The Red Umbrella

© Susan M. Hembree

The Red Umbrella

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 9/23/2007 11:49:53 PM

This is the Before Photo of The Red Umbrella. #745478

Evy Johansen level-classic 9/24/2007 12:07:34 AM

Very beautiful image, Susan!! wonderful work!! #4835227

Susie Peek-Swint level-classic 9/24/2007 12:15:59 AM

Lovely image Sue ~ great ps work! #4835273

Pat Gamwell level-classic 9/24/2007 12:19:43 AM

Superb PS work on this exquisite art piece, Susan! LOVE it! #4835298

William Johnson level-classic 9/24/2007 12:31:05 AM

I see what you mean about PS work Susan. You have truly done a fantastic job in editing this image. Bill J. #4835356

Sue McLeod level-classic 9/24/2007 2:12:02 AM

WOW!! Great image Susan! I love your PS work... terrific forsite in taking the shot in the first place. Congratulations!!! #4835633

Nilesh J. Bhange level-classic 9/24/2007 2:25:33 AM

Excellent execution!! Nice work :) #4835668

Nikki McDonald level-classic 9/24/2007 3:31:57 AM

Loved the result even before I saw the before--with the comparison, I can just say WOW. Beautiful job, Sue. #4835878

Joy Rector level-classic 9/24/2007 3:36:29 AM

well done #4835910

Ray & Audrey Clarke level-classic 9/24/2007 3:40:06 AM

Great work Susan, Well done!!!(R) #4835933

Rhonda Burger level-classic 9/24/2007 4:12:16 AM

Nice PS Work Susan. I love the picture, the color is so vibrant. Rhonda #4836126

Amber Kennedy level-classic 9/24/2007 5:32:32 AM

Super work! One day I will be able to do that too! #4836529

Dr Silly level-classic 9/24/2007 5:39:40 AM

WOW, you took a OK photo and turned it in to a piece of art. Beautiful. :O)
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Christopher J. Budny level-classic 9/24/2007 5:41:50 AM

What a transformation! Great work! #4836562

Joan Powell level-classic 9/24/2007 9:06:44 PM

Excellent work !! #4841391

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 9/24/2007 9:59:13 PM

Thanks all for your kind responses! #4841465

Nikki McDonald level-classic 10/24/2007 8:32:02 PM

Love this finalist, Sue. Congratulations and good luck. #4974560

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 10/24/2007 8:46:45 PM

Wow, what you did is a magic! Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Susan!! #4974797

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 10/24/2007 8:51:37 PM

Thanks, Nikki and Alex! #4974863

Carol Teal level-classic 10/24/2007 10:08:44 PM

Wow..love seeing the before and after. Great job, and this is really stunning! Congrats on your finalist! #4975692

Cesar J. La Rosa level-classic 10/24/2007 10:59:49 PM

Big Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL Finalist, Susan!!!
Cesar #4975950

Sherry K. Adkins level-classic 10/25/2007 12:01:50 AM

Congrats, Susan, on your finalist. #4976148

Mike Perez level-classic 10/25/2007 2:48:27 AM

Great DD work on your beautiful Finalist, Susan. Congratulations! #4976542

Katarina Mansson level-classic 10/25/2007 4:05:47 AM

Congrats (again) Susan! #4976933

Daniella Puente level-classic 10/25/2007 9:05:59 AM

Love the post edition work!!! is amazing what you did after the original :) great finalist :))) #4979438

Dr Silly level-classic 10/25/2007 11:03:13 AM

Congratulations on your finalist for this piece of art. :O)

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Gail Vitikacs level-classic 10/25/2007 12:29:46 PM

This is tremendous! Congratulations! #4980705

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 10/25/2007 5:54:28 PM

Great job with this Susan; congrats on your Finalist! Jeff #4982434

Susan Fox level-classic 10/25/2007 6:15:52 PM

Congratulations Sue! Fantastic PS work!!! #4982563

John Caruso level-classic 10/26/2007 2:15:32 PM

Congrats on your well deserved gold, Susan! #4986714

Nikki McDonald level-classic 10/26/2007 2:16:43 PM

Congratulations, Susan--this is a wonderful winning photo. So glad to see gold on it. #4986723

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 10/26/2007 2:44:26 PM

Congratulations Sue on your winner!!! #4986947

Karen Engelbreth 10/26/2007 3:04:59 PM

Congratulations Susan!

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Cyn D Valentine level-classic 10/26/2007 3:48:51 PM

Beautiful!! Congratulations Susan..great winner! #4987329

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 10/26/2007 4:09:03 PM

Congratulations on your gold, Susan!!

