Title: “Cambridge, KS Elevator”
Consolidation of services placed a death sentence on grain elevators in small towns everywhere. Notice that there is not a railway siding to the elevator anymore. However, Cambridge as a town is still alive, even with a restaurant serving local farmers and those passing through. I never know what picture opportunities I’ll find looking around these towns. My picture titled “Carrousel” was taken just south of the highway.
Cambridge is located about 20 miles east of Winfield, KS on highway US160.
Picture information: this image is an example of using a circular polarizing filter to darken the sky. Polarizing filters and Neutral Density filters are the only filters that I use with my digital cameras.
Thanks to the L’image customer who purchased an 18x24 inch, signed, mounted print of “Cambridge KS Elevator”. L’image is located in Towne East Square, 2nd level, outside of Dillards in the mall.
This picture is about expanding boundaries. The early morning lighting and moisture on the sunflower pedals became the subject of my Nikon D200 with a Lensbaby single glass optic. An f/4 aperture disk was installed and exposure set at a shutter speed of 1/250 second. The effective of the 50mm lens on the D200 is 75mm.
The Lensbaby lens allows shifting the circle of focus off center from the camera sensor and taking the rest of the image really out of focus. Camera functions are manual.
The editing process included starting with Photomatix and using the “Creative” template for tone mapping. Other minor adjustments were made in Photoshop Elements 10. Finally, a black vignette was applied and the opacity kept at 100%.
Let me know what you think of this picture. All comments are welcome.
I’m going to try this again using the f/8 aperture disk in the double glass optic which will increase the size of the circle of focus area and affect the overall image.