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Antique Impressions: Deck Variations

Deck Print 1GBR-fr

This is post 900 – I am even getting old in the blogosphere. The original image used in this post was a poorly composed shot of a black squirrel raiding the bird feeder. I experimented with some multiple layers, using different effects on each one. Various blending came up with these results.


Deck Print 1BLG-fr


13 responses

  1. 900!?! Wow! I don’t think I even have 90. I need to stop reading and start writing more.

    October 12, 2013 at 9:57 am

    • elmediat

      Many thanks. 🙂 The number creeped up, like a birthday.
      Keep in mind:
      1.Some posts are wordless or have short prose or verse.
      2. I have no social life. 😀

      October 12, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      • 1) They all require an idea and you to make them happen.
        2) You have a big social media life.

        October 13, 2013 at 9:33 am

  2. Oh, I always enjoy your experiments and variations. There is a real feeling of movement here. I like the colors in the first one very much. Congratulations on 900! WOW!

    October 12, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    • elmediat

      Many thanks. I had to figure out what I could salvage from the shot. The squirrel disappeared, but it was already a dark blur. 😀

      October 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm

  3. Congratulations on post #900! I am still enjoying the ride!

    October 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    • elmediat

      Your visits & comments are most welcome. So far neither of us have become bored or motion-sick. 😀

      October 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm

  4. Great impressions, very ambiguous, these keep the mind working. And the composition is interesting too. Thankyou, tony

    October 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks Tony. 🙂 The quality of the original shot could not be made clearer so an impressionistic approach was needed.

      October 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm

  5. leecleland

    Lovely processing of the images. That is the beauty of post processing, being able to re-create/re-imagine or maybe re-arrange the shot into a pleasing image or two.

    October 15, 2013 at 5:22 am

    • elmediat

      Thanks. On of the extra advantages of the digital darkroom is that you can put a digital photo to many uses, even the poorly composed ones. 😀

      October 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm

  6. I often play with shots that are not much good to begin with; it makes one think more broadly about an image, I think. And it’s fun! I like what you did with these, Joseph.

    October 17, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks very much Ashley. Quite correct about the image manipulation – it opens up the creative approach to working with a composition.

      October 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm

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