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Down on the Farm
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FrannyMae



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Registered: July 2004
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I was unable to get rid of the yellow blotches using channels or any other automatic method, so it took a lot of cloning and healing to take care of the worst of it.

I finally changed it to B&W and then just worked on damage repair. I borrowed the man's face from another challenge and cloned on top part of the beard. The fence was copied, flipped and pasted in place. I reworked the shed and the ground at the edges of the picture. I created a new sky with clouds/add noise/blur then masked out the old sky. The roof tiles just took a lot of careful cloning.

I finally created a sepia tone using the luminosity and tweaked the levels a bit to make the details stand out more.

This one took a lot of patience to get the detailed parts right! My hat is off to everyone to took on this tough challenge!
· Date: 9/1/2004 · Views: 8841 · Filesize: 46.8kb, 196.1kb · Dimensions: 800 x 581 ·
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
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9/1/2004 4:23pm

Great work FrannyMae. Your painstaking yellow blotch hunt really paid off and kept details intact. The tree extension, fence/gate and cloudy sky look perfectly natural. Also good call on stretching out the shed side and getting the house centred in the photo. I did notice you missed one of those dark lines (kid with pencil?) that runs horizontally across left horse at nose level.
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steve glomski

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Registered: June 2004
Location: Chester UK
9/1/2004 4:31pm

Nicely done Franny Mae,fantastic clean up.Big thumb.
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FrannyMae

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9/1/2004 5:53pm

Doug and Steve, thanks for the kind words. And thanks to Doug for his eagle eye! Geez, you just don't miss a beat, do ya? LOL! I fixed the horse to make him scribble free. Of course while I was messing I saw a lot more I could work on...but I'm trying not to be obsessive about this stuff. Easier said than done, I assure you!
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Timbo

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Sheffield UK
9/2/2004 4:39am

Doug says it all FrannyMae, Nice job.
This one has really bugged me so I doing another one.............but it takes so long!
Obsessive! You're sooooo right! Some of these really do my head in!

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Shalford
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9/2/2004 5:40am

FrannyMae: You really have worked wonders on this, it puts me to shame for doing a quick lazy one.
The work in the foreground and the side building are excellent. Well done.

Cheers Steve

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FrannyMae

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9/2/2004 8:48am

Tim, I don't think I'll be doing another version of this one anytime soon! LOL! Trying to control my obsessive nature I guess. Steve, thanks for noticing the details! I wish I could do a "quick one" but I'm more likely to work on one picture for a month! Oh well...speed isn't everything, right?
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Gary Richardson

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Registered: March 2004
Location: Yorkshire, England
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9/11/2004 2:38am

Hi FrannyMae, really good job on what was quite a difficult restore. Love the guy with the beard. Only one very minor criticism, the right hand horse's head and neck could do with being a touch darker to blend in better with its body.

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FrannyMae

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9/11/2004 3:09am

Gary, thanks! As for the horse, you are probably right. But I'm going to maintain that the horse's back end is in the shadow of the tree and that is why it is darker. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! LOL!
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ajcutler

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Registered: August 2003
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10/8/2004 11:52am

FrannyMae:

A very nice job indeed. The family, fences, horses and toning really stand out.

Alan
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FrannyMae

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10/8/2004 8:10pm

Thanks Alan. Your kind words mean a lot.
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antiki
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Registered: August 2004
10/18/2004 5:46pm

FrannyMae: Excellent work on restoring this super challenge (On submitting this old photo, I guess I got everyone's obsession with restoring fired up!) I worked on it a bit myself but after seeing all the great approaches to fixing it, I'm inspired to return to it. I like your shed reconstrucion among all the other fine detail work. Toning is just right and the grass/rocks or whatever in front are crisp and believable. Applause to you! Great work. I admire all who stuck to this seemingly endless project.
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FrannyMae

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10/18/2004 7:57pm

Antiki, thanks for your kind comments and for submitting this great photo. It was a joy to work on and I learned a lot in the process!
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Neve

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10/19/2004 6:54pm

Another fantastic result. The overall tone is pleasing and I definitely agree with your decison to put something into the sky area. Your hard work is very evident.

Cheers

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FrannyMae

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10/20/2004 10:04am

Neve, thanks for the kind words. I had to look back at the original to figure out what you meant about putting something in the sky though! I completely forgot the clouds were an addition! LOL! I'm blaming it on old age!
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Angie B

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11/1/2004 7:20pm

I am amazed at how well you blended the man's face with the rest of the pic. It looks to me like an original.
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