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Old Sacramento   Featured in Digital Darkroom #054
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Old Sac' Town
Old Sac' Town

Original shot taken in March of 2006 in downtown Old Sacramento, California

1/80, f5.6, ISO 100, handheld

I created this old fashioned effect in PS CS2 using six different layers (added a wrinkled background, added film grain, played with levels and saturation, etc) and then turned to sepia, erased and burned around the edges.
© Cristi Bastian
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William F. Clair
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    Fantastic shot, and the effects match the composition.

3/30/2007 1:17:36 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Great image here, Cristi, love the effects too ... Dominick

3/30/2007 1:59:13 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Wow!! Wonderful vintage look and feel to this image, Cristi!! Very impressive DDR work!!

3/30/2007 2:07:02 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Teriffic effects here, Cristi!!

3/30/2007 2:24:14 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Very impressive effects work, Cristi. Jim

3/30/2007 2:57:24 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent job Cristi! This turned out Great!! Jeff

3/30/2007 4:52:58 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Fantastic image. The effects you used fit the subject to a T. Gorgeous!

3/30/2007 8:56:45 AM

 
Cristi Bastian
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Thank you all so much!!

3/30/2007 11:15:37 AM

 
Cristi Bastian
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Thank you all so much!!

3/30/2007 11:15:38 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nie work, Cristi. Love the effects.

3/30/2007 11:59:52 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Excellent technique, beautifully done, Cristi!

3/30/2007 5:05:47 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Beautiful image and wonderful work, Cristi!!

3/30/2007 11:56:16 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Terrific nostalgic image!!

3/31/2007 1:10:38 AM

 
Cristi Bastian
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Thanks Kay, Dan, Evy and Paul! I appreciate it!

4/8/2007 12:18:41 PM

 
Carol Teal
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What a terrific capture Cristi! I love your effects; it does look so old! Great job!

7/11/2007 9:52:04 AM

 
Cristi Bastian
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Thank you Carol!

7/16/2007 12:44:53 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Wonderful effects and presentation, Cristi!

7/16/2007 2:58:15 AM

 
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Fantastic effect!Wonderfully done,Cristi!!

7/16/2007 3:36:01 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Terrific capture, Christi-- the effect is FANTASTIC! :)

7/16/2007 3:51:39 AM

 
Sharon K. King
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Wow, Awesome PS work, this is Amazing!

7/16/2007 5:18:13 AM

 
Girish Vaghela
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Great old tone, Lovey, Cristi!!

7/16/2007 6:12:01 AM

 
Cristi Bastian
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Thank you all so much!

7/16/2007 7:14:43 AM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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FANTASTIC PS work on this great image!!!

7/16/2007 7:20:36 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Creative and artistic - great use of effects!!

7/16/2007 4:46:57 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Truly EXCELLENT vintage effects work on this beautiful image, Cristi!! Love it!

7/16/2007 5:57:45 PM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Great job Cristi!! Great old time effects!!

7/16/2007 6:24:21 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Fabulous recreation of an old town.

7/16/2007 8:12:48 PM

 
Harmeet Singh
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Gorgeous image here.Very well done.

7/16/2007 9:01:23 PM

 
Steven E. Ray
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I use to instruct in Photoshop and recognize a well executed deployment of its capabilities. This is expectional in so many ways! A+ :)

7/17/2007 2:00:20 AM

 
Vishal Sharma
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Awesome image! The way you have presented is just amazing! Very well done!

7/17/2007 11:55:45 AM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Wonderful image and effects, Cristi!

7/17/2007 9:36:38 PM

 
April  Riggs
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BEAUTIFUL!

7/18/2007 2:15:44 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Superb PS work, Cristi! I have the same shot and never thought of creating this marvelous effect!! Where do you live? I live in Sacramento.

7/19/2007 9:24:39 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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I just love how this turned out with the effects and toning Cristi. Perfect choices to really add the right mood here!

7/21/2007 11:06:14 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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Wonderful image, Cristi! Excellent work on this!

Judyann <><

7/24/2007 6:04:29 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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WTG, CHRISTI!!
CONGRATS AND BEST OF LUCK IN THE NEXT ROUND
:)

8/27/2007 7:18:38 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Christi!!

8/27/2007 7:50:49 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Cristi!!

8/27/2007 10:18:49 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Big congratulations, Cristi!

8/27/2007 10:20:46 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and best of luck in the next round Cristi. Love these effects!

8/28/2007 9:27:32 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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WOW!!
YOU WON, Cristi--- CONGRATS!!
:)

8/29/2007 8:51:44 AM

 
cheryl m. phillips
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I love this one!
AWESOME IMAGE!
Congrats, Cristi!
~cheryl

8/29/2007 8:59:37 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this super Winner, Cristi! :)

8/29/2007 10:18:06 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Great post work, Cristi!! Congratulations on the win.

8/29/2007 11:06:41 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Wonderful image Cristi! A well deserved congratulations on your winner!, Allen

8/29/2007 1:39:58 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

8/29/2007 1:42:41 PM

 
Lester A. Garcia
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A deserving winner Cristi. CONGRATULATIONS!

8/29/2007 4:37:49 PM

 
Cristi Bastian
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Wow - thank you all so very much! And thanks betterphoto!

8/29/2007 4:53:21 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Cristi, huge Congratulations on this Winner!!

8/29/2007 6:12:45 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Cristi,congratulation on your super win.

8/29/2007 8:35:17 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your second place win, Cristi!

8/29/2007 8:42:56 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Beautiful winner, Cristi! Congratulations!!

8/29/2007 9:52:49 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Cristi, big congratulations on your Second Place Win!

8/29/2007 10:34:12 PM

 
Ross Throndson
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Fantastic Work, Cristi....Many Congratulations on your Win!!

8/30/2007 1:48:43 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Very creative and original. Congratulations

8/30/2007 5:55:46 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations Cristi on this stunning winner!

9/2/2007 8:08:19 PM

 
Steven E. Ray
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I must have overlooked this one previously, because I really like photos relaying antiquity. Your filter work on this is just perfect Cristi. Well deserved Congratulations!

9/5/2007 10:05:03 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Belated CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win for this beautifully crafted image, Cristi!!

12/20/2007 1:32:10 AM

 
Carol Teal
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I missed this great win too Cristi! This certainly deserved to win...a belated congrats to you!

2/7/2008 11:25:29 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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The execution and outcome of your work is exceptional on this image, Cristi! Beautifully done! Congratulations on your well-deserved win!!
Aloha,
Stan

7/12/2008 12:34:19 AM

 
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