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Combine, Wheatfield, and Thunderheads, north of Russell, Kansas by Ron Schott

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
Ron Schott Ron Schott
Explore score
0.71 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 26, 2008
Date taken
Jul 22, 2008

If only I could have gotten rid of the power lines...

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. Leigh Hanlon

    Leigh Hanlon (August 30, 2008, 08:31AM )

    This is a wonderful photo. It documents a beautiful scene as it is. I can almost smell the dust, feel the heat, even hear the electricity singing overhead. I don't have a problem with the power lines.

  2. Ron Schott

    Ron Schott (July 27, 2008, 05:32PM )

    True enough, but what I really meant was that I wish they weren't there in the first place to spoil an otherwise breathtaking view. I considered setting up downslope a bit so they'd be above the clouds and out of the field of view, but that would have cost me the angle on the wheatfield - a tradeoff I wasn't willing to make. I don't mind using Photoshop to crop jagged edges out of my gigapans and occasionally I've tried to touch up botched stitch jobs, but I'm not really excited about altering reality too much. The wires were there, and as much as I think they detract from the beauty of the clouds, they're part of the reality of the view that I saw and captured. Maybe I'd feel differently about it if I was more accomplished with Photoshop, but I feel that there's a certain authenticity to leaving them in there, even if I would have chosen to compose the image differently if I could have.

  3. T. Emrich

    T. Emrich (July 26, 2008, 11:15PM )

    Hi Ron, very nice shoot. Would not be a real problem to remove the power lines with a tool like Photoshop.

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