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Well it isn’t exactly the same shearing shed, I couldn’t work out what the images were, it has been a long time since I first did these images.  The idea should be the same.  Again, as with last weeks rework, I was curious to see how I would do the image now, if it would be different, better or worse.

shearingshed0544-1scThis is the original as I did it some eighteen months prior.  The clouds always got me.  The way they almost move towards you, then the contrast of the rusty tin of the shearing shed.  It isn’t a bad image and has always been one of my favourites from up that way.

So what could I do differently?

Shearing Shed with Rust

This image is taken from further away and you get more of a look at the whole shed and some of the yards around it.  I also like the way the trees frame it.  The rust of the shed fits in with the dry grass at the front of it as well.

If I am to be honest I prefer the second image far more, though I may have been to heavy with some of the processing, but I might have to think about that some more.   The dry grass in the front is great, I do really like that, and it isn’t in the first image.  I think the second image gives more context of its surroundings.

It is nice seeing what changes can be done now.  I will admit, I did rush this a little.  I had planned on doing another image, but it was taking forever and I really didn’t like where it was going, so you got this one instead.  I am not disappointed, and time will tell what I really think of it.

The New Blog and Spam

The new blog has been going for two months now, and I still like how it looks, but not many have changed over to it, and I know many people have been having trouble with it, as far as liking a post or commenting on it.

The reasons for starting the new blog have changed and I see now that I don’t really need it.  I will keep it going though, as long as people are subscribed to it.  Though, I am having a huge problem with spam.

The spam I get from it is unbelievable and I am getting so many comments that are just that, spam.  I am constantly trying to get rid of them.  I don’t know how other people who self host go, but it has really surprised me.  WordPress does a great job of filtering out the spam and it is rare that I get spam in with my comments.

I have also noticed that my spam folder on my WordPress.com site is getting a lot as well.  I used to get, maybe, 15 to 20 spam messages a day, now, sometimes, I am getting over 50.  It is annoying.

I am not really sure what to do with the new one, but if people wanted to change back to Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY at WordPress, I would be grateful.

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