Sunday, February 3, 2013

Farmhouse Fantasy

I sincerely hope that I don't make you dizzy with these photos! I'm always captivated by the early light streaming in from my dining room windows. It struck me how timeless it often looks cast on my vintage things in this room. The back lighting gave the shots a naturally aged look that I wanted to enhance. So I made my first foray into PicMonkey!

The photos that follow show the original followed by the one with enhancements. Some of the changes are quite subtle with only a simple change. I got carried away with inventing stories for the others. I had the time of my life! The quite plain photo above is before, and the following one below is after. . . .

The texture I used here included the script Margaret, my grandmother's name.


A simple border change romances this shot.








I wish now that I had applied borders to all the photos! But I do like the water stain texture here.

The copyright is the only change here.

Before photo above. The after follows below. I'm afraid I'm never going to look at the empty spaces on my shots the same way again! 

Thanks for sharing my fun!
Have a great week!



Art and Sand said...

Your photos are always so lovely. I would love to poke around in your linen cupboards. You have so many lovely things.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I have just discovered your lovely blog and I am so enjoying your flair for vintage treasures and photography.

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Picmonkey is addictive, but so useful. I use it nearly every day - I created a watermark for my photos that is easy to add with Picmonkey as well.

chateau chic said...

Wonderful photos! Looks like you did have a lot of fun, Jacqueline.
Mary Alice

iris said...

vous avez fait un beau travail
de rénovation
on a tous à coeur de garder nos
souvenirs de famille
bonne journée

Linda Miller said...

Beautiful pic's, you are so talented and creative.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful photos, Jacqueline! Your post is right on time for me, I just started fiddling around with Picmonkey over the weekend and I am having so much fun! Mostly just exposure and shadows, but I'm anxious to try textures now.

Have a great week, my friend!


Karen Bates said...

Fantastic the subject matter. Looks like you had a lot of fun...I love picmonkey too.

Dagmar said...

Hi Jacqueline,
I use PicMonkey a lot as well and you photos are happy I have you on my blog roll so I can visit
You when you have a new post!
Sweet hugs,

Lady Pamela said...

OK, I think I am convinced to try PicMonkey. You made some beautiful photos look even better.

SizzleandZoom said...

Beautiful job of showcasing PicMonkey. I've never tried it.
Your photos are wonderful and look
sincerely vintage.

Carolyn said...

You did have fun! I enjoyed seeing the improvements.


val's alentejo said...

What a difference with your photos Jacqueline.. They look really vintage... very soft ..
Your uncles were handsome young men.
It is fun working with pic monkey.
I see that they have changed some of the options that we can have.. its fun.
happy tuesday

On Crooked Creek said...

I love, Love, L O V E the rounded corners on the photos!!! Such an original vintage inspired appeal!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

Very creative, I thoroughly enjoy looking through old photographs. Every picture tells a wonderful story.

Merlesworld said...

They do have a dreamy old world look about them.

Danielle Giannandrea said...

I have recently discovered PicMonkey too and am having fun experimenting! Your photo's always look lovely but your enhancements really make a difference. They all look antique and vintage. Really beautiful!

Danielle : )

Haworth said...

What fun! You did such a wonderful job on these photos, Jacqueline. The "after" ones look as though they date from many, many years ago. What lovely images! (The before ones are beautiful, too, but then they always are!)

Pamela Gordon said...

I really love these edits Jacqueline. You did a lovely job on each of them. It's nice to see the before and after.

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