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Irene Colling
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    I liked the looks of this twisted wire but it needed another element to give it more impact.

7/7/2011 7:04:26 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Love it Irene. The title is very fitting and the colors are perfect. The addition of the horizon to anchor the shot was a great choice and cemented the composition. The only give-a-way on the process is the lighting and shadows on the wire. But that's a minor issue on a rendition as appealing as this.

7/7/2011 9:13:16 AM

 
Patricia White
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I was just wondering how you separated fence, what program did you use? I am sure a fence isn't the easiest thing to do. The before photo surely needed something else and you really did it. Really looks like he his dancing for his dinner.

7/7/2011 10:38:00 AM

 
Misty Blue
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Irene-I think you did a wonderful job in DDR. The sunset offers such deep colors and really gives a touch of drama to your twisted wire. Very nice!

7/7/2011 11:52:28 AM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Irene you have done a fantastic job turning the original photo into a work of art! The sunset gives the image a really rich colour.

7/7/2011 6:43:04 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Irene, a beautiful sunset, even coloring the barb wire. You have great DD skills and think of things beyond my wildest imagination. It is puzzling how it was in the air - that is part of the mystery that makes it great.

7/7/2011 8:40:38 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Patricia, I use Photoshop CS2. Extracting the barbed wire was a slow job. When I isolate elements on a layer I never leave behind reminantes of "sky halos" so I zoom in very close and using the laso tool cut away the background one tiny bit at a time.

Sometimes the subject will still have color or reflections of the original background. I use the dropper tool to select that color then I go to "replace color" and pull the slider until those edges blend with the replaced background.

7/8/2011 6:35:22 AM

 
Karen Kessler
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Your final one is MUCH prettier & more dramatic! :) Outstanding colors & detail in the fence.

7/10/2011 3:10:13 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Awesome.

7/15/2011 4:27:59 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Irene, this is a fantastic piece of art! Sometimes PS work can be so pains taking but your hard work paid off in spades! Outstanding work girlfriend!

7/22/2011 4:07:55 PM

 
Mary Dimitriw
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Fantastic Irene!! Well worth that hard work.

7/26/2011 7:24:43 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I always enjoy viewing your work Irene. You have such a professional outlook and approach to all of your images. Then there is always the fun aspect to them, too! Even whimsical.

I like this one very much. IMHO I think you did a great job. I had to really strain my eyes to see what Dale might be talking about.

-Laura :)

8/7/2011 8:11:38 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Laura it was a minor issue on an image like this. The background has the sun behind the wire but the light and shadow are from the front. Only noticeable to old stick in the muds like me. :o)

8/7/2011 9:01:46 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Dale, I bet you'd have fun examining all the footage people offer up of what they SAY was big foot!Ha! You'd be more effective than a ghost buster. :D

Up here we have the infamous "Ogopogo Monster"...Most footage is made up and the experts catch it.

Have a great day! :D

8/7/2011 1:27:54 PM

 
Angie M. Davis
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Very well done, Irene! I love sunset photos and love the little extra impact the barged wire adds to make it unique!

8/7/2011 6:56:54 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Irene: I was out of town when you submitted this photo. It is a work of art. The sunset makes the wire just dance. I remember barbed wire fences as a young girl and didn't much like them. We had the kind with electricity running through them, too. You actually make barbed wire look splendid here. WTG!

9/12/2011 11:25:23 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Fantastic work you have done here. The end result is stunning.

9/16/2011 10:55:24 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Beautiful, Irene!

5/27/2012 2:02:39 PM

 
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