Good Old Letterbox
During my stay in Poland I stumbled upon this very neat old but cool letterbox. Really amazing! I think that this a good candidate for the VFXY theme Communication
. After all, letters are one of the very old forms of communicating.
In the letterbox is written LISTY which is Polish for LETTERS.
TECH-INFO: I was experimenting with my new Lensbaby Composer with plastic optic. Instead of a glass lens it's just plastic to simulate a bit the plastic cameras like the Holga. It has plenty of flare and chromatic abbreviations. I'm not sure if I like it a lot. Everything looks very dreamy and it's very hard to focus. More testing of this optic must be done in order to learn its strong side.
In Photoshop I wanted to enhance the letter box but after twiddling and fiddling with a bunch of adjustment layers I gave up. So I did what I love to do, using HDR techniques to reveal all details. The result is a hundred times better. The method is similar as for this image
(1 RAW => DxO Optics Pro => multiple exposure => merging into HDR => Photomatrix for tone-mapping).
Afterwards I used a few adjustment curves and the channel mixer to desaturate and enhance it even more. Finally I added a dust texture
which I got for free on the Really Japan photo blog
. I hope you like the result.
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