Don’t take A fence!

I was out for a walk, and saw this new fence being put up….I liked the geometry/angles etc, and snapped this shot.

Fence Orig I tried to get the “butt end” about 1/3 from the left and the bottom (“rule of thirds" you know).  And then I went to town in Paint Shop.

First, you will notice the perspective wasn’t right on…I took the picture angled downwards a bit, so I did some perspective correction.  Then I cloned out the white space between the boards, as I found it a bit distracting…I also cleaned out the other distracting stuff between boards.  Then I clarified, adjusted contrast/saturation, and got this:

IMG_4483_2A little better…I always like wood grains in monotone….so let’s try sepia.

Fence 1Hmmm…one more thing left to try.  Lets go back to colour, and add my newly discovered filter 

Fence 3Which do you like best??

My First Post!!

Steve’s Picture of the Day #0001

Took this picture on the way to sledding…thought the snow onthe chain link fence looked kinda cool…the red siding to the house worked as a good backdrop I thought.

Here is another cool picture I found… not mine, but I like it.

If you have not heard of PhotoSig, you should check it out. 1000’s of photographers (including some professionals) submit their pictures to be critiqued by peers. It is amazing wha you can learn by reading the comments.

Speaking of comments…got any? Let me know!