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Frozen in Time - part 2

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Frozen in Time - part 2

Postby Savannah_Alan » Mon 10 Apr 2006 04:28 GMT

Continuing the theme of old trucks quietly rotting away, here's one I've had my eye on for a while and today got the courage up to walk into the field to shoot it.

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I must admit to having "doctored" this one a little. There were some tree branches coming in from the left that I found distracting. Gimp came to the rescue and they're gone :D .

Out of interest, here's the original with the tree:
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Postby SSue » Mon 10 Apr 2006 11:27 GMT

Yes, I prefer the first 'doctored' photo.

Such lovely soft colours, and an interesting backgound.

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Postby Alan-LaCala » Mon 15 May 2006 07:51 GMT

Gimp came to the rescue and they're gone


Can you explain for a complete novice.

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Postby Savannah_Alan » Mon 15 May 2006 17:09 GMT

Gimp (or more correctly, "The Gimp") is a free, open source graphics program. It is very powerful and can do pretty much everything that the full version of photoshop can.

I used the "Rubber Stamp" or "Clone" tool, which basically allows you to copy one small section of an image onto a different area. Using this, you can do such things as remove the offending tree - as above.

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Postby Purley » Sun 21 May 2006 14:54 GMT

I have never heard of Gimp. I paid good money for something called Photo Explosion and I can do the same thing with that, only I would have got the free one if I had known about it first!

I fiddled around with some photographs of my son's wedding.

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Not such an artistic photo aas Alan's - but at least my granddaughter doesn't have a branch growing out of her head!
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Postby Savannah_Alan » Sun 21 May 2006 17:31 GMT

That's very good Liz. It can't have been easy to get rid of the tree in amongst all that foliage :shock: .

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Postby ruggie » Mon 22 May 2006 12:47 GMT

Yes, you did a good job there. Fancy working for a retouching studio?
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