Monday, September 5, 2011

Last Year's Barns Have Style

 I remembered taking these last fall, and it took a while to locate them.  I hope they were worth the effort.  The first one I darkened, saturated and contrasted with a touch of tone mapping.

  The next one just didn't seem like it was in focus quite, but it was such a nice shot I used a painterly effect on it and I think I saved it from the cutting room floor.  I also upped the contrast, the saturation, and did some tone mapping.
I spent the day with the daughter and did a little house work...all in all, it's been another good day!

14 comments:

Mari said...

These are beautiful barns and such gorgeous settings!

Rose said...

Oh, yes, they are well worth the effort. Both are wonderful.

EG Wow said...

Yep, worth the effort! The first one looks almost like a painting to me.

alwaysbackroads said...

Life is good. Nice work on both shots! There's a lot I could learn here. Thanks!
Donna

Tricia said...

EXCELLENT barns! Love the shape of them both... top of my faves list! Beautiful surroundings, too

Great finds & thanks so much for continuing to join in & link up to Barn Charm =)))

Elaine said...

Lovely shots and great work on both of them!

Carletta said...

Whoa! Your header really pops out at you. :)
Love the barns and the settings and your processing.
I visited around your Mr.Awesome blog - I like it a lot.

Tanya said...

beautiful, worth the hunt!

Jan n Jer said...

Wow...love your edits...what beautiful settings!

Ewa said...

I love the edit in that second photo, really great !!

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Ruta said...

great shots...beautiful settings

Judy said...

Oh definitely they are worth the effort...They're beautiful! I love the settings in both of them.

Carole said...

What a wonderful farmstead. Great barns!

Sometimes PS can come to the rescue and save a photo for us. :-)

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Bruce Clark said...

I really like the landscapes with the barns in them. Your post processing adds a very nice touch.