Saturday, April 18, 2009

Vintage: All in the family


I'm actually really satisfied with my picture this time. These cuff links were my great-grandfather's, the pearls and the book were his mother's. I took this picture mid-afternoon in natural lighting, no flash. I used the macro setting in manual mode on my camera. Then I went to work in Picasa. I adjusted the color, and the exposure, then used the "warmify" option to make it look a little more vintage-y. I like it.

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14 comments:

Rachel H. said...

JANELLE, JANELLE, JANELLE! THIS IS IT! This is the picture that I can honestly say looks like you are taking thing up a notch with photography! I LOVE THIS! And I am so proud of you editing it a little. Doesn't it really COMPLETE the picture!??

Gosh, I can't say enough. I love this picture and you did a wonderful job!

Brittney said...

Wow, well done Janelle! Seriously, this picture is smokin'! I'm just in love with the coloring and angle. GREAT JOB!

Teri said...

I agree with the girls, this picture is beautiful and how wonderful that you have cherished mementos from your ancestors. Great job.

Felicia H. said...

Great coloring and I love all the meaning it must hold for you.

Candace said...

Good job, I like how the cuff links are in focus, with the book and parts of the pearls a little out of focus. Like the setup and I think it's so great that you have these things that have been passed down in your family. So special.

Katy said...

wow, I totally agree with everyone else... this picture is STUNNING, but you took it up to another level with the mementos-- it's beautiful! That's so soooo cool that you have these amazing things from your family's history. amazing job!!

Erin Wageman said...

Wow! This is amazing! I agree with everyone too! I love this shot!

LeAnn Moss said...

I agree with everyone else!! Everything about this picture is awesome. Good job!!!

Blake said...

fantastic shot, i love old books and they are handed down from heritage that is priceless!

Jackie said...

The color scheme in this photo is amazing. Everything looks soft and yet the pearls capture the light so beautifully....very nice

prdmommyof3 said...

This picture just screams "VINTAGE". I love it. The pearls and the book...simply fabulous. Great shot!

Lindy Lue said...

i want those pearls! nice eye!

Mindy said...

GREAT job! I love the luster of the pearls, the sharpness of the metal, the softness of the book color... great job with the editing too! Nice!

Kristine N said...

This totally says vintage to me, too. I love the contrasting textures and the warm lighting. Very nice.