This is my first time participating in Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds. What is it? Well, its a weekly celebration of what we have found, discovered, uncovered in the past week. It could be unique treasures, special moments, life lessons, nature’s bounty, etc…. you get the idea. For my first Friday Find I have a unique treasure and a bit of nature’s bounty to share, as well as some photo processing experiments. The picture above is of an old scale that I found this last week at one of my most favorite shops in Edmonds called Bountiful Home.
Owned and operated by Todd Waddell, Bountiful Home is full of unique treasures, some antique, some not, but all beautiful and presented in a manner that delights the eye. In addition to the little house filled with these lovely things, he also has a garden and nursery in the back yard. Every time I go there I am filled with joy and usually find something I must bring home like this scale. The following pictures were taken at different angles and processed differently to create a unique mood. The very first picture at the top of this post is straight out of the camera with no processing at all.
applied Kim Klassen’s ‘Dark Mood’ preset in Lightroom.
applied Kim’s ‘Days of Old’ preset in Lightroom.
applied Kim’s ‘Grey Mist’ preset in Lightroom.
applied Kim’s ‘Melancholy’ preset in Lightroom.
applied Kim’s ‘Olden Days’ preset in Lightroom, then applied Kim’s ‘Everyday’ texture in Photoshop. I posted this to Flickr this week and shared in Kim’s Texture Tuesday. It wound up being featured in Flickr Explore with over 8,000 views! Crazy.
applied Kim’s ‘Summer Haze’ preset in Lightroom.
applied Kim’s ‘True Grit’ preset in Lightroom.
So which of these do you like? This exercise taught me a couple of things, presets don’t work with every photo and I for one am not as fond of the low contrast, desaturated look. Personal taste.
Oh, and the peanuts…they are my nature’s bounty part of the share this week. Brian & I were walking through our local Farmer’s Market and saw this bunch of peanuts with their green tops still attached. I’ve never seen them like that before and there was quite a crowd around that stand marveling at them! The simplest things can bring the greatest joy.
Hope you have discovered something joyful in your world today. Thanks for stopping by. Oh, and if you live anywhere in or near Edmonds, WA I hope you will stop by Bountiful Home. You will be glad you did!