Friday, November 6, 2009

The Equine Termite Infestation!

There you are, one day with a lovely barn, and next thing you know...

KaPow!

...it's been eaten to shreds by an equine termite.

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Thankfully, you know just what to do. Grab your camera and take a picture, because today's photo assignment is Behavior, and this certainly falls into that camp. I was left wondering, however, why all the behaviors at my house seemed to fall on the bad side? Sandy was chasing sheep, Sky Bar pinning his ears at Tika, Tika was clanging for her feed, and Steve Holt! has ripped his blanket. Who does that leave for our Equine Termite? None other than Apple Pony himself. You'd think my barn had been built of apple wood...

In other photography news, I decided I wanted to learn to perfect the vintage look. I'm not too sure this is the look I was going for, but heck, at least I finally figured out the rounded corners deal!


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There are several different tutorials online explaining how to get the vintage look. They all offer different suggestions, and I swear they all use different versions of photoshop. And did they explain that little detail to you? Well, I don't know, they may have, I could have just skipped over that part. I did manage to figure out a second method, however, and tried it on the farm photo below. I do rather like it. Not sure if it's simply because the colors lent themselves a bit better to the antiquing process than the blues above, or if it was a matter of the method being better. We may never know, because I forgot to bookmark either site. Brilliant, I am.

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9 comments:

PaintCrazy said...

Hey Tracy, do me a favor and photoshop out that pole in the background behind Darling! LOL! She looks like she either has three legs or is using one of those doll stands to hold herself up. Otherwise - I'd love the picture. Isn't it weird how we can look at a pic for hours and not "see" stuff like that? I have one of Equestrian Girl and Stanley where Stanley looks like a unicorn but I never noticed that until someone pointed it out yet I'd worked on that picture for a week!

Tracey said...

LOL...I saw that last minute, too! Told Geek Boy as he was looking at that she looked like a Barbie on a stand =P

froglander said...

They are both lovely photos, you did a good job! (And yeah, I'd noticed Darling's "doll stand" too, lol).

I hope your equine termite doesn't chew down the whole barn!

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

How on earth did he chew in between the boards? That is one talented pony.

Linda said...

I have one horse who could chew her way to China. It's pretty bad.

I think the farm yard photo looks very Vintage.

Shirley said...

I think th pole makes Darling look like a music-box dancer. Lovely dress.
Those chewed up boards- don't throw them away! They make great borders for flower beds, or window boxes.

Tracey said...

Andrea, the boards slide in (and out), and Sandy pulled the top board out when he got mad at Apple Pony on the other side. So Apples just started in on the next layer, lol!

Okay, gotta get the pole out of Darling's photo!

The dress...that was my good friend Linda's prom dress back in the late 50's. Her mom used to work at Fredrick's and Nelsen's back in the day and she got new dresses for each dance, custom dyed shoes, etc. She was cleaning out closets a couple months ago and Darling ended up with an armload of the loveliest dresses!

Dusty Devoe said...

I love Darling in the dress! Like the last picture too! Have a great weekend.

S said...

I love the barn picture T. and like Darling on the pole as well. Her pose is perfect for being on that stand. We just won't tell anyone that she is real! LOL