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Old May 5, 2004, 6:18 PM   #1
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OK - Hopefully this will be the only one I want to post, since it's the one that's going up. This was taken on my daily dog walk (not wok). I live among elk, sheep, deer, etc.on a number of farms. This is a little out-building. I duplicated the layer twice, gaussian blurred the middle of the sandwich, sharpened the top layer, lowered opacity, then flattened.




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Old May 5, 2004, 6:31 PM   #2
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Nicely done. I really like that you captured the colors of the old building. Your area sounds just fantastic.
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Old May 5, 2004, 6:50 PM   #3
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You did a fantastic job. The photo itself is excellent, and then you enhanced it just as if you knew what you were doing. (Just joking.) Those old milk cans remind me of lions at the gate.

I deleted the two duplicates, which got me laughingbecause I said just one photo this time around and that's all you had, but you posted it three times.
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Elk, deer and sheep "Oh my". Sorry still on the Wizard of Oz thing. I will swap you aguided trip to New Orleans for a tour of your place.:idea:BTW love the photo, the color and the subject. Glad to see you are photoshopping to.
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Old May 5, 2004, 8:35 PM   #5
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Nice picture, is the title from the Robert Heinlien book " A door into Summer"?
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Old May 5, 2004, 9:23 PM   #6
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Gorgeous, monkey143.

It makes this viewer wonder...wonder who walked thru that door and what lives they once lived, what history lives within those walls.

It conveys a both a hardscrabble and an honorable life...all in one photo!
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Old May 6, 2004, 12:18 AM   #7
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Beautiful picture Monk. Don't know what it looked like before editing but the overall effect is supurb. Did you lower the opacity of the blur layer or only the sharpened layer?

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Old May 6, 2004, 3:10 AM   #8
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Nice photo monkey. It definitely has that summery look to it. :-)
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That is well done. Can I also say very homely American.
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Old May 6, 2004, 6:16 AM   #10
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I lowed the opacity of the sharpened layer, Suzan.



Thanks for the kind comments. Since this is a small building with a small door, I'd guess it was a small person that inhabited it.

Also, the title is from a Monkees song called "Door Into Summer" about a guy who worked his whole life to see his name upon the door because he thought that would make him happy("...in his counting house, where nothing counts but more...") and realized, too late,he had missed what life was really about ("...the lines of circus wagons in the sand, fading through the door into summer..."). Most of the Monkees songs you heard on the radio were too "pop"py - they wrote some really deep stuff (esp M Nesmith). This photo reminds me of that only because it looks like a happy place to be if you quit chasing the dollar long enough to see the world around you.

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