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Old Jul 5, 2009, 1:27 PM   #1
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from an afternoon bouncing around forest service roads in the Cascade foothills, i passed this old barn. the sky was horrid, white haze, but i just had to take a shot... the two old pickups made it feel like a time warp. 5D, 24-135 @ 47mm, 1/125 @ f/6.3, processed using Photomatix Pro 3...

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A great scene and as you say it really takes you back a few decades.

I really hope you don't mind but I liked the shot so much that I had a little play. I pushed up the contrast and saturation then made a new layer from that which I put over the top, converted it to sepia then adjusted the transparency to give it an aged look.
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thanks, Mark... i like the edit, i'm just not enough into Photoshop to do that kind of thing...
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You're welcome, and I'm not really into editing but I occasionally get inspired to try something and your photo screamed out for a try. I actually got the idea from watching the Coen Brothers talking about their movie Oh Brother and the editing of it in Final Cut Pro (I'm looking at switching to Mac for me video editing.... guess photos too) so decided to give it a go, although I don't think that the process I used was the same as them.
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That's such a lovely capture with the old trucks beside the old barn against which some ladders and many a memory rest...and Mark's edit even stimulates the feel, imo.
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from an afternoon bouncing around forest service roads in the Cascade foothills, i passed this old barn. the sky was horrid, white haze, but i just had to take a shot... the two old pickups made it feel like a time warp. 5D, 24-135 @ 47mm, 1/125 @ f/6.3, processed using Photomatix Pro 3...
Great photo, with the cars parked in a prudent way, perhaps to ensure an aging with "finesse". Seems the scene is ment to be experienced by later times, like a part of an outdoor museum

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Like Mark1616 I couldn't keep my hands off the picture. CS4 11.0.1/Saturation/Old Style/Auto tone
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thank you, Bahadir and Torgny, for your comments. i went back myself and messed with the photo a bit, trying to bring out the "old film" feel. the first one was desaturated, adjusted levels and contrast, and added some "grain" to make it look like an old 1940's vintage color photo. the second edit is essentially the same, but converted to B&W to capture that "old photo of Grandpa's farm in the family album" look... i'm not sure which i prefer, they both look like the snapshots my parents' cameras took back in the 1950's...



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