January 21, 2013

Found Treasures

Skeletons. David Hayes, 2013.

I've had this image for a while now. Just waiting to a good time to post. Tonight seemed a good time...the temperature is forecasted to drop into the single digits...colder than any night for the past three years is what the weather guy said on the news. And he's never wrong. Just ask him. The sky at sunset was crystal clear...the wind in the trees reminded me of...skeletons. Winter sounds when spring seems so far away.

I don't remember exactly gave me these leaf skeletons. I do know they came to me in a paper swap I did last summer...but I did several of those swaps and didn't keep track of all the hidden treasures...like this one. I like that...finding something wonderful that was "lost". I have a box full of these sorts of things. Just need to go through it more often. Actually....only when the time is right for discovering hidden treasures.

Recipe for this one: taken with my iPhone5. Created one version using Photo FX Ultra: crop, auto adjust, sharpen, enhancing, bleach bypass #6. Created a second version using Simply B&W: blue filter. Put both of these versions into Image Blender: blend using multiply. Put this version into Snapseed: Film Style 4, Sharpening. Save.

If you're somewhere that's going to get real cold tonight, do stay warm. I'm going to find a good book and curl up in my favorite chair and blanket...

5 comments:

Irene Oleksiuk said...

love how you processed this, simple but effective. I have boxes of these treasure that i keep till the time or mood strikes me to photograph them. I collect my treasure close to home and when i travel. They are special.

Sarah Park said...

Very nice shot! It is very beautiful.

Dave said...

Thanks Irene and Sarah! While I initially collected for my mixed media collages, I am finding that my stashes are great sources of inspiration for my photography! So while I'm not doing as many m/m collages now days...I will be returning to these boxes more often in the future!

Wyn Vogel said...

Love the delicate nature of this Dave! Just wonderful!

Bill said...

Oh my. Skeletons. You definitely are having too many thoughts about death! But it certainly is a cool photo.