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To and Fro


Thanks to the kind help of Les, whose PPing work I adore,
this is my first attempt at adding a texture (not a filter) to an image.  YAAY!

At the end of our rainy Blue Mountains
day last year, it was time to head back to Sydney, Australia.

If this is a Mother's Day weekend for you and you'll be out and about,
please have a safe weekend, coming and going.

To and Fro


Thanks to the kind help of Les, whose PPing work I adore,
this is my first attempt at adding a texture (not a filter) to an image.  YAAY!

At the end of our rainy Blue Mountains
day last year, it was time to head back to Sydney, Australia.

If this is a Mother's Day weekend for you and you'll be out and about,
please have a safe weekend, coming and going.

comments (47)

  • Ian
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 May 2009, 03:01
I adore the simplicity of those signs: trains to/from Sydney. All traces of an outerworld erased - sounds lovely and hassle-free!

No longer a texture-virgin: bravo! I like it, especially those scratchy lines along the top. Happy weekend smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Ian...no longer a texture-virgin (until the next time when I'll have to see if I remember anything grin ).
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 May 2009, 05:13
Dit is een ontzettend prachtige foto, de PP is fantastisch.
I know you have great memories of that travel.
It indeed looks like an old photograph I have seen from the railway station of Hilversum, the town I was born.
LOL at Ian....a texture-virgin???grin.... I learn new words everyday....
Ginnie Hart: It was so fun to learn something new, MLMA, and so easy once I figured it out! Now I'll be a texture maniac. HA! Some things deserve to look old, right? smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 8 May 2009, 05:49
Done very nicely and you still kept those extraordinary colors to show through. Love the scene.
Ginnie Hart: It was a fun learning experience for me, Sherri, and was actually easy once I figured it out. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 May 2009, 08:05
You may have noticed he helped me some time ago - evry now and then (to and fro smile) I blog a textured one. I believe that Les is one of the better conversion artists on SC - when he does a collage it is always special. I am waxing lyrical about someone else on your blog - sorry.

You are a great student of his. Combining your 'normal' conversion with textures is a treat. You are an excellent innovative student. How's that?
Ginnie Hart: You can heap praise on Les here at my blog any time, Louis, because he deserves it. He was very kind and patient with me. I finally found one of his links that made sense to my thick skull! But isn't this what our community is all about?! Mixing and matching. smile
Your texture goes very well with this marvellous subject!
It was a cold day(?)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it was a cold AND rainy day, Wim. But it did not keep of from enjoying every minute of it. Bedankt.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 8 May 2009, 08:18
Lovely sparking details. I really like the look of this because its something I do not normally see here in the Pacific Northwest.
Ginnie Hart: Nor here in Atlanta, Brian!! It's like another world, isn't it!
You did a great PP job Ginnie. It works quite well!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. I'll get the hang of it eventually, I hope. smile
This has the look of Les' handiwork. Works well with this picture too Ginnie. Have a good weekend
Ginnie Hart: Well, not to be a copy-cat but if I can get anywhere close to what he does, I'll be delighted. Thanks, Bill.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 8 May 2009, 08:40
Image only makes me more impatient to get back to the blues in August, if it wasn't for the weather it would be one of the most beautiful places in Australia
Ginnie Hart: I guess if you live there, you can wait for the good days for picture-taking, Tony. But since I don't mind rainy, foggy, cloudy days, I was still in heaven. Just wish I hadn't missed the Three Sisters, that's all (because I happen to HAVE 3 sisters!).
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 8 May 2009, 08:52
Beautiful, I will also have to try this technique. Really great PP
Ginnie Hart: It was a challeng at first, Frida, but when I figured it out, it was so easy. Let me know if you need help.
The texture works well, it ages the photo.
Ginnie Hart: That was definitely the point, Nigel, so I'm glad it worked. Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 May 2009, 09:35
Take away the vending machines, the yellow line and the modern clothes of the people and it could have been taken a century ago. I like the texture and the desaturated colour. Did you use a ready-made texture or make one up yourself?
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I actually used a link (below) that Les gave me for free texture images, Ingrid, but in the process of going through a tutorial, I found out how to make my own textures...which would also be cool!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beapierce/sets/72157601574009156/
great shot
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
What a charming little train station, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Sir Chadwick.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 May 2009, 12:16
Ginnie has done well!!!

