Vintage Voyage

Lately I seem to be drawn to vintage treatments in my photography.  

In all of the cases, I am drawn to the texture or lines of the image and I want them to stand out without competition from the background or other elements. 

In 'China Rose' , the lines in the flower and the textures and shapes they created were the features, I wanted to emphasize. The colour and background were secondary.  

China Rose by J. Gazo-McKim ©2013

China Rose by J. Gazo-McKim ©2013

In 'A Vintage Mt. Rushmore', the lines were important, but so were the light and shadows. I added a little texture to add to the rugged feel. 

A Vintage Mt. Rushmore by J. Gazo-McKim ©2013

A Vintage Mt. Rushmore by J. Gazo-McKim ©2013

In 'Deer in a Different Light', I used  the vintage look to warm up my composition, in particular the deer. Since it was also winter, the nostalgic feel supported the mood I wanted to create.  

Deer in a Different Light by J. Gazo-McKim©2013

Deer in a Different Light by J. Gazo-McKim©2013

Have you thought about using a vintage treatment for some of your photos ? OnOne and Topaz filters were used in these three.  

Give it a try and post links to your work in the comments section. I would love to see your results.