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Aimee C. Eisaman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/13/2007

Phello Photogs Week 12- Bobby

I'm sure all of you have done it! Taken a shot out the ol' car window that is. Well here is one from Bobby Strange....have fun! :~)

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7/18/2009 9:52:36 PM

Aimee C. Eisaman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/13/2007
Well I was stumped with this one...didn't figure I could do much with it, but I came up with one version I kinda liked! :~)

I cropped/straightened with the tree as there are many ways to view this.

Cloned out branches and power lines

Used Topaz Adjust Spicify and Psychedelic on layers and erasing areas off to let desired effect come thru.

Used Color Variations to increase the reds in the image and boost saturation a tad.

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7/18/2009 10:18:07 PM

Ellen H. Robertson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/19/2009
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Bobby, cool shot. Mine are poor shots looking like I took them from a moving car.
Here is what I did. Cropped, flipped, cloned out the wires and fence, colored saturated, dry brush from PSE and did a colors level.

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7/19/2009 4:34:52 AM

Dale Hardin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/12/2006
Well Bobby, you certainly gave us a challenge on this one. Soft exposure, center weighted composition, and a terrible (what else can I say?) foreground with the wire fence.

This is my result. Just had to get rid of that fence. I then concentrated on trying to give a little more definition to the cabin and tweak the weak composition. Nothing seemed to work well but wish I had seen Ellen's solution first 'cause I would have stolen it. LOL

After many, many layers with about four selective blends I finally made myself stop. I had even contemplated moving the building but talked myself into getting a life instead. :o)

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7/19/2009 9:46:52 AM

Michael Kelly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/17/2005
Not much here to work with so I went with a different story - Leaving the original shot as is except for a crop and changing to night and several selective adjustments, added F22 Raptor on a low night flight over the heartland. Good challnge Bobby just could not come up with anything that looked good.

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7/19/2009 12:37:50 PM

Vicki Snow
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2008
well with this shot I explored my corel program, and I did ALOT of stuff...I even wrote it down this time...and it goes like this:
cloned out the trees on the hill, the antena on the roof, shortened the fence posts..really wanted to get rid of the fence, but didn't I was over the cloning..‹
straightened, fade correction, clarify, removed noise
high pass overlay
adjusted curves
added snow...looks kinda hoaky
added some light
adjusted exposure

After I added the reminded me of a snow I created a huge bubble..I had intended to cut it out and have a black bg..but I got stuck...nothing I did worked so I called it quits...oh well

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7/19/2009 5:35:38 PM

Rita K. Connell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/22/2008
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let see if I remember...I flip, clone out the tree, tried to add the weeds in to the spot where the tree, then I add the trees from one of my pictures on the right and did a whole lot of blending, curves, and levels adjustments to the whole picture

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7/21/2009 1:56:17 PM

Teresa H. Hunt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/6/2008
Ok, this was a tough one. I did some basic edits in lightroom then, went to photoshop. First I did a duplicate layer. Then I changed to Lab color - did apply image - changed to overlay - channel "b". The cabin and hill looked blue. So I used the eraser tool to get them to the original layer. Then I selected just the cabin. Trying to get some definition I adjusted contarst, levels, and saturation. I finally added a deep yellow photo filter to just the cabin.

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7/23/2009 11:33:42 AM

Susan M. Reynolds
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/4/2007
I know this is really, really lame, but my laptop has a just a cheesy editing program on itÖGosh I canít wait to get my desktop back and hope itís okay!

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7/25/2009 7:18:44 PM

Jeff E Jensen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2008
Here's my attempt

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7/26/2009 7:26:13 AM

Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006
Sorry for the late submit, Bobby. What with computer problems, coupled with vacation I am about three weeks behind,

I cropped the obvious pole, cloned out the rest by the tree. Duplicated the image and dragged one on top of the other and did a multiply blend and then painted out all but the sky and the trees, leaving them pretty much silhouettes. Then I did a high pass on it and tried two Topaz Adjust layers: first an exposure correction and then finally a Smooth and Flat effect while using the history brush to brush back in some detail on the front of the barn

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7/28/2009 11:41:12 AM

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