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Barns Away! - A Digital Photo Editing Essay

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

interest pictures.

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.

abandoned Michigan barn

 

Now, here is the same photo below touched up with sharpness, contrast and lighting tweaked:

abandoned Michigan barn

It appears crisper, more weathered and with a lot more interest in the shape of the trees

to me.

Now, here is the same photo below in sepia. I really like this effect with this subject.

abandoned Michigan barn

There is even more contrast and it appears more weathered. A really great effect with this 

barn.

 

The version below is altered with light and toning through gamma, contrast and brightness

editing.  It has a ghostly look to me.

abandoned Michigan barn

 

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.

abandoned Michigan barn

 

 

Below is the photo with a negative effect - with the light and dark features reversed.

abandoned Michigan barn

 

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.

abandoned Michigan barn

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.

Bonnie

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Comment balloon 22 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • March 18 2010 04:31PM
Barns Away! - A Digital Photo Editing Essay
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