Posted by: dragonfur | January 13, 2011

129 Glass

This was my rain gauge during the snow.  I played with the color only around the framing area.  (Don’t ask me how I did it, I really don’t remember!  I should start writing it down, but so many times, it’s just something I’m messing around with and find I like the effect.  Then I find I cannot duplicate the effect!)  I never thought a rain gauge was particularly attractive, but I like this one!

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  1. What an intriguing effect. It looks like a faded daguerreotype. (I confess I looed up the spelling, and I’m still not sure I got it right.)

  2. whatever it is that you did, I like it!

  3. Thanks for your persistence and choosing an unusual subject for the theme. I like it!

  4. Love the snow surrounding and in the rain gauge…cool processing too!

  5. This is a really interesting photo. I never would have guessed what it is…

  6. Very nice framing of an interesting subject.

  7. Turned out really nice!

  8. I think that’s now officially a ‘snow gauge’ agree with the others on a great processing effort.

  9. I sure like your processing and your framing—is that a difficult to do framing technique?? Sure sets off your photo nicely.

    • The hardest part is remembering what I did for the effects on the frame! The basic part is to make a selection of the area you want framed, then transfer it to a new layer (Command J, or Control J on a PC, I think). Then I put a bevel around the top layer, click on the fx that then shows up on the menu of your layers on the right. From there, I can add a drop shadow and/or inner or outer glow, or just about whatever I want.
      Changing the color of the frame is a bit more involved. I usually add another layer of the original, so I’m not working off the original, and alter the color, blur, or whatever. Shows up just around the edges of the frame.
      Thanks!


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