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Tipton Farmland
  Tipton Farmland
Tipton Farmland

Photo from behind my brother's property in Tipton, Indiana.
I worked on this for days on and off trying to find the sweet spot.
Has 3 layers of sepiatone effects with different color values.
Canon 28-135mm. Entered "Catch-All" moved to "DD" on 10/25.

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  Before the Sepiatone Effects
Before the Sepiatone Effects
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Steven E. Ray
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    This is the before photo which might be fine as it is.

10/18/2007 1:06:10 AM

Cindy Bendush
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Hi Steve - Yep, its Indiana! Very nice composition and effects my super PS friend! >^..^<

10/18/2007 1:17:12 AM

Jennifer L. Alder
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Very nice capture, Steven!
I like the comp and the light-- your perspective is wonderful as well

I like both versions But am a fan of sepia tones-- did you leave them off of the top of the blue sky?
Just curious-- :)

10/18/2007 1:27:49 AM

Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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HEY, GREAT capture my friend. I LOVE them BOTH!!! So just enter the other tommorrow LOL! Have a SUPER DAY!!! Mew too(LOL)

10/18/2007 1:33:28 AM

Steven E. Ray
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Thank you all for your kind commentaries! I enjoy your visitations and postings a great deal.

Yes Jennifer... It looked strange with a fully magenta colored sky. Allowing the blue sky to peep over the top of the red spectrum clouds gave it the balance it needed as not to be too ungrounded from reality :) I like sepiatones as well, but wanted the budding leaves to pop whereas allowing a little real sky brought in the needed reality balance. Reason I toiled on it on and off, was working for the right balance :)

10/18/2007 1:51:13 AM

Hendrik Storme
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Love the work you did! Looks great, Steven!

10/18/2007 1:11:54 PM

Sandra R. Alvey
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Glorious effects Steven! This is a really fantastic capture!

10/18/2007 3:13:39 PM

Laurie Daily
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I love both images, Steven, but really enjoy the tones in your sepia layered version.

10/18/2007 5:35:06 PM

Patrick Rouzes
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Outstanding colors, lighitng, focus, detail, comp, dof & clarity captured here-fantastic effects also!!! Excellent work here, Steven!!!

10/18/2007 5:56:17 PM

Alex T. Mizuno
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Great multi layer work Steven. I love the surrealistic tone of the clouds. It contributes to the sense of separation between the foreground and the background. Again, this demonstrates your great visual sense.

10/18/2007 6:31:29 PM

Anne Harb Photography
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Wow I love them both! And #2 is such a cool improvement, it brings the image to life with drama.

10/19/2007 3:52:35 AM

Dianna Hauf
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This is beautiful Steven! I think you found the 'sweet spot'! I love both versions but like how the sepia tones bring out a little 'drama' and more depth. Wonderful lighting and composition! I didn't know Indiana could be so lovely!

10/19/2007 4:07:47 PM

Danielle Fuller
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LOVE LOVE LOVE your POV and comp on this. Great color and light. Wonderful job!

10/23/2007 7:40:55 AM

Shannon D. Miller
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GORGEOUS!!! Love this Steven you are a gifted and talented photographer this is stunning! Shannon~

10/23/2007 12:44:32 PM

Susan Fox
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I love both versions. But the photoshopped one has a wonderful moody feel to it. Great job :-)

10/23/2007 2:10:26 PM

Stan J. Bendkowski
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Great image, Steven! Nice effect.

10/29/2007 5:55:59 AM

Holly Hitchcock
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I love the prairie feeling here, Steven. Fields as far as your eye can see...


10/29/2007 8:24:07 AM

Melissa Olsen
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I love the MOODY effect of the sepia one - this is a really great image Steven!

11/1/2007 12:37:51 PM

Alison Cox
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I really love them both, Steven! Your composition is just great.

11/19/2007 6:37:51 PM

Sandra Freyler
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Beautiful capture of the clouds! Love the view! :)

1/24/2008 4:59:38 AM

Charity Grace Davis

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Excellent composition!

2/20/2008 3:26:16 PM

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