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 have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now 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. Thank you! I liked the image, but wasn’t happy with the dirty windows, so worked to get rid of them. I used to bin photos like this until I realised that some post-processing could really change them.

  1. I love that pram in the original!
    From the selection, I have to go with the ‘Impressionist’ bench, as it does look similar to a Monet. I prefer the straight original actually, but I know that wasn’t your brief.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Prams where babies were put outside in to sleep in the fresh air! Complete with a hot-water bottle in winter when the apron could be covered in snow!

  2. What a fab pram, babies must have been so much more comfortable in those than in the little buggy things today. A really good edit Jude, even the dustbin has blended in 🙂

    1. Thanks Gilly – I was happy that most of those smears disappeared to which was my intention. Those prams were super, a baby could stay in one until two years old and sleep very comfortably too. Of course they weren’t designed for taking on buses or cars, but excellently sprung for a long walk. I used to baby-sit for a couple who had a Silver Cross pram (similar to this one) and I walked miles with their babies.

  3. I love how the picture turned out with the post-processing. I need to get a decent photo-processing software, and then learn how to use it! 🙂

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