I love the way digital photography and the internet make such fantastic partners. Recently I have become a complete 'PicMonkey' addict. I find it incredible how much I can do with the free on-line functions. I've had hours of harmless fun creating retro-style posters with the 'Posterise' effect! Here's the process that I used to create my latest header...
I started with a view of a stile, taken on a walk above Crickhowell (in the Brecon Beacons) last April.
This is the 'Posterised' version - plus text...
I then started to add other effects - to give a rather more vintage feel.
This version ended up looking suitably sepia, but way too over-exposed..
And this is the finished item - hopefully looking just like the front cover
of a Bartholomew Map from the 1920s or 30s..
I can confirm that cars 'posterise' nicely - but people end up looking a little demonic!
For some-one who used to spend a ridiculous amount of money on one hour development of 24 exposure films, I can't help delighting in all this wondeful FREE stuff!
Also -all my lovely Year 11s left today - Sob!!!
This is my 24th summer of saying goodbye and I still can't prevent a bit of a cry for the ones that went the extra mile and made me proud.
What a softie!!!!