Thursday, May 31, 2012

The challenges of intentions . . .



 . . .  or wait should I say the intentions of challenges?
Oh, either way intentions are those things that in order to fully participate
it requires me to take action. 

Just having a good intention isn't going to get me very far.
So with today's word being "Intentions" at Beyond Layers,
I'm taking on the "Edit Me" challenge.

Because with all my best intentions, I've edited the last three and never linked them up.

The challenge is this: someone provides one of their photos for the challenge and then you
simply put your editing twist to it.

So here goes, I'm going to share my thought process along with my edits:



I started with this photo:


I removed the phone wires, adjusted the contrast and sharpened a bit.



I did all of this editing in picmonkey, because with the best of intentions I have yet to learn my PSE9.
I decided not to crop, I liked the empty space. But the sky needed something so I used different tints and selectively "painted" in some sunset colors, added a texture from Pixel Dust art at hardlight, and then a texture from Kim Klassen in overlay. I then used intrepid at 18%.....



But, I envisioned the barn sitting in a field, so I took this photo...and removed the cow. Don't worry I was gentle, haha!



Layered it back over the photo with the barn in mulitiply and removed the pasture photo off the barn.
Then I boosted the color only on the trees, softened the field of flowers and then added another texture from Pixel Dust in hardlight 21% which gave it the painterly effect I was after.


{linking this one with Edit me}

Happy Thursday!
Love, Kim
XO





Edit Me


22 comments:

Tayet Silverspoon said...

Love, love, LOVE this edit! The trees in the background are a great touch.

Visit my edit? http://intothelandofphotography.blogspot.com/2012/05/edit-me-barn.html

Tayet

Janet Bocciardi said...

Holy cow! You most certainly don't need PS! I'm going to re-visit this, as I'd love to be able to do something like this. It looks like a painting and you made it just as you wanted. Very cool.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

You are sooo talented.

Would you mind emailing me at cwphotography@live.com so we can get you updated on your NEWEST project ;)

Soooo excited.

Hugs
Claudia

Erin @ Pennies for Pearls said...

This is a wonderful edit! I am just getting to know lightroom and I can't do half of what you just did. Very impressive =)

Brenda said...

Kim - amazing post-processing. I love what you have done here. You certainly achieved your intention of creating a painterly feel. Very creative and imaginative.

Cathy H. said...

I continue to be blown away at the amazing things you can do in post processing!! Your edited image is a beautiful work of art!!

Debbie said...

it's a great barn and a beautiful edit. it would also be wonderful for barn charm!!

Danelle said...

I love what you did with this! The texture is perfect.

Liz said...

Great job Kim!! I love it!!

mommy baum said...

gorgeous edit, i really like the warmness in the coloring ;)

Nancy said...

So creative Kim! I would have been tempted to put the cow back! Lol.

JulieH said...

So love the effect you acheived on the sky in your 2nd photo. So very creative, putting it into the field!

The Southern Peach-Girls said...

Nice edit! Love it!

-Jane

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Phew I'm exhausted just reading this post. I really need to get to grips with my PSE 8 I've barely scratched the surface. Very cool edits.

Kathy said...

Kim, I loved that you included your thought process BECAUSE I was thinking to myself what would "I" do to edit that first shot. FYI...we have amazingly similar thought proccesses.

The Coal Miner and Me said...

Great edit on the photo. I've become a photoshop fanatic and really enjoy seeing how others creatively edit their shots. Kudos.

Shannon Pate said...

Wow!! What a transformation! Love the edit!

Sarah said...

This is soooo creative! I'm so glad you didn't hurt the cow. LOL!

Lou said...

Looks like a painting - very cool :-)

k*handtke said...

Trees! I love all the trees and the added field. The painted effect is really pretty.

The Southern Peach-Girls said...

Cool

Stephanie Clark said...

pretty cool!

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