Luck favours the prepared, as they say (I think), and this was such a case. When we arrived at a local Trent Hills cheese shop (Empire Cheese, outside of Campbellford), the view past the parking lot was this gorgeous tapestry of wheat. Having my camera with me, I was ready to go, even with the slight rain shower coming down. The rain, in my opinion, just slightly darkened the crop and added a bit more contrast and separation. Post-processing in Lightroom did the rest. Had it been a bright sunny day, this field would have looked very different at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
I experimented with the handheld Hi Res mode in my new OM5
, but even the slightest breeze would stir these delicate grasses, so my end results were less sharp than I would have liked, due to movement. I anticipated this, but you never know what lucky accident can occur, so I tried. In hindsight, I should have pulled out the tripod and tested out the Live ND function. THAT could have been interesting.
Ah well,you win some, you lose some...