At the Window

It is feeling so good to get back to doing a little still life photography! Now that the house is no longer torn up, I have some space and time to set up some stills.  I’ve been especially eager to try out a birthday present I got from my friend, Debbie- a vintage window! It’s been piled in the garage with everything else, but now I can get to it, along with some of my other still life props that were covered up.

I propped up the window on a table outside in the 95 degree heat and had a great time composing this image. I edited it using Kim Klassen’s darkday preset (desaturation, a matte tone curve, and split toning, among other adjustments).

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As usual, I couldn’t leave well enough alone, so I took it into Photoshop and Topaz Impression for a painterly look.

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Here’s another Topaz Impression version- a new one called Wispy Sketch. Love this!

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It was too hot to create any more still life vignettes- but look for this window in the future! Thanks, Debbie!

2 responses

  1. Susan

    Love it!!!!!!

    August 1, 2016 at 5:42 am

  2. Debbie

    Lovely! So glad you are having fun with your window !! It really looks like it wasn’t staged and there is a tree outside. How did that happen? Keep having fun! You deserve to after the ordeal you went thru! Looking forward to some awesome Alaska photos!

    August 1, 2016 at 7:02 am

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