Pastoral Poem

© Deborah Sandidge

Pastoral Poem

Sandy Landon October 10, 2005

This is wonderful!! Fantastic effects!!!

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 10, 2005

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

Ken Grooms October 10, 2005

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

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

Sharon Day level-classic October 10, 2005

This is just gorgeous, Deborah!!! #1938166

Judy S. Fung October 10, 2005

Terrific image and effects, Deborah! #1938172

Colette M. Metcalf October 10, 2005

This is just beautiful, Deborah!!! #1938185

Terry R. Hatfield October 10, 2005

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

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 10, 2005

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

Wally Orlowsky October 10, 2005

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

Joannie Bertucci level-classic October 10, 2005

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 October 10, 2005

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 level-classic October 10, 2005

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

Deborah Sandidge October 10, 2005

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 level-classic October 10, 2005

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 10, 2005

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

Nobu Nagase October 10, 2005

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 October 10, 2005

Amazing work Deb, awesome effects! #1938618

Debbie Fleri October 10, 2005

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

Debbie : ) #1938692

Jill Odice level-classic October 10, 2005

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 October 10, 2005

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

Deborah Sandidge October 10, 2005

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

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe October 11, 2005

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

Susie Peek-Swint October 11, 2005

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

Jenny Bosmans October 11, 2005

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

Stephen Zacker October 11, 2005

Wow... #1941710

Deborah Sandidge October 11, 2005

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

October 12, 2005

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

Deborah Sandidge October 12, 2005

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

Cathy Barrows October 13, 2005

wow so gorgeous and love the fx you got #1947560

Andrew I. Boyd October 14, 2005

Just plaim brilliant :-0 #1951808

Deborah Sandidge October 21, 2005

Thank you Cathy and Andrew! #1979233

Cora Miller level-addict October 29, 2005

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 October 31, 2005

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

Nicole Kessel November 01, 2005

Outstanding job! Very beautiful effects! #2024687

Deborah Sandidge November 01, 2005

Thanks so much, Nicole! #2024861

Gail Vitikacs level-classic November 23, 2005

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

Deb Holmes-Hatfield November 23, 2005

Again, Deb, big congratulations! #2110870

Jenny Bosmans November 23, 2005

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

Barbara Helgason November 23, 2005

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 level-classic November 23, 2005

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

Deborah Sandidge November 23, 2005

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 November 23, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Deborah!!! #2114047

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 23, 2005

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

Nicole Kessel November 23, 2005

Congratulations, Deborah! Another well deserved finalist! #2114956

Sharon Day level-classic November 23, 2005

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

Stanley J. Contrades November 23, 2005

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 level-classic November 24, 2005

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

Danilo Piccioni level-classic November 24, 2005

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

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe November 24, 2005

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

Cora Miller level-addict November 25, 2005

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

Deborah Sandidge November 26, 2005

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

Kenneth Mucke September 06, 2006

Beautiful artwork on this amazing image #3274522

Deborah Sandidge September 06, 2006

Thank you very much for commenting, Kenneth! #3274577

Rosemary Sampson level-classic March 21, 2009

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

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 31, 2009

A Beautiful barn and image, Deb. #7903808

Deborah Sandidge August 31, 2009

Thank you Rosemary and Shelly! #7904109

john forrant October 12, 2012

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 October 10, 2005 Photo Contest Finalist

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