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Rice starts to yield (68)
jusninasirun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1142 W: 93 N: 1946] (10338)
Hello friends in TL.

Working in a rice field is not an easy task. When you step into the field, you sink down ~6 inches into unconsolidated soil. If your boots are not securely attached to your feet, then you leave them behind when you try to walk. The difficulty of walking is increased by the fact that you should not step directly on the rice plants, but need to step between them. This requirement has caused some novice to lose their balance and fall face first into the field.
Today, the rice field behind my motherís house started to bear fruit. This field will turn gold in a couple of weeks and ready to be harvested. This shot was taken very late today and I was struggling with the exposure to get the image in good depth. I use the sky for the reading and PP work to get the foreground exposed. Thanks for viewing and have a wonderful weekend. Regards.


WORK FLOW
Shot JPEG fine
Adjusted White balance, brightness and contrast in Lightroom
Abusing and using yellow and blue.
Export to TIFF in CS3 - Tweaks with Level and Curves.
USM (117,0.9,22) SS (100, 0.4)
Resized, convert to 8bit JPEG and framed.



EXIF Data
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D80
Software Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time 1/15
F-Stop f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings 100
Focal Length 10 mm
Date Taken 2008-06-27 19:30
Metering Mode Pattern
File Size 170 kb
© jusni nasirun 2008

Altered Image #1

jusninasirun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1142 W: 93 N: 1946] (10338)
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Edited by:szekelykristof Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 56 N: 2487] (12618)

1. Adjust levels.
2. Increase saturation
3. Increase hue
4. Increase contrast
5. Noise reduction

I hope you like it!
Best wishes,
Kristof