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Good Old Golden Rule Days
July 2005 Barbara Read

Good Old Golden Rule Days

Fort Steele

Whenever I look at this shot taken at Fort Steele Historic Park of the inside of the old school house, the old song, "School Days" starts running through my head. Thankfully I'm not so old to have been actually schooled in a one room school house such as this, but I do remember singing that song as a kid.
The scanned image was leveled in PS, minor adjustments made to match the slide including shadow/highlight, then it was converted to B&W using Thomas Nieman Tones plug-in. Dave's Ethereal Glow filter and Feivel's Gothic Glow were added to create a ghostly/dreamy effect--a reminder of times past, I hope.


Feedback regarding the image and post-processing will be gratefully welcomed and appreciated.

Canon EOS Elan 7 ,Canon 28-135mm IS,Fujichrome Provia 100F
Handheld, Aperture priority full exif

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Dan the Man27-Dec-2013 13:44
Very beautiful Photograph.... Dreamy and very story telling! Bravo!
Georgia Roessler29-Apr-2011 00:07
Wonderful shot in any case, but I love the processing!
C Ann How12-Sep-2009 22:54
Couldn't have made this one any better, love the glow and vignetting - just the right touch! V
Steve Ainsworth24-Oct-2008 17:51
Yes, great light and it effectively highlights the grim aspect of much of the old, traditional schooling. And a great historical touch with the old writing slates on the desktops. V
Paco López28-Aug-2008 05:49
Excellent!!!!!! Big vote!!
Paul L-R19-Jul-2008 17:31
I just love the glow of the light from the windows and the way it appears to bounce around the room. Superb tones and composition make this a real winner V
Guest 16-Jun-2008 12:27
Love the light and the mood. Congrats
Jose Maria Patricio12-Jun-2008 13:39
Wow, it is so beautiful. I like it very much. V
Esa Ervasti01-Jan-2008 14:42
Yes, I like your post-processing.....especially the light coming from outside gives a kind of feeling of "jail" inside - because I don't have so gold memories of this kind of school room from my earliest school years.
Claudia Schweizer13-Dec-2007 20:50
Beautiful tones, fitting excellently to the topic. Composition likewise outstanding with a superb lighting integrated into the whole. Voted (if I could, more than once)!
Yiannis Pavlis13-May-2007 13:11
Excellent image. Very well done composition. Beautiful mood and light. Voted
Robert Socha26-Jan-2007 21:37
Beautiful. The soft focus really makes it feel old.
Anna Pagnacco30-Sep-2006 16:58
Great mood here!! Anna
Yves Rubin29-Sep-2006 05:57
Superb! I like the glow from the windows, it is particularly effective in this scene!