Thursday, February 3, 2011

vintage texture





It's no secret that I love textures. I also have a love of vintage keepsakes. I am drawn to the texture of vintage things, the more worn, rusty, crazed, faded, and loved the better. For me, it's a perfect marriage, that of textures applied to photographs of old, well used treasures.

I instantly fell in love with this photo of well worn, well loved baby shoes. And how sweet that these belonged to Kelly, that her Mother had saved them all these years.

{Just for fun, hover your mouse over the photo above to see the before photo. I love seeing the difference applied textures can make on a simple photograph.} Both photos use textures by lenoirrr.

xo maureen at Cottage 960

vintage...
vintage... by kellyk09

18 comments:

justine said...

wow that is so good hovering the mouse over, great pictures.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Sweet little baby shoes. I need to learn the mouse over! Lovely textures, I'll have to check those out.

Kirstin said...

The vintage look totally suits these pictures. Love them both!

Lenoirrr said...

Lovely use of texture, it really adds to the photo and gives it a special extra, like you say 'a perfect marriage' !
And congratulations Kelly for featering on this blog !!

Kat Sloma said...

The baby shoes are so sweet! Lovely vintage photos as always Maureen.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Wonderful pairing. I love that you did a mouseover. It really shows off the reason to use textures. xo tam

urban muser said...

loving the mouseover. beautiful work in both of these photos!

Anika said...

Such a dramatic change for such a subtle finished image, pretty!

Roni said...

What a great post, Maureen! I completely love the before and after on the first image. Textures are something I've been wanting to learn. Now I know where to go if I have questions!;-)

Lianne said...

I really like both pictures ! (and love the mouse over feature - how does THAT work? ;-))

Dorian Susan said...

Lovely post. You have mastered the vintage feel. Thanx for that hover over-way cool.

Oliag said...

I love this pairing...the mouseover is fun and shows how the texture really enhanced the photo!

Those baby shoes! The Bell! Gorgeous!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love both of these images and I love the hover effect. It just shows that texture enhanced an already beautiful shot. :)

gina said...

Both beautiful images. Thanks for showing us the before and after!

Rosie said...

Both photos are really beautiful! I also love the before and after!

Anna said...

I'm also a lover of old things. Wonderful photos! I appreciate the mouse over - revealing.

mosey said...

Both images most definitely enhanced by textures. Well done!

blue elephant photography said...

both are extra cute! i love the textures on these too. and i like the whole mouse over before and after show =)

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