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The Effect of Time -- Winter & Summer

The Effect of Time -- Winter & Summer
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Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 25 N: 122] (555)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-03-07
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Exposure: f/7.2, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday theme 2010/01/22 "The Effects of Time" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-21 18:22
Viewed: 2019
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For this week's theme, I selected two shots that show the effect of almost 17 months on our former home in Mystic, CT. I took the top photo in early March/2003, and the bottom one at the end of July/2004. Winter was normally not too severe in Mystic -- especially, if you compare it with the weather in our current location in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada. Sometimes, we didn't have much snow at all in Mystic in March. However, in 2003, we were continuing to have real winter. July was beautiful in 2004, as it was in the previous year.

I'm sure that TL members who have joined more than a few months ago would probably be able to handle the PP for this photo. However, for those who may be unsure, I did the following: 1) cropped each of the shots so that they had the same aspect ratio (in this case, 2:3), 2) gave both shots the same density or dots per inch (I used 180 dpi) and number of pixels wide (in this case, 1600), 3) opened PhotoShop with the top image, 4) adjusted the canvas size so that it was twice as high while placing the shot in the upper left corner, 5) opened the second image and copied it to the Windows clipboard, 6) pasted the clipboard image onto the canvas containing the first image -- repositioned to the bottom half of the canvas, 7) saved the new combined image so that I could go back if I needed to, 8) used the text tool to identify the shots with "March/2003" and "July/2004" in the bottom right corners, 9) changed the image size to 800 pixels high with the file size at maximum quality, 10) used the sharpen tool to make the combined image a bit sharper, and 11) saved the image again with the quality adjusted so that the file size was less than 300 KB.

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Nice John - good to see useful notes being posted too!! Changing seasons is definitely a good idea for this theme. Photographically each photo is clear and sharp, exposure's good for both.


Hi John,

Two pictures, well suited for this present theme. Both were well exposed according to the specific light situation. Winter one, low contrast, and summer one with more contrasty lights. Pretty much identical, if of the slight change in perspective.
Well done.

Bom dia John,
Great entry for this nothing easy Theme.
An excellent result and an interestin lesson from editing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
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This is very interesting John. Your PP work is good giving us such clear instructions and good results - thank you.
Coming from an area where is doesn't snow here, I alway find it intriging with how you manage living in the snow and cold. And how you can start your carts in the freezing weather too.
Thank you for sharing

Hi John
I'm glad I'm not the only one showing the difference between summer and winter.

Your home in Mystic was beautiful. I definitely prefer the summer image only because of the green grass, blue sky and leaves on the trees. I noticed you have a very large rock on the front lawn. Is it a glacial erratic?

TFS Janice

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