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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunrise Sunset #2 - Filtered Variations

Sunset from the deck above my garage
... as originally photographed but with wires removed.
You can click for 'similar' view shared previously ' as photographed with wires' and/or click on images themselves to 'embiggen' for a better view.With 'paint daubs'
With 'brush accented edges'
With 'film grain' filter
With 'orange neon edges'
Thought for Today
"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world." Arthur Schopenhauer


Hootin Anni said...

Love all the golden beauty dear storyteller!!!

Karen said...

Beautiful--with the special additions, they look like paintings!

Anonymous said...

Hmn, I like the last one - it's rather wispy!


PERBS said...

Back again hunting for BYB post but none to be found. . .

I like the third one best. It's a very pretty setting no matter which!

Mom Knows Everything said...

Wow, really neat looking!

Smalltown RN said...

those are great shots...it's it amazing what one can do with computer digital touch ups....I haven't used mine anywhere what I should...but then I am not a photographer....thanks so much for visiting my blog and for leaving such a nice comment

Baba said...

Good evening, I love the way you can change the effects with your pictures..does your camera settings do this or is it a program you have in your computer???? Thanks for your visit to my place today...

Roan said...

I really like the colors. I can't make up my mind which I like best. They're all beautiful. BJ

Joyce said...

Paint daubs is my favorite this time, with orange neon a close second. :)

Woody said...

Very Cool Photos. Thank you for stopping by my blog and I Hope you keep stopping by!

storyteller said...

Hootin’ Anni – Our sunsets vary so much here in So Cal (as I suspect they do everywhere) … and the colors in THIS one never cease to amaze me. Removing the wires (of which there are MANY since I live in an OLD community) and ‘experimenting’ with various filters was fun too.

Karen – I think so too. It’s fascinating to discover what possibilities exist within PSE and it’s time-consuming too, but I am enjoying the process. I’m glad you enjoyed these results too.

Mommy Wizdom – That filter certainly DOES alter the ‘normal’ view … making the ‘shadowy shapes’ stand out.

PERBS – I apologize for not having my BYBS post published when you dropped by on Sunday, but it IS up now … should you care to return: BYBS#18. I hope to visit yours when time permits after I finish responding to comments.

Tammy – I thought these were pretty ‘kewl’ too. Glad you enjoyed them.

Smalltown RN – I’m not really a photographer either … pretty much a ‘point-and-shoot’ gal, but I have been learning about Photoshop Elements and it’s been fun to experiment like this. I’m delighted to have found your blog through this Sunrise-Sunset meme.

Baba – I suspect my camera might be able to do some of these things (if I had a clue how to use the various menus that seem like Greek to me). These effects (and the others I’ve shared recently in Photoshop Elements related posts) were created after the fact as I played with PSE6’s filters.

B. Roan – I feel much the same way … I like them all for different reasons.

Joyce – Thanks for the feedback. It's nice to know which ones appeal to others ;--)

Woody – I’m glad you enjoyed them. It’s fun to see what everyone shares out there with these weekly mems.

To all – I’m delighted to discover each of your comments and am glad you enjoyed my ‘sunset experimentations’ … Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.
Hugs and blessings,

Tina Coruth said...

Wow! These are beautiful, Storyteller! Great work! hugs, Tina

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Interesting contrasts......I'd say I like the 3rd one best.....It helps make the foreground a little less busy.

Unknown said...

The filmgrain is sure fun! Also, the . . .can't remember which one it was called but it made the electrical line disappear.

storyteller said...

Tina Coruth – Thanks … I’m having fun with my experimentations and it’s neat to see how others respond to them.
Wayfaring Wanderer – I appreciate the specificity of your observations and see what you mean. Thanks so much ;--)

Lisa’s Chaos – Actually it wasn’t a filter that made the electrical lines (there were MANY actually) disappear … that was ME … tediously using several ‘tools’ to painstakingly take them out without altering the rest of the photo. I wish there was a simpler way, but if there is … I’ve not learned that yet.

To all – I love finding comments and appreciate you taking time to share your thoughts when you dropped by. Thanks so much. I hope you’re each having a wonderful week.
Hugs and blessings,