Fading into Memory

© Martin J. Preslar

Fading into Memory

Uploaded: January 06, 2006

Description

Original shot: F/16, 1/79 sec., 92mm, ISO-200. This is the same image as "Old Barn" (Photo ID: 1600737) edited.

Edits:
Layer 1: "re-roofed" the right end of the barn"
Layer 2: Desaturated 2 steps; cut out right end.
Layer 3: Removed color; cut out more.
Layer 4: Graphic Pen sketch filter; cut out more.

Flattened, blended the seams a bit, fixed some details, and resized.

This old barn is now actually a memory... It was torn down this spring. :(


Comments

Jill Odice level-classic January 06, 2006

Very interesting work you did here Marty! Looks like either the barn is falling apart or being rebuilt :-) #370004

Darryl Wilkinson January 06, 2006

Excellent transformation process, Marty! I recognize a difference, great work!!! #2257488

Alison Greenwood January 06, 2006

I love these effects Marty! Thank you for letting us know how you do it. :o) #2257611

Mary N C. Taitt January 06, 2006

Cool idea and execution! Mary :-) #2258070

Martin J. Preslar January 06, 2006

Thanks so much Jill, Darryl, Alison, and Mary! It is so great to have positive feedback on this image! I really wasn't sure how folks would like it...

Jill: Kind of both really! The intent was to have it look like decay over time, ending with the drawing of what used to be there. But the reality is that I had to "rebuild" the right side of the barn to make it look whole...

Another title could be "Fading into memory" --- which is what I expect to happen in the next few years. #2259092

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 06, 2006

Nice work Marty. Love how you did it. #2259708

Martin J. Preslar January 06, 2006

Thanks Kay! #2259796

Martin J. Preslar January 22, 2006

Thanks Kevin! #2324386

February 08, 2006

Awesome work, I know you had to spend a lot of time on this one but it was well spent with the final results being as they are. #2394378

Martin J. Preslar February 08, 2006

Thank you so much Keith! It is good to know that others appreciate, and understand, the effort put into a labor of love.

I have to give props here to the image, by Darren Fisher, that inspired this effort. I first saw it on another photo site before he posted it here for the Transform monthly theme. Here is the link for the inspiration for this piece: http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/discussionDetail.php?threadID=373960

Please check it out! I think mine pales in comparison! :)

Thanks again!
#2394458


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