I've fiddled with this June 8th picture of Woodburn hall perhaps too much (June 10 and June 14), but I wanted to return to it one more time. Just this last time, I promise. Yeah, right.
This time, I wanted to do a few things differently.
One is the aspect ratio. Previous shots were all cropped to some "standard" proportion. This one is as I had framed it within my viewfinder. Proportions be damned.
Another thing is that I pushed my meager PhotoShop skills to remove the handicap railing that I had previously cropped out or had left in to clutter the bottom of the picture. It required a bit of reconstructive surgery, but my hope is that the scars and blemishes are not where someone is apt to look.
Finally, I've opted to render this image in black & white, albeit with some sepia tones. Once again, I used the Silver Efex Pro plugin for PhotoShop to tweak the settings. The red brick on blue sky has been replaced by a study in tones and shades, FWIW.
I think I'll submit this one to the amateur photo contest for the county fair.
Friday, August 3, 2012
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