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Old 03-21-2005, 02:10 AM
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Haunted House

While going thru my negatives, I found a pic I took back when I was
in high school....22 years ago

It was our town's 'haunted house'.

I've enclosed two pics....

1. Is the original scan from my negative. If anyone has any ideas to bring
out this b&w photo and the steps they took, go for it.

2. The blank sky from #1 always bothered me. So I layered in a very,
rough demo of a sky. How do you think that would look? OK? Fakey?
Once again, go at it with any other ideas you might have.

I am using psp 7.

Thanks...as usual

Doug
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Old 03-21-2005, 03:51 AM
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Hello Doug I think myself your photo is brilliant! why remove the sky it to me gives it character. I use psp all the time, what I did with your picture is press "Shift M" to give it hight light and tone shadow, the second image I used under effects "enhance photo" I used clarify and contrast enhancement
I love this image and will have a go later with adding colour. When i am back from work.

Regards Barry
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:38 AM
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Thanks Barry. The original image didn't have the sky. I added it to see
what it would like if it did. So far thats one vote for the fake sky

BTW, people will probably think I'm crazy, but I actually use photoshop and
paint shop pro 9 together.

Doug

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Hello Doug I think myself your photo is brilliant! why remove the sky it to me gives it character. I use psp all the time, what I did with your picture is press "Shift M" to give it hight light and tone shadow, the second image I used under effects "enhance photo" I used clarify and contrast enhancement
I love this image and will have a go later with adding colour. When i am back from work.

Regards Barry
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:39 AM
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Another vote for a fake sky here. The only thing I might do is go for something slightly less 'busy' as the brickwork is so detailed itself I'd try a sky with more gentle clouds and a less complex texture. (Though actually on second thoughts, maybe this echoes it quite nicely....)

I love this photo though, and I don't think it needs any change in highlights or contrast - it looks just about right to me. The sky balances it out well.
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:46 AM
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WOW what I wouldn't give to be a house restorer. With something like that to work on, I'd be in seventh heaven. What a grand old mansion! I can sure see why the town would call it haunted however. Tis sad when something that grand goes neglected. Take a color pic of it and let us play with "restoring" it today???

As to your sky...too many clouds in it to be realistic for the existing shadows on the house. Other than that, replacing the other sky is a good decision. Try a sky with only one or two clouds and a good gradient that will reflect existing shadows. If you look at the sky, in sunny pics like that one, the sky is lighter near the bottom and turns bluer (darker) near the top.

Janet

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Old 03-21-2005, 09:08 AM
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I had too play LOL gone for a clear day sky and a spring colour folage dont look to bad even though I say so my self LOL. the house or castle what ever it maybe I just left alone. Your work on the cloud Doug is just amazing great job.

Regards Barry
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:20 AM
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Talk about timing, after I took that picture, the city demolished it a
month later.

I tried another stab, this time making my own sky and clouds. To many
clouds? To big? I'm not sure on the color of the sky either. All I did was
get the color of a blue sky from my eye dropper, then converted that to
black and white.

Doug

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WOW what I wouldn't give to be a house restorer. With something like that to work on, I'd be in seventh heaven. What a grand old mansion! I can sure see why the town would call it haunted however. Tis sad when something that grand goes neglected. Take a color pic of it and let us play with "restoring" it today???

As to your sky...too many clouds in it to be realistic for the existing shadows on the house. Other than that, replacing the other sky is a good decision. Try a sky with only one or two clouds and a good gradient that will reflect existing shadows. If you look at the sky, in sunny pics like that one, the sky is lighter near the bottom and turns bluer (darker) near the top.

Janet

And no, no one thinks you are crazy for using psp and photoshop together.
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:48 AM
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Hi Doug, loved your picture, just had to have a play with it.
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:53 AM
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It was a dark night and the skys open up LOL

Regards Barry
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Old 03-21-2005, 12:52 PM
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One of the nice things about this group...the ideas.

I've attached my latest.

Originally I was going with the darker sky, but something about it brought as
much attention on that as the house (I'm talking about my attempts here).
So I went with a more grayer (if thats a word..looks funny) sky.

Which, to me at least, matches a little more closely with the overall shade
of the house.

And Barry...that last one you did...uhhh, that was really out there
I'm on my way to the eye doctor now

Doug
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