Into the Past
Digging into the archives this week – back to a hot summer day playing tourist at Hale Farm and Village – an outdoor living history museum, made up of dozens of historic structures and heritage gardens.
I walked the grounds, peeking inside log cabins and stately brick homes, trying to imagine what life was really like for mid-nineteenth century settlers of the Western Reserve. Wondering how I would have fared in those living conditions, where so much of daily life was taken up with simple survival. It makes one very grateful for the conveniences of modern life – and the opportunities for personal expression we have as a result.
At the time I processed these photographs, I was still enamored with the hard light blend mode. This processing combination results in a faded, timeless quality – so appropriate for this subject matter.
Texture Tuesday Processing (Photoshop CC)
- Process the Pioneer Woman Photography Old West action
- Add a Color Lookup adjustment, with the 3DLUT File option set to “Futuristic Bleak”
- Add the Return Texture, blend mode set to Hard Light
Below is the original image and the Photoshop Layers Palette:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen