Scavenger of Styles - #11 Inside & #12 Outside
Scavenger of Styles - #6 Internal Frames
Thought that going forward I will try to post both the original image, that is out-of-camera, along with the final edited image. If you think it would be helpful I could also include the setup used to take the shot. That said you probably need some additional info. Because I use a Nikon D40X my raw images are 12 bit and Photoshop Elements 9 will only read 8 and 12. This means when I import a file into Elements it comes in as a 8 bit image with a resulting loss of colors. That means I don't use Elements a lot. Instead I use Nikon Capture NX2. All that explanation means that any questions about editing steps may not get the answers you can use.
This image is from Ft. Osage looking out the General Store window.
Window Framing Flag (original)
Window Framing Flag (edited)
Been visiting ...
OK a bit of history is in order: Ft Osage was built in 1806 and construction was started by Lewis and Clark (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Osage for more details). It stands on a bluff about 100 feet above the Missouri River. The buildings shown in the photo are reconstructions maintained by Jackson County Parks and Recreation Dept and does not include the entire palisade, 9 houses, a well and cistern that made up the final fort and was home to infantry. As to the smoke stack, that's a coal-fired power station Power Plant . Nearby is three-span through truss railroad bridge that was built in 1887-88 that is still in use for freight and Amtrak. Ft Scott on the other hand housed cavalry, is not a reconstruction, and is part of the US National Monument system.