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Photo Story: Snowy Fields of an Ohio Farm at Sunrise

Wildlife length telephoto lenses can also be used for photographing landscapes.  I was out photographing birds and wildlife when I saw this beautiful farm landscape at sunrise.

Snowy Fields of an Ohio Farm

Snowy Fields of an Ohio Farm

This photo was taken with the Canon 300mm f/4 telephoto lens with a Canon 1.4x teleconverter.  I was playing around with different apertures for different depth of field for the photo. 

I decided that I liked the shallow depth of field with focus on the field versus the farm in the background. This shallow depth of field look probably won’t appeal to everyone, but I think it gives the photo a more artistic look.  The sharp focus in the foreground highlights the lines in the snow covered field that leads off into the distance.

Photo Details

Camera:  Canon 6d
Lens:   Canon 300mm f/4 + 1.4x Teleconverter II
Focal Length: 420mm
ISO:  1600
Aperture:   f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/1500 of a second
Exposure Compensation: +0
Lighting: Mostly Cloudy Morning with Snow Flurries

Processing

  • Cropped the photo in Lightroom 5
  • Used the Skylight, Bleach Bypass, and Vignette Lens Filters in Color Efex Pro 4.
  • Applied the Sunset I filter in Topaz Clarity
  • Selectively lightened and darkened the image using Viveza 2 from Google
  • Used the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop CC 2014 to remove a telephone pole and power line
  • Selectively removed noise from the photo using Topaz DeNoise and a layer mask in Photoshop CC 2014.
  • Selectively sharpened the image using the Unsharp Mask filter and copying the layer mask from the prior step and inverting it.

Written by Martin Belan

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