Obviously I have a cup of coffee in my hand and not a pen, but the sentiment still stands. I'm making time this month for quiet interludes and I'm using them to tamp down my anxiety about the future. The great thing about having no plans that extend past the middle of next month is that anything could happen. The terrible thing is that literally anything could happen...
But that's a problem for a different day.
I liked how this picture turned out. I wanted it to look like an old photograph from an actual film camera and perhaps it had been in a drawer for years. I think I succeeded in that.
For comparison, here's the original.
Which actually wasn't bad. I love the gold light, the way it shines in my hair and the sun spots on my neck. But I'd already posted a mostly unedited picture from this series featuring that light, and I wanted a different look. I also wanted to put the focus on something besides the sunburst.
So I filtered the shit out of it on Snapseed to bring out all the foreground elements and give it a border and got this really hardcore technicolor version
Which also wasn't bad. I like the way it put the emphasis on the cup and created that particolored sky. But it was also a lot of everything. And so bright,
So I fed it through a few more filters to soften it and grey it down, messed with the highlights and added a bit of grunge to look like it had been handled and pushed around.
I've said it before but the fun part this month has been the editing process. I've definitely ranged more widely than I ever have to create pictures by editing rather than just post pictures created in my lens. I have so much more to learn but it's been great training for my eyes.
Have a good thursday everyone. Definitely click on the lips below and go see other bloggers participating this month. I'll do a shout out post soon with some of my favorites.