Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Big Color


Rays and Lines

The last post was about Black and White with selective color. This time I’ve selected images with bold color. Starting out in photography with black and white, I really became aware of the colors not captured on Plus-X Pan.

With all of the precipitation preceding and during the Extreme Saskatchewan Photo Tour, the grasses and grains were brilliant green. My job was to capture that color in a dramatic way. The lines from the seeder originally drew my eyes into the field, and then the rays from the sun peeking through the clouds were next. The light and shadowed areas added interest.

Lavender Light

Sunrise on this day wasn’t very dramatic. This was taken nearly an hour after dawn. The reflections of the fence posts and the clouds attracted me to this scene. There was just a hint of color from the sun that was still low in the sky. I was able to pull more color out of the sky and build it up.

Sunset on the Old Truck

The last photo had lots of color and didn’t need a lot of adjustments. Once the image was tonemapped, the nice green was brought out of the shadows and left a bit of shine on the truck fenders.

All three of these images are Tonemapped HDR images done in Photomatix Pro v.3.2 and finished in Nikon Capture NX2. The colors are a bit over the top, but they have a boldness that grabs your attention.

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One response

  1. Wow, what beautiful colors you captured here, my favorite is the first photo 🙂

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    July 4, 2010 at 21:10

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