Ye Olde Mill

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 Ye Olde Mill

Les Rhoades Student 12/10/2009 6:57:41 AM

Original image provided #1214624

Datha Y. Thompson 12/10/2009 7:11:34 AM

Beautiful/Excellent work Les ;) #8205787

Cathy Barrows 12/10/2009 7:24:23 AM

excellent...love it #8205799

Rolando Rosito 12/10/2009 7:33:09 AM

Fantastic result Les, great work! #8205817

Dr Silly 12/10/2009 7:33:18 AM

Love the out come. :O) #8205819

Robert Jensen 12/10/2009 7:33:26 AM

This is outstanding work Les #8205820

Kathleen Brennan 12/10/2009 7:53:42 AM

Beautiful work, Les, and thanks for describing your workflow! #8205860

Erika Haight 12/10/2009 9:33:07 AM

this belongs on my wall!!! SUPERB! #8206101

Kara Hendricks 12/10/2009 11:00:04 AM

This is A W E S O M E!!!! #8206171

Joy Rector 12/10/2009 11:20:11 AM

amazing #8206214

Bob Cournoyer 12/10/2009 4:20:25 PM

Happy Un-Theme Day! A+ as usual... :-) #8206774

Dominick M. Dimacale 12/11/2009 4:33:09 PM

This is beautiful, Les.


Dominick #8209478

Mick Burkey 12/15/2009 9:39:20 AM

Wonderful image, Les. All your work really paid off. Love the textures. #8217624

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 12/27/2009 10:29:01 AM

Wonderful image, great technique Les. I love the textures and splash of color! #8249363

Nikki McDonald 1/2/2010 4:11:21 PM

Love the composition here and the splash of red in the flowers in the window box. The textures are perfect. This is my favorite of your December entries but I also liked Home for the Holidays (great lines, light, color) and Rio Dis. Anna (Venice is among my dream destinations). Good luck in this month's contest. #8264759

Stefania Barbier 1/18/2010 2:53:08 PM

congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #8306515

Teri Klinger 1/18/2010 3:04:41 PM

YAY! so happy to see this one move on - congrats Les! #8306683

Nikki McDonald 1/18/2010 3:22:24 PM

So pleased to see the recognition of this charming image, Les. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #8306875

Daniella Puente 1/18/2010 4:14:42 PM

Congratulations! :)) #8307405

Nancyj Hovey 1/18/2010 5:46:46 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your wonderful FINALIST!

Photobucket #8308318

Clyde P. Smith 1/18/2010 6:35:39 PM

Congratulations on a wonderful Finalsit Les. #8308784

Jennifer L. Alder 1/18/2010 7:49:09 PM

Lovely work, Les! Congrats :) #8309366

Sherran Andersen 1/18/2010 9:11:30 PM

Congrats. #8309698

Bunny Snow 1/18/2010 9:13:54 PM

I'm impressed, Les!

Your hard work came out beautifully and the recognition was well earned for this lovely image.

Congratulations on your finalist and good luck on the next round.

~Bunny
#8309710

Bojan Bencic 1/18/2010 11:16:44 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Les. #8310040

Usman M. Bajwa 1/19/2010 12:00:23 AM

Beautiful treatments and description. CONGRATZ. Les!

UB. #8310151

Linda Blair 1/19/2010 5:55:58 AM

Simply gorgeous..awesome work Les...a well deserved finalist...good luck next round....congratulations!!!!!!!! #8311134

Karen Celella 1/19/2010 6:50:58 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Les. Your hard efforts were worth it! #8311350

Mitch Spence 1/19/2010 9:47:36 AM

Congratulations, Les, on your original image, on your excellent post processing work, and on your finalist. #8311929

Claudine Grove 1/19/2010 10:58:24 AM

Fantastic editing! Congrats! #8312095

Christine Czernin 1/19/2010 1:27:05 PM

Many congrats, Les.
Your hard work payed off, the result is stunning and beautiful.
I read your steps a few times and am impressed what you did here. #8312494

Susan Fox 1/19/2010 1:47:10 PM

Congratulations Les #8312553

Kathleen Brennan 1/19/2010 1:53:08 PM

Congratulations! #8312577

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/19/2010 3:30:57 PM

Congrats on this excellent finalist Les, fannnnn..tastic! Very well deserved..

