Bonnie C. Lackey 6/18/2004 6:01:45 AM

Love the misty atmosphere, subtle colors and wonderful lighting... #139086

Julie Abston 6/18/2004 6:12:57 AM

Thank you so much Bonnie!!! I did a lot of PS work on this. I am uploading the original for comparison. Thanks for taking the time to comment!!! #603301

Cathy Barrows 6/18/2004 6:20:51 AM

great sky did you achieve only suggestion would be to remove the power lines #603325

Lori Ditlefsen 6/18/2004 6:26:59 AM

I agree, the power lines have to go! The sky is pretty but almost over powering the shot. I might have left the blue sky but sharped the color and made the clouds bright white. I love the color and look of the grass and bales. Nice job Julie! #603353

Julie Abston 6/18/2004 7:28:47 AM

Thank you so much Cathy and Lori for your helpful suggestions!! I don't know why I left the power lines...!? I do agree that they should have been cloned over! I achieved the sky colors by selecting just the sky, then using a filter in the flaming pear plugin called aetherize. Again, I really appreciate your comments!! #603536

Alisha May Furbish 6/18/2004 8:58:57 AM

Fabulous effects! #603704

Julie Abston 6/18/2004 9:18:41 AM

Thank you Alisha! I really apreciate it!! Thanks for taking the time to comment!!! #603747

Carolina K. Smith 6/18/2004 11:30:43 AM

Great work! Jury's out w/me on the power lines... They add realism and scale, and they are everywhere, it seems, where farming is...

If you take them out, when you upload the new pix, be sure to include this for comparison! #603855

Julie Abston 6/18/2004 6:05:50 PM

Thank you so much Carolina!! This is the first time I have uploaded an orginal for comparison. It has been fun and interesting to hear different opinions. Thank you so much for sharing yours!! I truly appreciate it! #604223

Colette M. Metcalf 6/18/2004 8:50:02 PM

Beautiful, Julie!! I too would remove the power lines!! This is a great image! #604432

Julie Abston 6/19/2004 5:16:24 AM

Thank you Colette!! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment!!!! #604714

Dale Ann Cubbage 6/22/2004 12:29:57 AM

Wow, I have to disagree with Lori, I think the sky color is what makes this so impressive. I love all the tones and colors in this! I love hay bale shots anyway, and I think this is the prettiest one I've ever seen. Great job Julie! Powerlines gotta go though!

da #609385

Dale Ann Cubbage 7/17/2004 4:38:03 AM

Yay Julie! Apparantly those power lines were not an issue! Congrats! #651956

Judith G. Secco 7/17/2004 5:35:36 AM

Beautifully done, Julie. Power lines or not! Congratulations.
Judy #652103

Julie Abston 7/17/2004 6:49:28 AM

Thank you Dale Ann and Judy!!!! I resubmitted the shot w/out powerlines, but I didn't get it in until this month. Thank you both so much for taking the time to comment!! I truly appreciate it!! #652520

Lori Ditlefsen 7/17/2004 7:57:28 AM

Congrats Julie! #652953

Julie Abston 7/17/2004 8:41:55 AM

Thank you so very much, Lori!!! #653193

Leonard Pierce 7/17/2004 3:28:15 PM

Congratulations Julie!!! #654214

Cathy Barrows 7/17/2004 5:37:56 PM

Congrats!...Good Luck! #654524

Julie Abston 7/17/2004 6:25:29 PM

Thank you Len and Cathy!!! I appreciate it!!!!! #654676

Michael Brown 7/17/2004 9:37:25 PM

Simply have to love this one!
The lighting, comp, and colors involved are wonderful!!

Congrats! #655212

Julie Abston 7/18/2004 6:47:33 AM

Thank you so much Michael! What a nice compliment!!! I appreciate you taking the time to comment! #655646

Noel Baebler 7/18/2004 6:15:36 PM

Glorious! (I had to use a thesaurus to find a word more worthy than merely "beautiful.") #656589

Julie Abston 7/18/2004 6:47:22 PM

Wow! Thank you so very much Noel!!! I really apprecite your comment!!!! Thank you for using such a meaningful word!!! #656620

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Effects done in PS7.

Uploaded on 6/18/2004 5:57:44 AM

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