Folsom, Cattle Corrals, Layers of Fences, Monochrome

ISO100, 38mm, f/10, 1/15 sec
Folsom, CA

A quick 20 minute shoot on the way home to break the week long photography hiatus.  The hazy (likely from the lack of wind and regional fires) skies have become increasingly so, to the point of appearing like fog in the late afternoon.

This photo was intended to be left in color, but did not look quite right, so it ended up in monochrome.  It is interesting that the middle wire from the front fence almost has the look of being overly contrasted in post processing (with a glow surrounding the wire), but it is really the grass that gives it the highlight.

(Click through the image for 700px resolution)

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 38mm, f/10, 1/15 sec

Folsom, Cattle Corrals, Layers of Fences, Monochrome. Folsom, California. May 03, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.


7 thoughts on “Folsom, Cattle Corrals, Layers of Fences, Monochrome

    1. Thanks, it was more out of necessity that I ended up working this image in monochrome. The scene was relatively flat in tone to begin with so I thought it would be fine leaving it in color…nope, had to switch to monochrome and sepia.


    1. Yep, there were a couple of days of very high winds in the valley that made it almost seem there was a huge fire nearby. Combine that with heat and high temps (and maybe some smoke from a big fire in Central California) and we have these brownish skies.


  1. Well, unless Folsom has been annexed by Amador County, I can’t use this in the county-specific photo categories, though it might qualify for the Motherload category. Though I’m not even certain this image would make my final cut for competition. Not sure it tells enough of a story.


  2. The toning in this shot Steve works wonderfully well and the composition is really interesting with its low level perspective through the wire, getting the viewer to view the foreground, mid ground and background as a cohesive whole. I hope you have a great weekend and once again wonderful shot


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