Photo a Day Challenge



The original limestone Wollersheim’s Winery was built in the 1850s near Prairie du Sac, WI and used until the turn of the century when it shut down because the estate grape vines could not survive the Wisconsin winters.  It was replanted in 1972 by Bob and JoAnn Wollersheim.

16 responses

  1. WoW! That has that dreamy post card effect look to it.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:18 am

  2. Beautiful photo, and your processing is just perfect for it! Well done!

    January 12, 2013 at 9:14 am

  3. Tammy

    Would love to know how you processed this….absolutely LOVE the effect and the image!

    January 12, 2013 at 9:45 am

    • After basic tweaks to the raw file I used Matt Kloskowski’s Old Fashioned preset for Lightroom and changed from black and white to color. This is a free preset I found on Matt’s Blog:

      A finish sharpening was done after the image was saved for the web. Under Filter > Sharpening > Unsharp Mask (over sharpening the photo) Under Edit > Fade Unsharp Mask > Mode luminosity move the slider to 0 then back up slowly until satisfied with the sharpening.

      January 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

  4. This is really wonderfully done. Also, very cool to see the winery being brought back into service.

    January 12, 2013 at 10:45 am

  5. Love your processing!!

    January 12, 2013 at 10:56 am

  6. What a great image and your processing really does it justice.

    January 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm

  7. A real Ivy League Establishment that one!

    January 12, 2013 at 6:28 pm

  8. Hi Lois,
    Beautiful! Glad someone is fixing the place up. Have a great day!


    January 12, 2013 at 7:10 pm

  9. I like the way you reduced this to not much more than the elemental pattern of the vines and the trees.

    January 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

  10. That’s a really nice effect and a very interesting way of achieving it. I have that LR preset somewhere – must go find it. Thanks for explaining how it was done.

    January 13, 2013 at 6:37 am

  11. I LOVE this!! Everything about it is spot on. Thanks for sharing your workflow. I bookmarked it.

    January 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm

  12. Stone houses are so appealing and you captured the beauty of this one wonderfully.

    January 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm

  13. Great perspective and processing. Love seeing the house in winter with its bare framework of vines.

    January 13, 2013 at 11:20 pm

  14. Can’t think of much to add to what has been said, well done!

    January 17, 2013 at 8:15 pm

  15. That is one of the nicest photos I have seen in a long time. It looks beautiful. Fantastic processing too.

    January 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm

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