Mather Field (CA), Broken Windows, Grass Field, Sky Saturation

Mather Field, Rancho Cordova, CA
ISO100, 50mm, f/9, 1/10 sec

At one point, I thought it might have been aesthetically better (is that even a phrase?) to increase the exposure for this shot to see the interior details of this door and window, but would blow out the details of the field and sky.  Or maybe take bracket exposures for an HDR, but I have been on a bit of an anti-HDR kick for the past year.  Too unrealistic, even when you reign in the effect.  So I left it as-is, with only the contents outside correctly exposed.

Winging it in post-processing for this photograph today.  Mouse movements are super-sluggish in Lightroom while working on the ancient, but calibrated 18″ Sony SDM-X82 built in 2002.  Yep.  2002.  But it is a flat panel LCD with IPS-panel like 170° viewing angles.  With the current monitor issue, I worked on this image on the un-calibrated, but ridiculously large 27″ widescreen IPS-panel monitor.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 50mm, f/9, 1/10 sec

Mather Field (CA), Broken Windows, Grass Field, Sky Saturation. Rancho Cordova, California. August 30, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.


2 thoughts on “Mather Field (CA), Broken Windows, Grass Field, Sky Saturation

  1. Dang it, tried to remember the PacSun logo, couldn’t. Doesn’t seem to be on their website. I suppose I should thank the air quality for how this image turned out! But thanks on the gallery comment. It’s good to know the non-landscape images are sometimes as powerful as the ones we expect would.


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