Thursday, March 25, 2010

Before and After...



Have you met Monica over at Pixel Perfect Blog?
She's a real photographer.
She's good! Real good!
Scurry on over to her blog to see more before and after pictures.

Well, I had no time this week to "play" with my pictures.
I don't know, it might have something to do with the four children living in my house.
The 9 loads of laundry I have done in the past two days.
Or possibly the snotty nosed baby boy who is still lingering in "sickville".
So I thought I would share this lovely barn picture again.
Only this time I will share the before picture with it.
Barn theme?
I know, you're shocked!
I'm sure no one has noticed my bent towards all things old and vintage.
I'm so sorry if it is becoming bothersome.
But I can't help myself.
I just can't.

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The original is actually not that great.
I hate that I cropped out the top of the trees.
I'm not digging the composition. It's a little off.
But, being that I was on private property, within spitting distance of the NO TRESPASSING sign, I was feeling a little nervous.
Yep, I'm a law abiding citizen.
So when I noticed the sign I rolled down my window and used my zoom lens to quickly sneak a few shots.
Then I high-tailed it out of there.




Old barn copy web
But oh, doesn't this make everything so much better?
Hello Barn Baby.
May I rest in your shade for a bit?
May I linger in your presence for a moment longer?
I acknowledge and appreciate your existence.

You make me want to be a better person.
Thank-you and Good-bye.


Next week, I will bring back the "mini-tutorial" along with my before and after photo.

***this photo was edited with Photoshop Elements

33 comments:

Heather said...

Oh I love that edit! It makes everything seem so rich! I might have to get PSE now.... :)
Hehe, you made me laugh about being nervous on the private property...I am the same way and would have taken the photo really quick too.

lovingmylife said...

I really do love this photo!

Rebekah said...

Oh goodie, I am also a keen photographer, but I am pretty clueless when it comes to effects and apps to enhance a photo.

Look forward to that one!

Brianne said...

That is GORGEOUS!! I've seen so many of your photo's that I'd LOVE prints of!

laney said...

I love your old vintage look! The picture is amazing...it is something I would hang on my wall.

The JAMC Johnsons said...

I love the way it turned out...so cool. I agree that it is something to hang on a wall. Photoshop is so fun.

*Jess* said...

I love your edit! And I would have felt the same way about "tresspassing!"

lulalola said...

Love it! I can't wait for the tutorial. This was the perfect effect for this old barn! Great job!
I've come in search of textures. I think I remember reading about your addiction to them. :)

Arizona Mamma said...

Yes...I love your tutoritals! Do you remember that that is how I first came sniffing around these parts?

krista lucas photography said...

i LOVE this. old houses/barns/buildings are things i love shooting when i find them! your edit really enhances the shot. nice job!!

krista @ kristalucasphotography.wordpress.com

Tracy said...

Stunning as usual!!! Need I say more. Great job!!

Seizing My Day said...

I love old barns too...
I try not to 'trespass' ..
but sometimes they are just aching to be in someones photo album...
don't ya think??~!! he he

Old and vintage = lovely!

The Mom said...

Hi Julie
Thank you for the great comment on my blog.
I am still so new to blogging, and would to participate in your Mom nMe Monday, I'm just not sure how the McLinky work!
I was just going to keep quiet untill I figured it out, but some guidance in the bloggy world would be smiled upon with great kindness.

BTW I LOVE your barn pic.

Julie said...

The is for The Mom- for some reason I am not able to email you because your profile is unavailable. But the MkLinky is quite easy. I posted directions in the post. Basically just click..your next and type in your name and then go and copy your post url and then come back and paste it into the section that says url. Easy as that...then your are added. :)

Courtney said...

LOVE this photo and the edits!

liz said...

That looks fabulous! And it gives a totally different "feel" to the picture with that finish. Great job!

Christi said...

Great picture!! I thinking I can learn alot from your blog! I just bought bought a Nikon D90 and I'm still learning how to work everything!

Sonora said...

I love your commentary! It is a great shot but boy am I impressed with the after. Every time I see you do one of these I think I REALLY need to learn how to do this. I don't think the vintage thing is getting old. I like it!

Jenilee said...

I love the barn! so fun! you did a great job on this one. :)

3LittleMonkeys said...

Wow, that is amazing! That's great that you can turn an okay picture into a stunning one with one little program. Like I said last week, gotta get me some Photoshop!

Feris said...

OMG I really loved your edit! Your picture looks amaaaaaazing

Feris said...

Those colors are absolutely amazing :) I loved your edit :)

Laura said...

That's amazing! You have a great eye and some wonderful talent girl!

Victoria said...

Looks great - was it an action? It reminds me of my grandparents barn.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous edit! Definitely suitable for framing! I love how it looks so warm- looking forward to your tutorial!

Michelle
http://www.justanotherbloggingmommy.com

Kristy said...

I echo what others are saying. Great edit and am looking forward to the tutorial. I just started edited photos and am spending way too much time on the computer learning! But, LOVING it!

S.I.F. said...

I love the edit! It seriously looks so good! You're right - the original isn't anything too exciting, but the edit just pops! Good job my dear!

Pixel Perfect said...

Great work! I love this photo!!

Monica

loki photography said...

A+

Tricia said...

This should be a postcard!

GinaChick said...

What a BEAUTIFUL photo! I can't wait to find out how you did it! I'm such a novice at Photoshop.

Lovely blog!

Alicia said...

Wow! What a difference with the editing. I love it!

CRAZYMOM said...

I think it turned out lovely! Such warm, rich tones and the crop is better than you give it credit for. :)

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