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Ye Olde Mill
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The result here started with one original photograph with applied post processing techniques & textures.
1. The original base image was converted to B&W with NIK Silver Efex Pro and layered on top.
2. The flowers were erased back to reveal the original color.
3. A texture layer was added and mode set to overlay at 75% opacity with some areas erased back
4. The same texture layer was again added with mode set to normal 100% opacity with some areas erased back.
5. The several layers were merged and tweaked for effect with NIK Viveza plugin
6. A duplicate of the NIK Viveza layer was created with adjustments made to color saturation (mode color)
7. Final little tweaks added with separate Curves layer and separate contrast layer added.
8. The final image again merged and sharpened with NIK Sharpener Pro ( resized to 750x500 for BP)
Category: DD

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    Original image provided

12/10/2009 6:57:41 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Beautiful/Excellent work Les ;)

12/10/2009 7:11:34 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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excellent...love it

12/10/2009 7:24:23 AM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Fantastic result Les, great work!

12/10/2009 7:33:09 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Love the out come. :O)

12/10/2009 7:33:18 AM

 
Robert Jensen
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This is outstanding work Les

12/10/2009 7:33:26 AM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Beautiful work, Les, and thanks for describing your workflow!

12/10/2009 7:53:42 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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this belongs on my wall!!! SUPERB!

12/10/2009 9:33:07 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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This is A W E S O M E!!!!

12/10/2009 11:00:04 AM

 
Joy Rector
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amazing

12/10/2009 11:20:11 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Happy Un-Theme Day! A+ as usual... :-)

12/10/2009 4:20:25 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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This is beautiful, Les.


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12/11/2009 4:33:09 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Wonderful image, Les. All your work really paid off. Love the textures.

12/15/2009 9:39:20 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Wonderful image, great technique Les. I love the textures and splash of color!

12/27/2009 10:29:01 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Love the composition here and the splash of red in the flowers in the window box. The textures are perfect. This is my favorite of your December entries but I also liked Home for the Holidays (great lines, light, color) and Rio Dis. Anna (Venice is among my dream destinations). Good luck in this month's contest.

1/2/2010 4:11:21 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your beautiful finalist!

1/18/2010 2:53:08 PM

 
Teri Klinger
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YAY! so happy to see this one move on - congrats Les!

1/18/2010 3:04:41 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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So pleased to see the recognition of this charming image, Les. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round.

1/18/2010 3:22:24 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congratulations! :))

1/18/2010 4:14:42 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your wonderful FINALIST!

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1/18/2010 5:46:46 PM

 
Clyde P. Smith
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Congratulations on a wonderful Finalsit Les.

1/18/2010 6:35:39 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Lovely work, Les! Congrats :)

1/18/2010 7:49:09 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats.

1/18/2010 9:11:30 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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I'm impressed, Les!

Your hard work came out beautifully and the recognition was well earned for this lovely image.

Congratulations on your finalist and good luck on the next round.

~Bunny

1/18/2010 9:13:54 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Les.

1/18/2010 11:16:44 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Beautiful treatments and description. CONGRATZ. Les!

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1/19/2010 12:00:23 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Simply gorgeous..awesome work Les...a well deserved finalist...good luck next round....congratulations!!!!!!!!

1/19/2010 5:55:58 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Les. Your hard efforts were worth it!

1/19/2010 6:50:58 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations, Les, on your original image, on your excellent post processing work, and on your finalist.

1/19/2010 9:47:36 AM

 
Claudine Grove
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Fantastic editing! Congrats!

1/19/2010 10:58:24 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Many congrats, Les.
Your hard work payed off, the result is stunning and beautiful.
I read your steps a few times and am impressed what you did here.

1/19/2010 1:27:05 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Les

1/19/2010 1:47:10 PM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Congratulations!

1/19/2010 1:53:08 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats on this excellent finalist Les, fannnnn..tastic! Very well deserved..

jo ann c.

1/19/2010 3:30:57 PM

 
Mark S. Cox
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Congrats on a fantastic winner!

1/19/2010 4:59:57 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Big time way to go, Les. First time first place, I think. Congratulations! You know I love your work here.

1/19/2010 5:40:19 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding Les, I'm very happy to see your FIRST PLACE AWARD!!! WTG~ congratulations!

1/19/2010 5:55:50 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Excellent work, Les
Congratulations!

1/19/2010 5:57:48 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Les -- I loved this from the first moment I saw it. Truly outstanding. Huge congrats on this wonderful First Place Gold.

1/19/2010 6:19:39 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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Huge Congrats Les on your Gold!!

1/19/2010 6:53:55 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on your fantastic Win, Les!

1/19/2010 7:09:23 PM

 
Clyde P. Smith
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Congratulations Les!

1/19/2010 7:27:02 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on your fantastic winner Les!

1/19/2010 8:07:45 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your win, Les!!

1/19/2010 8:19:24 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Your finalist has had a major upgrade --a first place win. Now, that is impressive, as is your work. WOW!

