Georgianne Giese  

Ghost Buildings by Georgianne Giese

December 2019 - Ghost Buildings

December 2019 - Georgianne Giese

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December 2019 - Georgianne Giese

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About the Image(s)

These decaying buildings stood in Payson, AZ. They are remnants of an old homestead, and they just called out to me to take their picture. However, the result was rather drab, though it did tell its own story.
I brightened the image a bit, using a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer. I only wanted the buildings brightened, so I inverted the mask to black (Ctrl i) and painted with white over the buildings. To add artistic merit to the image, I decided to add an image of old rust, as an appropriate texture for the image of this decaying legacy to the past. To change the focal point of light, I used NIK Color Efex Pro with Darken/Lighten Center preset and placed the center at the far end of the buildings.

1 comment posted

Steve Estill   Steve Estill
A fine image, showing the delapidated buildings to good advantage. Well done. I think maybe I'd have reduced the opacity on the rust layer slightly, but that's just my personal preference.
You can also create an inverted mask by holding the Alt key when selecting the mask icon.   Posted: 12/07/2019 15:12:43


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