Ye Olde Mill

Uploaded: December 10, 2009 06:42:03


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


Les Rhoades level-classic December 10, 2009

Original image provided #1214624

Datha Y. Thompson December 10, 2009

Beautiful/Excellent work Les ;) #8205787

Cathy Barrows December 10, 2009 it #8205799

Rolando Rosito December 10, 2009

Fantastic result Les, great work! #8205817

Dr Silly level-classic December 10, 2009

Love the out come. :O) #8205819

Robert Jensen December 10, 2009

This is outstanding work Les #8205820

Kathleen Brennan December 10, 2009

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

Erika Haight December 10, 2009

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

Kara L. Hendricks December 10, 2009

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

Joy Rector December 10, 2009

amazing #8206214

Bob Cournoyer level-classic December 10, 2009

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

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict December 11, 2009

This is beautiful, Les.

Dominick #8209478

Mick Burkey December 15, 2009

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 27, 2009

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 02, 2010

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 level-addict January 18, 2010

congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #8306515

Teri Klinger January 18, 2010

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 18, 2010

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 January 18, 2010

Congratulations! :)) #8307405

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 18, 2010

on your wonderful FINALIST!

Photobucket #8308318

Clyde P. Smith level-deluxe January 18, 2010

Congratulations on a wonderful Finalsit Les. #8308784

Jennifer L. Alder January 18, 2010

Lovely work, Les! Congrats :) #8309366

Sherran Andersen level-classic January 18, 2010

Congrats. #8309698

Bunny Snow January 18, 2010

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.


Bojan Bencic level-classic January 18, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist, Les. #8310040

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 19, 2010

Beautiful treatments and description. CONGRATZ. Les!

UB. #8310151

Linda Blair January 19, 2010

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

Karen Celella level-deluxe January 19, 2010

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

Mitch Spence level-classic January 19, 2010

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

Claudine Grove level-deluxe January 19, 2010

Fantastic editing! Congrats! #8312095

Christine Czernin level-classic January 19, 2010

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 January 19, 2010

Congratulations Les #8312553

Kathleen Brennan January 19, 2010

Congratulations! #8312577

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 19, 2010

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

jo ann c. #8312806

Mark S. Cox January 19, 2010

Congrats on a fantastic winner! #8313072

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 19, 2010

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 19, 2010

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

William C. Raco level-classic January 19, 2010

Excellent work, Les
Congratulations! #8313378

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic January 19, 2010

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

Janice Mezzacappa January 19, 2010

Huge Congrats Les on your Gold!! #8313699

Clyde P. Smith level-deluxe January 19, 2010

Congratulations Les! #8313854

Erica Murphy level-deluxe January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic winner Les! #8313932

Evy Johansen level-classic January 19, 2010

Big congratulations on your win, Les!! #8313967

Bunny Snow January 19, 2010

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 level-classic January 19, 2010

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

UB. #8314145

Jennifer L. Alder January 19, 2010

Congrats on your artistic win, Les! #8314158

Rona L. Schwarz January 19, 2010

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 level-classic January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your win, Les. #8314266

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 19, 2010

on your First Place WINNER! 8o) #8314340

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 19, 2010

huge congrats on your win!!!! #8314465

Renee Doyle January 20, 2010

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

Leland N. Saunders level-deluxe January 20, 2010

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

Lee #8314766

Katarina Mansson January 20, 2010

Congratulations Les! #8314827

Karen Celella level-deluxe January 20, 2010

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

Anne M. Young level-addict January 20, 2010

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 20, 2010

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

AMALIA Veralli January 20, 2010

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

Linda Blair January 20, 2010

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

Cathy Barrows January 20, 2010

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

January 20, 2010

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

Brian #8315570

Connie L. Carpenter January 20, 2010

beautiful, congratulations #8315572

Julianne Bradford January 20, 2010

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

Debra R. Harder January 20, 2010

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 January 20, 2010

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

Claudine Grove level-deluxe January 20, 2010

Congrats on winning Gold! #8315965

Kara L. Hendricks January 20, 2010

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 January 20, 2010

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

Cyndy Doty January 20, 2010

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

Susan Fox January 20, 2010

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 January 20, 2010

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

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 20, 2010

Congratulations Les on your Wonderful Winner!!!

Dominick #8316875

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 20, 2010

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

jo ann c. #8316949

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 20, 2010

Congratulations on your first place winner Les! #8316977

Monika Sapek January 20, 2010

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

Michael Umbreit January 20, 2010

Les - Congratulations!! - Mike #8317229

Amanda Cass January 20, 2010

congrats Les love the textures and lighting #8317417

Erika Haight January 20, 2010

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

Susan M. Hembree January 21, 2010

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

Tess L. Yee January 21, 2010

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

Mick Burkey January 22, 2010

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

Kelly S. Cavanaugh January 23, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderful win, Les! #8324835

Paula Showen January 25, 2010

Beautiful, Les! Congratulations! #8330380

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic January 28, 2010



YSA... #8338053

Chuck Bruton level-deluxe February 17, 2010

Great work, congratulations ! #8389019

Dianna Murphy February 18, 2010

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

Lindley Johnson level-classic February 21, 2010

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

Daniella Puente March 23, 2016

Great photo Les #11450508

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic March 23, 2016

Congratulations on your well deserver ALL TIME :)
Ysa #11450705

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