Quarry trees and barn color 2 750

This picture is a winter view snapped during a walk near the house where I grew up in Lancaster County, PA. It was taken from the lane that runs beside the creek near the stone quarry, and shows one of the local farms.

It has a lot of meaning to me since I walked there often with our dogs, but to anyone else it isn’t really a very interesting subject. It was the perfect type of photo to try some special effects to see if I could give it a dreamy look and bring out the nostalgia I felt looking at it.

I spent a lot of time on it and used just about every color effect available in Picasa. The most visible effects are graduated tint, soft focus, comic book, and sharpen.

Quarry trees and barn original 500