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Night on the Farm       ©2016 SteveBee
Panasonic DMC-GX85       3rd place, 154 points
60s, f4, ISO 800, 14mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Overall exposure down, shadows up, whites up, slight adjustment of WB toward cool, graduated filters to bring up exposure of foreground and another on the sky to increase contrast and clarity. Increased sharpness. Added a vignette.       Extra Info: Tired of going through old photos for this challenge so I just took a new one. It was cold and clear. I saw a herd of deer and a couple rabbits with my flashlight. Also heard some coyotes howling and cows mooing. The streak in the sky is an airplane of course. The stars aren't pinpoint sharp because of the long exposure, but this is more about capturing the mood. The corn stubble fortuitously provideleading lines into the scene and add to the depth. The city lights glow worked well to silhouette the trees.
 
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ysal
Jan 10, 2017
    Congrats! Well done.

Lo
Jan 10, 2017
    Just beautiful! Congratulations on creating something magical.

Mepo
Jan 9, 2017
    Congrats - great shot. Lots to learn from this one.

SteveBee
Jan 9, 2017
    mrsawyer: The shot was taken at 10:30 pm. Those are lights from the city nearby.

mrsawyer
Jan 9, 2017
    What a nice presentation. The plane adds dramatically, as it reminds me of a meteor streaking the sky.
What time of night was this taken? There seems to be so much light.
Edited on Jan 9, 2017

RobertLavker
Jan 9, 2017
    Beautiful- both of them. I haven tried many times but never came close. Great job.

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Amberbug
Jan 9, 2017
    I like the mood. Even if you cropped just above the cornfield with only the bottom of the trees up to the branches would be a cool picture for me.

Anthony Comyn
Jan 9, 2017
    Love it. The leading lines, trees and stars, even the place overhead all work well together.. In my TT.

Lo
Jan 8, 2017
    This is a magical shot, beautifully taken. Well done to get the exposure just right. High in my faves.

davemisunas
Jan 8, 2017
    nice photo... in my favorites

Jade O.
Jan 8, 2017
    I'm sure the 14mm and natural lie of the land has something to do with it but the land looks a little off angle somehow. I am also troubled by the star trails which at 60 sec seems inevitable. I assume you had to balance a higher ISO against a grainier photograph? (Still pretty good for just going out to shoot a fresh shot!)

johncomyn
Jan 7, 2017
    Very cool and don't mind that the shooting star is a plane.

Mepo
Jan 7, 2017
    Perfect composition makes this shot.

Elyod
Jan 7, 2017
    What is the strange blue glow in the centre?

babysister
Jan 7, 2017
    What can I say? Beautiful night photo.

aoc46
Jan 6, 2017
    Very nice - excellent composition, exposure, etc. My only nits are that the white barn(?) is a little distracting, and low hill behind gives an illusion that the scene is tilted when it isn't.

ysal
Jan 6, 2017
    Yes, at 60s you will get star trails. I find no more than 30s works. You probably could have used faster shutter speed, then lightened up the corn field to get similar effects. Still, this is really well done. The airplane almost looks like a shooting star and adds a nice touch here.

forkcandles
Jan 6, 2017
    this is high on my list
it is not a picture of stars so no problem with the very slight movement
the other parts are well/ show up well

JasonC_Photography
Jan 6, 2017
    Great composition with the lines in the field rows plus the capture of the shooting star!

elliott
Jan 5, 2017
    there are quick formulas for max exposure of stars without becoming trails. probably twenty seconds with higher iso would have worked well and with the subject matter, noise wouldn't have been a problem. nevertheless, this came together very nicely. and you caught orion in there too. i like it and in my favorites.
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