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Coleton Fishacre

By AshTree
We went to Coleton Fishacre yesterday at Kingswear, a former summer retreat of Richard D'Oyly Carte, founder of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. When we got home my Digital Photo mag had arrived, with instructions for this technique. Well, I couldn't resist Wink. So here's an image of this lovely house, and the original full colour version is up as V2 (sorry, very chocolate box, but just so pretty!).

Thanks for all your C&C on Dartington Hall Gardens, very much appreciated Smile. And thank you for stopping today.


Tags: Digitally manipulated National trust Coleton fishacre Kingswear

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9 10 10 England
11 Jul 2011 8:42PM
The original is a beauty but I really like the technique you have used for V1.

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
11 Jul 2011 9:03PM
A lovely bit of work in V1. V2 is beautiful but kind of prefer V1, it's different...........Sandy
devlin 8 653 39 India
11 Jul 2011 9:18PM
Nice one Smile kinda prefer 1 though
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
11 Jul 2011 9:42PM
not the sort of things I'm used to, but absolutely lovely and well done, Theresa

11 Jul 2011 10:11PM
Lovely Theresa V2 is beautiful but I do like V1 so different nice work..Lin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Jul 2011 10:22PM
V2, lovely/charming

V1-- very clever wor, but I find it distracting----It is a masterpiece of photoshop work, however!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
11 Jul 2011 10:38PM
A very effective piece of work Theresa.
And more effective with the folds in the ''print''.
Excellent work.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 11:30PM
love v1 theresa a stunner brilliant work nice one Wink
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
12 Jul 2011 3:31AM
Love V1, Theresa, but the colors in V2 are too wonderful!
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
12 Jul 2011 6:51AM
An excellent result from your processing method, Theresa! Lovely tones and composition!


AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
12 Jul 2011 8:47AM
Thanks for your comments everyone.

Quote:Not the sort of things I'm used to
Nor me, Francesco Wink

Quote: V1-- very clever wor, but I find it distracting
Think I agree Jenn, lol! It's not really very easy on the eye, is it? But it was fun to do!

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
12 Jul 2011 11:36AM
Chocolate box is good. I never tire of these lovely garden scenes.
You did a fine job of the PS, it's always good to try new techniques. I can see some interesting applications for it.
I'm old fashioned, so today I'll take v2.
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2011 12:14PM
Excellent work Theresa, it's something a little different and interesting, and chocolate box is wonderful.... now why am I starting to feel peckish TongueGrin
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
12 Jul 2011 12:21PM
Thanks Joline and Shell.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
12 Jul 2011 12:30PM
What a great technique. You've done it very well indeed.
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
12 Jul 2011 1:10PM
Thanks Chris - it is a great technique.... for the design boys, people in marketing and so on. For me it was just a bit of fun - the instructions were there and I just had to try it out Wink. But it's not exactly the sort of thing you'd want to hang on your wall, lol!
12 Jul 2011 1:58PM
Two excellent images, i prefer v2 for its beautiful colours and light Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
12 Jul 2011 2:37PM
Well, I like chocolaty box images! Wink And I like your effort in V1 also, just my cup of tea! Smile Great bit of work, Theresa Wink
Trev Smile
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
12 Jul 2011 4:48PM
Thank you Mike and Trev.
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2011 7:00PM
Been trying to do the chocolate box thing for a long time, more examples like V2 could propel me nearer. V1 is one of those wonderful techniques (rather well executed) that has me wondering how to do that in a darkroom.
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
12 Jul 2011 7:21PM
Thanks Jon

Quote: V1 is one of those wonderful techniques (rather well executed) that has me wondering how to do that in a darkroom. jon

Lol! It would have me wondering why you'd want to do it!! It is really a rather pointless exercise, with little to do with photography, but it filled a half hour or so while the dinner was cooking yesterday GrinGrin

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
12 Jul 2011 7:44PM
You are so clever. That is excellent Theresa.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
12 Jul 2011 7:57PM
"Brilliant{A++} & lovely"...Peter Wink
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
12 Jul 2011 9:39PM
Thanks Danny and Peter.

Danny, do I detect a bit of tongue in cheek there? WinkWink
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
12 Jul 2011 11:11PM
Always good to try out new things Theresa but I go for the original which is lovely, been there many times,
MandyS 11 9 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2011 11:34PM
Great technique used to create this image and so works well in sepia.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 3:02PM
V1 certainly is different !
And try and sell V2 to a chocolate manufacturer ... brilliant image
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
17 Jul 2011 3:14PM
Thanks Geoff, Mandy and Barbara

Quote:And try and sell V2 to a chocolate manufacturer ... brilliant image

Ah well, even if it were good enough, I wouldn't be allowed to cos it's a National Trust property and they have rules about stuff like that Sad.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 3:32PM
That's clever !.....great idea & beautifully created & notch !
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
23 Jul 2011 7:26PM
great presentation
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
7 Sep 2011 10:38AM
like them both.lesley
GaryMoffat 10 9 Scotland
16 Oct 2011 11:05AM
Very nice presentation.
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
16 Oct 2011 11:29AM
Thanks Gary - and Lesley, Bliba and Keith Smile
9 Nov 2011 9:17PM

Iíve just spent months taking creases like these out of images. Grin


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