02/08/11 - Cows in the Field
I go past this scene every morning on my trip to/from the boys' school. I love that big tree in the center of the field! Well, both big trees. The cows are pretty cute, as far as cows go, too. Yesterday the sun was making for interesting light down on top of the fog, and I decided that it might be just the morning to try to capture this scene and share it for a daily.
I did a lot to the shot to make it look like this as evidenced by the keyword title below which is like a mile long and has tags from my work flow. Tomenapped and thankfully the software did a good job of correcting the cows moving around a bit. Cropped 8X10. Picasa Lucky filter which added a bit of blue/green back. Tad of poster edge filter and then that layer reduced in opacity over the original. A bit of a fix on the middle left of a white house that drew the eye out of the center. A paper overlay layer reduced to 50%. The poster edge filter and overlay did a nice job of giving some definition to the tree in the foreground and distance.
The correctly exposed original shot:
What I had to listen to as I was taking my shots:-)
No clue why she was so vocal!
Thanks for your comments on the Valentine's Day shot from yesterday...