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The Green and Gold…

by on Oct.30, 2016, under Life, Photography

One of the images I had in mind was a bright yellow canola field juxtaposed right next to a lush green barley field. I wanted that look of the solid green and gold in stripes right next to each other. Here at last our first decent looking canola field on our road trip towards Dunedoo.

The Green and Gold

The Green and Gold

FC330 + 3.6 mm @ 3.61 mm, 1/120 sec at f/2.8, ISO 108

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Whilst I didn’t quite find that here. I had to make do with the lush green foliage on the road verge next to the neat canola field. Plus a somewhat less well maintained nor consistent field over the road. I was very happy with the interesting lines and shapes I was able to put together here. This nice clean section of well kept tarmac provided that sharp central pivot between the organic coloured shapes. And in the end perhaps it’s that more natural unkept nature of the paddock on the left set against the sheer conformity of the canola on the right which adds even more dynamic presence to the shot. Sometimes nature knows better than my minds eye :).



FC330 + 3.6 mm @ 3.61 mm, 1/350 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

Above and below some BTS (behind the scenes) of the region. Truth be told however these are more than casual BTS shots. I put some thought into the compositions and am happy with the great light and the end results.

That said they do put some real context into what these very structured and almost manicured fields look like. From the ground they do look relatively tidy in the interior but perhaps a little rough at the edges. It’s only from the air that you can truly appreciate the meticulous work which has gone into planting, growing and maintaining the crop.

On the Bend

On the Bend

FC330 + 3.6 mm @ 3.61 mm, 1/440 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

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