REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Thursday, October 18, 2012

"Toning Down" Fences

54 days ago, I started the year-long course, Beyond Layers II, with Kim Klassen.  I'm ashamed to say that I started out with great enthusiasm and then fizzled.  However, I'm picking up now with the intention of staying the course and hopefully catching up some of the days I missed.   The first part of the week, I photographed fences and made a collage:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/26473210@N04/8097443720/in/photostream
Today, Kim provided a recipe for "toning down" the color of a fence image.  My fences are already toned down because they are dry country images in tones of brown.   But it was interesting to try out the recipe and then add some "blur" with the Orton technique.
Original fence image
Image after application of Kim's "recipe" and the Orton technique for blurring


9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love the richness of the original.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The edit is really awesome! The original is good, but I think I prefer the muted tones using the recipe. Really wonderful!

bailey-road.com said...

Both versions are lovely. The second one has a stark, forbidding atmosphere.

Beverly said...

First, so nice to see you are able to rejoin the group. Those 52 weeks are a long time...we're half there. I really like both of your images.

Candy C. said...

Love that stormy sky! I really like the edited picture too!! :)

Tricia Hays said...

I really like them both... I can see where both would make interesting edits for different scenes. =)

Lisa Gordon said...

I love the edit, Evelyn, but I also love the stormy blue sky in the original A very different mood to both of them.

Tammy said...

Both photos are beautiful! Love the look of your blog. :)

Mary Ann Roesler said...

I also liked your original but the adaptation of the recipe works well.