Thursday, November 4, 2010

At the Farmstead

Last Thursday was the last free day we could go to Deanna Rose Farmstead for the season.
So we went. Thankfully, the weather cooperated!

The whole place is chalk full of beauty!
This one part of the path caught my eye.




Before:
Deanna Rose Scene-sooc


After:
Deanna Rose Scene


As I'm now looking at this edit in a smaller version, I think it needs something extra - like a dark and distressed border with a super scratched up texture overlay to really give it an old photo look.
But my mind is stuck in "good enough" mode and has been for at least the past week, so this photo will probably never see that extra bit of distress, for which it's so desperately asking.
I'm trying hard to kick it back into more of a "do your best" mode, but the dang lever must be stuck.
...thanks for bearing with me...


Deanna Rose Scene-sooc Deanna Rose Scene


I use PSE 8 and did the following steps:

Step 1: Used clone tool to remove the large sign.
Step 2: Cropped out the box from the lower right corner.
Step 3: Ran PW's Seventies action
Step 4: Then ran PSE's Old Photo action
Step 5: Lightly erased the old photo action from the trees and grass.

25 comments:

  1. I like it. Great job. I think it would look great with a texture and frame. You should do it!

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  2. Such a great shot, but then the edits are amazing!!!!

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  3. the edit really suits the picture - beautiful

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  4. Your Edit really makes image feel peaceful!

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  5. Very cool. Something different.

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  6. I really like what you did here. Instead of going crazy with the color, you went the other way, and made it very interesting! I would have been tempted to make those leaves even more colorful - too predictable. This is great! :-)

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  7. zLove it... and ya know I love that farmstead. You photographed one of my favorite places there. Well done on your edit.. but I love the SOOC the most.

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  8. That's awesome! I love it!!! I'm following you now from Before/After!

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  9. I agree with karli... I think it would be hard for me not to use soo much color. But I do like it.... hmmm... maybe I will have to shy away from my color.

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  10. You did a great job removing the sign and I love the old vintage feel you went with.

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  11. This looks fantastic! I'm so impressed with how seamless your cloning works for taking out that sign. Great job!!

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  12. I love the way you desaturated the colours like that and the cloning is seamless!

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  14. looks like a great place to visit!

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  15. love the rustic feel of second edit. What a pretty place that seems to be.

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  16. I love the edit, works really well for the shot.

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  17. Wonderful edit - I like them both, actually!

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  18. Great job cloning out the sign! I think the tree color needs to be brought in more...

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  19. I was going to say the same thing - I cannot believe how well you edited out the sign!

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  20. I think it is great! I have PS Elements 8 and did not know about the "old photo" action. I'll have to check it out!

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  21. Now you know I can't go without asking a question...how in the world do you do the cloning so well?? I hate that clone tool. I can never seem to make it work right! Aaargh! This is a beautiful edit. I love it!!!!

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