The Lobby – October 1 Photo Fucus

My version was created using Lightroom to straighten it, cropped it to put the focus on the room, and brought out the details in the shadows a bit. Then I used onOne enhancements and effects, added to layers with different blending modes in Photoshop. I wanted to give Y. Prior’s photo of the lobby of The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia, an old time effect without making it black and white. I added a photograph of my grandmother, Florrie James (ne Kennedy) taken when she was 18 years old, October 1, 1905, in Perth, Australia.

Created for Stacy Fischer’s October – One Photo Focus 

Lobby by Y. Pior edited by Sherry Felix
Lobby by Y. Pior edited by Sherry Felix
Lobby by Y. Prior
Before – Lobby by Y. Prior

24 thoughts on “The Lobby – October 1 Photo Fucus

  1. leegaywood 2016-10-01 / 7:45 am

    It worked*!*

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  2. Steve Schwartzman 2016-10-01 / 8:03 am

    Oh, how limited we were when we played with enlargers and breathed chemicals in dark rooms. I prefer today’s freedom.

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  3. Stacy P. Fischer 2016-10-04 / 4:12 pm

    I love that you added the image of your grandmother, Sherry. This photo just screamed out for an old-time treatment and you hit the nail on the head with in a very special way 🙂 Thanks so much for, once again, participating in 1PF!

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  4. Amy 2016-10-07 / 8:37 am

    That is a remarkable transformation!

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  5. prior.. 2016-10-07 / 8:51 am

    Sherry – I love the choice you made with the lady to the left – I personally wrestled with putting something there -and this was really perfectly inserted – and when with the era and vibe. I also like the other processing edits – 🙂

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  6. lauramacky 2016-10-07 / 10:43 am

    I love what you did! LR definitely does better vertical corrections than that app I used lol. I like the added touch of the woman. Really nice!

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    • Sherry Felix 2016-10-07 / 10:47 am

      Thanks Laura. I love the new LR straightening tool. I colorized Gran a bit, did some mask refinements and a drop shadow on her to make her blend in.

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  7. Emilio Pasquale 2016-10-07 / 6:07 pm

    You succeeded beautifully! I love the idea of adding your grandmother. Both her and the background photo have the same color cast which sells the image. Great processing.

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