Photographing the Inland Empire Pea Growers Building: Your editing help needed! « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Photographing the Inland Empire Pea Growers Building: Your editing help needed!


I flew from Spokane to LAX on Thursday for a short California R & R visit.

The Streak

Just in case you have not been counting, today’s blog post makes 3 days in a row with a new educational blog post 🙂

2017 UK Puffins and Gannets IPT. Monday July 3 through Wednesday July 12, 2017: $5999 + $1499: Limit 10 photographers — Openings: 5). The (really cheap) two-day Gannet/Bass Rock Add-on is now part of the trip.

Please call 863-692-0906 for info on the substantial Late Registration Discount.

Here is some great info on the July 2017 UK Puffins and Gannets IPT: I have finalized the cottage and vehicle rental arrangements. We have room for several additional folks, at least for a couple and single. And I am in position, as noted above, to offer a rather substantial late registration discount. Please call us at 863-692-0906 or get in touch via e-mail. Click here and scroll down for additional details and the travel plans.

Nikon D500 DSLR Camera (Body Only): Save $200 And get a free grip/Expires Saturday 6/17

Father’s Day Special: Nikon D500 on Sale

Nikon D500 DSLR Camera (Body Only): Save $200 And get a free grip/Expires Saturday 6/17

Lots of folks on recent IPTs have been using and loving this crop factor body, often with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens. To learn more about the camera body or to purchase, click here.

Gear Questions and Advice

Too many folks attending BAA IPTs and dozens of folks whom I see in the field, and on BPN, are–out of ignorance–using the wrong gear especially when it comes to tripods and more especially, tripod heads… Please know that I am always glad to answer your gear questions via e-mail.

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These four in-camera Art Vivid images were created on the last afternoon of the 2017 Palouse IPT with the Induro GIT 304L/Mongoose M3.6-mounted Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens and my favorite bird photography camera body, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. All were at ISO 800 in Av mode. The exposure compensations and the color temperatures varied.

For all of my in-camera JPEGs I use my still flower technique: 2-second time with Live View for mirror lock-up. I use Flexi-Zone single rear button focus and release. Click here to see the last version of the Rear Focus Tutorial. Important note: I use rear button focus for all of my landscape and Urbex photography.

Inland Empire Pea Growers building editing composite

The Inland Empire Pea Growers Building

I had driven within a block of this structure several times before without noticing it. Perhaps it was the bright overcast light on Wednesday afternoon that woke me up. In any case, we were in a hurry to get to our last spot before dark so we did not get to give this impressive building all the time it deserved. When you encounter a subject that you like, be sure to work it. Change your perspective. Vary your focal lengths. And work carefully to determine the best exposure and the best White Balance settings.

Editing Practice

  • 1-Of the two verticals, #1 & #2, which is the stronger image design? Why?
  • 2- Do you like the color best in images #1 & #2 or the color in images #3 & #4?
  • 3- Which image is the most underexposed?
  • 4- Do you like the framing best in #2 or #4?
  • 5- Which is your favorite image? Be sure to let us know why.

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    7 comments to Photographing the Inland Empire Pea Growers Building: Your editing help needed!

    • 1. I like image #2. The building has more depth to it.
      2. I like #3 & #4. #1 one & #2 look blue to me.
      3. #1
      4.I like the framing in #4 the best.
      5. I like #4 the best it has the most room around the building. Also like the silos on the side.

    • avatar Jeff Friedhoffer

      1. Re 1 & 2, I prefer 2, like the angle view vs flat view.
      2. Prefer the colors in 1&2, The color in 3&4 are to garish/saturated.
      3. Image 1 is most underexposed
      4. Prefer framing of 2, like to see the full top part of the structure
      5. Image 2 is my favorite. Like the angle view, the top part of the building shown and the muted colors.

    • avatar Jerry Fenwick

      2 is the strongest because of the angles and triangles rather than the flay ,boring, non-dimensional position in 1.
      The colors in 3 and 4, with 4 most preferred, are more realistic and separate from each other better. There is too much blue in 1 and 2.i
      1is more under exposed causing the green texture to blend with the blue making the surface very flat.
      If you want to see everything including the silos 4 is best, but I want to see the top of the tower. I think 2 is cropped too tightly even if you don’t want all of the silos.
      I like 4 the best, but I want the top portion of the tower in the . 2 would be acceptable, but not cropped so tightly.

    • avatar Kathy Woveris

      any birding excursions in northern CA?

    • avatar Charles Thompson

      Strongest image design is #2 for me. The open space helps focus the eye on the multifaceted structure surfaces: it’s an interesting and appealing image.

      I like the colors in #1 and #2.

      #1 looks less exposed to me.

      The framing of #2 excludes almost all of the grain towers in #4.

      My favorite is #2 for all the reasons above.