A Closer Look at a Nice ASS and a Windmill

A Closer Look at a Nice ASS and a Windmill

I admit, being a Portrait Photographer who specializes in Composite Photography, is the BEST JOB ever.

But from time-to-time, it’s good (no, I need) to take a break from the emails, phone calls, Photo Sessions, and daily tasks of running a growing business like Photillustrator.

Recently, my wife and I took a quick trip to Grandbury, TX where we spent the night at Windmill Farm, and where I Photographed this amazing Ass and Windmill.

BTW, if you haven’t been to Windmill Farm, I highly recommend taking a trip out to Tolar, TX and checking out some amazing windmills.

Now, let’s blow this windmill, and take a look at a really nice Ass.

Windmill Farm

Growing up in Northern Missouri in a small town with a population of only 2,000, every farm had a windmill, which is why I was surprised to even find out there was such a thing as Windmill Farm.

Aside from being one of the leaders in windmill restoration, Chuck and Ruby also run a Bed & Breakfast.

Here’s a couple of pictures of our little cabin.

my subaru at the cabin at windmill farm in grandbury, texas

windmill at windmill farm in grandbury texas

Our front door faced to the West, so in the morning, I had amazing light for the two Asses and windmill right out our front door.

donkey at windmill farm in granbury texas

Imagine, waking up to two nice Asses like these.

A Before and After

At a glance, the photo of the “Donkey and the Windmill” looks nice.

You might even be inclined to think to yourself, “Nice Ass!”

donkey at windmill farms in grandbury texas by dallas photographer, jason uslrud

Ok, enough with the Ass comments, but you have to admit, the door was wide open for those.

Anyway, what my camera saw in this scene, and what I saw, were clearly two different things.

That’s why I whipped out my CC edition of Lightroom and Photoshop, so I could bring the image my camera saw closer to my reality.

As you can see, there were a bit of changes made to the original image, which resulted in a much stronger image and more true to my reality.

Here’s the edit layout I used before starting.

mark up of donkey and windmill image by dallas photographer jason ulsrud

Kind of cool to see an image before it gets all dolled up in Photoshop, isn’t it?

That’s a Wrap

Through all the photos, this donkey just did not want to cooperate, but in the final minutes it struck the perfect pose, and I knew right then this was the winning image.

Also, in full disclosure, there were no donkey’s injured in the making of this image.

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What do you think of the BEFORE and AFTER images? Leave a comment below and let me know what you would have done.

Comments (1)

What a great tutorial on photo editing, this post will assist us when taking photos of our minature garden windmills for use in our shop. I love the way you have captured the donkey’s eye’s. Windmill farm looks like a lovely retreat to spend a weekend at. thank you for your tips on the photoshop edits.

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