Shot this along the fence closing in a field in Sharpsburg, Maryland. I was walking along the road and saw the light coming in on the dead stalks against the fence and figured I take the picture.
To be honest, I’m not thrilled with the image completely. The sky is a funky color. I can’t color correct it and when I stripped it out didn’t look right either. So I left it. I cropped most of it out with the goal of making the rest of the image the focal point.
Editing wise this one is a wee bit over the top. I did a single HDR conversion from Photoshop. I then masked that bit in. Once I had that I went for Intensify CK and masked that bit in. I really wanted the details of the stalks to stand out. I also wanted to balance that out with the fence. It should appear to give some texture as well since it was an older wooden fence. Once I had that I did a bit of dodging and burning to add some three dimensionality to the image and called it done.