Apparently the judges were as impressed as the rest of us.

Myriad congratulations are in order for your win, Les!!!!!

1/19/2010 9:12:24 PM

 
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Many Congratz. on your First Place Winner image, Les. WTG!

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1/19/2010 9:56:39 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Congrats on your artistic win, Les!

1/19/2010 10:00:11 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Congratulations on your First Place Winner, Les! This is a fantastic image, very creative and artistic. I am in awe of your technical expertise.

1/19/2010 10:10:24 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your win, Les.

1/19/2010 10:33:08 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your First Place WINNER! 8o)

1/19/2010 10:53:58 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats on your win!!!!

1/19/2010 11:46:38 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Huge congrats on this awesome win Les!!!
Many thanks too for sharing your technique!

1/20/2010 12:00:23 AM

 
Leland N. Saunders
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Marvelous work, Les ... well deserved win !!

Lee

1/20/2010 3:06:09 AM

 
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Congratulations Les!

1/20/2010 3:31:42 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your impressive first place winning image Les.

1/20/2010 4:39:02 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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congratulations...makes all that hard work worthwhile....

1/20/2010 4:42:34 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Terrific DD work; congratulations on the win, and thanks for sharing the steps!

1/20/2010 6:01:38 AM

 
Amalia Elena Veralli
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CONGRATULATIONS! I appreciate the time you took to explain your process to us. Thanks!

1/20/2010 6:18:32 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congraulations on your awesome winner!!!!!!!!!!

1/20/2010 6:56:49 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your 1st place win...loved it from the beginning

1/20/2010 7:06:18 AM

 

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Congratulations on your 1st Place Gold Award Les. A very well deserving Photo.

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1/20/2010 7:24:47 AM

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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beautiful, congratulations

1/20/2010 7:25:40 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Effective, beautiful well deserved award winning DD work of art Les!! Congratulations!

1/20/2010 7:28:44 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is brilliant post-processing work, Les!! LOVE THIS!! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB GOLD WINNER...and thanks for sharing your technique. Deb

1/20/2010 8:53:23 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Great work, Lee! Congratulations on your first place Winner!!

1/20/2010 10:29:52 AM

 
Claudine Grove
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Congrats on winning Gold!

1/20/2010 10:33:23 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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I know how much this 1st Place means to you Les... And let me tell ya.. It's a long time comin' for you... You SOOO deserve this one.. I am thrilled it happened on a special shot... Makes it that much sweeter!!

CONGRATS my friend!!!!

1/20/2010 11:38:51 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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How wonderful to see this wearing a first place badge, Les! Great big CONGRAT'S to you!!!

1/20/2010 12:08:40 PM

 
Cyndy Doty
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Lovely texture and atmosphere. Congrats on a well deserved 1st Place Win!

1/20/2010 1:25:22 PM

 
Susan Fox
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This was a long time coming and so fully deserved! A huge congrats on your wonderful FIRST place win!!!!!!!!!!!!! You should have 100s of first place wins by now. You would if I were a judge :-)

1/20/2010 3:51:58 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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A big warm hearted congratulations to you on your fantastic winner!!! I wish you continued success in the future.
Dianna

1/20/2010 4:22:41 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Les on your Wonderful Winner!!!


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1/20/2010 4:23:47 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Ohhh Les, so glad this was a 1st Place Winner and very well deserved!

jo ann c.

1/20/2010 4:38:25 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations on your first place winner Les!

1/20/2010 4:44:11 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Les!
Monika

1/20/2010 5:49:47 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Les - Congratulations!! - Mike

1/20/2010 5:52:44 PM

 
Amanda Cass
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congrats Les love the textures and lighting

1/20/2010 7:06:08 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Loved it from the get go Rhoades! Congrats!

1/20/2010 8:47:36 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Just beautiful, Les. A big CONGRATULATIONS on the very well deserved 1st place winner!

1/21/2010 8:08:45 AM

 
Tess L. Yee
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Superb image, Les! Wonderful color and texture, fabulous post-processing, and awesome details...congratulations on this stunning winner!

1/21/2010 12:14:37 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Wonderful treatment and composition, Les. Congrats on your win.

1/22/2010 5:55:25 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Congratulations on your wonderful win, Les!

1/23/2010 5:49:24 PM

 
Paula Showen
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Beautiful, Les! Congratulations!

1/25/2010 9:14:08 PM

 
isabel C. Zepeda
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Les

CONGRATULATIONS :)

YSA...

1/28/2010 3:13:27 PM

 
Chuck Bruton
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Great work, congratulations !

2/17/2010 6:56:51 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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You are very creative and talented Les. Congratulations on your DD feature.

2/18/2010 9:23:37 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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A belated congratulations on your wonderful first place win, Les, and on the DD feature. Thanks for sharing the techniques you used to achieve this beautiful result!

2/21/2010 6:05:18 AM

 
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