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Bales
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Bales
Bales
Effects done in PS7.
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Bonnie C. Lackey
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    Love the misty atmosphere, subtle colors and wonderful lighting...

6/18/2004 6:01:45 AM

 
Julie Abston
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  Bales...Original
Bales...Original
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Thank you so much Bonnie!!! I did a lot of PS work on this. I am uploading the original for comparison. Thanks for taking the time to comment!!!

6/18/2004 6:12:57 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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great sky colors...how did you achieve it....my only suggestion would be to remove the power lines

6/18/2004 6:20:51 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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I agree, the power lines have to go! The sky is pretty but almost over powering the shot. I might have left the blue sky but sharped the color and made the clouds bright white. I love the color and look of the grass and bales. Nice job Julie!

6/18/2004 6:26:59 AM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you so much Cathy and Lori for your helpful suggestions!! I don't know why I left the power lines...!? I do agree that they should have been cloned over! I achieved the sky colors by selecting just the sky, then using a filter in the flaming pear plugin called aetherize. Again, I really appreciate your comments!!

6/18/2004 7:28:47 AM

 
Alisha May Furbish
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Fabulous effects!

6/18/2004 8:58:57 AM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you Alisha! I really apreciate it!! Thanks for taking the time to comment!!!

6/18/2004 9:18:41 AM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Great work! Jury's out w/me on the power lines... They add realism and scale, and they are everywhere, it seems, where farming is...

If you take them out, when you upload the new pix, be sure to include this for comparison!

6/18/2004 11:30:43 AM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you so much Carolina!! This is the first time I have uploaded an orginal for comparison. It has been fun and interesting to hear different opinions. Thank you so much for sharing yours!! I truly appreciate it!

6/18/2004 6:05:50 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Beautiful, Julie!! I too would remove the power lines!! This is a great image!

6/18/2004 8:50:02 PM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you Colette!! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment!!!!

6/19/2004 5:16:24 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Wow, I have to disagree with Lori, I think the sky color is what makes this so impressive. I love all the tones and colors in this! I love hay bale shots anyway, and I think this is the prettiest one I've ever seen. Great job Julie! Powerlines gotta go though!

da

6/22/2004 12:29:57 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Yay Julie! Apparantly those power lines were not an issue! Congrats!

7/17/2004 4:38:03 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Beautifully done, Julie. Power lines or not! Congratulations.
Judy

7/17/2004 5:35:36 AM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you Dale Ann and Judy!!!! I resubmitted the shot w/out powerlines, but I didn't get it in until this month. Thank you both so much for taking the time to comment!! I truly appreciate it!!

7/17/2004 6:49:28 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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Congrats Julie!

7/17/2004 7:57:28 AM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you so very much, Lori!!!

7/17/2004 8:41:55 AM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations Julie!!!

7/17/2004 3:28:15 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...Good Luck!

7/17/2004 5:37:56 PM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you Len and Cathy!!! I appreciate it!!!!!

7/17/2004 6:25:29 PM

 
Michael Brown

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Simply have to love this one!
The lighting, comp, and colors involved are wonderful!!

Congrats!

7/17/2004 9:37:25 PM

 
Julie Abston
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Thank you so much Michael! What a nice compliment!!! I appreciate you taking the time to comment!

7/18/2004 6:47:33 AM

 
Noel Baebler
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Glorious! (I had to use a thesaurus to find a word more worthy than merely "beautiful.")

7/18/2004 6:15:36 PM

 
Julie Abston
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Wow! Thank you so very much Noel!!! I really apprecite your comment!!!! Thank you for using such a meaningful word!!!

7/18/2004 6:47:22 PM

 
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