Lori Lankford  

Winterscape by Lori Lankford

January 2021 - Winterscape

January 2021 - Lori Lankford


About the Image(s)

This original image is a historic barn in Bucks County Pennsylvania. I chose to convert the fall image to a snowy winter scene. I used actions in PS to covert color tones to winter, used a Daily Texture winter overlay for the road, added the white horse all in PS. Then went to the iPad to add some creative elements using icolorama and lens distortions.

11 comments posted

Fran McFadzen   Fran McFadzen
Love the snow effect, and that the sky is gloomy and dark. Didn't recognise the horse until you mentioned that it was a horse. In my opinion, it's eyes seem to be too high, and I wonder if ears would help it to appear more horsey? Great use of colour modification tools. Well done you.   Posted: 01/01/2021 18:54:01
Lori Lankford   Lori Lankford
Thank you for your comments - :)   Posted: 01/27/2021 08:07:24

Alan Kaplan   Alan Kaplan
You are very skilled at turning a realistic country scene into a re-imagined country scene. They are all quite delightful. I look forward to your applying that skill to a different setting.   Posted: 01/04/2021 18:03:49
Lori Lankford   Lori Lankford
Thanks Allen, that is the type of creative lane I stay in. I will think about how to branch those skills out in the coming months.   Posted: 01/27/2021 08:06:51

Jan Handman   Jan Handman
This is a beautiful conversion to a winter scene Lori. I love the coloration; it gives it a nice mood. Like Fran, I couldn't tell the horse was a horse, even at magnification. Also, the area between the open doorway and the brown door on the right didn't seem to get the same treatment as the rest of the structure. It seems to me that if that area had the same stone texture as the rest, it wouldn't distract the viewer's eye away from the rest of the lovely scene. I love the tree in the foreground - so expressive and has beautiful texture. Nicely processed!   Posted: 01/05/2021 16:12:59
Lori Lankford   Lori Lankford
Jan, I agree about the horse. And that door was a problem. It kept getting messed up and so I finally had to clone the original back on top and work with it. I was one of those things that I just couldn't get just right. If I was going to print or submit this anywhere I would have to backtrack and try to resolve. :)   Posted: 01/27/2021 08:05:45

Steve Estill   Steve Estill
Your use of PS and iPad to add the effects is impressive. You've made a good job of converting the image into the winter scene. There seems to be a bit of conflict with the road being blurred when the barn and the foreground are quite sharp, but I think we can let that go.
Do you use PS on the iPad or work between the computer and the pad?
Well done.   Posted: 01/09/2021 15:13:20
Lori Lankford   Lori Lankford
Thanks Steve - I usually do what I need on the computer and then will move the image to the iPad. I then make final tweaks or play with it.   Posted: 01/27/2021 08:04:07

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey

Good job, Lori, changing a mundane scene into a gloomy winter one. The blue cast enhances the scene. The two trees on either side of the barn do a good job of framing. I do believe that a more realistic horse would have worked better. To me it just looks like a white blob. Adding the path to the barn was a good choice.   Posted: 01/13/2021 14:09:01
Lori Lankford   Lori Lankford
Thank you for your comments. The horse could use some work :) I wanted a white horse and they are hard to find that would fit coming out of the door.   Posted: 01/27/2021 08:02:50

Georgianne Giese   Georgianne Giese
Lori, your image makes me shiver! The colors and snow effect are well done to convey the feeling of a cold evening in the north.
I too, did not notice the horse or recognize it as such. I thought that it was a person inside, dressed in white, or a bright light inside. Either way, it does add an interesting tiny highlight effect to the muted colors in the rest of the image.

One thought: If you want the viewer to realize that this is a stable, perhaps put a horse pulling a wagon just outside. Of course that would be a different story than having that small bright contrasting horse head looking out of the window.

Nice job!   Posted: 01/24/2021 21:01:16


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