Painted Autumn  

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Uploaded: 02/22/11 6:49 AM GMT
Painted Autumn
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This is a slightly different version of Autumn Path. I zoomed in the camera for a closer shot of the opening for the photo version of this. I could have just cropped the previous version, but then you get that whole loss of quality issue. Not that it should matter considering what I did next. What happened next you ask. I figured there was no sense in just presenting a close up shot of something you may have already seen and weren't too impressed with. So I played around with the image in FotoSketcher to give it the look of an illustration. Mind you, I ended up doing a bit of cropping and cloning to get the right dimensions for the image. Gone is the woodpile, so the woodchucks will have to go elsewhere for a quick pickup game of "Stack the Wood".

Enjoy and your comments welcomed.


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02/22/11 1:20 PM GMT
Wendell - Woodchucks stack the wood in Nova Scotia? Even they are polite, as are the people. Around here, they just gnaw and toss - not much help at all really. I like the scene and the post-photo work. The image has a church stained glass window sense, in my view. Excellent work! Thad
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If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine
02/22/11 2:13 PM GMT
Great effect Wendell. Make me want to enter the Magic Forest that is Woodchuck free.


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Cameras are like people--sometimes they lose focus.
02/22/11 3:33 PM GMT
Another nice capture of colour light and if i mighty say distance too.Very nice and spot on composition too.
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02/22/11 6:38 PM GMT
Very interesting what you've done with this. Thank you for the FotoSketcher tip - I downloaded it and have begun playing around with some of my flower shots.
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. . . "What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome." A.J. Balfour
02/22/11 6:50 PM GMT
Wowzers, Wendell. I'll have to download me one of them thar FotoSketcher programs.

I liked the last version although I'll admit that the blue asphalt was a bit distracting. The woodchuck logs were not a distraction in the least.

I'll start with composition and tell you that I think it's first rate. The natural borders created by the woods draw the eye immediately to the light and the autumn woods. Using FotoSketcher to create the illustrated look was a brain storm because the natural colors are fantastic to work with. The new program has accentuated the brilliance of the shot. As you can see, I faved your posting. It's foolish to say that this is your best shot because you just can't compare apples and oranges. I'll simply say that I really like what you've done with this image, and I think it's beautiful work.

Like Kathy said above, I'm gonna download a copy and start playing with some shots. As always, you're a born leader, an original and the person who will get unending gratitude for starting the FotoSketcher craze that will soon sweep Caedes.

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I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens.
02/22/11 9:49 PM GMT
A very, very good work.
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02/23/11 6:14 AM GMT
It looks like one of my painting!! Nope...I cant paint worth a darn but I can see that you can! You did a lot of post work and it paid off very well! It looks really good!
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"It is not MY fault that I never learned to accept responsibility!"
02/24/11 8:09 PM GMT

You got a nice result using the program on your so beautiful path, Wendell!
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Susie Sun
02/27/11 3:05 PM GMT
Superb post work Wendell and really like the feeling of an oil painting.
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