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Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 9 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

I found a photo of our barn as I was going through old images as I prepared a slide-show of my flower photos. (This will be my first slide-show and I will present it Monday at a local retirement community.)
I added some textures, a vignette, cropped a bit, applied Topaz Simplify, and added a soft light layer. This is the view of our barn from the back yard.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/40 second F/9.0 ISO 200 100 mm


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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A very romantic shot. It has a beautiful painterly quality. Lovely processing.
Good idea to do the slide-show for groups. I expect it will be well received. Let us know...

9 Jan 2010 6:19am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

J'aime beaucoup cette ambiance brumeuse.....

9 Jan 2010 9:31am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Nice shot, Anita. It has very nice warm light shining through the mist, colours are very appealing and Topaz simplify made its work. Good job.

9 Jan 2010 9:50am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful photography with a beautiful atmosphere, bravo!

9 Jan 2010 11:00am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Ah, very nice. And it reminds me of your flowers in the approach to gentle shapes and textures.

9 Jan 2010 11:00am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Very nice, Anita. What a wonderful scene to enjoy through the seasons! In the warm, soft light it's just beautiful!

Good luck with your presentation. Your work will speak to them.

9 Jan 2010 11:13am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


9 Jan 2010 4:27pm

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Anita- This is very nice. Probably would have worked nice as a straight photo as well.

9 Jan 2010 5:24pm

Frida from Sweden

This is beautiful, like a carefully painted work of art.

9 Jan 2010 6:05pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

fabulous processing - very dreamy......

9 Jan 2010 6:55pm

don from spokane, United States

The result of your technique has produced a beautiful shot of your barn. I especially like the glowing quality of the shot. Very nice image.

9 Jan 2010 9:20pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Lovely processing! I love the soft light!

9 Jan 2010 10:00pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Congrats on your "first show".....and love what you did with this shot....It's just beautiful !

10 Jan 2010 12:14am

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium

beautiful country!

10 Jan 2010 2:29am

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Sounds like a lot of work but it paid off this is great. I really like the soft feel it has!

10 Jan 2010 2:48am

Marcie from Boston, United States

Wonderful soft color and mood. Love this!

10 Jan 2010 4:59pm

Yvonne from United States

Very beautiful with an amazing soft feel....good luck with your slide show...YOU will do great, your work is amazing....let us know how it goes

10 Jan 2010 5:00pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Me gusta mucho. Estas tonalidades tan suaves la dan un encanto especial. Se asemeja mucho a una pintura.

10 Jan 2010 6:13pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A beautiful dreamy effect to this . . like recalling a long-lost memory.

10 Jan 2010 9:08pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Beautiful shot Anita, such a lovely and serene setting. What a gorgeous place, definitely great country living.

11 Jan 2010 3:01am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I'm glad to hear you are showing your work!

12 Jan 2010 7:42pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Topaz.. I love it!

13 Jan 2010 1:27pm

Sue from Nashville, United States

Beautiful treatment.

17 Jan 2010 5:00pm

crash from Weehawken, United States

you got yourself a mighty nice barn there!

24 Jan 2010 4:30am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous image! Excellent composition and feel

16 Feb 2010 2:34am

1/40 second
ISO 200
100 mm