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Top Ten in the “Summer is Here!” challenge in Along The Rural Road group June 20, 2010.
Top Ten in the “Roads” challenge in The World Group June 11, 2010.
Top Ten in the “Agriculture” challenge in Your Country’s Best group March 10, 2010.
Featured in Nikon D40 (x) Users December 16, 2009.
Featured in Best From Around the Barnyard September 12, 2009.
Featured in Image Writing (2/24) September 12, 2009.
Featured in ! #1 Artists of Redbubble! September 8, 2009.

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A summer cornfield along Route 869 between Osterburg and Pavia, Pennsylvania. This image is actually fairly deceptive. I spent a lot of time working on a b&w sky and doing sc on the world below in order to create a somewhat threatening summer thunderstorm image. It fit as the world you see here, all sunny and golden, is actually thanks to the texture I eventually chose. In all reality, just as I took my last shot and headed back to the car big giant ploppy drops of rain began to fall … and those pretty clouds you see there Opened Up!!! LOL

Image taken August 8, 2008 with the Nikon D40x and the 18-135mm Nikon lens. I was inspired by a beautiful image from Svetlana Sewel called Road To … to resurrect this one from the pile and play a bit. It was treated with HDR in Photomatix from 5 images, all from a single handheld, at evals of +/-2. The texture added is courtesy of Princess of Shadows at Deviant Art. I also cropped a bit of the sky.

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  • John44
    John44over 5 years ago

    Wonderfull view Lopis..
    Reminds me of that movie Children of the Corn

  • John … thanks soo soo much!! Although I took this last year, the fields were just the same earlier this summer … lovely when there is continuity!!! And you’re so right about the movie, lol!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesover 5 years ago

    Nice work Lois, isn’t it neat to get inspired and then go back through the archives and find an old gem you forgot about. Hmm deja vu… did we already have this conversation LOL!?

  • Hi Eric!!!! Thanks so much!!!! And yes, I completely agree … the RB images we get to view and learn from are always an inspiration. I’d actually done this one up in sc with a b&w sky … had actually posted it earlier today … was inspired by an image from Ben Pacificer … but decided it was too dark for the mood of this scene. Deleted it and was going to go about my day, but something kept me at this one until I got the textures on and the lighting just right. I hate to think how many hours .. including into the wee ones last night (this morning??) I’ve spent on this one shot!!! I’m NUTZ!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 5 years ago

    dramatic landscape, lois! looks like we’ve all been stopping by the side of the road and bewildering passers by!

  • Hey Nadine, hon!!! Thank you!!! Oh, how true!!! Although I shot this last summer, I was still out there, pulled over, shooting away, this past weekend!!! One of these days I’m going to get hit by a truck, lol!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 5 years ago

    Hi Lois! Great capture and treatment! It is fun to go back to old shots and play around with them. I’ve lost plenty of sleep doing that myself! Well, it sure paid off for you!

  • Hiii sweetie!!!! Thank you!!! Yes it is a blast … problem is I have been trying to go through old images to delete delete … but I always run across something I’d half forgotten about … or … one that since I now know a few more PS tricks might spiff up .. then dragging it over to PS … and completely forgetting that my main mission was to clear out old stuff I’ll never use!!! LOL!!! I’m a MESS!!!!! Great hearing from you, dearie!!! Hugzzz!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    oooh do take care my excellent friend.. and love what you’ve done with this and especially your explanations are a wonderful learning for me..

  • LOL!!! Thank you, sweetie!!!!! And don’t worry … I usually only stand out in the middle of country roads or very small town streets. Haven’t tried that yet in the middle of the interstates!!! As to the explanations, this one really took a lot of persistence … I think I pulled out every tool in the Adjustments thingie, lol!!! This one just wouldn’t let me go!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesover 5 years ago

    Think of some of the great artists of the past and how long they spent on a master piece:)

  • So true … I guess that “won’t let me go” thing that this one did is what happens to us all from time to time!!!! Goodness, thank you for even beginning to compare me with “great artists”!!!! WHEEEEE!!!! Where are my dancin’ shoes??? Hugzzz!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanenover 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Lois! Lovely see something different fields as here in the Finland, truely here southern Finland is being grown corn in the small amount.

  • Hello dear Veikko!!!! Thank you so much .. I’m glad you enjoyed this one … yes, this is a scene that’s very common here in the Maryland and Pennsylvania areas. We have a saying that you want the corn to be as high as an elephant’s eye in July … and we’ve had that two years in a row now. So glad you enjoyed it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Linda Gregory
    Linda Gregoryover 5 years ago

    Fabulous, Lois. I miss really fresh corn!

  • Oh, Linda!!!! There’s NOTHING like it!!!!! Get it all sloppy with butter, salt it up … munch it right from the cob!!! MMMMMM!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • jewelskings
    jewelskingsover 5 years ago

    Fantastic Lois! Love the treatment!

  • Hey sweetie!!!!! Thank you!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • suzannem73
    suzannem73over 5 years ago

    Beautiful art!! This was worth the effort you put into it.

  • Hiii Suzanne!!! I just don’t know what got into me, honestly … I was just not satisfied with this thing … you ever have that happen?? Yet you still believe in the shot?? Once I put the layer on … that seemed to brighten it up without washing it out … I felt like it was finally “cooked.”

    – Lois Bryan

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