jo ann c. #8312806

Mark S. Cox 1/19/2010 4:59:57 PM

Congrats on a fantastic winner! #8313072

Nikki McDonald 1/19/2010 5:40:19 PM

Big time way to go, Les. First time first place, I think. Congratulations! You know I love your work here. #8313286

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/19/2010 5:55:50 PM

Outstanding Les, I'm very happy to see your FIRST PLACE AWARD!!! WTG~ congratulations! #8313370

William C. Raco 1/19/2010 5:57:48 PM

Excellent work, Les
Congratulations! #8313378

Mary Beth Aiello 1/19/2010 6:19:39 PM

Les -- I loved this from the first moment I saw it. Truly outstanding. Huge congrats on this wonderful First Place Gold. #8313495

Janice Mezzacappa 1/19/2010 6:53:55 PM

Huge Congrats Les on your Gold!! #8313699

Sabrina Ryan 1/19/2010 7:09:23 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your fantastic Win, Les!

#8313773

Clyde P. Smith 1/19/2010 7:27:02 PM

Congratulations Les! #8313854

Erica Murphy 1/19/2010 8:07:45 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner Les! #8313932

Evy Johansen 1/19/2010 8:19:24 PM

Big congratulations on your win, Les!! #8313967

Bunny Snow 1/19/2010 9:12:24 PM

Your finalist has had a major upgrade --a first place win. Now, that is impressive, as is your work. WOW!

Apparently the judges were as impressed as the rest of us.

Myriad congratulations are in order for your win, Les!!!!! #8314087

Usman M. Bajwa 1/19/2010 9:56:39 PM

Many Congratz. on your First Place Winner image, Les. WTG!

UB. #8314145

Jennifer L. Alder 1/19/2010 10:00:11 PM

Congrats on your artistic win, Les! #8314158

Rona L. Schwarz 1/19/2010 10:10:24 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Winner, Les! This is a fantastic image, very creative and artistic. I am in awe of your technical expertise. #8314193

Bojan Bencic 1/19/2010 10:33:08 PM

Congratulations on your win, Les. #8314266

Nancyj Hovey 1/19/2010 10:53:58 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your First Place WINNER! 8o) #8314340

Stefania Barbier 1/19/2010 11:46:38 PM

huge congrats on your win!!!! #8314465

Renee Doyle 1/20/2010 12:00:23 AM

Huge congrats on this awesome win Les!!!
Many thanks too for sharing your technique! #8314510

Leland N. Saunders 1/20/2010 3:06:09 AM

Marvelous work, Les ... well deserved win !!

Lee #8314766

Katarina Mansson 1/20/2010 3:31:42 AM

Congratulations Les! #8314827

Karen Celella 1/20/2010 4:39:02 AM

Congratulations on your impressive first place winning image Les. #8315038

Anne M. Young 1/20/2010 4:42:34 AM

congratulations...makes all that hard work worthwhile.... #8315050

Christopher J. Budny 1/20/2010 6:01:38 AM

Terrific DD work; congratulations on the win, and thanks for sharing the steps! #8315314

Amalia Elena Veralli 1/20/2010 6:18:32 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! I appreciate the time you took to explain your process to us. Thanks! #8315372

Linda Blair 1/20/2010 6:56:49 AM

Congraulations on your awesome winner!!!!!!!!!! #8315476

Cathy Barrows 1/20/2010 7:06:18 AM

Congrats on your 1st place win...loved it from the beginning #8315492

Cathy Barrows 1/20/2010 7:24:47 AM

Congratulations on your 1st Place Gold Award Les. A very well deserving Photo.

