Wednesday, June 15, 2005

RIDING INTO THE SUNSET (re-worked)

This is another reworked picture.  I originally posted it in black and white because the color image was too washed out.  This time I increased the color balance to emphasize the reds and yellows that I had hoped to catch when I took the picture and this was the result.  This statue is of Kit Carson and stands outside the main gate at Fort Carson, Colorado.

(Oops, I lied.  This is the picture I posted, taken on the same day but definitely not the same shot.)

I have my camera back, but I also have a house full of children which makes concentration on photo opportunities (other than the children themselves) difficult.  He doesn't know it yet, but I'm ditching my husband on Sunday for a 'Me' day, which I believe I have earned.

16 comments:

tc01hm said...

Don't remember the B&W but I really like this version, nice edit!

rap4143 said...

Absolutely love the photo and enhancement!!! My turn with kids will be the 4 of July LOL.
Betty

tc01hm said...

Just went back into the archives to look, a good lesson in what editing can do! Thanks for posting!

demandnlilchit said...

Both versions are an excellent piece of work Dorn!

kokoapuffy1 said...

Dorn,
Very stunning. Have to say, I really like this one. I also like the black and white version. In fact, I have enjoyed stopping by this photoblog from the very first entry.  Sunday sounds like fun...LOL! Hope you enjoy your DAY!
~Deborah

penny4rthots said...

Wow, loved the shot!   Can I ride with you?  smile

smjr43 said...

Oh my gosh, that is absolutely stunning!!!!  Love the Black and white shot too!
My hubby is on his way to Colorado as I type this.  Just called and said he is outside of St. Louis.  He is going to get the rest of our stuff out of storage.  He will be coming back again in a couple of weeks.  Hope I can make that trip with him, as we should be through with our homeschooling by then!!!  But we will see........

http://journals.aol.com/Smjr43/Colorado

cneinhorn said...

love the technique you used!  super effect!  you are using PSP right?  I thought i remember you writing that before...I like how the more you use something, the more things you learn...still working on photoshop here, and once I'm better at it, will try more things with the PSP.  

:-)
 

labdancer51 said...

Fabulous photos! :-)

Sandra xxx

okdoek18 said...

IT WAS REALLY NICE TO SEE YOUR PICTURES....MY BEST FRIEND OF ALMOST 20 YEARS NOW IS A QUADRAPLEGIC AND HIS HMETOWN IS COLORADO. I WOULD LIKE YOUR PERMISSION TO COPY THESE PICTURES PRETTY MUCH IN THIER ENTIRETY TO FLOPPY SO I CAN SHARE WITH HIM WHEN I VISIT. PLEASE RESPOND TO OKDOEK18@AOL.COM OR DIAMONJAZZ@LYCOS.COM AS SOON AS YOU CAN. THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR KINDNESS IN SHARING....

KIMBERLY KERN,MARTINEZ,CALIFORNIA

sonensmilinmon said...

The top photo should be listed in John's Monday Photo shoot.  Beautiful effect.

Monica
http://journals.aol.com/photographybymon/Mamarazzi/
http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/SmilinMonsAdventures/

gotomaria said...

This is so cool and reminisent of that famous print or painting of a cowboy on a horse in the sunset with a coyote or dog in the picture (The name of which I can't recall but my daughter's friend did a painting of it for school a few year's back).  I absolutely love it.  Your talent is amazing.  Great idea to take a 'me' day...but isn't Sunday Father's Day?  You might do both!  Nice breakfast and photo walk for you and then go to lunch and and something with an adrenlaine rush for Father's da?  Just a thought, definitely just thinking out loud....:)

southernmush said...

Good evening....I came upon your journal and I like it. I like this photo of the picture titled "RIDING INTO THE SUNSET (re-worked) I like both photos. I really like the black and white photo its amazing.

mtrib2 said...

Really a fantastic rendering, amazing!

pediheart said...

Spectacular post-processing...brava!

blondew2brownies said...

These photos were great

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