Yellow is the colour

Posted by dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 20 August 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This one's for Grouser - our canola season (one of two cultivars of rapeseed) is in full swing right now. Plus there is a winter sky that I will leave him to rate (BTW, about two minutes after taking this photo the heavens opened!). And then, of course, there's Table Mountain in the distance, just to prove this was taken in Cape Town!

Title taken from the words of one of the first songs that I learnt to play on the guitar, "Colours", by Donovan.

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Very well done !!!

20 Aug 2009 5:29am

Elodie from QUIMPER, France

Lovely landscape and colors, I like this shot.

20 Aug 2009 5:38am

Rashveen from Norwich, United States

amazing landscape. congratulations

20 Aug 2009 5:47am

Boas from Helsinki, Finland

A beatiful and dramatic picture


20 Aug 2009 6:01am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Awesome use of clouds as leading lines! and that yellow field! brilliant!

20 Aug 2009 6:19am

Cricket-Tammy from somewhere out there, United States

This is just stunning! What a beautiful place to be standing. I am taken away with this.

20 Aug 2009 6:52am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

gorgeous Rob I love the yellow. We have this as a summer crop in NZ

20 Aug 2009 7:08am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

I thought there was a bit of a Grouser sky going on there lol:-)
This is wondrful Rob....such a great feeling of depth and distance....beautiful colours and stunning shades:-)

20 Aug 2009 7:41am

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Really captivating, love the never ending horizon and the low sky :)

20 Aug 2009 8:13am

zOOm from Paris, France

Fantastic contrast between the cloudy blue sky and this stunning yellow field. I really feel... happy when I look at it. Yes, Rob, it's the happiest landscape I've ever seen.

20 Aug 2009 8:29am

mehdi from tehran, Iran

this is SINGULA
very beautiful

20 Aug 2009 8:30am

k@ from Paris, France

Really WONDERFUL, look at those colors !!

20 Aug 2009 8:46am

Marina Pesic from Braunschweig, Germany

beautiful scenery and makes me wish to live overthere...

20 Aug 2009 8:57am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Wonderful rich colours and a great sky!

20 Aug 2009 9:00am

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful colours and very nice landscape photo!!

20 Aug 2009 9:47am

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Gorgeous colors and such a dramatic sky! Great work, Rob!

20 Aug 2009 9:56am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very beautiful composition!!

20 Aug 2009 10:01am

madelene from Hudiksvall, Sweden

Wow, very nice! Love the colours!

20 Aug 2009 11:16am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wonderful landscape and colors ! Love the 10mm angle on the clouds !

20 Aug 2009 12:04pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Rob, this is absolutely stunning! The colours and angle of the clouds are rockin' my world today!

20 Aug 2009 12:22pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

All so amazingly beautiful, refreshing, outstanding compo and colours....what can I say, it's Divine ;)

20 Aug 2009 12:48pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Magnificent landscape !... this yellow, and the sky with these clouds... fantastic !
Good result with the wide angle.

20 Aug 2009 1:51pm

mo.langel from Switzerland

Wonderful landscape and composition!!!!

20 Aug 2009 2:03pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Absolutely stunning landscape. It is just so very beautiful.

20 Aug 2009 2:28pm

Daniel Rossouw from Durbanville, South Africa


20 Aug 2009 2:29pm

@Daniel Rossouw: Thank you, my friend. Will definitely see you on Tuesday morning - your place, normal time.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Table mountain sure does look like a table. That is a beautiful landscape. Wonderful shot.

20 Aug 2009 3:10pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Breath taking landscape! Very nicely done.

20 Aug 2009 3:21pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

so beautiful.
superb.I like it ;)
Thanks for sharing.

20 Aug 2009 3:53pm

justme from cateye, United States

gorgeous shot! 2 thumbs up!

20 Aug 2009 4:19pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Superb!!!! I like it very much. 5 stars!!!!

20 Aug 2009 6:21pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A classic shot on any level I can think of . . perfect to promote your fair land !

20 Aug 2009 6:50pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Brilliant shot Rob, if I didnt' already live here, I would want to visit. Thanks for the inspiration, know where I'm going this weekend.

20 Aug 2009 7:28pm

@Graham Russon: Thanks Graham - super comment :)

Lotte from Odder, Denmark

Wonderful shot, I love it !

20 Aug 2009 7:49pm

Veronique from France

what did you do tothis picture ? it's a fantastic sky you have got there

20 Aug 2009 8:50pm

@Veronique: Thanks Veronique - please have a look at my response to Anina below - very little was done to the original photo.

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Amazing. Love every detail in it. The yellow, the blue(s)... earth and sky merging in a distant line. Perfect!

20 Aug 2009 9:12pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Breathtaking!! 5 stars. This is stunning!! : )

20 Aug 2009 10:01pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Nice shot. Love the expansiveness of this over the large field of yellow, and the big sky.

20 Aug 2009 10:02pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! This is such a beautiful shot! I absolutely love this!!!! Perfection!
It's shots like this that makes the heart long.. ;)
I must admit my sinuses don't miss the canola flowers :)
The colours are so beautiful.
Did you use any HDR processing?

20 Aug 2009 11:37pm

@Anina: Hi Anina - thanks so much. Regarding HDR - no, I actually am not a fan as generally the end result does not look real. When I saw this scene I knew the camera would underexpose (lots of bright yellow and there was a fair amount of bright cloud) so I upped the exposure compensation a bit. This turned out still to be a bit dull and so I further increased the exposure on the RAW image (combined total of about 2 stops). And that was about it. It was just one of those very special days.

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i'm not sure yellow is the color.
blue has a fair say too.
and the clouds, the clouds,
are spectacular!

21 Aug 2009 3:42am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Outstanding capture! The sky is gorgeous.

21 Aug 2009 4:22am

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

wonderful landscape

21 Aug 2009 6:41am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

this landscape is stunning - so much yellow ! Well captured too - I like that little line of fence cutting down the side of the composition.

21 Aug 2009 9:28am

Bharat from Bangalore, India

Very nice picture. Love the perspective & composition, bright colors and the depth of field.

21 Aug 2009 11:01am

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

This is wonderful! The low horizon, textures, colours and light. Absolutely fantastic!

21 Aug 2009 2:02pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

yowee!!! faaabulous shot Rob!! 5 stars!!!

21 Aug 2009 3:01pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

beautiful landscape.....excellent colours, lights & depth of field

21 Aug 2009 4:33pm

Vanilla Wine from las vegas, United States

wow, beautiful. amazing shot. lovely colors

21 Aug 2009 9:30pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

21 Aug 2009 11:14pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Simply fantastic!

22 Aug 2009 1:36pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Absolutely breathtaking!!!

23 Aug 2009 5:56am

Canon EOS 40D
1/400 second
ISO 200
10 mm


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