Mewsette settles here every day after breakfast, quietly reflecting in the sun. In the brilliant yellow morning light the photo looks as if it’s sepia-toned but it’s not, that’s just the natural tones in Mewsette, in the old cream lace curtain, the antique gold mirror frame, even the pine wood of the wardrobe. The mirror is very old and slightly clouded, pitted here and there.
She still does this, nearly every morning, summer and winter, and I’m getting a number of lovely photos of her here again this year.
I decided to try out a few of my favorite filter techniques on this one, and I think I see a series of cards growing out of Mimi and Mewsette here at the top of the stairs, Mimi in the Mirror, Mimi and Don’t You Wonder What They Think?. Yes, it was a wonderful idea, read more about it, below!
Let me know which of these three you like best: at the top is the “diffuse glow” filter, immediately below is the original photos and below that a feathered and textured cream edge.
Feathered and textured cream edge…
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Where you can find this image, and other similar ones.
It looks like I followed through with that idea! I liked this idea so much I did make a set of cards from it. Taking the four most popular images, I desaturated and applied a fine diffuse glow to make them all consistent. Though they appear to be sepia, it is the play of morning sunlight.
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