UPDATE: EDITOR'S PICK, betterphoto.com, January, 2011, Catch-All
I had a ton of fun making this one! Still working on learning layers and textures in Kim Klassen's ecourse http://www.kimklassencafe.com.
For this one, I made a black and white adjustment layer, normal blending, 100% opacity. Then I added a texture layer using Linear Burn blending mode. I then adjusted the levels by making a levels adjustment layer. I then went back in and put a layer in between the bw layer and the texture layer - so interesting how it changes things depending on where you put your layers! For that one, I used soft light at 67%.
I'm usually not a fan of text on photos and prefer to stick to just the shot. But since I'm playing .... and since I'm trying to learn how to do all this . .. .. I added a text layer last and tried to choose a font that would look older and rather plain to match the top of the barn and the weather vane.
I had fun doing this! This one turned out kind of wild, but I like it! Hmmm....