Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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





Valerie

18 comments:

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

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 ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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.

Lavender Cottage said...

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.
Judith

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

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.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

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.