Betty Billingham, FDPS, APSA, ARPS, AFIAP  


 In times gone by by Betty Billingham, FDPS, APSA, ARPS, AFIAP

October 2019 - In times gone by

October 2019 - Betty Billingham, FDPS, APSA, ARPS, AFIAP

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October 2019 - Betty Billingham, FDPS, APSA, ARPS, AFIAP

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October 2019 - Betty Billingham, FDPS, APSA, ARPS, AFIAP

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About the Image(s)

Sister-in-law was downsizing so I quickly took a photo of me sitting at
her desk with the quill, paper and letter scales. Oh and inkwell. And
I remembered to take off my modern watch! The picture waited in my
files till I found the bell. I then took a nativity scene and put a
frame around it which I coloured with the gradient tool - darkened with
Curves. Added a thick stroke trying to make it look ancient to match
the rest. Sad to think all these wonderful items left over from Great
Grandma are now just so much rubbish.


2 comments posted

Aavo Koort   Aavo Koort
Good composition. Tells a story. Properly sharp except the picture on the wall.   Posted: 10/04/2019 17:22:31

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Betty, Nicely done. The bell looks like it was always there. I wonder if a different frame may be more resonant with the theme of the photo as the digital one you created feels very modern, otherwise it creates a wonderful sense of period. Two other suggestions. I think some type of texture, tonal change or myst might create the illusion of something from the past. Also the size of the photo seems a little small to my eye.   Posted: 10/04/2019 17:26:04

 

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