As if I were not behind on my photo challenge obligations, and generally behind on most every thing else, I have been spending my time searching for photo digital overlays. This is a new fascination for me, since I usually look for and strive for the sharp pristine look. Back in the "old" days, when I was shooting and printing, I loved the look we achieved when filing out the negative holders (darkroom/enlarger). This allowed you to "print" the negative frames surrounding the negative image. Now, with digital/photoshop the possibilities are endless. One of the first things I downloaded was a set of frames made from 120 negative. these were free, long before the term "freebies".
I used to shoot with hasselblad cameras, and still prefer the square format. OMG...we would not have been caught dead shooting anything, okay...most anything with a 35 mm camera!!! I also love the look of poloroid transfers. I have printed lots of cards using these overlays. Its a combination of quite a few sources.
Tonight, I discovered something new. its called TTV, or through the viewfinder. The pure method is shooting through a viewfinder of one camera using another camera. The camera you are shooting through must not be altered. The require strange contraptions to block out light. Another method is to disassemble a rangefinder camera and use the lens. You can see images here on the flickr site. Here is my first attempt using pure digital manipulation. This is a photo I took last week looking out my back door.
so, how does it look?
time for bed. lilly is spending the night, and I am sure she will wake up earlier than I want to, asking for "ya-ya" and "waffles" or "yogurt". I wonder if she will remember she is going hiking with papa after breakfast?