February 27, 2012

Pic(ture) of the Week

Royal Spelling Book. David Hayes. 2012

I thought the past week's images where pretty good all and all...which does make it hard to chose one to be the "Picture of the Week". In the end, I decided on "Royal Spelling Book".

This image started out as a "snap" I took using my iPhone4 camera while at antique show several weeks ago. The show itself was okay...some interesting items but mostly jewelry and what I would consider "Cracker Barrel" decorator items. (And all overpriced.) Lighting within the exhibiting space was rotten so I didn't take many pictures. I grabbed this one on the fly...and as is the case a lot of times....found a gem as I started to "polish".

I did a bit of cropping with PS Express...and a little adjusting for exposure and contrast. I then opened the edited version in Scratchcam....and tried out various different combinations within the app until I settled on what you see. (Since Scratchcam doesn't label/name their various filters, I couldn't begin to tell you what I used!)

I want to thank everyone who left comments on my "The Week As Art" postings last week. It was a thrill to see my series on the Create Mixed Media site...and a bigger one reading all the nice things you all said about my images!!!

1 comment:

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Great image Dave. At least you got something at the antique show right?