Darn It, Dang It, Shoot!!!!
Not really what I was thinking but you get the idea.
Dark on one side as opposed to darkening the horizon so that the hay bale would stand out. I took a whole series of shots of a lovely sunset this way. )(&^^@^%%$^#%*(%&@!!!!!!!!!
I was able to use some gradient mapping in a moderately successful attempt to correct the issue here:
Not perfect but could be worse I suppose. Just so disappointed with myself – and I do this all the time. I put the graduated neutral density filter on there and forget about it – ending up with oddly darkened sides that just look wrong.
I did eventually go for a vertical shot and it was then that I noticed I had messed up – AGAIN! But the sun had already dipped below the horizon by then – still you can get an idea how it should’ve looked.
These shots were taken from the back porch of Pumpkin Hill – a delightful restaurant outside of Aurora, NY. Unfortunately they will be closing for the winter shortly so I’ll have to repost this in the spring as they have really great home-cooked food and the best desserts ever! A wonderful place to stop for a bite and enjoy the view.