My archeological dig through family photos continues. Framed pictures offer hope of more photos underneath, maybe younger versions of the old guy on top. In this case the top pic was yet another copy of a particular shot of my dad and his sister as little kids, squinting into the sun. Don’t they look like the Little Rascals?
Flipping the frame over, I pulled out the rusty nails holding a cardboard backing with this stamped on it:
Radio Picture Frame Co.? Odd.
Under the kids’ photo was the advertised Hand Colored Mexican Picture, although it looks more Spanish to me. Mildly interesting but not nearly as exciting as the movie poster that had been cut up to use as backing board. The fine print says, “Copyright 1936, RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.” Who was this ruggedly handsome man? Does he look threatening because someone called him yellow?
I’ve been having all sorts of fun (and frustration) learning how to do more complicated image editing and thought I’d share my latest.
On the wonderful snow days of Dec 25 & 26, 2012 (oh how they will be fondly remembered) I took the following photo.
Pleasing to the eye it is.
Based on learning to use masks in Gimp which I’ve been using to enhance my bracketed sky shots and a few single frames I decided to apply the glernin to an “older” picture.
Thence, the following:
Hey, wait a minute. Looking at the latter picture by itself I liked the changes. Even toggling the mask layer on and off I really felt the new version was much better.
Seeing them side by side like this I’m not so sure. The rose pops out more in the first version and remains as the focus of the picture. In the latter more can be seen but that takes focus away from the rose.