Photo Club Safari @ Troester's

>> Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We had some beautiful scenery and lighting for this safari!  I took so many photos I could not decide which ones I liked the there are MANY on here.

Nebraska, old fence post, barbed wire...nothing better.

I enjoyed the way the sunshine was shining trough the grass on the side of the road.  Did a little editing of this in Photoshop, but not too much; just a lot of natural color.

The above photo was fun to do as the sun was just going down behind the equipment.  Did some editing in PS to soften the edges.

I liked the natural green color of the water and the weeds against the black tractor tires; highlighted this using some selective coloring.

Another view of the tractor tires.  Lots of neat edges and contours.

Close-up of some kernals of corn with the corn fields in the background.

My Grandpa worked all his life for Caterpillar Machinery, so an old Cat is a natural choice for me to shoot.  Liked how the lines of the Cat framed the field in the background.  More Cat photos below:

The photo below may not be for everyone, so if you hate mice-be prepared.  Aaron noticed these baby mice in the pile of corn and alerted us to it  I like the natural colors of the corn in this photo.

I noticed how the natural light was really lighting up the green in the combines, so I shot several photos of that:


Davita was checking out the best angle for her next shot!

I wish I could have got a better shot of Aaron by the fields, but this is the best I could get.  Used some selective color to highlight him and the fields.

I enjoyed talking to Aaron's Dad about their 1965 Corvette that was sitting in their quonset building.  Even thought it was full of dust, it is a beautiful car.
 I am a sucker for fence posts and flowers....

What is a photo safari to a farm in Nebraska without some corn shots?  Below are several I took using various angles and editing techniques:

The last photos are from when we first arrived at the grain bins.  Lots of cool lines and angles!

I had to include this last photo because "Lockwood" manufacturing was located in Gering, NE, my hometown, and my stepfather worked there for over 20 years.


Katrina Gotschall September 29, 2009 at 8:13 PM  

I love the corn shot! Sometime could you show me how you do the blended selective color? That was really neat!

Tammy Myers September 29, 2009 at 8:28 PM  

Liked all the pictures except the mice. Corn was pretty color but I couldn't get past the rodents. What a fun safari.