Pastoral Poem

© Deborah Sandidge

Pastoral Poem

Sandy Landon 10/10/2005 3:39:20 PM

This is wonderful!! Fantastic effects!!!

Janine Russell 10/10/2005 3:46:41 PM

Deborah, what a find; wonderful color and effects. #1938146

Ken Grooms 10/10/2005 3:51:01 PM

What a work of art!!!!!!!!!!

Would'nt we all like to be there?! #1938161

Sharon Day 10/10/2005 3:52:38 PM

This is just gorgeous, Deborah!!! #1938166

Judy S. Fung 10/10/2005 3:55:07 PM

Terrific image and effects, Deborah! #1938172

Colette M. Metcalf 10/10/2005 3:58:51 PM

This is just beautiful, Deborah!!! #1938185

Terry R. Hatfield 10/10/2005 4:09:55 PM

Beautiful Job on This Debby!I Like The Editing:-) #1938221

Gail Vitikacs 10/10/2005 4:25:35 PM

WOW...this is sooooo lovely!!! Love the effects! #1938280

Wally Orlowsky 10/10/2005 4:34:44 PM

The colors are so vibrant, yet this has a nice soft feel to it, Deborah. #1938306

Joannie Bertucci 10/10/2005 4:57:17 PM

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! #1938360

Anita Hogue 10/10/2005 5:36:47 PM

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!! #1938482

Terry L. Ellis 10/10/2005 5:37:58 PM

Magical, artistic creation, Deborah! Simply stunning! Perfect title, too! #1938488

Deborah Sandidge 10/10/2005 5:42:47 PM

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) #1938507

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/10/2005 5:52:05 PM

HUH...can you explain that again??? lol Just kidding....Wow, beautiful and a lot of work...Love it! #1938543

Jeff Robinson 10/10/2005 5:56:03 PM

What a wonderful image! You did a great job capturing this and with the effects! My hat is off! Jeff #1938558

Nobu Nagase 10/10/2005 6:07:34 PM

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... #1938595

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 10/10/2005 6:18:18 PM

Amazing work Deb, awesome effects! #1938618

Debbie Fleri 10/10/2005 6:41:33 PM

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

Debbie : ) #1938692

Jill Odice 10/10/2005 7:45:33 PM

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! #1938844

Stanley J. Contrades 10/10/2005 8:22:16 PM

Exceptional effects and PS work, Deborah, and the coloring throughout the image is awesome!! Spectacular!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1938918

Deborah Sandidge 10/10/2005 8:44:44 PM

Thank you so much for your very generous comments on this barn! #1938941

Linda D. Lester 10/11/2005 6:31:56 AM

This is the effects! I just shot about every barn in Vermont and I like the different look here. #1940201

Susie Peek-Swint 10/11/2005 7:08:51 AM

Beautiful work Deborah ~ I love the finished result! #1940305

Jenny Bosmans 10/11/2005 9:50:16 AM

Fantastic work, beautiful image, Deborah!! Love this! Thanks for the info too! #1940897

Stephen Zacker 10/11/2005 2:23:57 PM

Wow... #1941710

Deborah Sandidge 10/11/2005 5:55:07 PM

Thank you so very much, Linda, Susan, Jenny and Stephen! #1942332

Photographer 10/12/2005 3:13:53 AM

This is beautiful Deborah! Gorgeous colors and effect, excellent work! #1943096

Deborah Sandidge 10/12/2005 8:23:48 PM

Hi Reine, thank you so much for your comments! #1946252

Cathy Barrows 10/13/2005 6:55:20 AM

wow so gorgeous and love the fx you got #1947560

Andrew I. Boyd 10/14/2005 9:48:40 AM

Just plaim brilliant :-0 #1951808

Deborah Sandidge 10/21/2005 1:03:14 PM

Thank you Cathy and Andrew! #1979233

Cora Miller 10/29/2005 8:42:06 PM

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! #2013116

Deborah Sandidge 10/31/2005 5:54:04 PM

Thanks so much Cora, I'm glad you enjoyed this barn! #2020200

Nicole Kessel 11/1/2005 6:07:47 PM

Outstanding job! Very beautiful effects! #2024687

Deborah Sandidge 11/1/2005 7:20:38 PM

Thanks so much, Nicole! #2024861

Gail Vitikacs 11/23/2005 6:36:06 AM

I have lost count Deborah, but CONGRATUIONS again! #2110857

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 11/23/2005 6:37:47 AM

Again, Deb, big congratulations! #2110870

Jenny Bosmans 11/23/2005 7:06:14 AM

I've lost count too, Deborah!! Once again...big Congratulations!! #2111136

Barbara Helgason 11/23/2005 9:31:33 AM

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. #2112177

Terry L. Ellis 11/23/2005 11:54:25 AM

Congratulations, again, and I'm happy to say it, again! Wonderful work, Deborah! #2113085

Deborah Sandidge 11/23/2005 12:39:13 PM

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 #2113387

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 11/23/2005 2:24:16 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Deborah!!! #2114047

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/23/2005 4:38:18 PM

Wow, this is awesome Deb, congratulations!! #2114599

Nicole Kessel 11/23/2005 6:25:51 PM

Congratulations, Deborah! Another well deserved finalist! #2114956

Sharon Day 11/23/2005 7:47:31 PM

Another gorgeous finalist, Deborah!!! Big congratulations! #2115234

Stanley J. Contrades 11/23/2005 10:06:52 PM

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,

Marie Fields 11/24/2005 5:28:55 AM

Congratulations on all of your beautiful finalists, Deborah! Best of luck in the next round! #2116138

Danilo Piccioni 11/24/2005 6:51:07 AM

again and again!
sure why not?
congrats! #2116455

Jim Kinnunen 11/24/2005 8:29:28 AM

Congratulations on this capture, Deborah...I just love old barns and you've done this one justice!!!! #2116808

Cora Miller 11/25/2005 8:34:05 PM

So glad to see this one again too, Deb! The judges know great work when they see it. :) Congratulations! #2120727

Deborah Sandidge 11/26/2005 8:20:01 AM

I appreciate your kind comments and thoughtful congrats on this image! Thanks so much! ~ Deb #2122066

Kenneth Mucke 9/6/2006 8:58:38 AM

Beautiful artwork on this amazing image #3274522

Deborah Sandidge 9/6/2006 9:16:39 AM

Thank you very much for commenting, Kenneth! #3274577

Rosemary Sampson 3/21/2009 4:29:00 PM

I stumbled upon your website but will return often for inspiration. You do amazing work. Take a bow! #7312791

Shelly A. Van Camp 8/31/2009 9:29:55 AM

A Beautiful barn and image, Deb. #7903808

Deborah Sandidge 8/31/2009 10:57:06 AM

Thank you Rosemary and Shelly! #7904109

john forrant 10/12/2012 6:31:37 PM

great work here. Sounds like a Psedo-Orton effect? #10367188

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Weathered barn in rural North Carolina, (digital sandwich technique in Photoshop.)

Uploaded on 10/10/2005 3:38:05 PM

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Camera: Nikon D2X Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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