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Pastoral Poem
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Pastoral Poem
Pastoral Poem
Weathered barn in rural North Carolina, (digital sandwich technique in Photoshop.)
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Sandy Landon
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    This is wonderful!! Fantastic effects!!!

10/10/2005 3:39:20 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Deborah, what a find; wonderful color and effects.

10/10/2005 3:46:41 PM

 
Ken Grooms
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What a work of art!!!!!!!!!!

Would'nt we all like to be there?!

10/10/2005 3:51:01 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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This is just gorgeous, Deborah!!!

10/10/2005 3:52:38 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Terrific image and effects, Deborah!

10/10/2005 3:55:07 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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This is just beautiful, Deborah!!!

10/10/2005 3:58:51 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Beautiful Job on This Debby!I Like The Editing:-)

10/10/2005 4:09:55 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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WOW...this is sooooo lovely!!! Love the effects!

10/10/2005 4:25:35 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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The colors are so vibrant, yet this has a nice soft feel to it, Deborah.

10/10/2005 4:34:44 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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I love rural barn images and Deborah this is fantastic! And I love the title of this image as well!
I've heard of this sandwhich technique before and asked someone how to do it but never got a response. If you wouldn't mind letting me know I'd love to know how to do this!

10/10/2005 4:57:17 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, this competition is getting harder and harder. You're too good Deborah! This is fabulous! Oh, how I do love seeing your images!!!!! Actually I think you should be an instructor!!

10/10/2005 5:36:47 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Magical, artistic creation, Deborah! Simply stunning! Perfect title, too!

10/10/2005 5:37:58 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you very much! This barn had humble beginnings, so I was inspired to put more pizzazz into the image. The sandwich technique can be applied in a variety of ways. For this image, I made a duplicate of the original. I applied a Gaussian blur so that detail was lost on the duplicate, and adjusted the exposure +1 (can vary) for both the original and duplicated blurred image. The original image was dragged over the blurred image, and the layer blending mode was set to “multiply.” To provide more of a glow, you can increase the size of the blurred image slightly. You can also use normal blending and adjust the opacity to your liking -- everything is negotiable! You can also start with a sandwich in mind by using a tripod and zoom lens, making your first image @ f/22 and a second wide open and defocused slightly, and layer them in Photoshop much the same way. That’s it in a nutshell! And I thought Tony’s course was just for flowers…. :o)

10/10/2005 5:42:47 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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HUH...can you explain that again??? lol Just kidding....Wow, beautiful and a lot of work...Love it!

10/10/2005 5:52:05 PM

 
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What a wonderful image! You did a great job capturing this and with the effects! My hat is off! Jeff

10/10/2005 5:56:03 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Gorgeous textures and colors out of your excellent work, Deborah!!!
...first I didn't know about the sandwich technique either, but then I learned it fron a friend..., and some I have seen just seem not to work well. This, the best I have seen...

10/10/2005 6:07:34 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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Amazing work Deb, awesome effects!

10/10/2005 6:18:18 PM

 
Debbie M. Fleri
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What a beautiful effect and I love the barn itself...I am a barn lover and this one is GRAND...

Debbie : )

10/10/2005 6:41:33 PM

 
Jill Odice
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This is so beautiful. Of course I love any old barn, house or building, but the extraordinariness of this puts it over the top in creativity and beauty! Well done Deborah!

10/10/2005 7:45:33 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Exceptional effects and PS work, Deborah, and the coloring throughout the image is awesome!! Spectacular!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

10/10/2005 8:22:16 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you so much for your very generous comments on this barn!

10/10/2005 8:44:44 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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This is wonderful...love the effects! I just shot about every barn in Vermont and I like the different look here.

10/11/2005 6:31:56 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Beautiful work Deborah ~ I love the finished result!

10/11/2005 7:08:51 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Fantastic work, beautiful image, Deborah!! Love this! Thanks for the info too!

10/11/2005 9:50:16 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Wow...

10/11/2005 2:23:57 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you so very much, Linda, Susan, Jenny and Stephen!

10/11/2005 5:55:07 PM

 

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This is beautiful Deborah! Gorgeous colors and effect, excellent work!

10/12/2005 3:13:53 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Hi Reine, thank you so much for your comments!

10/12/2005 8:23:48 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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wow so gorgeous and love the fx you got

10/13/2005 6:55:20 AM

 
Andrew I. Boyd
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Just plaim brilliant :-0

10/14/2005 9:48:40 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you Cathy and Andrew!

10/21/2005 1:03:14 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Count me in as one of your many admirers of this splendid work of art! The rich colors provide life to that old, barely standing barn. Wonderful work, Deb!

10/29/2005 8:42:06 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thanks so much Cora, I'm glad you enjoyed this barn!

10/31/2005 5:54:04 PM

 
Nicole Kessel

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Outstanding job! Very beautiful effects!

11/1/2005 6:07:47 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thanks so much, Nicole!

11/1/2005 7:20:38 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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I have lost count Deborah, but CONGRATUIONS again!

11/23/2005 6:36:06 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Again, Deb, big congratulations!

11/23/2005 6:37:47 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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I've lost count too, Deborah!! Once again...big Congratulations!!

11/23/2005 7:06:14 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Wow Deb, another beautiful well deserved finalist.
Deborah, your gallery proves to me that the judges award only the very best and don't try to spread the awards around evenly. If they did that, I would be done with Bp. Congratulations again! Good luck with all your finalists in the next round.

11/23/2005 9:31:33 AM

 
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Congratulations, again, and I'm happy to say it, again! Wonderful work, Deborah!

11/23/2005 11:54:25 AM

 
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Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words, and warm congrats on this image! I truly appreciate your time stopping by to comment. Best of luck to everyone too! ~ Deb

11/23/2005 12:39:13 PM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Deborah!!!

11/23/2005 2:24:16 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Wow, this is awesome Deb, congratulations!!

11/23/2005 4:38:18 PM

 
Nicole Kessel

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Congratulations, Deborah! Another well deserved finalist!

11/23/2005 6:25:51 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Another gorgeous finalist, Deborah!!! Big congratulations!

11/23/2005 7:47:31 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS, Deborah, on all of your Finalists and for a great month!! Very best of luck to you in the next round with all of them!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

11/23/2005 10:06:52 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations on all of your beautiful finalists, Deborah! Best of luck in the next round!

11/24/2005 5:28:55 AM

 
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again and again!
sure why not?
congrats!

11/24/2005 6:51:07 AM

 
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Congratulations on this capture, Deborah...I just love old barns and you've done this one justice!!!!

11/24/2005 8:29:28 AM

 
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So glad to see this one again too, Deb! The judges know great work when they see it. :) Congratulations!

11/25/2005 8:34:05 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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I appreciate your kind comments and thoughtful congrats on this image! Thanks so much! ~ Deb

11/26/2005 8:20:01 AM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Beautiful artwork on this amazing image

9/6/2006 8:58:38 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you very much for commenting, Kenneth!

9/6/2006 9:16:39 AM

 
Rosemary Sampson
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I stumbled upon your website but will return often for inspiration. You do amazing work. Take a bow!

3/21/2009 4:29:00 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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A Beautiful barn and image, Deb.

8/31/2009 9:29:55 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you Rosemary and Shelly!

8/31/2009 10:57:06 AM

 
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great work here. Sounds like a Psedo-Orton effect?

10/12/2012 6:31:37 PM

 
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