This is a delight!
Ginnie Hart: I'm like a little kid in the candy shop, Ray. grin Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 8 May 2009, 13:07
If it wasn't for the tell-tale signs of modern-day..I'd think this was an old image. Love your timeless processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. We can fool some of the people some of the time.... smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 8 May 2009, 13:08
Wow .. nice treatment Ginnie .. back in the fiftys .. only the coke bottle betrays you ;.)
Ginnie Hart: Hey! We had Coke back in the 50s, Klaus, didn't we??! grin
  • rian
  • United States
  • 8 May 2009, 13:09
i like the look of this small train station.. very nice tone too.. great shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: These little train stations thrill me to no end, Rian. smile
The texture gives a nice gritty feel, which works well with the wet day. Nice work and cool image!
Ginnie Hart: I think I'll get the hang of it real fast, BC. smile Thanks.
Nice one Ginnie, how are u and Donika doing?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, S&S. I just caught you up in an e-mail!
A fine job Ginnie.Your getting the hang of this.
Ginnie Hart: I sure had fun figuring it out, Ron. Thanks.
  • Ilan
  • Israel
  • 8 May 2009, 16:33
Nicely done!
The processing make it look like classic 18th century kind of photo. If not those ugly vending machine smile
Great frame!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Everything about it gives the impression of being in the 50's. I am so surprised it was only taken last year. Well done Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Janet. It was time to try something new. smile
A good timeless feel to this Ginnie. richard
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. That's what I was looking for.
I really thought this was an English station from the thumbnail Ginnie, perhpas it was modelled on one by the old settlers. I think this is great, such detail and a good finish courtesy of Les hints. We has Mother's Day (Mothering Sunday) a few weeks back.
Ginnie Hart: Well, it probably WAS an English station once upon a time, right?!

You'd think the world would get their act together and celebrate these holidays on the same day...but that would be too easy, I guess. They celebrate Mother's Day in the Netherlands this Sunday...so you never know!
Great processing and idea for a post. It looks like a cold day.
Ginnie Hart: It WAS a cold day, OSB...and rainy. But we had so much fun. Thanks.
nice shot with great processing ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so kindly, Mohammadreza.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 May 2009, 18:07
a photo as if from an old film, perhaps "High Noon" or something else like that- I like the slightly melancholic atmosphere- maybe, also a feeling like on a Edward Hopper painting! Een fijn weekeind toegewesnt van Philine
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, Philine. Ontzettend bedankt!
The texture certainly works with the image. Nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 8 May 2009, 19:19
I think I like this "tweaked" result. I heart it a lot. Was it wet or did you add that wet look too?

Happy Mother's Day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I haven't gotten THAT far yet, Maria, to add a wet pavement to an image. grin Thanks for the Happy Mother's Day wishes!
  • Samarth
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 May 2009, 19:37
nice PP work indeed!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 8 May 2009, 20:05
Love the processing on this shot! A magical scene!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Andy. It was a magical day.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 May 2009, 20:23
Great work mijn vreind. I feel as is I am on both sides of the track right now!!
My eyes are getting there and then I will be on the one tracksmile
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhhh. I pray it will be sooner than later, lieve vriend. It seems like it's been a long time coming?!!
A fine image Ginnie, the subject really suits the use of a texture on it, and the desaturation works well, look forward to more of these.
Ginnie Hart: I am sure it whetted my appetite, Les...thanks to YOU! You really were my inspiration!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 9 May 2009, 01:58
excellent shot! i like the way you processed this too, and it looks like a very rainy day here. like the touch! great vending machines too haha!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Those vending machines just have to be reckoned with, I guess, Liang. smile And yes, it WAS a rainy day, but it didn't stop us from having fun!
  • Sarina Gito
  • Sint. Maarten for now...Amsterdam usually
  • 9 May 2009, 03:01
well done...definitely adds something to an otherwise normal snapshot...smile cheers
en ik ben mee eens met Astrid...smile
lovely
Ginnie Hart: Awwww, ontzettend bedankt, Sarina.
Not so far from an old photograph used by time and hands. How was your colourful travel ??
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martial. It was a wonderful trip in every way. I LOVE Australia!
  • Beat
  • Switzerland
  • 9 May 2009, 08:44
congratulations. this is a real wallhanger
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Beat. Thank you.
amazing shot!!! stunning!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
And it works so well. I need to do that more often. It can make something so much more fun!
Ginnie Hart: I felt like a kid in the candy shop, Christopher. grin Thanks.
  • Bob
  • United States
  • 9 May 2009, 13:44
Beautiful Ginnie, Beautiful.
I ordered the same brand camera this week that you have in a 12 megapixel, and am looking forward to developing my hobby similar to you have. There is much to be learned from you. Love, Bob
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. You will have so much fun, Bob, and one day I will show you everything I know...in 5 minutes or less. grin Now you know I HAVE been posting...just not on the other blog. You will always find me here!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 9 May 2009, 15:41
Great photo, with a perfect match of texture and subject...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Larry. When I saw the image the other day, I knew immediately I wanted to try one of Les' textures!
hey ginnie. i like the pp in this one
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Atunbi! Your website is just awesome!
It gives it a feeling of old. I like it.
Ginnie Hart: I must be a glutton for "old," Albert. smile Thanks.
I like the textures you have added - strange I've just started thinking about trying this adding textures too. Now I'm even more inspired to give it a go...thanks smile
Ginnie Hart: Just do it, Aksel. grin I had it in my head forever and finally figured it out. I will definitely do it again.
Nice one! I like the post-processing! The track creates a good depth in this picture!
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to see, Laurens. Thanks for stopping by!
Oh this is so beautiful! Such a love for me as it reminds me of home... Switzerland smile
Ginnie Hart: When Australia can remind you of Switzerland, Jen, then we know the whole world is connected! smile

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