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Grain Elevator by Don Poulton

May 2020 - Grain Elevator

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About the Image(s)

Long a staple of prairie towns and villages, grain elevators have disappeared at an alarming rate in recent decades. I captured this elevator on a visit to my native province of Saskatchewan a few years ago -- it is the sole survivor of a long row of elevators in a small town I passed through many times in the early '60s on the way to and from college. I used the usual 2 stops bracket and tone mapped them in Nik HDR Efex Pro. In Photoshop, I removed a power pole and the wires attached to it, using the spot healing brush. I also cropped the image slightly.

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4 comments posted

Richard White   Richard White
Don, I like the subject, you did a nice job of bringing out the texture of the grain elevator and the grass around the building. I might add a little more contrast to bring out the depth of the photo, looks a little flat to me. Also, you use of the healing brush, but upon closer review the you could have done a little more on the telephone pole as it stands out where you removed it. See photo attached.   Posted: 05/04/2020 13:59:32
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Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Thanks, Richard. Yes, the slight addition of contrast improved the image, but I do not see where you made any changes where I removed the pole. I can see a very faint line there, but so faint that you do not see it unless you look extremely closely.   Posted: 05/04/2020 14:42:58

Paul Moertl   Paul Moertl
I agree with Richard about more contrast. I adds to the well-done picture.   Posted: 05/11/2020 16:29:17
Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Thanks, Paul.   Posted: 05/11/2020 16:53:26