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Cotton reels

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 29 August 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

.....That's what they remind me of
Done using my odd "DIY HDR" i.e. take 3 shots -1,0,+1 and then hand combine them. Perhaps that makes me a Combine Harvester!!(Arf, arf!)

Canon EOS-1D X 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 800 16 mm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wow who needs specialist programs and plugins if you can do it like this, brilliant image Chris both from the point of view of composition and your superb processing

29 Aug 2012 6:14am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The result is a very natural image - the farmer was lucky to get that lot baled up in dry weather.......

29 Aug 2012 6:28am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love the POV and processing

29 Aug 2012 6:28am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

you are a CH, 1st class!

29 Aug 2012 6:42am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Terrific work on the HDR - what you might call rolling several shots into one!

29 Aug 2012 6:58am

@Stephen: Haha!

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Das ist sehr gut geworden.

29 Aug 2012 7:02am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Such a plentiful field!

29 Aug 2012 7:13am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnifique cadrage, splendide profondeur. Bonne journée.

29 Aug 2012 7:15am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I love these big hay balls, every time I drive past them in a field I have an urge to snap them, I always take HDR in ths way too, didn't realise it was an old method :-,( either way good combining and a beautiful harvest :-)

29 Aug 2012 7:35am

@Ainsley: (Long response - sorry) I'm a great believer that Canon/Nikon/Adobe whoever do a better job than me. After all they've got 1000's of really bright people working for them. If in doubt, I always start with "Factory reset" on a camera, or hit the "Auto" button in Photoshop. BUT, there's a few things that they get badly wrong. ALL my cameras, have always converted a light blue, overexposed sky to a revolting Cyan/Turquoise-skies never look like that to my eye and it drives me nuts. I've become dissillusioned with all the Commercial HDR packages. They never produce what I want-a true representation of what I see-as I scan a scene with my iris opening and shutting. So this "Odd" method is one that gives me the closest to what I see. I have no idea whether it's old, new or whatever, and it does take a lot longer than using a package, but it gives me what I want-an image that looks the same as the scene I saw.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I think we need to seperate the wheat from the chaff here and bale you out on this one Chris. Go get your oats boy he says with a rye smile. Oh nice viewpoint by the way

29 Aug 2012 8:07am

franz from Baden, Austria

very appealing compo and result of your processing, great dof as well! i wouldn't have recognised this as HDR, though ...

29 Aug 2012 8:23am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A good idea ... ! An excellent HDR style Chris! very interesting ... It is true that remind cotton rolls only if you rub the wound with that you should cut the arm or leg... A hug, Adela

29 Aug 2012 8:44am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec le détail de la botte et cette immensité sueprbe iamge et présnetation de cette campanmge.

29 Aug 2012 9:10am

glenn from United States

a roll of hey... fantastic

29 Aug 2012 9:47am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

This DIY HDR shot is so much better and true to life than most i´ve seen.Very well done..

29 Aug 2012 10:19am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Arf; Arf; Looks good however you did it. Reminds me of the plains states.

29 Aug 2012 11:07am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


29 Aug 2012 11:47am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Regardless what your shooting style makes you, the result is fantastic!

29 Aug 2012 1:18pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

The end of summer...

29 Aug 2012 1:24pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

je n'ai qu'une envie de les rouler

29 Aug 2012 1:27pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

magnifique ce paysage

29 Aug 2012 1:28pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Can't go wrong with a superb image and a good closing pun with a double "arf" !

29 Aug 2012 2:32pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A great combine ! Superb photo !

29 Aug 2012 3:00pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very autumnal view.

29 Aug 2012 3:14pm

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Great shot. I like how you have made the hdr, looks really great.

29 Aug 2012 3:36pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Your HDR is magnificent ... don't change it if it's working!

29 Aug 2012 4:17pm

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Love the colors!!!

29 Aug 2012 4:23pm

David from Avranches, France

Great colour in this shot Chris. Do you ever play with the colour or is this all the camera's own doing?

29 Aug 2012 4:25pm

@David: I absolutely do play with the colour, but not on this one.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Text and Image are perfect. I really envy your efforts and completely enjoy your words and compositions...Sorry I am noit writing but I am looking Not sure when this madness is going to stop...Thanks you for bringing good things every day :-) ps - loved the Alice Cooper one and the camping pone with your son taking over the duties of camp cook...mine has done the same thing :-)

29 Aug 2012 4:32pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Lovely scene, if it was on a hill, would you push it?

29 Aug 2012 4:45pm

@The Mouse: It was a good 8ft tall, so a bit big to shove, but smaller, on a hill, no doubt about it!

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Très belle composition, j'aime beaucoup cette image. Le traitement est superbe.
je ne joue pas avec les traitements sauf correction, contraste sur photoshop. je shoot les photos en RAW. Le HDR, C'est compliqué pour moi au niveau informatique, et les solutions picasa ou autres ne ne conviennent pas. donc je laisse mes photos comme je les vois.

29 Aug 2012 5:23pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Yes the do look like giant cotton reels in the field. I love when they are dotted in a field like this, they become quite scuptural.

29 Aug 2012 7:47pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

Great job aligning three images. Even when I take HDR on my camera I have a hard time getting them to line up unless I use a tripod. These round bales fascinate me. I kind of miss the square ones.

29 Aug 2012 8:09pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Great work Chris

29 Aug 2012 9:00pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Beautifully done. Exquisite composition and detail !! Terrific.
These round bales remind me of my time in France. Here in the USA we have square bales and so of course the round ones seem more exotic !! :-)

29 Aug 2012 9:37pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic POV! That sky is amazing! Wonderful image!

29 Aug 2012 9:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

beautifully done. excellent use of a 16mm focal length

29 Aug 2012 10:09pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Very nice perspective on the close to far bales, and a delightful sky.

30 Aug 2012 12:48am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

I love the detail in that first roll... I've always wondered how they stay tight.
I laughed out loud at your joke. :-)

30 Aug 2012 4:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nothing wrong with this one, super perspective and composition!

30 Aug 2012 8:41am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful composition and processing. Excellent POV. Great shot. :)

30 Aug 2012 11:46am

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Canon EOS-1D X
1/500 second
ISO 800
16 mm