Monday, July 05, 2010

Manipulated Photos

Back in the dark ages, the 80's, when I had a darkroom, it could hours or often days to manipulate a photograph. This one is a window with torn curtains with a second image of clouds over it.

In order to get the blue effect split developing was called for. My notes on the back say, Selenium and blue, and I have no idea how it was done beyond that other than it took hours and hours to get a few prints. Fast forward to 2010 and in a short time one can manipulate images without breathing in nasty chemicals. Project #4 in Susan Tuttle's book, "Digital Expressions" is marvelous and in just three hours I had four new images from my photo collection.

Quote: To have peace and confidence within our souls--these are the beliefs that make for happiness. Maurice Maeterlinck


Karen said...

I am so happy to be free of the darkroom. No more fumes or stianed fingers from chemicals ( although now its paint...) And yes, the free time!! Aint technology grand!! Lovely photos too!

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

WOW they look so close from times gone by. I like them both but partial to the 2nd one. If I did not know about the processes I wonder if I would have chosen the same one. Great work Gail. Even though your not working in a darkroom I know how much work the 2nd one did take.

queenopearls said...

I second the comments from Karen and Darlene. Beautiful!!!

Marilyn said...

How simple is this? And it looks so involved. The images are great together, and probably they are great individually. Now that I'm finishing my online class, I plan to get back to Susan's book and play some more.