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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

there is a season






for Dad

Aldo G. Notarianni
January 10, 1925 - October 8, 2011


This started as an iPhone photo that I captured while on my walk yesterday morning. I liked how the old, dried up leaves mingled with the still-vibrant greenery along the path, kinda like the mingling of old and new, elderly and youthful. Each needing the other: to remember from whence it came...and to realize the fulfillment of its destiny.





I admit I felt a little disloyal to the whole iPhoneography concept, but I've been wanting to play around in Lightroom and Photoshop, and Kim's Beyond Beyond Autumn Processing post was sorely tempting me.

I quickly got over the guilt and imported the photo into Lightroom, where I rotated and cropped, spot-healed and edited following Kim's tutorial. I love the coppery tones! Then I opened it in Photoshop, where I added some textures and text.



I used Kim's new DayPair texture duo (kk_wake Multiply 41% and kk_day Overlay 22%). Eventually I added Patti Brown's Rainbow Sun Flare overlay to lighten/soften the rough texture of the concrete path so that I wouldn't have to go too 'heavy' with the text font (Garamond Regular).



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7 comments:

  1. A beautiful gift to your dad's memory....Thanks for sharing your steps while processing; it really helps to see how someone else accomplished their vision...

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  2. Autumn seems to be a time of reflection for many of us -- lovely editing and thank you for the tutorial Cindy. xo

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  3. Beautiful Cindy I love this Autumn processing..

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  4. Beautiful editing, such a wonderful tribute to your dad. Thanks for visiting me and for your kind comments

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  5. It's lovely the way you cropped and edited it.

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