Spring Hill Field with Clouds

I pass this field almost everyday and I stop to photograph it 3 out of 5 times, I think! I've posted several images of it over the years, from different angles, with different weather.

It reminds me of a similar field about three miles away that became a small housing development this past summer. We can debate open space issues all day, but in the end, it always seems criminal (to me) to take some of the world's most fertile soil and turn it into a mass of permanent impervious surfaces - especially when there is so much urban housing waiting to be revitalized and restored.

Post-processing: Shot with the 5D at 17 mm. Curves adjustments, white/black brushing in 'vivid light' mode, overall desaturation, adjusted white balance for more warmth.

Thank you for all of the comments on the previous post! I really do appreciate everyone's thoughts and ideas about these images, and most importantly, the time and care that goes into them.



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Beautiful light, excellent composition, spectacular range of colors .. just gotta love it!!

Posted by Michael Brown on January 10, 2006 11:36 PM

Wow, this is amazing. Living in Bucks myself, I know it's not that often that sky turns out this wild.

Posted by noushin on January 10, 2006 11:43 PM

that is a great shot...perfect processing!

Posted by Ash on January 11, 2006 12:29 AM

I just have meet your site and i have to say that i really like it. Very nice work Kathleen. got u on my bookmarks

Posted by axier on January 11, 2006 4:41 AM

The impression of very low hanging clouds is amazing. Beautiful color toning.

Posted by KPK on January 11, 2006 5:22 AM

Clouds!. Very nice photo.

Posted by Lucas on January 11, 2006 5:33 AM

wow, kathleen. simply stunning! so much atmosphere to this shot. i'm in awe!!

Posted by geoffbennett on January 11, 2006 8:25 AM

very effective, beautiful photo: i love the big sky!

Posted by david on January 11, 2006 9:48 AM

awesome work with the wideangle

Posted by Gary on January 11, 2006 10:02 AM

Wow super shot! Can almost touch the clouds :)
Beautiful field.

Posted by Noreen on January 11, 2006 10:18 AM

wow! as a big clouds-fan i have to say, great, great clouds. I'm from the Netherlands, and we have them too. Because of our skies, Holland is famous by various great painters. Check this one out:


Posted by Jaap on January 11, 2006 11:37 AM

Here is my attempt at the same kind of shot. My thought was more creative than the results. Near Loretto, PA http://www.evan7.com/Sep05/092605.html

Posted by ej on January 11, 2006 1:40 PM

Stunning. Boy would I love a intensive Photoshop/post-processing class from you. :D

Posted by Daniel on January 11, 2006 1:47 PM

Stunning photo. This feels rather painterly (is that a word?).

Posted by Otto K on January 11, 2006 1:50 PM

Superb as always. You are my favorite.

Posted by mehdi on January 11, 2006 6:49 PM

Kathleen, this is another amazing sky shot! I love it!

Posted by Chris [57 Degrees] on January 11, 2006 8:13 PM

that is an amazing cloud shot. Love it.

Posted by shisso on January 11, 2006 10:55 PM

What a superb sky. Like flemish paintings.

Posted by still on January 12, 2006 2:21 AM

wow, just fantastic!

Posted by NoWords on January 12, 2006 5:56 AM

hey, have been surfin ur blog for some time, great mood and composition here.. the warm feel makes me want to juz run free in the fields! ;p

Posted by jxiong on January 12, 2006 7:07 AM

If I took a shot of a field such as this the clouds would look flat as would the field. This is almost 3 dimensional.

Posted by tobias on January 12, 2006 7:59 AM

Oh man, a familiar site this is (sans sun).

We're losing a LOT of our local cornfields to development...

Posted by john on January 12, 2006 2:44 PM

5D? 17mm? You've really make a jump in the equipment category since you first started this site.

Posted by Michael Czeiszperger on January 12, 2006 4:11 PM

Love the cloud shadows....i could swear there were moving everytime I look at this shot....very nice work.

Posted by Harry Simpson on January 13, 2006 10:38 AM

this is amazing.....

Posted by Kathy on January 13, 2006 11:27 PM
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