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. It’s nice to see a ‘proper’ pram! We have several photos of me in my ‘proper’ pram, and I also had one (Silver Cross, bought second hand and possibly the best value item I had when starting off on this parenting lark!) which my parents used to walk miles with through the countryside. It was then passed to my sister for her children. 🙂

    1. Funny how so many of us are drawn to the pram – my reason for capturing the bench in this instance. They were very expensive though. I remember my brother bought a doll’s size one for his daughter which cost more than the real pram I bought for my first-born!

  2. Those were the days Jude when the baby couldn’t/wouldn’t sleep pop them in the pram and go for a long walk and really handy, as you say, for leaving out in the fresh air with a mossie net across. Pays to hang onto these photos by editing you have brought back a piece of history.

    1. My own pram wasn’t one of these (they were very expensive) but I could still lie down properly in it and sleep. None of the complicated folding up issues either!

        1. I thought you must have a very good memory Jude. I, unfortunately, only have one baby photo, the one that is on my “about” page.

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