Silo at Dusk

Two versions of the small grain silo at the stable.

The original:
Setting Sun

Enhanced using Topaz Adjust plug in for Lightroom - I don't recall the exact preset I used, but I know it was a just a slight adjustment to increase contrast and make things "pop" a little more.
Setting Sun

I purchased Topaz Adjust last year and have used it for HDR type effects. I think it is a great plug in - very affordable and easy to use. And while I don't use it every day, it is a nice post processing tool to have.

Another note - to get the starburst flare effect of the light on the side of the silo, I used an aperture of F22, the smallest hole on my lens.

Linked to This or That Thursday and Rural Thursday.

Nancy  – (May 24, 2012 at 5:43 AM)  

Gorgeous image and processing, Shirly. Thank you for the tutorial information and for sharing at Rural Thursday this week. :)

thekreativelife  – (May 24, 2012 at 6:42 AM)  

Beautiful shot Shirley! I like both versions. This is one of those timeless shots that I never tire of seeing.

deb duty  – (May 24, 2012 at 7:13 AM)  

This is gorgeous! Both the original and the edit are wonderful.

Unknown  – (May 24, 2012 at 7:47 AM)  

Wow! Both of these are beautiful.

carol l mckenna  – (May 24, 2012 at 8:13 AM)  

Fantastic photos ~ so much you can do to be creative with photos ~ Wow! ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Jeanne  – (May 24, 2012 at 8:24 AM)  

Love the sunflare you have captured here, makes me feel as if i am up early to milk the cows. Beautiful

Amy Burzese  – (May 24, 2012 at 10:33 AM)  

Love this shot. I have Lightroom and have thought about getting Topaz.

Susan  – (May 24, 2012 at 3:54 PM)  

Oh my...what an incredible shot! Great work♥

Heather  – (May 25, 2012 at 8:46 AM)  

Gorgeous Lighting I love these!

Gail Dixon  – (May 25, 2012 at 10:17 AM)  

Gorgeous photo! Thanks for the tip on how to achieve the sunburst. The 2nd photo is not showing up for me. I use LR to import my photos and do basic adjustments, then if it needs more I finalize the edit in PS.

Visiting from A Rural Journal. Enjoy your weekend!

Gail Dixon  – (May 25, 2012 at 10:17 AM)  

Well, there's the 2nd photo! It appeared after I published my comment. Beautiful work!

Liz  – (May 29, 2012 at 8:45 AM)  

What gorgeous shots Shirley! I think I could hang around your blog all night but I had better go and show some more blogger love to some others I follow... I'll definitely be back!!

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