I started with a few photos of the property, like this one:
And a stock photo of a barn design that appealed to Marina,
And using the same concept I use for watermarks - an overlay - I inserted the barn photo into the property shot, 'erased' the parts of the barn picture that I didn't want, and voila, Marina had a barn. If I'd been really patient, I could have cloned the exterior of the house onto the barn walls so the colour of the two buildings would match. I'm not that patient.
Then I used the same process for a couple of other property photos, to give her a perspective from the road and from her patio. Here's what it would look like from the road:
And from the patio, located on the rear corner of the house:
Once the barn is built, a fence added, and Boo and Magic move over from their present stable near the front pasture, the view from the patio and living quarters will look more like this: Okay, it looks like she traded in Magic for a mini horse, but you get the idea!
Of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone. So with the help of a few of my other recent photos, I encouraged my friend to dream big. After all, what's the use of acreage if you only have a couple of horses?
|Dream big, Marina!|