A Moment of Stillness (One Photo Focus: November)

This month for One Photo Focus hosted by Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing, Julie Powell of Julie Powell Photography has offered one of her beautiful images to edit.

Something about Julie’s image reminded me of my grandfather’s old cottage. So much so I could even smell that distinct residue from the wood-burning stove he had. Being on his own for almost a decade, it was very much an old man cottage.


With these memories from so long ago in mind, I edited the photo as such. After rotating the image slightly then cropping it, I decreased the saturation for that “old-world” feel. A grunge filter was then added followed by a weathered frame.

It now reminds of one of those thick, old photos you’d once see at an elderly relatives house. It proudly displayed behind a support on the sideboard, still in its original cardboard folder. The photo slightly crazed from years of gentle viewing.

It’s such a contrast to Julie’s crisp, clean image below.


If you aren’t familiar with One Photo Focus challenge, it’s a once a month challenge where everyone has the opportunity to edit the same one image. The results are always mind-boggling. Be sure to see all the submissions over at Visual Venturing, they will amaze you!


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20 thoughts on “A Moment of Stillness (One Photo Focus: November)

  1. Hey – I bet the old chair was key to the memory – but how cool to have this connection with your edits!
    They make the heart swell with love
    And I like your crop and filter –
    You brought us back!

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  2. You are the artiste Jo. Melding words and vision
    I can conjur up a picture of the rest of your
    grandfathers cottage, smell the sweet smoke
    of the wood fire, feel the warmth of a home filled
    with years of memories, the echoes of long gone
    dinner conversations and the silence of an old
    mans thoughts recanting a hard working life well
    spent as he sips his tea from a well worn-much loved
    Love you
    D’ XXX

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