Going back to the vehicle theme today.
There is a house across highway 1 that seems to always have busted up, old trucks for sale. They make great subjects for HDR, but this was shot with camera+, so its not really an HDR pic. I added drama and a vignette with snapseed, then used Tadaa for some clarity and a little bit of a filter.
I even wrote a quick haiku to go with this one because, for whatever reason, girls tend to challenge me to write haikus. My favorite one was a haiku making fun of haikus. =)
A broken down pile,
You throw rocks at me for fun,
Please love me again.
Yesterday was a challenging day and by the time the golden hour started I decided I needed to just jump in my car and catch the sunset somewhere. The problem was I didn’t know where I was going. Normally thats how I operate, but not at sunset because there is only so much time before the light is gone.
I cruised by the beaches, but didn’t feel like shooting there AGAIN (trust me, it does get old.) I headed inland to San Luis Obispo with an idea in my mind that I’d find a rural spot with a field against the mountains. It was a little tougher than I expected to find something like that in good light.
As I was driving, that little voice in my head said “Turn around!” So I flipped a u-turn and pulled off on some random road and drove back a little ways to find an open field just before the sun went down. This would be a great spot for a portrait session if it wasn’t on private property.
Both images were shot with ProHDR and I made only minimal edits in Snapseed. In the second image, the sun had stopped shining on the field, which meant a slightly slower shutter speed was used. Thats why the wind through the grass gave it a cool painterly effect that you can see better if you click on the image and zoom in.