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The Toll House

By Mynett
Well..... this has been a dilemma for me - I got to use Carsten's Infra Red Camera while we were at Blists Hill a few weeks ago, and He explainde how to process it by use of the channel mixer, but I only use elements 7 and could not find a way of doing it ..... so I had a look on the internet and found a way of creating a channel mixer in elements which was a bit of a long job and this is the result of my efforts. For those who are interested it was done by creating three copies of the image and filling one red one green and one blue, then linking them to the base image. I then had to create a linked saturation layer for each of the images. I then had to change the opacities of them R20% G 70% B 10%. I am not sure if I have done it all right, but this was the result of my efforts.

Linda Wink still confused .... any help would be really valued

Tags: Architecture Black and white Infra red Blists hill Toll house

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JOKEN 12 3 10 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 1:26PM
I like this one, simply because of the fact that I grew up very close to this Toll House when it was situated at Arleston village - now engulfed by Telford. The house was removed brick by brick and reconstructed at Blists Hill Museu in Ironbridge.
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 1:29PM
Yes most of the builds at Blists hill started their life elsewhere and it is a fantastic place to visit, thanks for your comment.

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
5 Sep 2010 1:31PM
That's all too complicated for me, Linda! You have created a beautiful image, stunning work. Carol
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 1:33PM
yes it has exhausted me Carol, thanks for the comment, I hope someone has a simpler solution to this kind of processing Smile

ringyneck 14 315 18 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 1:33PM
Hi Linda is there any chance of seeing a "normal" shot as a comparison as THAT seemed an awful lot of work to achieve a mono image.
As a mono I like it though.
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 1:35PM
Keith the shot was done on an infra red camera, so not normal in the true sense of the word, but I will put up the original for anyone who can help


DeSilver Plus
13 14 12 England
5 Sep 2010 1:46PM
Looks fine to me Linda, I think that that's the thing about IR the image and how it finishes up is more down to you that conventional colour or mono. The way you have achieved this seems very complicated and you lost me on the second line of your explanation but the end product that you ended up with is adequate but I expect from what you are saying that it is not what you wanted to end up with.
Put your IR images on a disc and next time you come to my home bring it with you and then you can try my Photoshop to process them. After all if I can do it with a little work you will be able to do it easy.

Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 1:48PM
Cheers David, I will do that, and I think the ifra red camera is off my list until I get a better version of photoshop LOL

12 10 10 England
5 Sep 2010 1:49PM
Way above my head Linda but I do like the result.
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 2:01PM
Thank you Joan, not sure if it is right..... wrong software Smile
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
5 Sep 2010 2:03PM
such great work Linda
Silverzone 13 2 England
5 Sep 2010 2:04PM
All that processing would ruin the joy of going out and capturing a place or moment in time. Although I enjoy the results of other peoples hard work, it seems to be more about science and technology than photography. Sylvia
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 2:10PM

I would not normally do all this but since I had a go at infra red I wanted to show the result and my software does not have a channel mixer

Linda Wink
imagio 14 12 1 England
5 Sep 2010 2:10PM
Looks good to me Linda, I just hit the filter for Infra red conversion and thats it,.. elements 8 tho..also has camera distort correction element, thats why I got Elements 8, 80 in Dixons..Oh and you can increase or decrease the effects of IR too.

Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 2:13PM
perhaps I will look into an upgrade, it may be a cheaper option Bernie, thanks
imagio 14 12 1 England
5 Sep 2010 2:18PM
Your welcome, also did a mod from your original, took 2 secs..

Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 2:19PM
Thanks Bernie for the mod Smile
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
5 Sep 2010 2:24PM
Well done in mono!
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 2:24PM
Cracking shot Linda, what ever you did with the processing it works beautifully IMHO.

Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 2:30PM
Version 3 is more what I wanted and for this I used the Oloneo Photo Engine software, I love this package - please comment on which is nearest to right

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
5 Sep 2010 2:37PM
I'm afraid all this type of processing is beyond me, but all I can say is that of the three images shown here, V 1 is for me, Linda.
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
5 Sep 2010 2:45PM
Totally baffled as to how you achieved it, apart from the use of a special camera, but V1 works best for me.

5 Sep 2010 3:14PM
Ted your'e confusing me now. Those cows in the field there, are they 'near', or far away'? Said Dougal Wink Wink
I do admire your adventures into creativity. Linda, way way beyond me, but image no 1 is a real cracker. 'Squatters Rights' there I wonder Wink Looks like an old railway house? Maybe no track there now. If not I've seen one very similar here in Somerset. Or perhaps a road Toll House. Great image in mono.
x Dave.
5 Sep 2010 3:29PM
Channel mixer used to my favourite way of converting Linda, now I use the sliders in PS, the images are excellent, IR makes the trees so beautiful,
fine work,
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
5 Sep 2010 3:38PM
I have just leaned how to use a normal camera so I don't think this would be for me, I like V1 very much. - gary
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 3:39PM
v1 for me linda a cracker Wink
ringyneck 14 315 18 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 3:49PM
Thanks Linda for the ORIGINAL...I could not resist a play though...hope you don't mind.
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 3:52PM
Not at all Keith, that is why I put it up and I hoped for some help too so what did you do.....???
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 4:34PM
whatever you did to it, you achieved a stunning image at the end.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2420 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 4:54PM
V1 for me, but I can see the attraction in V3. Never tried IR so I have no idea of the practicalities!
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
5 Sep 2010 5:16PM
i hav no idea which is 'right' but i like v1 the best.lesley
maggieh 12 4 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 5:23PM
Eek - I am confused - I think I'll stick to Photoshop. Still like the results and am going for V1.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
5 Sep 2010 5:38PM
A very nice capture, Linda, of the 3, think V1 has to be my fave. You lost me as regards creating the channel mixer in Elements, though!
TrevB Smile
Roly 14 Wales
5 Sep 2010 5:46PM
I really like V1 Linda.
Gezina 14 3 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 6:32PM
Wouldn't know where to start - but I do like what you've achieved in V1 - great processing - Ina
SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 6:58PM
V1 for me and very well processed.
Trout_Man 12 1 30 Wales
5 Sep 2010 7:27PM
A very nice composition, V1 for was nice to see you on Saturday again, hope you enjoyed your time in Conwy Smile Geoff x
Mavis 19 143 2 England
5 Sep 2010 7:30PM
So much to read of people's comments. You worked hard getting such lovely results. I'm just pleased to get a good photo Smile I like version 1 best xx
5 Sep 2010 8:20PM
Beautiful image Linda - V1 is my fav !

Suehh 14 39 6 England
5 Sep 2010 8:53PM
Blimey Linda - way over my head! A lovely image.

V1 is the lovliest so whatever you did, you did it just fine.

Ray42 13 3 England
5 Sep 2010 9:41PM
You have done very well with the processing here - v1 is spot on - nice one
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
5 Sep 2010 10:18PM
Excellent job; lovely tones.
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 10:23PM
ta for the mod lesley what did you do
Canadiann 11 2 Canada
5 Sep 2010 10:44PM
Interesting Linda sounds complicated though but I love the effect A beautiful capture and very well processed Top marks from me. Must learn more. Thanks 4 your encouragemeny n caring Linda.
Ann xxx
Cor 12 Belgium
6 Sep 2010 8:48AM
V1 >>>>> +++++
NobbytheNobster 12 33 5 England
6 Sep 2010 9:31AM
Very good effort Linda.
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
6 Sep 2010 12:08PM
V1 click
Phil1958 12 272 4 Wales
8 Sep 2010 10:09AM
V1 for me - seems to be a stronger composition somehow,

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
10 Sep 2010 10:28PM
V1 and v3 which looks like a winter wonderland are my favourites

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