La France Profonde

A view across the fields in rural Gironde, with the sun casting rays through an ominous cloud or three! I just love the variety of trees in the distance. I remember taking this image, but because I shoot raw, looking at the image unprocessed and even when processed in colour, I more or less discarded it. Until yesterday, when I was reading some articles about monochrome conversions, and that you could often get a greater dynamic range – I think, but don’t quote me. I set to converting this image, and voila! Nicely moody, atmospheric, thinks me.

Let me know your thoughts! Please!

After the Storm?

I have linked this to Ailsa’s Travel theme “Storm’ here

29 comments

  1. Chandrima

    Wow!!!! This is amazing!

  2. Like the sun rays…adds a special dimension to the image. Thank you for the info re conversion and dynamic range.

  3. Hi Sue. Love the B/W look of the striation of the sun rays beaming through the clouds. 🙂

  4. hjs1951

    Fantastic capture! Works great in b&w!
    I sometimes even convert color neagtives into b&w because they look better… 🙂

  5. Worked so well as a B&W shot, with the atmospheric rays like something from a science fiction film.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. Joe Fleetway

    I think, personally (I am open to other’s opinions!) that I would prefer it in colour. The richness of the sun’s rays would have more of an impact for start. Seeing a gap in the clouds in the distance yesterday, with the sun’s rays shining down in an almost CGI set up, confirmed that for me.

  7. I don’t know why you’d think of scrapping it, crazy girl! I might crop it a little on each side if I’d been clever enough to have taken it.

    • Sue

      Well, if you saw the original, rather lifeless images, you would see why, Gilly…this version was the result of a Eureka moment for me!!

  8. You’ve caught the atmosphere

  9. Wonderful crepuscular rays, Sue

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