REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vintage Love for Texture Tuesday

Kim Klassen's "Texture Tuesday" is definitely a favorite with those of us who follow her.  Today, she challenged us to create a "vintage" image including at least one of her textures.  I couldn't decide whether I wanted that sepia tone or a washed-out white tone, so I tried both.

The original image was textured with Ben #6 and two layers of Ben #5.  Then I used the Lo-Fi application, which includes odd terms such as "cheap lens," "oldachrome," and "gritty."

Ben #6, Ben #5x2, Lo-Fi faded, cheap lens, scallop frame

Ben #6, Ben #5x2, Lo-Fi oldachrome, gritty, vignette

25 comments:

Pat Mark said...

I love both the effects on this one Evelyn. Very nice work.

Sherri Mitchell said...

Gorgeous!

Linda Makiej said...

Gorgeous vintage feeling.... beautiful texture!

Bonnie said...

Couldn't choose one over the other if I had to ... both enchant.

helena said...

great composition - lots of interesting contrasts. I prefere the 1st one but interesting to see the difference

Rosie said...

It's really hard to decide - I love both versions! Wonderful texture work, Evelyn!

Jessica Vescera said...

I love the first one. The frame, tones and texture in the image are amazing. Nicely done.

Louisiana Belle said...

How fun! Wish I had time today to participate in Texture Tuesdays. I'm so behind on everything! Love what you submitted.

Butterbean Row said...

Evelyn,
Thanks for taking the time to show us 2 different edits. I like them both, but my fave is #2.

Jillsy Girl said...

I can appreciate both, but my heart goes to the second. I just love the soft pink!

Heartaday said...

Amazing what these textures can do to everyday objects. Beautiful work!

lisa said...

These are both beautiful Evelyn, but I think I like the second one best. It has a silvery tone to it that I just love.
Fantastic work!

Tricia said...

Fantabulous shots & processing... I love them both! =)

KathrynAntyr said...

This theme has been so much fun. Love what you did!

debsea said...

both your images are awesome, but i'm rather fond of that border on the first...vintage & all...

Lesley said...

These are both gorgeous,Evelyn- the composition is beautiful too!

Barb said...

Very nice work! love the textures on both but I like the first one best!

Nancy said...

I can't decide which one I like better. They are both excellent! Love the mum -- great addition.

A Rosy Note said...

They both look great! I love the frame on that first one.

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

Wonderful images. I love that blue.
You did an awesome job!

Henrietta said...

Beautiful shot Evelyn, I really do love it, so vintage. I don't know which I like more they are both so great.

jo©o said...

Hiya Evelyn,
I am in awe of the work that goes into your edits: one layer is a venture to me, and adding a mask is pushing it :-)
I prefer the clarity of the second one.
Arranging the components must be fun as well.
Do you print off any of these?

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

So gritty and great! I love that bottle!

Marilyn said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I forget to duplicate textures and it think it can make all the difference. I really like the bottom image for some reason. The focal point stands out a bit more.

Renee Howell said...

Oh - these are wonderful! Texture Tuesday has added "flowers" to my grocery list. See you on Texture Tuesday.