Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Ode to Warmer Days, or, Resurrection

In honour of the last day of voting for the Canadian Blog Awards... here's hoping.

skate-068

skyward

docked

sitting

man painting

splash!

(All of these images were rejects when I shot them, but somehow now they're not.)

15 comments:

Kyla said...

I love them all, but especially the one of Swee'Pea.

Did you run an action on them to give them the old quality?

cinnamon gurl said...

Kyla, not an action. I adjusted levels and curves and stuff, then applied an overlay from leschick on flickr. If you go to my page on flickr, a couple of the images have links to the overlay and instructions. That's what made it all scratchy-looking. My latest favourite thing to do with black and white images is to apply a sepia filter as a separate layer then choose the overlay blend mode so the sepia mostly affects the shadows and not the highlights... it also provides a major boost to the contrast.

Sugar D says I shouldn't use the same treatment in two photos next to each other because it's too obvious, but I kind of like the similarity between images... what do you think?

Suz said...

I love your photos ... all of them. Thank you so much for the instructions on how to get the finish. I'll have to try it.

Maddy said...

Not quite sure what you mean about voting, but those look like hits to me.
Cheers

cinnamon gurl said...

Maddy, I was nominated for Best Photo/Art Blog in the Canadian Blog Awards and voting ends today. It had been a while since I posted photos and I thought maybe I should because of the category I was nominated for.

something blue said...

Those are all lovely but then I am always in awe of your photos.

flutter said...

YOu have such a gift, you know?

nomotherearth said...

How was that shot of Swee'Pea ever a reject?? I LOVE it. Really.

cinnamon gurl said...

Nomo, I have NO idea! I was sorting through close to 300 photos from a week-long trip to eastern Ontario and there were other, cuter photos to focus on, so I guess it just got lost in the shuffle.

Julie Pippert said...

Awesome and GOOD LUCK!

Of course the baby shot rocks.

My faves are first and last. Last because the light, oh the light. First because of the man, such an awkward gait. Normally runners look magically graceful.

I like the similarity in applied technique. Since you asked. :)

ewe are here said...

Rejects? Oh, please.

I love the one of your wee boy...

Beck said...

That second picture - I LOVE IT!
(and I voted for you. I hope you win.)

Cloud said...

These are all great. I just love the one of Swee'pea, though. I think it is something to do with his pose (which seems somehow to belong to an older person) and the red socks and the way it is all framed.

I voted for you, too. I hope us non-Canadians were allowed to do that. (:

Be Inspired Always said...

Beautiful shots. I love the one of the little man in the picture and the one with the water splashing on someone's face on a hot summer day.


I so can't wait til summer!



Jillian

crazymumma said...

Oh these are stunning.

For me the one of Sweepea, and teh painter on a ladder. Wow. If these are rejects......