2017 Jeff Morgan

Pic of the Week - Page 281

Plasticulture on the Isle of Wight!

Image Location : very near Allendale, Godshill, Isle of Wight.
The term plasticulture refers to the practice of using plastic materials in agricultural applications. Polyethylene is the plastic film used by the majority of growers because of its affordability, flexibility and easy manufacturing. The plastic gives properties beneficial to plant growth such as reduced water loss, UV stabilization to cool soil and prevent insects, elimination of Photosynthetically active radiation to prevent weed growth.

This image was captured near sunset, using a Panasonic Lumix GH5 with a Lumix DG 35 - 100mm F/2.8 lens set to 93mm (equivalent to 186mm on a full frame camera). The camera was handheld and autofocused on the Polyethylene. The camera was set to Aperture priority f/5.6 giving a 1/160th of a second exposure at ISO 200 with daylight white balance. The RAW processing and final adjustments were all done in Photoshop CC.

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