Suby & Sins House

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The Quaint House

Been sat at home all day reading "The Photoshop CS2 book" , trying to brush up on me photoshop knowledge. Half way through, frustrated at not having the darn CS2 to work with, and Sinem tired of my whining, she begs me "why not just shut up, and buy the darn thing?" Well for one, I hate spending money, but I thought about it and thought, what the hell. Logged on and have now bought the darn program (still hate spending money).
 
So Jide no more whining from Suby, should hopefully be delivered sometime next week.
 
I have still got my Adobe Elements which truth be told, is a brilliant piece of software (just not a Ferrari or a Lamborghini of the editing world. Does not pack that oomph :)
 
However I have still managed to do some lovely work with the program, above is another one I dug out of my archive shots, preened it up a little, a little crop here and there, a little play with contrast and levels, convert to monochrome and then sepia, play a little bit more with the levels, add a frame, and viola, we have this gem.  
 
I hope you like. I call it The Quaint House because when I 1st saw it that's what popped into my head. Love the vines, the thatched roof and the trees all around the house. This was taken in a little place called Broughton Village MK, just about 5 minutes from my house.
 
***** Hint: Look at the image the same way you will look at a postcard.*******
 
*****Update. 12:18hrs - Defination of Quaint - old-time: attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic); "houses with quaint thatched roofs"; "a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots" ******
 
Suby
 
"Ars longa, vita brevis"

The Quaint House

Been sat at home all day reading "The Photoshop CS2 book" , trying to brush up on me photoshop knowledge. Half way through, frustrated at not having the darn CS2 to work with, and Sinem tired of my whining, she begs me "why not just shut up, and buy the darn thing?" Well for one, I hate spending money, but I thought about it and thought, what the hell. Logged on and have now bought the darn program (still hate spending money).
 
So Jide no more whining from Suby, should hopefully be delivered sometime next week.
 
I have still got my Adobe Elements which truth be told, is a brilliant piece of software (just not a Ferrari or a Lamborghini of the editing world. Does not pack that oomph :)
 
However I have still managed to do some lovely work with the program, above is another one I dug out of my archive shots, preened it up a little, a little crop here and there, a little play with contrast and levels, convert to monochrome and then sepia, play a little bit more with the levels, add a frame, and viola, we have this gem.  
 
I hope you like. I call it The Quaint House because when I 1st saw it that's what popped into my head. Love the vines, the thatched roof and the trees all around the house. This was taken in a little place called Broughton Village MK, just about 5 minutes from my house.
 
***** Hint: Look at the image the same way you will look at a postcard.*******
 
*****Update. 12:18hrs - Defination of Quaint - old-time: attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic); "houses with quaint thatched roofs"; "a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots" ******
 
Suby
 
"Ars longa, vita brevis"

comments (9)

I'm not feeling this one, Suby. There really is not enough interest in the photo for me. I like the attempt, but my eye can't find a solid place to focus interest. Maybe there's a better location to shoot from?
Suby & Sinem: No probs Brent, told you I would flip things round a little, step out of the ordinary. DO I want you to focus on something in particular when looking at this image? No. The focus is the WHOLE image. I want you to enjoy the beauty of the house, the trees, the road, the snow etc. Appreciate that their are still houses out there that look like this. Could I have got this from another angle, yes (I did), but then would not be stepping out of the usual and the central point would then be JUST THE HOUSE. Tired and bored of putting images where it has to focus on one thing, it has to tell a story. This is just a quaint house on a lovely snow day.
  • MTC
  • 19 Mar 2006, 02:47
Well Suby, you really are harsh commenting on my stuff that is boring to you, but I have to tell you this shot isnt a whole lot more exiting, not at all. When you shoot a cottage such as this, I think it is important to bring out all the color you can. This shot (Sepia or whatever it is), reminds me of a shot you would see from a cold NAZI concentration camp or something, really, it does. And you should have uysed a wide angle so as to not cut off the left edge so much. My two cents.
Suby & Sinem: My bro MTC, why am I only able to get a comment from you when I am as you say "harsh"? Read my comments on MY OWN blog and you will see I am as harsh with myself as I am with others. Actually cropped off the left edge smile Thought it looked better. As for the cold look, bingo, aim acheived. lol MTC, you are always welcome here, you know I just live for your comments. When you come into Suby's Blog, please say it as you see it, if your going to just always love what I put up (Nice, cool, etc), I get bored. (although I would love you and all visitors to always love my images) smile Now that is my 2 pence.

Please visit me a little bit more frequently.
Too cool. Very timeless style.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks bro, I'm glad you like
Vintage feel. Nice house.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Sidney, thats was what I was trying to portray. Thanks for visiting smile
  • sk
  • 19 Mar 2006, 07:11
interesting toning, shame about the photograph, crop it completely
Suby & Sinem: Awww shucks bro, I actually though you was going to like this sad Okay, fair enough you do not like it, but WHY? Let me know, thats why I'm here, tell me what/how you wuld have taken the shot? What you would have done differently? "Shame about the photograph" just don't cut it for me. You should know that by now.
  • Micki
  • 19 Mar 2006, 11:53
Great story today. So you spent the cash. It hurts now, but by next week, you'll be over it.

Quaint is the word that came to my mind when I first landed here and saw today's photo. Great minds....?
Suby & Sinem: Well I know I will be over it once it arrives and I am back in my element smile Yup great mind.... smile Thanks for visiting as usual
  • tbyte12
  • 19 Mar 2006, 14:40
nice as a vintage postcard. Like the way you are thinking outside the box and taking more risks with your pictures and photography as a whole. Interesting!!
Suby & Sinem: Shock, horror, doubletake. My sister likes a shot of mine? Quick copy, frame, print this for prosperity smile Well if my harshest critique likes, then Suby happy smile Thanks Sis.
  • sk
  • 19 Mar 2006, 17:50
geez leave jare. ok I find the subject matter a bit boring. it may have been better if u had a sky or somthing. maybe i just don't like village/country type houses. glad ur sister likes it though.
Suby & Sinem: He he he he he. Now thats better. SO it's not that there is anything wrong with the shot, just that u don't like cause there are no skies. Oh well. It's a "quaint house". "Skies or something" not included. smile Stepping away from me comfort zone bro.
1st of all Suby...thank you for visiting and commenting on my photoblog! It is always a welcome surprise to see a new name and fellow photographer visiting and commenting. Now your picture...

I love it. B&W tones works perfectly here with the subject and "feel" of the shot. I am not a fan of cropping unless it is absolutely necessary. I want people to see the shot as I took it and if I don't like it, I don't post it. Very well done...I wouldn't change a thing!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks mate for your comments on my blog. Now have to make sure you keep liking smile

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