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Summer Afternoon

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Sure, it looks peaceful, and it was.  The sky was finally looking interesting on Sunday afternoon so I took off for the country.  That sounds more photographer-ish than the truth, which is that this is taken at a local county park which I believe is within the city limits of Wichita.   What this photo cannot convey is the searing heat during which it was taken.  What we are left with then, is a tranquil summer scene, minus the heat.  This is a three exposure HDR, processed in Photomatix and Lightroom as is my custom.   I am putting this location in my hip pocket for future use, it should be a nice spot for anything happening in the sky to the north or northeast.  This is one of those photos that I think looks better the larger you are viewing it.  Please feel free to click for the jumbo version.

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4 responses

  1. oneowner

    That this photo is predominately blue doesn’t convey the heat, and that’s fine with me. We have enough here. The HDR treatment is really nice, not “over cooked” (maybe the heat will do that). We haven’t seen fluffy clouds (or even a nice blue sky) like this in weeks, so it’s nice to be reminded. It does look like a nice location to return, if only for the peacefulness. And you’ll definitely have to go back in the fall.

    July 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    • Thanks Ken. Yes, I was thinking the same thing about fall, could be a really good spot (by local standards).

      July 28, 2011 at 8:08 am

  2. Gorgeous! I am jsut fine getting the scene without the heat.

    July 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    • Thank you Patti. I could have done without the heat also!

      July 28, 2011 at 8:08 am

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