Photograph of the Week: The Beanfield in Winter

Mid January In The Bean field.  Posted to flickr March 6, 2016

This was taken back in mid-January, just prior to the harvest of these soybeans.  A sky filled with  puffy white clouds greeted the late afternoon  sun bringing a golden hue to the field.  Actually, the blue tones from the sky were very much in evident throughout the frame so I added an 812 warming filter to, well, warm things up a bit.  It took care of the blue cast.  The 812 has been around almost forever.  I used it frequently in the film days seeking to warm up Kodak Ektachrome slide film which often had a rather chilly look to it.  Perhaps it was because Kodachrome was so incredibly vivid and saturated with color that everything else paled.  The 812 juiced it up.  I’m quite sure Tiffen still makes it. Thanks for the look and have a great week ahead.

Photo Of The Day: The Gazebo at Sunset

00020.obx.12.13I remember stacking a Warming Filter and a Neutral Density Filter on the D700 when I took this some time back but I don’t remember much else except it was very very bright and I used sepia tones in processing it.  I had missed the opportune window and had to get home before the sunset came and cooled off the scene.  Its been sitting on one of my five storage drives for at least a couple of years  and frankly I had forgotten about it.  Gotta tell you, I’m glad I did not trash it.  Have a great evening everybody and thanks as always for the look.

Another Film Era Filter


Say hello to a warming filter.  A Tiffen 812 Warming Filter to be precise.  When I bought my 120-400 mm lens from Adorama in New York, an assortment of  Tiffen filters were included as a bonus which included the warming filter.   I already had one in my bag that I used on my Nikon FM film camera for many years.    I had never thought about using it on a digital camera,  always  opting instead to “warm up shots” in post processing.   Even the free Picasa software from Google has a warming effect which works pretty well.  This, however,  has a different look.

For me,  it gives the scene a kind of tuscan or southwestern look as opposed to the baked look that comes in post processing “filters”!     I often see this kind of warm light in the very late afternoon in the waning light of the day as the sun drops to the horizon.    Not something I would use very often but hey, it was free.   See you next time on most of this same blog.