I love this photo so much. Yet, there’s nothing spectacular about it, nothing to be amazed of. Only a barn and a snow-covered field. But, for me, it represents something that I really love. The country.
I must love this photo a lot to have spent 6 hours only to remove two trees in the foreground. These trees were spoiling the composition. They were going all the way from the bushes to the barn, to the tree and into the sky. When removing the trunks and branches it would leave some marks so I had to work these areas by drawing branches in the bushes, planks on the side and lines on the roof of the barn and many of the tiny little branches on the tree. I had to paint colours in the sky and shadows on the snow near the barn. I knew this would be very time-consuming getting rid of those trees and at first I didn’t want to work on this, but I just couldn’t let it go… So it was many hours to restore this image and only then I could edit the rest of it. This image is a blending of three different exposures using luminosity masks in Photoshop. Christopher O’Donnell wrote a tutorial on how to work with luminosity masks, click here to read it. It didn’t go exactly as how he explains it in his tutorial so I’ll have to practice this technique again.
I also love this photo with a more vintage look
We’re having a little break from the cold spell, here’s a photo of Winny playing in the snow during one of these polar colds.
And since I’m ending this post with a photo of my dog, I’m sharing a link to a wonderful slide show from professional photographer Julie Clegg’s from Bailey & Banjo. If you love dogs this will put a smile on your face, guaranteed ! (Thanks Janina for sending me this link :) ) Click here for the slide show.
I wish you all a wonderful week. Be happy, be sweet, laugh a lot, smile and dance in the rain or in the snow !