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

Phello Photogs Week 13- Rita

Sorry it took me so long to make the thread...I was waiting and waiting and waiting some more for the picture to come in my email and for some strange reason I never got it. Good thing Bobby Facebooked me and asked what was up! So this is a shot along the highway....always seem to see awesome images when I'm on a highway and there is nowhere to stop! Thanks for sharing Rita! :~) Have fun everyone!

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7/26/2009 7:07:40 PM

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

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7/26/2009 7:24:45 PM

Bobby R. Strange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/14/2006
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Photo borrowed from BetterPhoto member Rita Connell for Phello Photographers Club.

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Woohoo! Thanks, Aimee! Ok, here's what I came up with...

I thought I'd do something a little different on this one. Cropped to just the Silo and added a flag to it since Rita said she's a softy when it comes to the American flag :) Also added a few clouds to the sky, and punched up the saturation a bit all around :) Hope you all like it :)

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7/26/2009 7:25:21 PM

Vicki Snow
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2008
I really went out on a limb with this one...really really like the image..i cloned the tree covering the roof next to the silo...rebuilt the roof..applied topaz adjust, wanted to get some detail in the loft...duplicated...converted to b& first I only did the sc on the flag, but I was really diggin that did sc on it too. With so much detail in the loft ...i added light to the bright part of the flag and to brighten up the loft..i was trying to give the effect of someone in the loft with a flash light. I then added the clouds and since there was a heavy shadow on the roof..i added the moon. did a noise reduction and high pass sharpen...and smooshed it all together...Great image was fun!!

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7/26/2009 8:18:51 PM

Dale Hardin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/12/2006
Betty helped me on this one. When she say the image she reminded me that the flag should be lighted at night. Wasn't sure how to do that so decided to let the sunset light it instead.

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7/26/2009 10:52:44 PM

Ellen H. Robertson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/19/2009
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Rita, this is a very interesting shot. Here is what I did, levels adjust, topaz simplify filter used the wood cutting, then erased the flag at 25% opacity

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7/27/2009 3:43:40 PM

Susan M. Reynolds
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/4/2007
Well, I finally found my CS3 Software, but it was the extended update so it's a little different than what I am used to. I also found some of my Nik filters software and downloaded them on my laptop so I could actually do something with the group. That in itself is a first for me because I always take my computers in to have the pros download stuff for me because I'm afraid I'll do it wrong, but it must have worked cuz PS and Nik both came up! yay for me...I know I'm crazy :)
I tried to do selective coloring after desaturating the pix cuz I liked Jeff's verson so much. But just couldn't figure it out and none of the lame books I have had anything on selective coloring in them.
So I just added a midnight filter and then lightened the center point of the flag and I didn't realize that the midnight filter softened it so much so I tried to sharpen it but wasn't successful...
So here is what I came up with while trying to figure out selective coloring...I Shall "get it" some day!

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7/27/2009 11:41:16 PM

Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006
Sorry Rita, I have been having computer problems and am trying to catch up on WWYD'S!! I looked at what wonderful things everyone has done and decided to make this look old with NikSilverEfex after my normal workflow. I almost kept it in color because I liked what I came up with but here it is.

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7/28/2009 11:59:11 AM

Michael Kelly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/17/2005
Sorry everyone. I have been putting in 12 hour days 7 days a week so have been unable to do much but go to bed after. Hopefully this will be ending soon.

Rita this is a wonderful photo - I would have liked to do a bit more with it but what I did do is a number of area selections to adjust the lighting. I really liked the interior of the barn with the flag so I made a selection to lighten that and darken some of the highlighted areas with other selections. Used photo filter on the sky to blue it up a bit and of course a small straighten and crop.

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7/29/2009 9:00:42 PM

Teresa H. Hunt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/6/2008
Ok . . . Jeff and I must think alike because we did pretty much the same thing. I try not to look at the thread before I do my edits . . . because I don't want what others do influence what I do.
Susan, SC is pretty easy . . . there are also a couple different ways to do it. What I did here, after cropping and basic edits, was to select the flag, then I went to Select>Inverse so that everything else was selected. Then I desaturated every thing about 50%. What I had trouble figuring out was how to add some saturation to the flag after I'd selected everything else. After clicking around a while I finally figured it out. But have no idea how I did it. :)
I did this pretty quickly because we're getting ready to go out of town to go camping. If I have time I'll get on and try and do something more original. :)

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7/29/2009 10:41:57 PM

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