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Old Mar 2, 2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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Just another day at the farm and not much happening here. Was on my way to work, this scene caught my eye and had to stop.
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Old Mar 2, 2010, 11:36 PM   #2
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Aaaaahh that is a very sweet image. Your B&W has given it a timelessness. Some scene out of a child's fairy tale book. For some reason thats what it reminds me of.
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Another good-one. Lots of details and lots of moods in this picture. I too can 'feel' the fary-tail approach. Probably memories from my own childhood book-readings, when most of the illustrations were B&W. I literally grew up with B&W...
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Old Mar 3, 2010, 8:52 PM   #4
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Now that you mentioned it, it does have that feeling to it. It feels like Narnia or something like it to me. I'm glad it evoked those feelings for you both!
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Love composition... how do give your sky and background trees such a perfect "effect"... just awesome...

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Beautiful composition again... and a very nice mood conveyed! Your pp is just amazing
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Old Mar 4, 2010, 7:16 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the comments!
Eetu, I use CS4 for my pp but was able to also do the same things in CS3. The first step in all my b/w shots is to set the exposure first which for me I tend to go a little darker than original. Exposure sets the mood.

The background already had fog so the background trees are hazzy due to that.

If your seeing color in the image, it is painted and blended in. The sky showing a slight yellow/orange, the background trees just a pinch of blue. (I feel like I'm cooking something) and a little bit of brown for the bales.

I added noise to the background trees via using the lasso tool and feathering it's edge to not give that distinct line. The final step, and the most important tool I use is the dodge and burn tools. CS3/4 allows you to effect Highlight/Midtone and Shadow with these tools.

I get into my 'zone' when editing, put on some music and go with that gut sense and there you have it....in a nut shell. It may take an hour, I'll walk away from it and come back later to see if I've missed something.

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This one is very much looking as a pencil drawing, spy (a great pencil drawing).
I lose the sense of a "photo".
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Thanks a mil, spy, for the good info! I know that when I get my camera, whenever i come across a scene that I think would be a good photo, I will take a series of pictures, different exposures... etc. I will some day look into CS4

Your very last line interests me... I, too, would like to put music to a photo... or actually make what used to be a "slide show". The following link (Beatles) gives you an idea of what I want to do... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2d2llB4oIQ

Again, great photo. Thanks for taking the time to explain more about how you did it.

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Excellent shot and treatment, Spy.
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