Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Preserving History While Moving Forward

Our town library is under going renovations and fortunately they are keeping the wonderful character of the original old church that is a part of the structure.  The new elements are echoing some of the lines from the old part, and while out walking with my dog I took this shot that shows the dramatic lines of the steel beams with the old church steeple showing through.

Mouse over photo to see the 'before' image.
I used a gradient map to change the photo to black and white and then added a couple of different textures, one from Jerry Jones and one from Kim Klassen.  I then flattened the image and overlaid it on the notebook image to frame it.

This photo is being shared on Texture Tuesday, Sweet Shot Tuesday, This or That ThursdaysPhoto Art Friday, Shoot, Edit, Submit and Photo Friday Link Party.  

47 comments:

  1. I love the way this came out! We had a gradient map last week but I haven't gotten around to listening to the directions and trying it out. What a great angle for the photo you took!

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    1. Thanks Jean. It's fun to play with a photo and change it into something quite different.

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  2. I love the mouse over effect. It's always fun to see where it all began!

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    1. Thanks. I've always liked being able to compare the original shot with the end result.

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  3. I really enjoyed coming here Linda, I like how you describe what you did to the shot and then I can learn a lot from you...I have not had the time to read all the info here but hope to come back. Hopefully I will have the time to learn photoshop with you.

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    1. Thank you. I'm so glad that you're able to learn something from my posts. If you haven't already do so, you might want to check Kim Klassen's Cafe where she offers a free Photoshop class called Skinny Mini. That's how I started out learning about Photoshop. Here's the link: (she'll be running the next session in July).

      http://www.kimklassencafe.com/elements-skinny-mini-ecourse

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  4. That is such an interesting processing! Really, really nice.

    Erika B

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    1. Thank you Erika. It's a lot of fun to change things up in Photoshop.

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  5. Lovely effects! I love what you did with this - thank you for sharing!

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  6. Very interesting, really delicious.

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    1. Thank you. It was fun to manipulate the photo.

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    1. Thanks Tina. It was a fun one to create.

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  8. This is fabulous. I love the notebook image you used. Great inspiration, thanks

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    1. Thank you Miriam. I really enjoyed working on this one.

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  9. I am glad to see that others like to do the same with the photo like you - I must say I am impressed by your work ;)

    You will be able to see my contribution here:

    http://www.starone.dk/b6/?page_id=257

    Thanks for showing!!!

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    1. Thanks Mariane. I'll be sure to take a look at your photo too.

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  10. I love those angles especially the blending of the old and new. Wonderful edit.

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    1. Thanks Kaylene. When I saw the old steeple through the new beams I knew I had to get a photo.

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  11. Great image! I love the notebook effect, too.

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  12. What a creative edit Linda. Love the angles and lines in your image and the angle from which you took your shot to get the steeple showing thru the steel girders. So pleased you shared this piece with Photo Art Friday.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. I just loved the way the old and the new came together in this shot.

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  13. Gorgeous!!! Love the overlay of the images!! Fabulous!
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    SueAnn

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    1. Thanks SueAnn. When I noticed the steeple and the new girders I just had to photograph them. I'm really glad the architect is using the old part of the building in the new design so that the two come together so seamlessly.

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  14. Wow! this is really artistic! Love it

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  15. This graphic elements and dramatic line whit old map looks very good. Wonderful! :)

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  16. Wonderful transformation! I love the slightly eerie look that you created.

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  17. Great shot and love the processing you did (especially making it look like a little notebook).

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    1. Thank you Kathy. It was a fun edit to work on. Have a great weekend.

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  18. Fabulous piece showing great lines/angles.
    Your edited version gave the photo a totally different feel. I liked seeing the original as well.

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    1. Thanks Ida. I agree it's fun to see the before and after, especially when they are so different.

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  19. This is very cool Linda. It looks like you are enjoying PS very much, complementing your creativity! It must be fun! xx Kathy

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Have a great long weekend.

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  20. Love combining old and new! Great edit.

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  21. This came out very cool! Love your processing here! And the mouseover effect,- I envy you! I have tried to read how it works, but I didn't understand it!
    Have a nice weekend:)

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    1. Thanks Monica. The mouse over effect is great isn't it. No need for envy, though. I got the info. from Kim Klassen's site. Here's the link to a tutorial and there's also a download that you can just cut and paste into your post, substituting your specific info. Have fun with it.

      http://www.kimklassencafe.com/thecafe/before-after-mouse-over-video-tutorial.html

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    2. Thank you Linda:) Maybe I'll understand the tutorial video:)

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