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Crude bridge

A crude bridge lying against an earth bank.   Just behind the bank is a stream of about 1.5 metres to cross.  Most of the year it is dry.  In the rainy season this ladder like contraption is fitted over the stream and used to bridge the stream.

The conversion is midnite sepia applied to a desaturated picture.

comments (24)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2008, 00:44
Looks like it mostly gets used by the vegetation. The processing works well here.
Louis: Rain started soon after this shot was taken and the plants lost their hold smile Thanks Martin.
A texture similar to the used one by Kay. I like much this composition, Louis!
Louis: Thanks Josè-Angel. The effect is created with a Photoshop plug-in I used.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 22 Jan 2008, 03:34
Lovely image in all aspects, Louis. I'd prefer not to know what and why, though. I already started coming up with all kind of stories, while looking at the image, then read your explanation and all my fantasies got thoroughly extinguished.
smile Z
Louis: Thanks VZ. I understand your sentiment. I came into the habit of the comment to pre-empt answering the same question over and over. Besides this time I think I had to indicate how this ladder-like contraption is used as a bridge. So please forgive me for destroying your fantasy trip. Were you climbing Jacob's ladder?
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 22 Jan 2008, 05:29
The coloring is great so is every detail here Louis, I love the angle in this picture, very nice job here again Louis.
Louis: Thanks Astrid. Nice job - nice comment smile
  • Ann
  • France
  • 22 Jan 2008, 07:46
I just love it !!! The effect, the composition, the sepia ... I put it in my likeys ...
Louis: Ceci est un grand honneur pour moi. Merci beaucoup Ann.
I like the story ...... a potent process. richard
Louis: Thanks for this comment Richard
  • Ferdi
  • 22 Jan 2008, 08:24
Briliant work Louis... Very nice effect & nice photo !
Louis: Thanks for the comment Ferdi
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 22 Jan 2008, 08:31
Louis, this is a beautiful image done is such a soft way that it begs my attention, emotions, and imagination. Likey.
Louis: To be likeyed by Kathryn is special for me. Thank you.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Jan 2008, 08:44
Who are you calling "crude"...you uncouth photographer!

I really like this image, Louis...your processing seems to have served to highlight thos excellent weeds.
Louis: Thanks ray. I thought the weeds were too colourful to try this one in colour, so there you are. Weeds should also know there place smile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2008, 08:51
For me, Louis, this is one of your best images ever! And THAT is saying a lot!!!
Louis: Thanks Ginnie. It is one of those strange things - I did not expect the attention this picture is getting. So this kind of a comment is a nice surprise.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 22 Jan 2008, 10:29
I love this shot and the processing is great, you have really got this off to a T,well donesmile
Louis: Thanks for this comment Tracy
I love this shot Louis. Great processing work. Well done
Louis: Thanks Richard - a nice comment.
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 22 Jan 2008, 13:51
This is beautiful.. love the effect you have used here Louis. Great composition.Love this one. Agree with Ginnie!!!Gone to my likeys
Louis: Thanks Gale, I am honoured.
wow, stop here, WOW, LIKEY.

Louis, you've got to teach me this postprocessing, you can freely without fearing competition, because, I cannot get the wonderful compostion you have here anyways smile

this is very very nice!!!
Louis: Thanks Patrick. Not so difficult if you have the right tool. Google 'nik Color Efex Pro! Photo Artistic Set' and find a site where you can download the set. This is a plug-in for Photoshop - and this is the Midnight (Sepia) technique from the set.
You should be able to create it without a plug-in by mixing softness, brightness and colour in the process.
Thanks for the likey honour as well.
  • 10cré
  • France
  • 22 Jan 2008, 15:45
wooow very nice work !
Le rendu de texture et la presence d'un flou partiel est extra :-D
Louis: Ah, 10cré merci pour le commentaire smile
  • tim
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2008, 16:05
wow,thats superb Louis,great processingsmile
Louis: Thanks for the comment tim.
Great processing. Like this alot. Congrats.
Louis: Thanks for the comment B;ack Pearl.
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K
  • 22 Jan 2008, 17:41
nice glow again...liking the toning...
Louis: Thank you PhotoSam
Louis: Thanks toye
Nice picture. well composed too.
Louis: Thanks for the comment Gishan
  • Ellie
  • Hants, UK
  • 23 Jan 2008, 00:00
I like the soft feel to this picture Louis, not sure how you did it. I Like the mono/sepia too, and the composition ...
Louis: Thanks Ellie. I used a plug-in. A plug-in is a number of PS actions recorded to provide a specific effect. There are many plug-ins available on the internet and many for free. Just google 'Photoshop plug-ins' or 'Photoshop tutorials' and download what looks worthwhile to the programme file on your computer where the Adobe Photoshop is stored. When you open Photoshop again, the plug-in will be listed under the Filters drop-down menu. Easy to use. This one is known as midnight sepia.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2008, 01:31
The softness of the scene really works well.
Louis: Thanks for this comment Jewlya
  • aksel
  • Sweden
  • 28 Jan 2008, 20:40
This has a special softness that makes this sweet - sorry can't explain it differently... smile
Louis: Thanks Aksel - things can be sweet, it is fine with me tongue
I just love this picture,very well captured..
Louis: Thanks for the comment Leeann

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