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Aimee C. Eisaman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/13/2007

Phello Photogs- Week 8 Vicki

Vicki has been itchin to share this one with us and see what we've got! Have fun! :~)

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6/21/2009 6:16:43 AM

Ellen H. Robertson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/19/2009
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Vicki this is a great shot. I love old barns and this one is wonderful.
Here is what I did, cloned, colors level, gaussian blur, erased barn, sharpened barn, high pass, color burn opacity 40%. Then I could not resist, duplicated did the graphic pen stroke 14, darkness 15 then erased at 25% opacity. Flipped and cropped.

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6/21/2009 8:02:15 AM

Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006
Great barn! I, too, like barns and old buildings. I just never run across them very often. I couldn't resist and did two -- one straightforward with what I would consider just regular workflow-type alterations to the original image. To get the roof to have more color I had to multiply a couple of times and just brush over the roof. I also had to bright more light into the face of the barn. Finally, I ended up with a high pass to bring out more texture in the barn and took out the trash and and simple eliminated the pole with a tighter crop.

Then I wondered what it would look like sepia with selective coloring on the mailbox. What do you Phellos think?

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6/21/2009 10:37:40 AM

Aimee C. Eisaman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/13/2007
Okay I forgot to write as I was editing so I'll try to remember. I flipped croppped, cloned the mail box, trash can, pole, shadows of the pole. I brought in a different sky by making a dup of the original and placing the new sky between the dup and the original then erasing it off the dup. Then I made an adjustment layer on the sky using gradient mapping to make the new sky match the color of the sky that was intwined in the branches of the trees. Used Topaz Spicify on my top layer. Flattened then added solar flare.

I too love old barns....have never taken any pictures of them though....I guess I just don't know where to start to show their beauty the way I see them.

Yes Debbie I think sepia with anything red looks neat! :~)

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6/21/2009 11:56:20 AM

Vicki Snow
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2008
Here's my version..I did alot of cloning...took out the pole...mailbox and the tree on the far right. Re- constructed that end of the building. Replaced the driveway with grass. Saturated colors pretty heavy...did a high pass...cuz I have that now......converted to sepia...then messed with the contrast a bit. I'll post the color version also...the sepia is my favorite.

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6/21/2009 8:33:55 PM

Jeff E Jensen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2008
Here's my version. Cloned out the mailbox and trash cans. 5x7 crop to get rid of the power pole. Converted to black and white then used colored pencil filter.

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6/21/2009 11:36:26 PM

Michael Kelly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/17/2005
Well I got my computer up and running with a brand new 1.5 TB drive and editing software and monitor calibrated. So here is my version.

I really liked the shot Vicki and did very little adjusting to the original.
Crop and flip converted to B&W with a sky replacement in color and selective color for the great rusty roof which I loved. Cloned the trash container, but decided to leave the mail and paper boxes as part of the story. I used a dark stormy sky which has a B&W look even though it is color. so here you go.

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6/22/2009 12:23:15 AM

Dale Hardin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/12/2006
Vicki, this is an excellent challenge and a lot more difficult than it looks at first glance.

I like a lot of what I see being done, and it influenced me to take another approach. I decided to treat it as a night scene and to imagine what it would be like to approach in the dark and how the animals would react.

I duplicated the shot, reduced the saturation, added a blue filter, multiplied the image, added a new sky which I reversed to match the light source, multiplied that and reduced it's saturation. I then rendered a lighting effect using the omni setting to accent the light source. Then just for kicks added a star for interest.

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6/24/2009 9:39:04 AM

Jodi M. Walsh
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/7/2007
i wanted to bring out the age in this barn so I did a few things. cloned all the distractions. applied a couple of topaz filters, then applied an aged photo filter. I desaturated a little and this is what I got.

love these old barn pictures! thanks for sharing Vicki

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6/24/2009 11:57:38 AM

Rita K. Connell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/22/2008
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flip, I removed the pole and trash can, lighten it quite abit with curves, Filter/ glowing edges then I turn to Black and White
© Rita K. Connell
Nikon D300 Digital...
sorry I've taken so long

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6/25/2009 9:53:50 PM

Susan M. Reynolds
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/4/2007
I came in here to post my photo and saw that everyone else wrote down what they did...gosh...I forgot to do that.
I only remember that I flipped the photo, and added two Nik filters after a little cropping. I think one was midnight blue and the other was paper toner. I think I lightened the center of the barn...but that was an experiment as I don't know how to use the dodge/burn tool, was just playing around with it.
Nothing special, just wanted to give it the old-timey feel that seems to go with the old barn.

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7/4/2009 7:40:37 PM

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