California: Bay Area Landscapes - California Naturescapes
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"Undulating hills and Oaks of California Landscape"
Location: Joseph D Grant County Park, California.
GPS: 37°20'4" N 121°41'56" W

Just after the rains, when the colors were deep, air was fresh and clouds were dramatic I realized it would be difficult to catch this moment again. So I stopped and made this image by the roadside.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L @50mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 0.5sec at f/13 and ISO 200
Filters: LEE ND Grads to balance the light of the sky and foreground

Note on processing:
I processed this image in Adobe Lightroom 4. These days I find myself using digital graduated filters a lot. I experiment with tonal changes, color contrasts and even color temperature changes to obtain a look of the image that resembles with how I remembered this place. But essentially the processing involved exposure balancing in all areas of the image, saturation changes, and local dodging and burning.

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