We went on a volunteer mission to Caledonia, Michigan, a rural community south
of Grand Rapids today, delivering flyers for a local Amy Grant Concert at our local
Fine Arts Center. We always take our camera along when we travel to capture local
When we got home, I began playing around with the editing of this abandoned barn
photograph. Below is the photo just as it was taken - unedited.
Now, here is the same photo below touched up with sharpness, contrast and lighting tweaked:
It appears crisper, more weathered and with a lot more interest in the shape of the trees
Now, here is the same photo below in sepia. I really like this effect with this subject.
There is even more contrast and it appears more weathered. A really great effect with this
The version below is altered with light and toning through gamma, contrast and brightness
editing. It has a ghostly look to me.
Below is the same photo in grey scale, it really tones down the light and color and makes
it appear foggy and much more monotone, as if it was taken at dusk.
Below is the photo with a negative effect - with the light and dark features reversed.
The final editing was done with color hue and saturation, a totally different look for the
same photo. It looks like spring and green things growing with green tint emphasized.
This photo essay was just for fun to show you some of the effects you can get with
basic digital photo editing. I don't have anything fancy - this was done with PhotoSuite
software that came with our camera -a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1
It is fairly easy to get those "special effects", have some fun with your photo editing.
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