Bechyne, North Dakota

Today’s Action Chanel 5 in-computer forecast: 90% chance of fake showers.

I wonder if I could ‘make it rain’ with ‘fake 100 dollar bills’?

Totally Kidding. There’s no need to alert those rather humorless dudes at the Treasury Department. Again.

About this image: digital photographs highly modified


32 thoughts on “Bechyne, North Dakota

  1. I love the atmospheric quality this has. It just has such an interesting feeling to it. Sort of an eery calm. Did you take this one the time we went there with your parents or was it another time?

    • Thank you, Annabelle –
      it was before that… the weather wasn’t very nice (but only bad enough to make everything flat). Thank goodness for Photoshop. And Spray-bottles. 🙂

    • You got it, sir…
      I added the rain later (thought this one would look a bit more interesting that way).

      Be sure to keep in mind the objects will also be closer than they appear that way. 🙂

      • What?! WHAT?! I thought you meant it was fake, but then I thought there was no way it’s fake. So now I have to guess that there’s the Bechyne layer and a more recent water-sprayed glass layer. No, I shouldn’t guess. Photoshop is still a mysterious thing to me for the most part. But I did make my first mask today. Cookin’!

        • You’re very close – (I’ve done that before)
          This time I re-photographed a hard copy through a wet piece of acrylic. The texture can be added in Photoshop, too – but this way each drop of water reflects a bit of the image.
          Mask on, U.M.! 🙂

    • Thank you, S.E. – I’m glad you liked it! It seemed a bit flat ‘out of the camera’. And you’re not too far off… it’s a Czech name (well, a backwards one, anyway)! 🙂

  2. You’re really good at creating atmospheric productions. The generational loss from ‘doing it’ old school instead of in Photoshop alone adds to the mystery. Another winner my friend.

    • Thank you so much for the kind words, Mr. J!
      It seems (for me, anyway) that the more things I do / effects I can create pre-Photoshop the better my editing goes / the more successful it seems. 🙂

  3. For a gloomy looking picture you still manage to describe in in the most jolly way. I too am surprised that the raindrops were fake! Three cheers for highly modified digital photographs!!

    • Thank you so much for your kind comments!
      Some day I hope to do more analogue work – although digital definitely has it’s advantages as well. I think a combination of both worlds is always fun to explore! 🙂

  4. I love this photo. You process your images very well. I really like the added rainy lens affect. Really made it moody. In all, the photograph itself is really great. Good stuff.

    • Thank you so much, Chasiti – I really appreciate the kind words!
      My excessive editing has a lot to do with the fact my stuff looks just AWFUL straight out of the camera! How embarrassing!

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