Bob #4987433

Mike Perez level-classic 10/26/2007 4:10:26 PM

Congratulations on your great Win, Susan! #4987441

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 10/26/2007 4:13:54 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Susan!! #4987464

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 10/26/2007 4:36:00 PM

Thank you all for your much appreciated comments! #4987569

Sam Britt level-classic 10/26/2007 4:48:55 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Susan! #4987616

Susan Fox level-classic 10/26/2007 5:43:01 PM

Congratulations Sue! A wonderful win! #4987810

Pat Gamwell level-classic 10/26/2007 6:01:22 PM

WooHoo! WTG, girl! BIG CONGRATS on the GOLD! #4987868

Su Sana E. P level-classic 10/26/2007 6:37:24 PM

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Susan!! #4988053

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 10/26/2007 7:45:42 PM

Thanks Sam, Susan, Pat, and SuSana for your appreciated comments! #4988382

Evy Johansen level-classic 10/26/2007 8:46:01 PM

Big congratulations on your very beautiful win, Susan!! #4988599

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 10/26/2007 9:21:38 PM

Fabulous DD work with gorgeous outcome!
Congreatulations on this well-deserved win, Susan!
--Lisa #4988680

Lester A. Garcia level-classic 10/26/2007 11:56:42 PM

Beautiful win Susan. CONGRATULATIONS! #4988953

Les Rhoades level-classic 10/27/2007 3:11:25 AM

Congratulations on your GOLD medal win! #4989254

Wally Orlowsky level-classic 10/27/2007 5:43:16 AM

Congratulations on this wonderfully worked winner, Susan! #4989707

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 10/27/2007 5:44:55 AM

A well deserved Win Susan; congrats! Jeff #4989717

RC Fritz level-classic 10/27/2007 5:45:56 AM

Well deserved Winner, Susan! Excellent work. Big congratulations! #4989718

Janet McNeil level-classic 10/27/2007 6:18:15 AM

The effects are beautiful!! Congrats (and thanks for sharing how you did it!!!) #4989925

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 10/27/2007 11:12:58 AM

Thanks so much Evy, Lisa, Lester, Les, Wally, Jeff, RC, and Janet. I always like to write how I did things, because if we can all learn, that is a great thing! #4991259

Susan T. Evans level-classic 10/27/2007 10:04:59 PM

Congrats Susan, this is just awesome, WTG!!!! #4993035

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 10/28/2007 8:17:53 AM

Your work paid off! Congratulations on your win, Sue! #4994467

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 10/28/2007 1:58:17 PM

Great work!! Congrats! #4995591

Ursula I. Abresch level-classic 10/28/2007 6:32:32 PM

Many congratulations on your monthly win! I was looking at this image earlier (yesterday), just thinking, what a beautiful composition, and the colour is just right. #4996610

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 10/28/2007 8:01:48 PM

Thanks so much for your very appreciated comments Susan, Chris, Deborah, and Ursula! #4996925

Cesar J. La Rosa level-classic 10/28/2007 8:28:46 PM

I'm so happy to see your beautiful photograph as a WINNER, Susan!!! A very well-deserved recognition!!! Congratulations!!!
Cesar #4997014

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 10/29/2007 3:36:04 PM

Congratulations Susan on your Beautiful Gold Winner!!! Excellent work :0) #5000840

abdullah S. Al-zaid level-classic 10/29/2007 11:54:04 PM

Congratulations Susan, very cool color :) #5002699

Dr Silly level-classic 10/30/2007 1:42:54 PM

And the Gold goes to this wonderful piece of art. Congratulations Susan. :O)
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Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 10/30/2007 6:44:42 PM

Congratulations on your win! Creative and beautiful Susan! #5006950

Sarah G 11/2/2007 9:45:18 AM

I want to thank you for taking the time to give a general discription of how you changed your photo. I don't know my way around the software and yet with your basics I could figure out how to do what I wanted to try.

I actually didn't know that my Elements 5.0 could do all that I've just tried with it. Thanks for taking the time to teach a novice without even knowing it. :)

Congatulations on this wonder piece of work! #5019473

Don Johnson level-classic 11/8/2007 8:29:37 AM

Sue, I absolutely love this shot! The color of the umbrella is wonderful. This is very creative and very well done. Congratulations. #5045086

Sherry K. Adkins level-classic 11/13/2007 7:23:57 PM

Susan, this is really nice. Congrats on the win, it's very well deserved. You did an excellent job with the effects. #5070424

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 11/13/2007 7:49:25 PM

Thanks so much Cesar, Datha, Abdulla, Doc, Donna, Sarah, Don, and Sherry! I really appreciate your very wonderful comments. #5070504

Judy Williams level-classic 5/15/2008 5:07:38 PM

WOW - that's one of the most beautiful images I've ever seen!! #5928073

Candice L. Carter 8/9/2008 7:56:06 AM

Congrats......breathtaking and exquisite! #6291336

Renata Gusciora level-classic 8/17/2008 4:15:40 AM

This is amazing,Susan!Congratulations!!:-) #6323656

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Description


Monthly Theme for September 2007--Beautiful Blur
As I was strolling along at a local Renaissance Festival yesterday, I noticed this Japanese Umbrella being held by a girl. I really loved the umbrella, but wasn't too sure about the entire scene. So, I took a shot of the umbrella and thought that I would try some different things on PS. With this, I did a radial blur and then a motion blur to the background. I then adjusted the colors of the umbrella until I got the red that I liked best. I had to do some dodging and burning of the letters and flowers on the umbrella to bring them out more. There were other smaller details that I did, too, like use the healing brush to paint in strokes for the background in places I thought needed it. See the before photo in the discussion for a comparison.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: -2/6, Exposure Time: 10/300, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 250, White Balance: manual white balance, Focal Length: 40mm, Camera Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 9/23/2007 11:39:50 PM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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