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Uploaded: 06/09/04 6:49 PM GMT
Free the Horses (RW)
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After much indecision about who should upload the reworked image, I am uploading this rework I did of Darryl's original image (Roam Free). He took this wonderful photograph and I simply removed the fence for him. I think the horses look rather suspicious standing around like this with no fence but it was a fun edit :). Also, here is a simple animation showing the transition from the original image to this one. Hope this helps the rework gallery get off the ground~


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06/09/04 7:24 PM GMT
brilliant you wouldn't know it was there if you saw just this - however the horses do look a little lost
i think it looks better with the fence but you get 10/10 for a brilliant peice of work
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06/09/04 7:27 PM GMT
yes, awesome job on the edit... could never tell the fence was there.. great job ;]
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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
06/09/04 7:34 PM GMT
Beautiful and good work!!Well done!Josh.
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Carpe diem --- I support and thanks everyone.---
06/09/04 7:34 PM GMT
The first image was so charming with that white fence it's hard to realize this one, but it isn't hard to realize your talent here Josh. Fine job and I really enjoyed the animation as well. This should be a fun gallery. ;) High votes for all your effort.
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B.J. ;)
06/09/04 9:42 PM GMT
I love 'em both. Still got another high vote from me. Great work!
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I woke up this morning in the Bahama's...' Coffee Break's Over '.
06/09/04 9:45 PM GMT
WOW it's an awesome edit
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Non nobis Domine non nobis sed Nomini tuo da gloriam
06/09/04 10:24 PM GMT
Absolutely wonderful edit. The horses may look lost but regardless of that the fact that you were able to make the fence totally disappear with no trace of it at all is amazing. You are one very talented person.
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** Nicky **
06/09/04 10:59 PM GMT
You did a great job on this Josh. Like you I rather liked the fence in the picture. 10/10 on your editing job.
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Cheers. It's kileychristine!
06/10/04 12:23 AM GMT
Well, all I can say is, "How the @#%$*@# did you do that?!?!" Did you create the missing bits of the horses freehand? Using other photos as a guide? Or perhaps pasted from other images?? Tutorial please!!!

I am impressed...
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion-
06/10/04 1:02 AM GMT
Thanks a million everybody! I'm still overwhelmed by all this positive feedback.


I had to draw the missing parts of the horses using cloned color from what you could see in the original image. The hardest part of that was the horse whose nose was obscured by the fence (and probably the weakest part of the edit since I am not much of a freehand artist). All I had around to look at was my picture (Summer Magic) of a different horse. All things considered I think it turned out pretty well but I'll bet someone else could do a nicer job with that nose. As well as my memory serves me the only tools used on this edit were a clone brush and a smudge brush (for smoothing the colors on the horse bodies). I also used a quick clarifying filter and a run through neat image to clean up the slight grain of the original sky a bit. I really don't know what I could do to make a tutorial out of it since it was mostly just freehand brushing. I thought the animation was the best way to show the relationship of the two pictures. I'm really glad everyone liked it and I hope to see more reworks for the new gallery soon!
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~My select image - Summer Magic
06/10/04 1:05 AM GMT
I agree with Sam 100 per cent, I'm impressed but totally confused. There has to be a lot of freehand work here because the jaw and belly lines aren't there for you to clone from
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I had a monumental idea this morning...but I didn't like it. Samuel Goldwyn
06/10/04 2:19 AM GMT
Very good work!
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06/10/04 6:57 AM GMT
Awesome job Josh! I like this version better because the horses are in full view. Thanks for your awesome work.
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06/10/04 10:59 AM GMT
Hohoo! An excellent job, Josh :-)
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
06/10/04 6:48 PM GMT
Excellent job Josh, you are really good at it.
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06/11/04 6:52 AM GMT
Could you explain the way to make this editing? I think I'm not able to make a job like that!
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
06/19/04 2:51 PM GMT
I dont think anyone could have done a better job! Excellent work! I had a RW of this to upload...then I saw yours. lol - heck with that! Yours is awesome! ; )
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06/20/04 8:57 PM GMT
Awesome edit. Very well done!
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"Success is getting what you like. Happiness is liking what you get." -anonymous
06/22/04 8:00 PM GMT
This is very nice... ;)
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Happiness is a behaviour.Sadness too.Make your mind CemKarahan
01/22/05 6:48 PM GMT
Love the way you've captured the light, great job!
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02/12/05 2:40 AM GMT
Most Excellent....for two things. The mastery of how you removed that fence and made and animation for it to see it done! Are you a teacher...if not you should be. And for the second....Great sky :-)
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07/16/05 4:59 AM GMT
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You are the beholder. So make it beautiful.
08/16/05 5:08 AM GMT
Awesome work! I could not even tell that there used to be a fence in the picture.
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03/03/06 8:13 AM GMT
and i thought "raptor away" was tough, when i first saw this i thought you had reworked the colours in the sky, then i read the comment and had a closer look and still the only bits that looked out of place werent actually covered by the fence in the original photo, in other words, very good work
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05/18/06 8:18 PM GMT
Wow! Great job with the manipulation. You can't even tell the fence was once there and you did a wonderful job lightening the photo a bit. I love it...
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07/14/06 5:01 PM GMT
this is stunning
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01/08/07 4:10 PM GMT
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07/11/07 5:02 PM GMT
i like the softness of the image.
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08/03/07 1:36 AM GMT
very beautiful i love the sky in the background
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some people are too cute to take life seriously.
07/07/08 1:15 PM GMT
I'd love a 24" x 36" for my wall. It creates a wonderful mood.
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Peace be unto you Caedes-ers
07/07/08 1:17 PM GMT
Faved this wonderful rework! sandi
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life.

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