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At the End of Paths Taken | by Gordon Mould
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At the End of Paths Taken

Copyright © Gordon Mould 2011


About this Shot


I was desperate to get some colour and warmth back into my photostream and I think this shot does exactly that. The weather has been excellent for the last few days and I'm lucky enough to live very close to lots of fields that have rapeseed in them. I absolutely love the vibrant yellow against a nice blue sky.


I had most trouble with getting the shot level when processing it, I even resorted to a ruler in the end :)



Camera: D90

Lens: 18-105mm VR kit lens

Camera Mode: Aperture Priority

Shutter Speed: 1/50

Aperture: f/8

ISO: 200

Tripod: No


Location: Outskirts of loughborough, near to Woodthorpe.



- 3 x RAW files (-2, 0, +2) imported into Lightroom 2.

- Tonemapped the three files using Photomatix, new version re-imported into Lightroom.

- Various tweaks made, including: Vibrancy, clarity, and contrast all increased. Blues and Yellows slightly saturated.

- Spot removed some trees/bushes that were distracting

- Saved out as Tiff and resized/sharpened using Photoshop.

- Saved out as a jpg.



Comments and/or constructive criticism is always appreciated


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Taken on April 10, 2011