Location, location, location Thanks for the suggestions. The changes helped a lot. Member reactions:
I would darken the source picture just a touch, or increase the brightness of the barn just a touch to match them up. Other than that, this is a great blend.
i agree with mid comment. this is good job.
Great job. The Chew Tobacco sign needs desaturation to blend better
Why is there still snow on the barn roof.
I left the snow on purpose, because (in my opinion) it doesn't look like snow in this context, but rather a reflective metal roof. I tested it on people who hadn't seen the source image---and nobody saw it as snow.
... This looks terrific... Excellent job.
I see you increased the saturation of the picture, which makes it look a bit less natural (even though still impressive), in my opinion.
Congrats LunaC. Great job all round.. and the roof is fine.. honest. (I had the same prob)
Congratulations, I do like the image a lot better post edit. I also agree that the roof looks fine in this context. Great job.
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