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Old 03-22-2008, 12:39 PM
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Old Man Revisited

Two or so years ago, I took pictures of this gentle old man as he tended his cows. Two years have past. He is still tending his cattle by hand, using his old hay fork from 1944. He is still waving and smiling at all the cars that pass so quickly and hoping that someone will wave back. He often forgets to eat and is rail thin with a bend to his back from severe osteoporosis; but extremely agile for someone so many years young. The cattle he tends are so gentle that they will come to the fence line for a friendly scratch or rub--no shying away with these bovines. Mr. Plumlee looks every day of this nearly 80 years. His mind is filled with a lot of nonsense that makes complete sense to him. I hope I'm doing as well when I reach his age.

The link below is to the original thread. Enjoy painting these new pictures. If you think they are too yellow. I took them during the evening's golden hour. The only adjustments have been to levels and some gaussian blur on #3 (the cow in the back).

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...9-old-man.html

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Old 03-22-2008, 02:05 PM
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Re: Old Man Revisited

Nice story, Janet. Please wave at him from me next time you pass :-)
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:11 PM
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Re: Old Man Revisited

Such a nice shot I didn't want to muck up the pixels to much, so I just combined some layer options
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:17 PM
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Re: Old Man Revisited

Janet, thak you for bringing back the kind old man.

I wanted to step out of my box a little on this and do a modern painting of an old man. Adjusted curves using the pencil tool to get the wild colors. Saved as a pattern, Sketch layer set to color burn over a PST with a hard edge brush with Impressionist turned on. Top layer PST with Impressionist off to bring back some detail
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:17 PM
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Such a nice shot I didn't want to muck up the pixels to much, so I just combined some layer options
Great OlBaldy. I like the combinations you did here.

Be sure, I'll wave. Always do.

WOW Swampy, we posted at exactly the same time. Great "muck up". I always like what you do.

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Old 03-22-2008, 02:18 PM
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Re: Old Man Revisited

Awesome Pictures !!
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:21 PM
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Awesome Pictures !!

You should see the ones that "got away".

Thanks for "playing". His pictures do lend themselves to this kind of treatment. You did a good job.

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Old 03-22-2008, 02:36 PM
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Thank You, He reminds me of an old gentlemen I knew
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Great pictures, thanks for the play. Another pattern stamp attempt...
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:58 PM
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And another...
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