:55:06 PM
What is the world coming to? First angry birds and now wrathful grapes. I'm scared to go outside anymore.
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06/03/2011 10:32:53 AM
excellent shot .... very beautiful.
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06/01/2011 12:52:38 AM
Visually appealing.
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