Wicken Fen Wind Pump

Paul Lange


On the same day I shot the Hay Bail photos I also took this. I was going to blend it with another shot that had the wind pump exposed but in the end I preferred this shot on its own with just a hint of highlights in the foreground and on the wind pump. This has had quite a bit done to it with Blue, Black & Red Gradient filters set at different angles. The bright part of the sky was screen blended with itself and the edges feathered in. Its also had quite a hard high pass sharpening filter. Although its had quite a bit of processing I've tried to give it a similar feel to how it would been seen with the eye with maybe just the colours over baked slightly.
I like this, I always think a sunset benefits from a silhouette of some sort.