Sunday, January 17, 2010

To Photoshop, or not to Photoshop...

To Photoshop, or not to Photoshop...

If I think it's necessary I will use Gimp, (or any other software), to fix my shots. This is a photo that would look great as a winter postcard. That is if I were to edit out that electricity pylon. Which would only take a few minutes. But for now it stays. This is a little cottage at the 700 year old Nödesta farm. I often stop for photos here. I'm sure you have seen a few. Like the Tractor Babe. Or the Wool Producer on the run. Perhaps you have met the owner of that sheep, Karin. Or her sheep dog Ned. Not forgetting the tree lined avenue leading up to the farm of course. And if you are lucky, you might even run into an Englishman. Or some wildlife, like a Moose. Or a Roe Deer. I guess you get the picture. It's one of those places where there's always something new to photograph.

11 comments:

Jacob said...

A lovely shot, and I'm not sure you'd want to "photoshop" out the electric grid tower...I mean, it's rather unique coming right up from the chimney! ;-)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I agree that this would have a postcard quality without the electrical lines, but your Daily Photo audience can cope with the realism. After all, when posting a photo each day, we show our communities, warts and all.

And I agree with Jacob, for the electrical tower to be in the photo, you have positioned it well.

Don and Krise said...

I think this is a great shot, power lines and all. I find it interesting how you can take a simple shot like this and link to that many previous photos. I think it's great how so many of your photos are in some way tied together. Great work Steffe.

Gunn White said...

I can not make up my mind. I think I got more aware of the electric grid and the chimney... after reading about it.
Anyway, this is an idyllic place and I enjoyed seeing the other photographs from the area too.
Did you take more photos of the same, and perhaps you can use one taken slightly more from the left?

brattcat said...

I generally try to compose a shot so that phone polls, power lines, stop signs, & pylons are not in the picture. But I have to say this picture succeeds quite well with the pylon. A testament to your skills as a photographer. And as Dave says, an accurate snapshot of the place and time.

Jarart said...

It's pretty even with the pylon in the picture. I enjoyed going back through the pictures that you were nice enough to put in links to. Fun.

Leif Hagen said...

It's a lovely photo "as is." Don't mess with a good thing. Period.

Amy said...

I wouldn't change it - it shows perfectly what you were trying to capture.

Don and Krise said...

Hi Steffe,
We were tagged by NikonSniper to provide answers to 8 questions, then tag 8 others. Guess what? Yep, you've been tagged. You can check over at our blog for the questions, then please let us know when you've posted your answers.

Thanks in advance for being a good sport.

VP said...

This is beautiful anyway, pylon or not.
I usually use software only to crop, correct contrast and to rotate images. It seems that I'm incapable of shooting a straight picture...

Steffe said...

It's all about the angle. I have photographed this cottage many times in the last five years. This was taken from the tree lined avenue. If you walk out into the field it looks a bit different:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/steffe/3781451282/



I do the same with most of my shots Mr. Poet.