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Aimee c. Eisaman
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Phello Photogs- Week 2 Christie


 
 
Starting week number two with Christies freezing fog image. Really cool stuff! Have fun! :~)

5/8/2009 3:03:33 PM

 
Vicki Snow
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ok here ya go...fast and furious. Did this in between poker hands tonite while drinking a few beers. I like it hope you do too....I added light....adjusted contrast and saturation and added glaussen blur.

5/8/2009 6:59:13 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Well I'm going to be out for awhile so I squeezed this one in quick! :~) Fun to play! I know it's kinda hokey though!

5/8/2009 7:14:29 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Christie a fun image to let your imagination go. I enjoyed working on you photo a lot.

Process:
Adjusted color temp.
Cropped 4X5
Adjusted levels
Shadows +16 Highlights + 69
Masked ground added color fill gray to sky
Changed hue
Curves med contrast
Masked trees and sky applied dark blue filter to ground
Added moon

5/8/2009 11:46:41 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks Christie for a very unusual and difficult image. Had to think about this one for quite a while with all kinds of ideas floating around in my head. Finally settled on this rendition.

Procedure:

Gradient map with individual channel levels adjustment.

Convert to greyscale

Erase background with background erasure set at 5% tolerance

add new sky

Apply surface blur filter at a radius of 38 and a threshold of 21

Cropped bottom.

5/9/2009 9:08:56 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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  Christie -- In the end I felt that this just had to go abstract somehow. It just spoke to me as something that could be mysterious and rather dark.

I began doing white and black point adjustment (thank you Kathe!) and did a curves adjustment to get just a tad more color in it. It looked okay at this point and could have done a high pass adjustment but decided for less realism and more abstraction.

Did a simple motion blur, a contrast and brightness levels adjustment, and decided on a slight more amount of color so upped the blues and greens with a hue/saturation adjustment.

I just realized that I forgot the BP number assigned to this image so I will have to enter in another response for the image. Bye for now.

5/9/2009 10:49:24 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Here it is Christie. Of course I had to do it with the painting filter, too but didn't save it. Didn't want to overdo that painterly look.

5/9/2009 10:51:12 AM

 
Esther R. Tinz
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At first I wanted to enhance the fog for you - but I couldn't get it the way I wanted - so went a different route.

Cropped just a bit off the bottom, levels adjustment, used the 'old paper' filter and then applied a vignette. Thanks for the opportunity to 'play' with your picture

5/9/2009 5:49:14 PM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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I know there is a couple with moons added but I threw one in anyway..can't remember all the steps ver batum but

levels adjusted to brighten image

selected and erased sky

created new layer with black gradient

created new layer with moon

duplicated moon layer, applied gausian blur of 65%, enlarged gausian layer then dropped opacity to about 35% to create glow around moon

with moon layer under gradiant layere erased to expose moon.

adjusted hue/saturation of trees to achieve blue tint.

flattened image

for ha-has cut and pasted cows in and adjusted for proper size.

duplicated image and darkened bottom layer with adjust brightness, ereased top layer with soft brush to reveal dark layer to create shadows of trees and cows


5/9/2009 8:45:28 PM

 
Jodi M. Walsh
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okay- getting my homework in early this week :-)

i adjust levels and contrast
did a noise removal
high pass sharpen
adjusted the horizon (just a smidge)
then cropped - went long and skinny
cloned out a pine on the far left and cloned out some of the branches on the tallest tree
cloned out the fallen branch
did some burning here and there

this was a really tough image for me. I don't think i'm very good at landscapes and, Christie, I don't know how you tackle these misty scenes.

now i'm going to look at what everyone else has done :-)

5/10/2009 8:02:50 PM

 
Jodi M. Walsh
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  this is so much fun seeing how all of you play! can't wait to see more

5/10/2009 8:25:54 PM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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  This is fun! And Jodi, I've been fighting with this image for over a year. I was going to have you all work on an image that was from this past fall of a covered bridge but that disc has crashed (argh!!!) and I'm going to have to see if the computer repair center can recover it....another $75 down the drain.

5/11/2009 6:39:34 AM

 
Jeanine M. Bailey
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Here is what I've come up with!! And Jodi, I agree with you...this is FUN!!! :)

I went for the long skinny crop as well. I cloned out one of the upper branches the applied a brilliance/warmth filter and the high pass filter with an overlay. I also added just a smidge of a vignette.

5/11/2009 9:10:34 AM

 
Jeanine M. Bailey
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© Jeanine M. Bailey
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K...trying this again!

5/11/2009 9:15:14 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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  I like your pano rendition Jeanine. The vignette and sepia work very well here also. Nicely done.

5/11/2009 10:51:22 AM

 
Ellen H. Robertson
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i did a level and added more white and a smidge of black. applied a blue filter several times. darkened shadows

5/12/2009 4:36:04 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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  Just dropping by to see what ya'll are up to! Everyone came up with a very unique version of this.....so much creativity! I love it! :~)

5/14/2009 6:05:02 PM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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  Good to see you on a thread Aimee..hope all is going well with everything...can't wait to get ya back on a regular basis :-)

5/14/2009 9:11:13 PM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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  Christie's Version
Christie's Version
I played around with this image A LOT. Can't remember everything I did but here's some of it.
Cropped
Added gradient (reversed I think) for the background
Added Plastic Wrap filter for the trees
Adjusted levels
Cropped out broken limb
Converted to b&w
Adjusted hue/saturation
Lightened/brightened/added contrast
Added Distort Glow filter
And that's about all I can remember

© Christie R. Bielss
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This has been very interesting to see the different ways everyone interprets an image. I am really enjoying this exercise, and I hope I didn't overtax ya'll too much with this image. You all did a really terrific job of making it your own. So here's my version. Can't wait to see who's up next!

5/15/2009 7:17:14 AM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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  Christie and Ellen, I just realized I never worked on your images! Totally forgot about it! I have been flying at work with my Art Show and at home with concerts, etc... just slipped my mind! I am so sorry!

5/23/2009 5:25:17 PM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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  Deb's Chrisite Image
Deb's Chrisite Image
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OK Chrisite, here is my very late version!

I cloned some, dodged the darker areas, applied a solarization filter, and cropped it a bit!

5/23/2009 7:24:13 PM

 

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