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I’ve always written a diary, I started when I was about 10, probably imitating my father initially as he is a diary writer too. My diaries are on the whole pretty factual and boring, except during my teenage years when with the usual teen angst, I poured out my thoughts on life, boys, so called friends and suchlike, those ones certainly make embarrassing reading now, but I’m glad I still have them. Just browsing them now, even the ones with just the bare facts is enough to trigger a memories -the family holiday in a hired caravan (which we named Vanessa) when I was about 10, the visits to my grandparents, boarding school dinners (always a highlight of the day!), the first job, boyfriends….

Anyway the processing…
Ducale @ Soft Light 100% masked gently from the diary
Tiepolo @ overlay 50% masked as above.
I then merged visible Ctrl-shift-alt-E
And applied a Nik colour efex vintage film filter at a low opacity, this just desaturated slightly and brightened the tone. If you don’t have Nik, a curves adjustment would probably do the same thing.

Ducale and Tiepolo are both from the August Painterly pack

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6 Responses to “Diary”

  1. Chris says:

    Very beautiful!
    Do you mind, to let us know, what NIK vintage filter with what settings you have used?
    Thanks a lot!

    • JillFerry says:

      Hi Chris, Thanks! Unfortunately I don’t save my Nik settings so this won’t be exact. I used the Nik Vintage film filter at the second preset which is Natural Fade, I couldn’t tell you what the exact numbers were but I am fairly sure I upped the saturation slider a little, increased the brightness, put the film grain on 500, and turned back the overall effect to something like 50%. It didn’t cause a major change in the overall photo. Incidentally, that particular vintage film preset is my favourite 🙂 Hope that helps a bit?

      • Chris says:

        Thanks y lot, Jill … I will try this for my own. I love the NIKs very much, but it’s hard to find, what fits best for an image for me …

  2. I love it, Jill — it’s a beautiful picture and a lovely memory —

  3. Colleen says:

    You have a way of making the simplest subjects so evocative! This is gorgeous.

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