Old Sac' Town

© Cristi Bastian

Old Sac' Town

William F. Clair 3/30/2007 1:17:36 AM

Fantastic shot, and the effects match the composition. #628735

Dominick M. Dimacale 3/30/2007 1:59:13 AM

Great image here, Cristi, love the effects too ... Dominick #4111188

Su Sana E. P 3/30/2007 2:07:02 AM

Wow!! Wonderful vintage look and feel to this image, Cristi!! Very impressive DDR work!! #4111195

Rakesh Syal 3/30/2007 2:24:14 AM

Teriffic effects here, Cristi!! #4111213

Jim Huffield 3/30/2007 2:57:24 AM

Very impressive effects work, Cristi. Jim #4111264

Jeff Robinson 3/30/2007 4:52:58 AM

Excellent job Cristi! This turned out Great!! Jeff #4111655

Marsha S. Smith 3/30/2007 8:56:45 AM

Fantastic image. The effects you used fit the subject to a T. Gorgeous! #4112714

Cristi Bastian 3/30/2007 11:15:37 AM

Thank you all so much!! #4113113

Cristi Bastian 3/30/2007 11:15:38 AM

Thank you all so much!! #4113114

Kay E. Mahoney 3/30/2007 11:59:52 AM

Nie work, Cristi. Love the effects. #4113278

Dan Holm 3/30/2007 5:05:47 PM

Excellent technique, beautifully done, Cristi! #4113967

Evy Johansen 3/30/2007 11:56:16 PM

Beautiful image and wonderful work, Cristi!! #4114464

Paul E. Earl 3/31/2007 1:10:38 AM

Terrific nostalgic image!! #4114562

Cristi Bastian 4/8/2007 12:18:41 PM

Thanks Kay, Dan, Evy and Paul! I appreciate it! #4143652

Carol Teal 7/11/2007 9:52:04 AM

What a terrific capture Cristi! I love your effects; it does look so old! Great job! #4496981

Cristi Bastian 7/16/2007 12:44:53 AM

Thank you Carol! #4512758

Barbara Waldoch 7/16/2007 2:58:15 AM

Wonderful effects and presentation, Cristi! #4513010

Ujjwal Mukherjee 7/16/2007 3:36:01 AM

Fantastic effect!Wonderfully done,Cristi!! #4513165

Jennifer L. Alder 7/16/2007 3:51:39 AM

Terrific capture, Christi-- the effect is FANTASTIC! :) #4513248

Sharon King 7/16/2007 5:18:13 AM

Wow, Awesome PS work, this is Amazing! #4513721

Girish Vaghela 7/16/2007 6:12:01 AM

Great old tone, Lovey, Cristi!! #4513966

Cristi Bastian 7/16/2007 7:14:43 AM

Thank you all so much! #4514319

Alexis Yobbagy 7/16/2007 7:20:36 AM

FANTASTIC PS work on this great image!!! #4514350

Janet McNeil 7/16/2007 4:46:57 PM

Creative and artistic - great use of effects!! #4515570

Dan Holm 7/16/2007 5:57:45 PM

Truly EXCELLENT vintage effects work on this beautiful image, Cristi!! Love it! #4515795

Derek D. Dafoe 7/16/2007 6:24:21 PM

Great job Cristi!! Great old time effects!! #4515865

Nobu Nagase 7/16/2007 8:12:48 PM

Fabulous recreation of an old town.

Dr. Harmeet Singh 7/16/2007 9:01:23 PM

Gorgeous image here.Very well done. #4516229

Steven E. Ray 7/17/2007 2:00:20 AM

I use to instruct in Photoshop and recognize a well executed deployment of its capabilities. This is expectional in so many ways! A+ :) #4516771

Vishal Sharma 7/17/2007 11:55:45 AM

Awesome image! The way you have presented is just amazing! Very well done! #4519123

Raymond Pauly 7/17/2007 9:36:38 PM

Wonderful image and effects, Cristi! #4520612

April Riggs 7/18/2007 2:15:44 PM

BEAUTIFUL! #4523778

Pat Gamwell 7/19/2007 9:24:39 PM

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. #4529126

Kristi A. Howson 7/21/2007 11:06:14 AM

I just love how this turned out with the effects and toning Cristi. Perfect choices to really add the right mood here! #4535841

Judyann Plante 7/24/2007 6:04:29 PM

Wonderful image, Cristi! Excellent work on this!

Judyann <>< #4550717

Jennifer L. Alder 8/27/2007 7:18:38 PM

:) #4708843

Evy Johansen 8/27/2007 7:50:49 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Christi!! #4709110

Su Sana E. P 8/27/2007 10:18:49 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Cristi!! #4709992

Raymond Pauly 8/27/2007 10:20:46 PM

Big congratulations, Cristi! #4709997

Kristi A. Howson 8/28/2007 9:27:32 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and best of luck in the next round Cristi. Love these effects! #4712188

Jennifer L. Alder 8/29/2007 8:51:44 AM

:) #4717970

cheryl m. phillips 8/29/2007 8:59:37 AM

I love this one!
Congrats, Cristi!
~cheryl #4718021

Jenny Bosmans 8/29/2007 10:18:06 AM

Congratulations on this super Winner, Cristi! :) #4718620

Mick Burkey 8/29/2007 11:06:41 AM

Great post work, Cristi!! Congratulations on the win. #4718910

ALLEN O. HOWARD 8/29/2007 1:39:58 PM

Wonderful image Cristi! A well deserved congratulations on your winner!, Allen #4719734

Kay E. Mahoney 8/29/2007 1:42:41 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4719748

Lester A. Garcia 8/29/2007 4:37:49 PM

A deserving winner Cristi. CONGRATULATIONS! #4720540

Cristi Bastian 8/29/2007 4:53:21 PM

Wow - thank you all so very much! And thanks betterphoto! #4720615

Su Sana E. P 8/29/2007 6:12:45 PM

Cristi, huge Congratulations on this Winner!! #4720855

Graeme yew Chow 8/29/2007 8:35:17 PM

Cristi,congratulation on your super win. #4721507

Evy Johansen 8/29/2007 8:42:56 PM

Big congratulations on your second place win, Cristi! #4721540

Darryl Wilkinson 8/29/2007 9:52:49 PM

Beautiful winner, Cristi! Congratulations!! #4721738

Janine Russell 8/29/2007 10:34:12 PM

Cristi, big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4721876

Ross Throndson 8/30/2007 1:48:43 AM

Fantastic Work, Cristi....Many Congratulations on your Win!! #4722415

Stephen Zacker 8/30/2007 5:55:46 PM

Very creative and original. Congratulations #4725834

Kristi A. Howson 9/2/2007 8:08:19 PM

Congratulations Cristi on this stunning winner! #4738141

Steven E. Ray 9/5/2007 10:05:03 PM

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! #4753152

Mary K. Robison 12/20/2007 1:32:10 AM

Belated CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win for this beautifully crafted image, Cristi!! #5232961

Carol Teal 2/7/2008 11:25:29 PM

I missed this great win too Cristi! This certainly deserved to win...a belated congrats to you! #5462116

Stanley J. Contrades 7/12/2008 12:34:19 AM

The execution and outcome of your work is exceptional on this image, Cristi! Beautifully done! Congratulations on your well-deserved win!!
Stan #6169938

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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.

Uploaded on 3/30/2007 12:48:45 AM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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