One Photo Focus – June

It’s time for Stacy’s AB Friday’s One Photo Focus again. I’ve skipped this event the last few months because I’ve been away quite often.

This month marks the one-year anniversary of AB Friday and the 6 months anniversary of One Photo Focus – so congrats to Stacy! This month she is providing the photo for us and there is a lot to work with in the image.

Here are the before and after shots:

I went harsh on the crop because I wanted to remove the partial fence and the soil on the lawn, but also because I really like the tower. I feel like you can maybe imagine a figure in the front window on the tower.

Then I thought I’d play around ImageReboot-style and here’s what I came up with:

After - Extreme
After – Extreme

 

Thanks again to Stacy for organising this event, it’s good fun, and quite challenging. I can’t wait to see what others come up with – drop by and have a look here. I’m hoping someone with more skills than me can turn this into a haunted house, complete with ghostly figures at the window πŸ˜‰

x desleyjane

 

 

 

 

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. I was thinking about participating this week. I even downloaded the RAW file and started editing it last night, but I realized that I had (still have) too many things to do and too little time. Maybe next time..
    I like your edit of the photo and the idea of a haunted house is cool .

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Cheers CG. It’s hard to fit everything in sometimes!!

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      1. Yes. Yesterday we had a family dinner, then I had to go to the pharmacy to get some pollen medicines for my son. We came home late and then I had to put him to bed and do the laundry after plus some other stuff after that… There’s just not enough hours in the day.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          That’s a lot for one evening!

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      2. Yes, it was. When I sat down to edit the photo late in the evening, I thought to myself: “I’m too tired to do anything now”, so I shut the computer down and went to bed (a wise decision).
        Now I have this huge bunch of clean clothes that needs to be folded!
        (Hmmm….. I think need a new woman in my life. Someone who likes to fold clothes.) πŸ˜€

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        1. desleyjane says:

          LOL. I think it was a wise decision. Hmmmnnn, that’s a fun mission to have πŸ˜‹

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  2. Mary says:

    Nice job. It does need a ghost or two, LOL

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Mary. I think someone added a Halloween pumpkin and some more scary bits. I need to go take a closer look!

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    I like the crop of just the fence. Such a great idea wish I had it. Your edit on the house was great too.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Cee, I appreciate that.

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  4. I like the idea of cropping the image just for the top section, something I never would have thought of. The black and white works perfectly here as well.really nice editing.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Ben, much appreciated. I didn’t notice the fairy lights until I cropped in.

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  5. brittabottle says:

    I love these edits, DJ. The fence edit is SUPER neat and the black and white color add a certain mystery that I really like. πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Britta, I’m happy you like them!!

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  6. Nic says:

    I like the detail in the crop of the tower. The crop of the fence is rather interesting and mysterious, and I like the stark black and white of it. Nice job. πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Nic, I appreciate that. πŸ˜„

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  7. lensaddiction says:

    I didnt see the fairy lights either! the BW here works well with all the lines and textures, nice job πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much!

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  8. Okay, so fairy lights? I didn’t see them! Nor did I think about cropping out the dirt piles (which I like to call garden plots πŸ˜‰) And, like Max said, it never occurred to me to try an aggressive crop. So much fun to learn what others “see”! Great edits, Desley, and the new compositions are well-suited for black and white. Thanks for once again bringing your creativity to 1PF!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Stacy. I’m so glad someone did the haunted house edit!!

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      1. LOL! Me too, but I have to admit, I didn’t think to expect that. Knowing this crew, I don’t know why I didn’t πŸ˜‰!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          LOL I thought it might happen 😜

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  9. Great job. I agree the house looks almost haunted and when I was working on it, thought the same thing, that there should have been a figure in the tower window! πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Emilio 😊

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  10. kazg10 says:

    I like your extreme crop Desley. It gives a completely different perspective on the photo which is always great πŸ™‚

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  11. that totally reminds me for some reason of Bates Motel, probably because I watch it, very good change on perspective x

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Ooo me too! Love that show. Love crazy ol’ Norman!! πŸ˜‰

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      1. he is so seriously scary more than the old version i think x

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Yes I think so too. Freaky little fella.

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