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Thursday, September 8, 2011

SkyWatch Friday: September begins

So far September has had a lot of gray skies but we did have a little blue coming through during part of some days.

I like clouds against blue but grew tired of the solid wall of gray.
I always like to photograph my neighbor's weathervane.
I photographed the church steeple on a gray day. The first shot below was taken in full color but it's not very colorful.
I decided to work on removing the power lines from the picture and for those versions I changed it to monochrome.
Even though there isn't much difference in the color and monochrome ones, I found it was easier to do a clean job of getting rid of the wires if it was monochrome.
I had to remove the wires from 3 separate shots because the quality of the zoomed in ones was better than just cropping out of the wider shot after removing the wires. Also the zoomed in ones had the bird in slightly different postures. At least with the zoomed in shots there were only 2 wires to remove unlike the first one which had 7 wires.
I did a fast and dirty job of removing the wires but I think they turned out o.k. Click for the home of SkyWatch Friday.


Denise said...

It's impressive how you removed all those wires. Love the sky shots too and your neighbor's weathervane.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful and different sky in these pictures.I like most that close up church steeple and the gray sky!

aka Penelope said...

I can see why you wanted to remove those wires, Carver. You did a fantastic job and now the picture so beautifully highlights the bird sitting on the cross at the top of that steeple.

Gillian Olson said...

I like the weathervane on your neighbours house. I've never tried removing wires, you did a good job and it improved the picture.

Anonymous said...

You removed the wires? Didn't know you could... Love those blue blue skies.

Liz said...

Good job on the wires. Loved your sky shots.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of blue sky and the church.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful different set of pictures for SWF!Have a nice weekend!

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos of the sky in different moods, like the close up of the bird on the roof as well

EG Wow said...

You did a great job removing those wires! If you hadn't confessed I would not have known they'd been there!

Ebie said...

Hahaha, you did a good job removing the wires! Or else, I would say, there's a bird on the wire!

Elisabeth said...

Very nice. Wires are everywhere aren't they? You did a good job removing them. Hope you have a great weekend.


Hehe - isn't that irritating, when wires off all kind damage a perfect good picture? You did a great job removing them! Great shots it is - alsom of the sky...I almost forgot about that! :))

Sylvia K said...

Yes, you surely did a fantastic job removing the wires! Wow! That's terrific! Marvelous captures, gray skies or not! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!


Riet said...

LOvely shots of sky and the weathervane

Kay L. Davies said...

Excellent work, Carver. I can see how B&W would be easier for removing the wires. The bird sure adds a special quality to the photos, too.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

J Bar said...

good sky shots

Judy said...

My neighbour has a weathervane that is so similar to that... My first thought was that you must live near me!! But the roof is different under it...

emzkie said...

wow those are amazing shots! our skies here is always gray, it never got the chance to turn blue for a week now. =(

here it is..
if you wanna see

Interesting Pictures said...

nice clouds shot

Ann said...

I like to see birds perched on top like this.

SandyCarlson said...

These are delightful, my friend.

chubskulit said...

Lovely sky shots.

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Glen Lerner said...

Nice job removing the wires, it really adds to the intensity of the shot. Good eye.

lotusleaf said...

The weathervane is so homely and pretty. So clever of you to have removed all those unsightly wires!

Indrani said...

Church steeples look grand against blue skies. I too photograph them .
You got a great series.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I have joined the Skywatch meme for the first time this week, calling by to visit you as another participant.

Interesting photos to welcome me to your blog for the first time. I would not even know how to go about removing the wires.

Karen said...

Greats shots, I like the pic with the wires!

Francisca said...

I think we must have shared that wall of gray! So the blue sky then is eye candy. I like to remove wires too, and in Asia there are tons of them!

Kim, USA said...

Very impressive you can take off all those wirings hehe ^_^

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