It was a beautiful evening. A Sunday afternoon it was.
I was taking pictures of my brother and his family. We were using a field and the sunset as a backdrop. Then we used a lane. Then… well there was a field of corn/sorghum.
This nice little cloud seemed to be the only one in the sky… so I moved the camera over, focused and composed and fired off a three shot burst of bracketed images.
Back at the computer I imported the images. Made a number of small adjustments in Lightroom, cropped the way I had originally planned to and sent the file over to Photoshop where I went to finish it.
Basically all I did to it in Photoshop was run a filter from Topaz labs that simplifies details. (The sorghum heads were the main beneficiaries in this particular case.)
Then it was back to Lightroom for a few small things before exporting the image for the blog.
I’m a huge fan of clouds. Especially at sunset. One little tip if you are trying to capture the essence and beauty of clouds at sunset… try turning away from the sunset itself. Often times the light that is cast at sunset does wonderful things to the objects that it falls on.
And that’s it! Hope you all have had a productive week and that your Friday is marvelous!