Tall Grass or Bust!… Revisited!

On the morning of Feb, 2nd 2013 there was a man with a plan, and that plan was to get up and go photograph in the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve northwest of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, before sunrise. Unfortunately the grip that sleep had on this man was a strong grip, a grip that not much could pry loose. Thankfully this man’s resolve and commitment to seeing the job finished was the one thing that could set him free of the steel like grip that sleep had on him. Blah, Blah, Blah, Thank god for some 5-hour shots and a Odwalla juice smoothly.

Anyways, this is a preview of the shots from that day.  This shot was taken along HW-60 west of Bartlesville, Oklahoma on heading towards Pawhuska. Luckily the struggle with the steel like grip of sleep caused me to run a bit late, otherwise I wouldn’t have gotten this image of the Morning sun of an ice-covered Osage Hills.

The icy sparkle of frozen trees in the Osage Hills.
The icy sparkle of frozen trees in the Osage Hills.

Stay tuned for the rest of the story…

…well what an issue!  The day after I posted the above photo and description. I checked on it, to view it from another computer, work computer, and I was not too happy with the way the image was displaying on the monitor at work. At work we use PC’s and at home I use a Mac. I hadn’t come across this issue for a very long time. None the less I have re-edited the image to compensate for the difference, or at least I think I have.  That is where you come in. Here is the newly edited version of the image.

The morning sun shines on the sparkling ice covered Osage Hills.
The morning sun shines on the sparkling ice-covered Osage Hills.

So if you would please, comment and let me know if you think the newly edited version is an improvement over the previous one.

The main issue I had been the hard transition in the gradient of the upper two corners. I had applied a soft vignette to the image, however when viewed on a PC monitor the transition was none so soft and easy but hard and difficult. Along with modifying the vignette I also fine tuned other elements in the image.

Thanks for you consideration and time.

2 thoughts on “Tall Grass or Bust!… Revisited!

    1. Thanks, yeah I about freaked when I saw how it looked on PC monitors, but I’m still not sure what caused that, other than the gamma difference, but that was changed years ago when Mac’s switched over to Intel processors or at least I thought it was.

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