Boat for One Photo Focus January

Laura Macky’s photo is lovely as is. For this challenge I wanted to enhance the mood created by the old boat and bring that into the background. Here’s Photoshop recipe:

  1. Original image with some slight adjustment in Lightroom
  2. Curve adjustment layer: negative RGB, opacity 30%
  3. Grunge layer applied in on1 to a copy of original, blend mode: difference
  4. My cloud image. Blende mode: Hard Light, opacity 70%
  5. B&W adjustment layer default, opacity 70%
  6. Copy of original layer masked to show the boat, opacity 80%
  7. Smoke brushed, blend mode: Soft Light, opacity 89%

My version has an old postcard look and is also somewhat ominous.

Link to One Photo Focus

Soho Door

St Michael’s is an old Russian Catholic chapel on Mulberry Street in Soho not far from the Lower East Side where we used to live back in the early ‘60s. The area has changed so much. It used to be a place where poor immigrants lived. A good way to find out about it is to visit the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. We had an apartment on Attorney Street for $24 a month that had direct current, and the tub in the kitchen with a meter for the hot water. Lots of memories….

The door is for Thursday’s Doors on Norm 2.0