I couldn’t resist just one more experiment with the “found portrait” of Erin and Livvy. Picture Window Pro makes adding a tint (sepia in this case) ridiculously easy. I’ll do a tinting tutorial one of these days but meanwhile…
I took the same soft version of the portrait that I published yesterday and warmed it up with sepia toning. I think this softens the image even more without losing any detail. Then I said why not John? Go the limit — so I did.
The soft border in this final version (probably final anyway) eliminates everything but Livvy and Erin. Kitchen? What kitchen? Yes I found this scene and captured the moment. I also captured the harsh lighting and clutter of the kitchen. Begone harsh lighting and cluttered background!
I think I finally found the real portrait today in this final installment of what has turned out to be a four part series of experiment and discovery. I went from a high contrast image shot on Tri-X at 1600 ISO through a series of permutations (each one began with the original “raw” scanned image) to this warm sepia toned portrait with the fuzzy border.
This has been a real adventure and I’ve learned so much in the past few days. I hope you learned as well.