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Old 06-16-2005, 10:40 AM
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My back gate

These are a couple of photos I've taken in the last couple of days in my backyard. I've been messing around with them and haven't been completely satisfied with the results.

Any suggestions?

Also, is there a best/optimal/ideal????,
size/resolution/dpi??? to start with when applying art filters? I get such a wide range of results with different photos.

Ooops, is this too many attachments?

Thanks,
Annabel
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Old 06-16-2005, 01:03 PM
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Hi Annabel,

Love the view from your garden. The only time I've seen the mountains around Salt Lake City is in winter when I've been skiing, I've often wondered what they look like in summer.

Don't do much art work, so can't help you with settings, but as for your question about number of images, you're allowed upto 5 100K images with each post.
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Old 06-16-2005, 01:33 PM
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Gary,

Yes, our mountains are spectacular just about year round. They're really green right now. Glad you've been able to visit SLC and ski.

Thanks for the info on attachments. I appreciate it.

Annabel
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:57 PM
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WOW this city girl can only stand in awe!

Now that is what i would call the gate to heaven, you should patent that picture add it to postcards and to greeting cards, its breathtaking.

Pictures you did too are lovely!!!

Do you want an exchange holiday? You can go visit the big city in england and i can go sit in your garden...Fair deal huh?
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:22 PM
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LOL It's a deal! I've never been to England or Europe for that matter. But Some day. I guess we take what we have for granted.

Thanks for your kind comments.

Annabel
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Old 06-16-2005, 09:01 PM
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Maybe one of these days I'll get around to playing with your images. In the meantime, I' ll just enjoy the view..mmm.

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Old 06-16-2005, 09:47 PM
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Yep, Dave I should appreciate it more. Beautiful sunset goin' on now.

Still "messin" around with this. Didn't like that the mountains looked hazy, so I selected them and adjusted the levels. Then applied Danny's "impressionist favorites" charcoal fine scribble (tweaked a little bit). I like this better.

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Annabel
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:23 PM
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The mountains in SLC are hazy because several factors, not the least of which is pollution. I took the liberty of sharpening the mountains, toning down the yellow/greens of the grass, and making a shadow mask of the sky and mountains. Is this what you wanted? IMHO, leaving the mountain hazy placed the emphasis on the foreground where it belongs. The photo is gorgeous. I agree with Elle that it should be a postcard.

Janet

P.S. Is this taken near Federal Heights by any chance or is it further south near Ensign Peak? I've been gone from SLC too long to tell.
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:56 PM
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Janet,

Absolutely, you're unfortunately right about the pollution. It's actually the southern end of the valley, near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, looking northeast at Mt. Olympus.

Thanks for the adjustments to the yellow/green in the grass. I tried to tone it down, but evidently not enough. I like the adjustments you made. THANKS, I'm really just a novice.

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Old 06-16-2005, 11:16 PM
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I think I've seen her somewhere else in magical areas but I can't quite place her..

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