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I shot these today at the famous Princeton Battlefield - the exact location where on January 3, 1777 General Washington's revolutionary forces battled the British army.

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Superbly treated...looks so real
Thank you Linda!

Very cool. That first shot is great. Nice processing on all of them.
Thanks - you should have heard that cannon - it was way LOUD!

Wonderful captures! Love the way you antiqued them too! WOW, I'd love to see something like that some day!
Thank you Dianne! :smile:

These are terrific, Fred! Looks like a lot of PP time involved.
Very creative, looks authentic.
Thanks Mark. Not really - I took me about 15 minutes to get the look that I wanted on the first one. After that, maybe 5 mins each work on the other two. Just a bunch of texture layers - it's a fairly straight forward really.

fred
that is an awesome job of shooting and post-processing

thanks for sharing them with us
Thanks Greg!!

Great Shots, Fred!

Do you mind sharing your editing techniques.
Thanks Tim! 3-4 texture layers are added to each image. I then use blend modes/layer opacity and masking to selectively erase to taste. You will find some more details here.

As far as getting the cool textures - when I'm out about with my camera I'm always shooting textures. The ones that work well for layering are the sky, dirt, sidewalks, paper, brick, stone, dirty or peeling wood etc - I try everything and anything. Also, you can bring your textures into Photoshop and tweak them. I save all my textures to a directory. They number in the 100's but I keep them med-resolution, so the don't use much drive space. I have a folder inside the main texture folder called "BEST TEXTURES" - that's where I keep my favorites.

With the link above I'm assuming a working knowledge of Photoshop Layers, Blend Modes, Masking and Opacity adjustments. If you are not familiar with these things, no problem just Google them - there's TONS of great demos/tutorials out there that are free. Have fun!
 
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That sepia treatment really works wonders on these. Well done.
Thanks Paul!

Once of the best "aged photo" treatments that I have ever seen, and the subject matter is appropriate for the effect as well. Well done.
Thanks for the nice comment Mario.

Great post process work. Very good stuff.
Thank you Kap.

Wow... I'd love to know your editing techniques as well. This series is absolutely amazing. They look so authentic.
Thank you Amber. I left some tips on the editing in my response to Tim. Hope that gets you going - I not really too complex.

I never said I wanted a revolution. :biggrin: But I'm glad others before me did.

I have a photo that was made about 50 years after the birth of photography. It has a couple obvious flaws, very much like the flaws you "put" into your images. You did a marvelous job. I am in awe.
Thanks Mike. These are a lot of fun to do.

Not sure what to say Fred; they look authentic... Great job!
Thank you Jim!

Nicely done!!

Funny how those old cameras vignette.:rolleyes:
Thanks Mitch. Yea the glue on the box is starting to fail - it's making the images all funky and stuff - need to get that fixed! :biggrin:
 
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wow Frede ...kewel shots and pp ...looks like u did some time travel ...beam me up?

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Somewhere I have a picture of the big tree, before it's demise, at sunrise... I took it with TriX and my Pentax K1000 when I was in high school...

You did an awesome job on these!
 

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