Collection: Dusty Tractor Sunset

This image is available for purchase on various sizes of canvas, frame and metallic poster. See below.

Dusty Tractor Sunset

While the sun fades away, a farmer is rushing to complete preparing his field throwing up a dust cloud which then bathes in days of the sun. 

Location

This photograph was taken in Carp, Ontario CANADA, from a farmer's field

Lighting

Getting closer I had to decide if this shot would even work. Having a bright sun in the scene could have caused simple non distinguishable silhouettes. Using the tree as an element in the sun work great to tone down the direct sunlight. Using HDR I was able to still capture details in the various light levels.

Time

This was just as the sun was setting in the horizon. I saw the dust from afar and was curious enough to get a close look.  This was taken August 23, 2014

Equipment

I used my Canon 6D with a 70-200mm f/2.8 USM IS II, and as I always do my steady tripod.

Inspiration

The cloud formation was my first observation and I was looking for an interesting subject in the foreground. The dust kicked up by the tractor lead me to this location and the singled out tree was a perfect addition to tie in the foreground and the colours of the clouds. The range of colours was an amazing find. I was very pleased with the results.

Editing

Yes, I have. I took 3 exposures of which I combined using Nik Effex Pro. Once combined I used Photoshop CS6 to adjust exposure, contrast, clarity and saturation.

In my camera bag

Looking for new landscape subjects I like to keep a long lens if I want to capture a specific part of a scene, however a wide angle is just as important. I use Polarizing filters on my lens, which really brings strong colours and a beautiful sky. My tripod is a must for me, I always have my tripod and use it in most situations as I like to take 3 to 5 images of any scene. Using digital I take advantage of cheap storage and capture the scene.

Feedback

Never settle for one angle. Move around try getting close, moving back and even look behind you. That bright sun in front of you might be lighting up a really old cool looking barn behind you. My other advice is to get to your location in advance to the actual sunset and always stick around for 10-15 minutes after the sun has completely set. Especially if there are clouds. In the Fall temperatures in Ontario Canada, the sky has incredible colours.

 

3 products
  • Dusty Tractor Sunset - Metal Print
    Dusty Tractor Sunset - Metal Print
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    $102.50
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    $102.50
  • Dusty Tractor Sunset - Framed Print
    Dusty Tractor Sunset - Framed Print
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    $150.28
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    $150.28
  • Dusty Tractor Sunset - Canvas Print
    Dusty Tractor Sunset - Canvas Print
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    $85.09
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    $85.09