Monday, November 2, 2009

Week 27, Day 193, November 2, 2009, Corn Focus, Weekly Winner in Online Viewer Poll


I found it interesting in my photo from the other day how monochromatic the corn fields seem.  Then I noticed the little patch of yellow from the corn.  Today I went back to the same spot, and took a closer photo of the corn.  I highlighted it in this photo.

Any opinions on this approach of highlighting a portion of the photo?

Lesson Learned:
  • Many times I find something very interesting in my photos after I have come back to the computer, and looked at them for a while.  For this photo, it was fine because I could easily return to the corn field is across the road from where I live.  Other times I may not have a second shot at taking a photo.  Maybe a new camera with a larger LCD will help. ;-)
Photo details: Exposure time 1/60 sec, Aperture f/4.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 17 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 27mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, hand held, circular polarizer filter, color manipulation with Picassa.

Weekly Winner in online viewer poll.

10 comments:

Kari said...

Very nice! It's amazing how much a photo can be changed by highlighting. It's also amazing how eye-catching a pop of color in a b&w photo can be. I wonder if the composition would be improved with slightly less pop in the highlighted color.

That is the chicken said...

I don't always like it but in this case I think the highlighting works really well! Makes for a very interesting picture!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Looks pretty great to me. It goes POP!

Hilary said...

Very cool. It gives a whole new meaning to popped corn. Playing with colour this way sure can be a lot of fun. I've done something similar on my current post.. de-saturating parts of the image to highlight others.

I'm here following Gary's mini-rant about your comment form. ;)

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

STEVE! Sorry to rant in public, but thank you for the change!!!!!!

Reverend Awesome said...

Oh well would you look at this. Easy as pie.

Cool photo. So you're in Ithaca as well. I'm an Iowan, surrounded by corn.

AB said...

Nice idea, well executed.

RuneE said...

I like that kind of treatment. I brings forth the essential point - and you have fun doing it.

AnSa said...

..WOW! photo simply amazing! :)))

SquirrelQueen said...

Usually I'm not a fan of highlighting, I guess I'm a bit of a purist. For this photo however the technique works well.