March 4, 2012

Blue Nude

Blue Nude. David Hayes, 2012

i365 project, 63/365.

This started out as a black and white 35mm negative I shot back in the 70's....and while the silver gelatin print I made from it is spectacular....sometimes it's fun to "mine" my old negs. So...I scanned the neg and transferred the digital version to my iPad....

From here....I opened up the FX Photo Studio app...and after my usual "try-outs" settled on the Charcoal sketch filter followed by the Marine filter. While this looked okay, I wasn't convinced that I was done....

Saving, I opened this version in the Camera Bag app. Again...trying out different combos, I decided to use the Instant filter, left the cropping the way it was, and applied the Instant border. I liked how this gave the image a retro-scratched-up Polaroid look....

Oh...I've started apply a "watermarked" copyright line to all my photos using the iWatermark app. While I know this can be "shopped" off...I figure it gives a bit of protection....

2 comments:

Susie McMahon said...

Nice one Dave! Isn't it great to be able to re-visit old stuff and play around with it again? Bet you had no inkling when you took the photograph in the 70's that in 2012 you would be able to do do all this new stuff with it.

Bill said...

There's no nude like a blue nude! Of course, purple, yellow, green and red nudes aren't bad, either.