Monday, February 20, 2012

A Couple Barns

It's been awhile, and I probably could have joined last week, but the old barn photos never rival the ones I COULD take this week.  So, just to prove that, here are a few I took last week.  As usual, I have upped the contrast and colors and used the "Magic Bullet" to help with the plain-ness brought about by our winter weather.  

As I type, it is nap time for one very tired little girl.  As it turns out, it is very hard for me to keep my own eyes open.  Apparently keeping up with her burns more energy than teaching 140 freshmen.  
 I thought I was finished when I got to the one above, then I decided to try one more thing on it and that's how I got the bottom.  I like it, too, but I put both up because I'd like to hear your opinions.
Click on over and see the rest of Barn Charms after you're done here!


16 comments:

EG Wow said...

Cool processing!

Madge Bloom said...

Jim, I like your post processing... my fav is the first shot... love the second and third too...

Beth said...

great processing. love the colors! 1st shot looks as if there is a tornado is on the way. my fav is the 2nd photo. (:

Ruta said...

I love the mood of the first shot! They are all great...

Elaine said...

Nice processing! I like the first version of the red barn best.

Kim, USA said...

That is beautiful!!

Red Barn

Mari said...

You do great work! I like the first one best.

barbara l. hale said...

Love what you did with these barns!

Tanya said...

hmmmm i don't know....i really like all of them, i can't pick a favorite! awesome work!

ps: did you know that you have word verification turned on?

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

You're not kidding about the plain-ness of our winter weather... no snow & drab sky makes for some drab winter shots, but you've added much to yours

Of the last 2 shots... I like the orange in the sky of the 1st one - & the 2nd might be a touch too bright, so I'll go w/ the 1st of the last 2...

Thanks for sharing w/ us at Barn Charm =)



ps will you consider turning off captcha on your blog? it would be much appreciated... if you're not sure how, i'll be happy to help =)
thanks

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Great post-processing.

Regards and best wishes

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

The top snap is an amazing edit! The sky looks HDR! The magic bullet? Enlighten me please! The second shot also amazing and my favorite :) I think I am going to like it here :) I hope this get through the Word Verification, it wears my 60 year old brain out!

Jimh. said...

I took the word verification off, hopefully that does it for you.

Magic Bullet is a plug-in for Corel PaintShop Photo Pro. It came with it when I bought it, then three months later they came out with a new version of my program and I'm too spendthrift to spend another $40. Anyway, the plug-in allows me to set different "looks," some pre-made others of my own invention.

Jimh. said...

Oh, and yes, the first one IS HDR.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Great photo's! I love what you've done to them...the last one is really different...love it! Hope your day is a good one. :)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

YaY! Thank you very much!!!

I'd never heard of Magic Bullet before... I wonder if it's in my PSP program, too? I'll check that out tonight. Thanks =)