Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “Trochu

Fuchsia

Fuschia

 

A flower close up, taken on an oopoomoo,com workshop in Trochu, Alberta at the Trochu Arboretum.

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River Morning

River Morning

 

Sometimes you break a few rules, but I don’t take photography “rules” very seriously. To me, they are more like suggestions. In no particular order, “you don’t split the frame in half with the horizon”, except if you like it that way. The whole image has a blue cast which some might want to correct. At another time I might have wanted to as well, but it was as I saw it. The image seems soft. This was caused by a haze in the air, which contributed to the blue cast as well. I did like the soft focus look so, I kept that as well.

The scene is over looking the Red Deer River Valley from Dry Island Buffalo Jump near Trochu, Alberta.

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Straight Cut Barley

Straight Cut Barley

 

Another day, another field, this time barley with the cutting header. The chaff falls behind the combine with the light breeze unable to carry much away.

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Off In A Cloud Of Dust

Off In A Cloud of Dust

 

On this day of Canadian Thanksgiving, one of the things I’m thankful for are the farmers and ranchers who are working to put food on our tables. The canola being combined here, goes to be extracted for canola oil and the left over meal is used as a livestock feed.

A few adjustments in Lightroom and Photoshop, with Nik Analog Efex used sparingly.

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Dust Glow

Dust Glow

 

Farmers often harvest late into the night, but I find the late afternoon can be the most picturesque. In this canola field, the dry stalks and husks are chopped fine and sprayed out behind to be reincorporated to the soil. The strong backlighting caused the bright areas to be a little overblown but still in keeping with the feel of the scene. The sun approaching the horizon nicely added the warm golden coloured light, capturing the feel of the warm autumn.

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