Monday, April 1, 2013

Now and Then...Sort of...

On Saturday I went into the city to see my son, and of course my camera was in hand!  I just had to get a shot of a street car along Queen St. W.


And then I decided to play a bit and so it became an old photo...sort of...
I cropped it to take out the modern cars, but there's no denying that the streetcar itself, and the people's dress is current, so just don't look too closely.  Before adding the frame, I changed the photo to a sepia look and then added a layer of Kim's 'stamped right 1' texture at 70% soft light.  Sorry I can't give you more details on the processing, but I wasn't paying enough attention to what I was doing.


Linking up with Our World TuesdayTexture Tuesday, and Sweet Shot Tuesday

38 comments:

  1. What a great subject you have, it looks great in both shots although I think I prefer the sepia.

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    1. Thanks Betty. It's a fun variation, especially with the frame and photo corners.

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  2. i think i like the colored version better than the sepia shot.

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    1. Thanks. I like the pop of colour in that bright red streetcar too.

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  3. I really like what you did with it.

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    1. Thanks. It was such a perfect day for walking around the big city!

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  4. Wonderful shot of the tram in the city.

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  5. The sepia version looks nostalgic. I enjoyed a street car ride when I was in Melbourne. We don't have them in Singapore.

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    1. Thanks. I think that's why I like them too. We live in a small town about 30 minutes outside of the city, so I don't often see the streetcars.

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  6. The sepia looks perfect. Well done, Linda! Have a happy day!

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    1. Thanks Eileen. Enjoy a wonderful week!

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  7. Very nice. I like the way you mounted the photo to look like in photo album.

    Earl

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  8. Excellent shot. Both look really nice, but I do like the sepia one better too, I think it's because of the vintage look which was done perfectly.

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  9. Linda love your process a great vintage look....

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  10. Very well done - I actually like both equally.

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    1. Thank you Carol. I can't decide. I love the bright colour of the streetcar, but the vintage look is fun too.

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  11. neat shot! a street car that almost looks like a bus. :)

    thanks for stopping by! :)

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  12. It's fun to play, isn't it, Linda? Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks June and yes, it is fun to play around and digitally alter photos!

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  13. love the sepia version..what a neat idea!

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  14. I really love this in b/w, nice conversion

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    1. Thanks Barbara. I'm finding it fun reading the preferences. Some, like you, like the 2nd image while others prefer the first.

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  15. I like them both. Love visiting Canada.

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    1. Thank you Mrs. T. Glad you like visiting us. We do have a pretty diverse country with so many different and beautiful things to see!

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  16. How fun! I like to play with my photos, but my efforts don't yield such a fab result!

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    1. Thanks Sallie. Just keep playing and having fun...the more you play the more you learn (just like in Kindergarden!)

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  17. Both photo image are eye catching -- but I love the first one because of all the richness of the colors..
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks. I'm with you. I love black and white or sepia for portraits, but with this sort of a subject matter I love colour.

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