Not all pumpkins end up as Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns. Some are left in the fields to rot and be plowed under like the ones pictured above and below. I didn’t expect to show you these on such a clear and sunny morning. November is normally the cloudiest month of the year in upstate New York. So, this is an atypical look at November for my assignment on November. However, November does mean the end of the harvest and decay of what’s left behind and these photos definitely reflect that.
I used my new filter to take these photos. The Tiffen 77mm Color Graduated Neutral Density 0.6 filter worked to perfection to cut down the bright sky by 2 stops and helped to balance out the exposure. This allowed me to expose for the pumpkins without blowing out the sky. The filter worked very well with the Tokina 11-16mm ultra wide angle lens.