Friday, 1 April 2011

Golden light


The weak spring sunshine, low in the sky late one afternoon, seemed to touch the pussy willow by Saltaire's New Mill with a sprinkling of gold.  (April Fool's Gold perhaps?)

I have played up the effect a bit in Photoshop, thinking the photo lent itself to a bit of 'antiquing'.  I'm trying to teach myself how to use textures and blending modes.  I'm making slow progress but it's fun.  I'm wondering now if I should have cropped this a bit more, to get rid of some of the sky and reflection on the left that is too bright.... but I still quite like the image.

13 comments:

  1. I like it like this! a kind of sepia mood, and the view becomes romantic, nostalgic and sweet..out of time! you've done well!

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  2. Oh, I think it's perfect...but I'm left wondering whether there's some underlying April Fool's prank in all of this that I've missed :)

    And, you may not believe this, but the word verification showing up for me to type right now is...jokedo!

    How did you manage to pull that one off, Jenny?

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  3. It sure is a pretty image. The leaves are golden but overall it looks like an autumn shot.

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  4. I THINK you can define an area and change the brightness in just a part of the picture using Photoshop... you might need to use layers to do it.

    Don't crop it to get rid of it - the composition is lovely!

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  5. A great photograph Jenny.
    Have a great month.
    Costas

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  6. It's cropped perfectly to my mind.

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  7. I love it! It seems to have a dreamlike quality.

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  8. Great shot! Love your antiquing.

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  9. It's quite effective in my opinion.

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  10. You can't fool us. That is just an old postcard you got from Alan....
    I suppose you could paint the sky a bit yellow at 20%...
    That would definitely fit the April Fool thing?
    Nice Composition. Well Done.

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  11. It is such a pretty and delicate scene, Jenny. Your love for Saltaire shines through.

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  12. A lovely effect!

    I'm suffering Photoshop envy.

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  13. Your use of the texture really enhances this one so nicely! Wow, I'm impressed! ~Lili

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