Wednesday, August 3, 2011


In recent times I've been going through a slow phase, photography wise, it being winter here in New Zealand is probably something to do with it.  Anyway I was getting sick of going through my archives looking for something to process so decided to do a quick still-life with the first thing that came to hand...these old books.

My set up is as always very simple, I put them on the living room table and they were lit by afternoon window light.

My processing was equally simple. Both textures used are from the Spring Painterly pack.
Catacomb Frieze @ soft light 60% desaturated using a hue saturation adjustment
Swanns Way @ Soft Light 83% masked from the focus areas as desired
Finally  the very useful Nik Tonal contrast  (from Nik Color Efex Pro) to add drama and bring out the details.

See it a little larger on Flickr

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Doris said...

This is beautiful! Love old books and the textures used really embraced the mood of the shot.

paulgrand said...

Great mood here!:-)

Borealnz (Jill) said...

Thanks Doris and Paul :-)

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