Friday, February 4, 2011

time machine


I often find myself looking at my slideshow of my summer pictures, particularly in the depths of winter, wishing I could travel back in time to those warm, sunny days. My pictures are the nearest I have to a time machine. For this picture I channelled my inner Edwardian, because I hate taking self-portraits. Looking at this portrait I feel I might have travelled using a time machine; this could easily be my ancestor, somewhere back in time. I made it look as vintage as I could, changing my original portrait to sepia and then adding a texture by les brumes.

I chose Damiec's picture because I felt it too is a timeless self-portrait. This could be a woman today, it could be twenty years ago or it could even have been taken one hundred years ago.

See you next time time for some loving!

K
x

mystery
mystery by damiec

13 comments:

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

ooooh, I am in Love with these. We should do a series of self-portraits like these. Wonderful!!

Nordljus {Lonely Librarian} said...

Oh these are so gorgeous, both of them! Wonderful vintage effects, love them. Have to try this out as well :-)

justine said...

these are fantastic, I love the textures you have put on yours kirstin, wonderful inner Edwardian channeling.

Kat Sloma said...

Both of these are beautiful, mysterious and timeless. After all of the worry, you really nailed texture here!

urban muser said...

love these selfies, and the old-time feel is fantastic!

SuperDewa said...

Two of my favorite self-portraits from two of my favorite flickr contacts. I love these both, and now I must try something similar.

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm so glad you went this direction - I remember seeing it in the pool and loved it. Absolutely gorgeous.

Anna said...

These evocative photos have the look that I love! I've been studying some Victorian era photos which have the same softness and charm. Beautiful!

gina said...

Yes, both are so timeless and beautiful.

mosey said...

Both images are so beautiful. And I absolutely LOVE the fact that every texture post this week has had a different focus. It's not just about slapping a texture on a photo, but really enhancing and in this case evoking something entirely different from the original photo.

Oliag said...

These are really really fabulous! I hadn't thought of using textures with portraits before but it works so well with these!

damiec said...

thank you. sweet Kirstin, for using my sp in your post.
and look at you, using textures like an old pro! I love the feeling you've created in yours. As beautiful as the photo is, I don't think this would feel as mysterious without the texture.

maureen said...

I love your idea for this theme. As I said in the announcement for the theme, textures can be used on many different kinds of photos. I'm so glad you chose a selfie for this, and the perfect subtle texture to go with it. And I love the crop and texture on damiec's. They both have that feeling of looking back in time.
Great pairing. You rocked the textures!

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