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Old Folk's Holiday by SquarePeg

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Taken in Weymouth, Dorset, another life ago.

The original print (yes, print! This was taken before digital was popular!) was scanned and converted to sepia. It sat on the computer for many years gathering virtual dust until this evening when I grew bored and decided to do something with it. Which actually wasn’t much, just the addition of four layers of texture, all overlayed and reduced to 50% opacity. But it cured the boredom.

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I’ve been taking photographs since 1997 and I still love it. After a brief dislike of photomanipulation I now use Photoshop extensively on a majority of my work. People are my favourite subject and I’m always on the look out for new models, so drop me a line if you’re interested! :)

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  • Marg Thomson Photography
    Marg Thomson P...almost 5 years ago

    This is JUST like one of the old sepia postcards James! Great image! xoxox

  • Thank you, Marg. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 5 years ago

    what a beautifully nostalgic capture redolent of seaside holidays past..

  • Thank you very much. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • BronReid
    BronReidalmost 5 years ago

    You should get bored more often perhaps, James… came up really well and very pretty canopy. BR

  • Thanks, Bron. I’ll try!

    – SquarePeg

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smithalmost 5 years ago

    Great treatment, James. Bit of a change for you but at least it stopped you getting bored.

  • Thank you, Sue. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • scottimages
    scottimagesalmost 5 years ago

  • Wow, thanks Rosemary! Very much appreciated.

    – SquarePeg

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderalmost 5 years ago

    Print? whats print ??? LOL Lovely work, its given it a very nice aged look!

  • Exactly! It’s becoming a forgotten art. I wish I still had a darkroom, or at least space to build a new one. Thanks, Ric. :)))

    – SquarePeg

  • JanieNews
    JanieNewsalmost 5 years ago

    Full of atmosphere. Very lovely.

  • Thank you very much, Janie.

    – SquarePeg

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthalmost 5 years ago

    great looking work, congrats on the feature

  • Thanks, Larry. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • riata66
    riata66over 4 years ago

    What neat piece of art, James. I love the sepia tones and added textures, they add such a neat atmosphere.

  • Thanks very much, Karen. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • CiaLundTorroll
    CiaLundTorrollover 4 years ago

    Enchanting, and yes, very other-worldly…

  • Thank you. That’s very much appreciated. :)

    – SquarePeg

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