Hugo Rodriguez / Digital Imaging Expert & Landscape Photographer
While in Uruguay I found these trees while driving north to Brazil. Taking advantage of the fact that it was a busy road, I stopped in the gutter so I could take a few minutes to shoot some photos.
It struck me that this group of tall trees was isolated in the middle of the plain.
The photo is interesting both at the compositional level, because of its marked graphic symmetry and the color contrast. The first thing I did was cut it out to make it pan and emphasize the symmetry. Then I loaded my camera profile into CaptureOne while processing it in my BenQ PG2401PT and adjusted the tone of the blue sky to make it darker.
I also slightly adjusted the grass color to remove some red in it. I finally added a gradient from above to increase the contrast and also a bit of vignetting to help focus attention in the center. And the end result was this: