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Oldie but a Goodie

I found this challenge a bit daunting as I don’t take people photos very often. I find them hard to edit because I am afraid of making them look less than flattering. This photo was taken last winter when our camera club took a trip into Toronto for a day of shooting around town. In the Distillery District of Toronto there are some old cars to give a bit of atmosphere to the place. One of the camera club people gladly modeled for me here. To give it texture today I changed the colour photo to a black and white using Pioneer Woman “Sepia” action. I added Kim Klassen’s “porvous” texture. The first layer blending mode was softlight and an adjustment layer to take off a bit of the texture on the truck. The second layer was using the same texture with a blending mode of multiply. I made an adjustment layer to brighten the look. Hope I have accomplished what this week’s challenge asked. I kinda like it myself.

Joining Kim Klassen Cafe Texture Tuesday



I don't usually take pictures of people, either, so I sympathize. You did a great job with this one -- the texture is very appropriate.
Marydon said…
Stunning, Valerie! Your photo is just lovely, reminiscent of years gone by.
Have a beautiful week ~
Ashley Sisk said…
What a great challenge - I think it really does look like an old picture. Great job!
Lori E said…
I thought it was a very old photo for sure. Great shot and great editing.
Jill said…
This is a great picture!
Dyche Designs said…
Love this, you did a great job.
Hi Val
The photo has a nice vintage look. I don't understand all the layers and things you go through, but you enjoy it and they turn out really well.
What a wonderful image! Love your texture work ~ it really looks as if it comes from years past.
Greenfingers said…
Oh I like it too. It has a gritty appeal. An interesting photo too.
José Ramón said…
Beautiful pictures on your blog.

Regards from Creativity and imagination photos of Jose Ramon
Miriam said…
This is fabulous, I don't have many picture of people either! I used a old black 'n white this week.
Roadside Rustic said…
Lovely image and choice of texture. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great week!
Buckeroomama said…
You did a fantastic job --this is so beautiful!
diane said…
a goodie for sure!
deborah said…
Beautiful! I wish I undersood how to use textures. Nice job.
Well, you did a beautiful job! I'd love a framed print of this!
Jen said…
very cool pic! great processing here, really gets the effect.
Jen said…
Cool pic! Great processing here to get the effect.

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