St3v3M wrote:I like the second, it's a finner more refined crop of the first and has the simplistic movement from left to right we all expect. The color cast is inviting and confusing at the same, it's a beautiful shade of blue feels perfect but the color of the field feels like it's late night to midnight. It doesn't change anything for me, but I wonder if it could be a touch greener. And if it helps, I tried to crop it more but kept coming back to yours every time. Well done! S-
Thanks so much for your opinion and interest. Steve. Editing the raw files was fascinating regarding the white balance - before I ever went any further with NIk and such
The jpgs (enhanced in camera) and the "auto" WB of the raw gave very warm orange, similar to the lone tree in my first thread of the foggy cows. Anything else, as you suggest, becomes personal choice about mood and light. In some of the shots, the grass does show a good deal of green, but the fog itself depended on whether it was during the few seconds when the sun first struck (again, the lone tree), or a minute or two later, and whether I was shooting directly towards the sun or more to the side, such as this photo. Contrast was often strong, so green might have given way to gray and black (silhouettes, shadows).
You've made me curious as to how someone would shoot this documentary style, as the light was rapidly changing and "optimal" exposure would depend on whether you wanted details in the cows, fog, sky or field. Good thing I'm not interested in documentary very often, lol.