Susan Dunn  

Farm Scene by Susan Dunn

November 2019 - Farm Scene

November 2019 - Susan Dunn


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I wanted to experiment with some Photoshop tricks and create a different mood in this farmscape. I feel this is still a work in progress, but I learned a few things getting here. First I cropped the photo and added more height to give it some sky. At first I had a blue sky with clouds, that seemed to work very well. Then I abstracted the image in Topaz Studio with a filter that softened the image detail. Next I wanted to make it rain. And I found a good tutorial at After that my blue sky with white clouds and rain didn’t make sense. So I found another storm sky and added that in. But then the shadows on the reaper didn’t make sense so I had to clone them out. I also tried putting a dog in the foreground, but it seemed more distracting than helpful. The best part of this work was learning about adding rain to a picture. There are many things to think about when you change the weather on a sunny day photo!

2 comments posted

Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Susan, The keynote with any digital imaging is to learn by doing and clearly you are doing just that by trying and then modifying the various techniques. I like the way your manipulation is an iterative process; you try something, it doesn't give you exactly what you want so you tweak it a little further. I like your original image which has compositional strength with the road providing a left-to-right lead-in and the reaper providing foreground interest. In your final image, I quite like the visual disconnect between the falling rain and the shadow of the reaper wheel. Unfortunately, the pink cast in parts of the picture doesn't work for me.   Posted: 11/08/2019 03:41:41

Susan Dunn   Susan Dunn
I took the shadows out and I think its improved   Posted: 11/09/2019 22:34:10
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