Tilt-Shift World. May 23, 2011Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Canon L-series 24mm TS-EII, Elliot, Hadley, irrigation ditch, thunderheads, tilt-shift photography, wild mustard
Here are a couple of shots I snagged on Saturday, down in the Connecticut river valley. The weather was unsettled, with passing thunderheads and intermittent winds, but toward evening the air grew still enough to break out Elliot and my big rubber boots and head out into the wet fields of Hadley.
Here’s some wild mustard beneath a big cumulus cloud:
It wasn’t really planar enough for a great tilt-shift composition, but I took it anyway and cropped it square.
I know, that’s cheating, but hey. I’m a cheater.
And this one I really like, and will probably make a print of; it came out crisp front to back, and the composition, albeit not classical, appeals to me:
The light was getting low, and I thought the shadowed foreground lent a measure of symmetry to the sky.
Both of these involved hand-holding a reverse-grad filter to get the balance the way I wanted it, the latter one with very limited polarizing to get the irrigation ditch to light up.
Anyway, I hope you like them.