Friday, January 21

Windmill

Contributed By J Bryan


I shot this last fall and only recently pulled it back out for editing. I cropped in tightly, cross-processed a curves layer, and burned the sky a little so it stood out against the clouds.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the colors of the photo. It almost ages it, making it look older than it is. Great job!

Ali said...

I love the saturated yet warm colors of this picture. The placement of the windmill is also nice amongst the trees, and the blue of the sky is a very nice color. Lovely composition!

-SPHS A.H.

Anonymous said...

I like how the picture looks old. As if it was taken a long time ago. IB

Anonymous said...

cool! i like how it looks old. the color is really good. A.O SPHS

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors and how green the trees look and how blue the sky looks. It is a cool shot. I like how you made the sky stand out against the clouds.

Anonymous said...

I really like the contrast between the lighter sky blue and the darker greens on the trees. And the windmill adds to the picture by giving a subject to set your eyes on. Great photo!

Anonymous said...

I like the faded saturated antique look of the colors, and how the metal of the windmill doesn't shine. I also like the look of the sky, it looks as if it was brushed in.
SPHS CH

Anonymous said...

I really like this photo because of its warming colors. I also like the classical poster look it gives off as well. I also like how the windmill is placed amidst the trees. Overall good picture.

Anonymous said...

This is really cool! I like the vintage-ness of it. The colors are nice and it has good clarity. Good job!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors in this picture. They give it an old time feel. It is also bright and cheery. AH SPHS

Anonymous said...

I love how the colors are faded and infrared but yet so bright and beautiful. The sky looks lovely along with the focus of the windmill. Excellent photo shop editing, i wish i could do this!

Anonymous said...

I like the concept of this picture but the colors look really washed out. If the sky and the green of the plants were brighter, it would have stood out a lot more to me. But nice ideas!
-Nicole ERHS

Anonymous said...

This looks like something out of a horror movie, because everything is sort of faded. That makes everything blend in well too, so I'd say good job. Also, good work on the composition.

Anonymous said...

I love the color of the photo, especially the sky, the burning made a difference. Its simple and I really enjoy it!

SPHS AM

Anonymous said...

This is a really pretty picture. I like how bright the sky is next to the leaves. I also like how light the entire picture is, giving it a cheerful feel. It also looks slightly like an old time photo. This is a really cool picture

Anonymous said...

I really like this picture! I love the color editing. It gives the picture a very "vintage" feel. It seems sort of lost in time, so to speak. I like that it's just sort of hanging out in the trees. Good work.
ms @ sphs

Anonymous said...

I really like the softness of the colors. The picture looks very poetic. I love how each part of the photography compliments the other. Good job! -JH, SPHS

Anonymous said...

I really like the contrast. it kind of looks like a scene from toy story!!!

Anonymous said...

Because of the windmill, this picture creates a vision of a slight breeze blowing on a summer day. The warm colors also came together well.

SPHS A.I

Anonymous said...

This photo reminds me of a special memory in my life. The colors go great and also look like they are from a different time period.

SPHS C.A.R.

Anonymous said...

The colors in this photograph are so perfect. They're vibrant without being overbearing; in fact, they're rather calming. The composition is really wonderful as well.. this is just a very pleasing photograph.

snb/sphs.

Anonymous said...

I like the saturation. I like the color scheme. But i dont like how it dosnt feel the whole picture up. SPHS MM

Anonymous said...

I like the saturation of this photo. The old timey look makes its look really cool. The only thing I would do different would be to have the subject pop out more than the trees. I like the off center of the windmill, great use of rule of thirds! - AF SPHS

Anonymous said...

I love how distant the windmill seems. The editing is also really neat. It gives it an old vintage feel. I also like how the colors still pop out, even though the picture is soft.
-SPHS CB

Anonymous said...

This photo is very nice. I like how the colors are dull rather than bright, since bright colors might not fit the mood of the photo. One thing I think could have been done better is the empty space in the sky. I feel as if something should be there other than empty sky.

-MM ERHS

Cole M - HHS said...

This pic is nice. I like the soft colors and the simplicity of the photo.

Anonymous said...

I really like this photo. The lighting is good, kind of soft, not so bright, the colors are great too. The red, blue and green don't go with each other but that is what makes this such a great photo. Those colors together make each color stand out more. It's all so warm, makes me happy and want summer to be here. The composition is good too. There is framing, vertical lines, and rule of thirds. It's all kind of balanced. This is such a great photo, good job! Also, I like how it kind of looks old fashion too.
KTMJ - FPHS