Brian #8315570

Connie L. Carpenter 1/20/2010 7:25:40 AM

beautiful, congratulations #8315572

Julianne Bradford 1/20/2010 7:28:44 AM

Effective, beautiful well deserved award winning DD work of art Les!! Congratulations! #8315578

Debra R. Harder 1/20/2010 8:53:23 AM

This is brilliant post-processing work, Les!! LOVE THIS!! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB GOLD WINNER...and thanks for sharing your technique. Deb #8315784

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 1/20/2010 10:29:52 AM

Great work, Lee! Congratulations on your first place Winner!! #8315954

Claudine Grove 1/20/2010 10:33:23 AM

Congrats on winning Gold! #8315965

Kara Hendricks 1/20/2010 11:38:51 AM

I know how much this 1st Place means to you Les... And let me tell ya.. It's a long time comin' for you... You SOOO deserve this one.. I am thrilled it happened on a special shot... Makes it that much sweeter!!

CONGRATS my friend!!!! #8316097

Jean E. Hildebrant 1/20/2010 12:08:40 PM

How wonderful to see this wearing a first place badge, Les! Great big CONGRAT'S to you!!! #8316162

Cyndy Doty 1/20/2010 1:25:22 PM

Lovely texture and atmosphere. Congrats on a well deserved 1st Place Win! #8316357

Susan Fox 1/20/2010 3:51:58 PM

This was a long time coming and so fully deserved! A huge congrats on your wonderful FIRST place win!!!!!!!!!!!!! You should have 100s of first place wins by now. You would if I were a judge :-) #8316745

Dianna Murphy 1/20/2010 4:22:41 PM

A big warm hearted congratulations to you on your fantastic winner!!! I wish you continued success in the future.
Dianna #8316872

Dominick M. Dimacale 1/20/2010 4:23:47 PM

Congratulations Les on your Wonderful Winner!!!


Dominick #8316875

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/20/2010 4:38:25 PM

Ohhh Les, so glad this was a 1st Place Winner and very well deserved!

jo ann c. #8316949

Claudia Kuhn 1/20/2010 4:44:11 PM

Congratulations on your first place winner Les! #8316977

Monika Sapek 1/20/2010 5:49:47 PM

Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Les!
Monika #8317213

Mike Umbreit 1/20/2010 5:52:44 PM

Les - Congratulations!! - Mike #8317229

Amanda Cass 1/20/2010 7:06:08 PM

congrats Les love the textures and lighting #8317417

Erika Haight 1/20/2010 8:47:36 PM

Loved it from the get go Rhoades! Congrats! #8317625

Susan M. Hembree 1/21/2010 8:08:45 AM

Just beautiful, Les. A big CONGRATULATIONS on the very well deserved 1st place winner! #8318805

Tess L. Yee 1/21/2010 12:14:37 PM

Superb image, Les! Wonderful color and texture, fabulous post-processing, and awesome details...congratulations on this stunning winner! #8319289

Mick Burkey 1/22/2010 5:55:25 PM

Wonderful treatment and composition, Les. Congrats on your win. #8322534

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 1/23/2010 5:49:24 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win, Les! #8324835

Paula Showen 1/25/2010 9:14:08 PM

Beautiful, Les! Congratulations! #8330380

isabel C. Zepeda 1/28/2010 3:13:27 PM

Les

CONGRATULATIONS :)

YSA... #8338053

Chuck Bruton 2/17/2010 6:56:51 AM

Great work, congratulations ! #8389019

Dianna Murphy 2/18/2010 9:23:37 AM

You are very creative and talented Les. Congratulations on your DD feature. #8392021

Lindley Johnson 2/21/2010 6:05:18 AM

A belated congratulations on your wonderful first place win, Les, and on the DD feature. Thanks for sharing the techniques you used to achieve this beautiful result! #8403429

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Description

The result here started with one original photograph with applied post processing techniques & textures.
1. The original base image was converted to B&W with NIK Silver Efex Pro and layered on top.
2. The flowers were erased back to reveal the original color.
3. A texture layer was added and mode set to overlay at 75% opacity with some areas erased back
4. The same texture layer was again added with mode set to normal 100% opacity with some areas erased back.
5. The several layers were merged and tweaked for effect with NIK Viveza plugin
6. A duplicate of the NIK Viveza layer was created with adjustments made to color saturation (mode color)
7. Final little tweaks added with separate Curves layer and separate contrast layer added.
8. The final image again merged and sharpened with NIK Sharpener Pro ( resized to 750x500 for BP)
Category: DD

Uploaded on 12/10/2009 6:42:03 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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