Bench series #25

For the month of June I’m looking for a bench with ‘Art Effects’ 

kent railway 50s
Kent Railway Station platform reliving the 1950s  – india ink in colour

(This month I want to see photos with some post-processing – use your imagination, it can be subtle or bold as long as it includes a bench or even part of a bench!)

If you would like to join in with the Bench photo challenge then please take a look at my Bench Series page. No complicated rules, just a bench and a camera required 🙂

  • Create your own post and title it Bench Series: June
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag ‘bench series’ so everyone can find the benches easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new bench theme comes out on the first Sunday in July.

And for those of you who are interested here is the original, not a great image I’ll agree, but sometimes a little creative editing can restore something you would like to keep:

Through a grimy train window. Image straightened. Contrast adjusted then applied the India effect in Pixlr with a 40% opacity to allow the colours to show through.

My Picks of the Week:

Take a look at Issy’s impressionist bench
or maybe Pauline’s water-colour is more to your liking?
I have a soft spot for Elaine’s dreamy image, now that would look nice in a conservatory.
Ruth blames for me for wasting enjoying time spent applying different effects to a few of her bench photos – see which you like best
and Meg accuses me of unleashing a demon! What can I say? 

As always, thanks to everyone who has joined in. I find it fascinating to see what benches you all have in your digital shoe-box and how creative you can be this month 🙂

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I live in the UK, but when I was younger I spent several years travelling the world followed by a period living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

40 thoughts on “Bench series #25”

    1. I only started experimenting with art effects when I had a photo which I liked but wasn’t very good quality and I found that by converting it to a watercolour it looked quite beautiful and was saved from the recycle bin. Proper post-editing takes a lot of time though and I always publish far too many photos in my posts, so basic editing and resizing is the most I do normally. Perhaps when I get my new camera I shall take time to capture fewer, but better, images 🙂

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