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Autumn photography by raceytay.etsy.com

Autumnal, originally uploaded by raceytay.etsy.com.

One day it will be Autumn again. I hope.

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As an unperfect actor on the stage
Who with his fear is put besides his part,
Or some fierce thing replete with too much rage,
Whose strength’s abundance weakens his own heart.
So I, for fear of trust, forget to say
The perfect ceremony of love’s rite,
And in mine own love’s strength seem to decay,
O’ercharged with burden of mine own love’s might.
O, let my books be then the eloquence
And dumb presagers of my speaking breast,
Who plead for love and look for recompense
More than that tongue that more hath more express’d.
   O, learn to read what silent love hath writ:
   To hear with eyes belongs to love’s fine wit.


Vintage aliumery used for this one. Nothing else, except a crop. Deliberately taken behind the sun with the light coming through the leaves.

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A tad late adding this one to the blog. Is all my fault. Blame me.

This used the tried and tested ‘They mostly come at night’ preset, available for freeeeee download right here. Saturation came down a tad, vibrance went up, and blacks went up a leeeetle. It was cropped. And then re-cropped. And then the crop was reset. And then cropped another way. And finally ended up like so.

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I wanted to take the vintage aliumery preset used this morning and make one that had more of a pinkish cast to it – like those very old photomographs you find buried in your grandmother’s attic. I came up with this, vintage aliumery 2 for Adobe Camera Raw | Lightroom. Yes, I’m very original.

The point I am trying to make? These free presets (along with all the others) are now available for download, free, for Photoshop Elements (6 & 7).

Add sunlight
Drama Queen
Soft Glow

Vintage Aliumery
Vintage Aliumery 2

Instructions on installation have been updated (with graphics) for using the Presets in Elements

Also? I think I have a vintage addiction. I can’t stop applying these two presets to my photos.

Also, also? I discovered today that the rounded corners, which I cannot do in ACR/CS3, works when applied with a preset made in ACR/ CS4. I’m going to make up a preset for rounded corners! Just not right this instant. Sry.

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I was messing around with this photo last night. It had been a royal PITA for days – nothing looked right. Then I applied the aliumery preset and started tweaking. This is what I ended up with. I rather like it. A lot. I have named it “vintage aliumery” in honour of its beginnings.

It is available as for download in both Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom formats. I also have Aristotle with me today, time permitting I will snap a few smaller RAW files and make up the Elements 6 & 7 files for emailing.

The new black – it’s white!

Vintage aliumery:

Vintage aliumery preset

Vintage aliumery 2:

vintage aliumery 2 preset

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Dedicated to Lena Hau, who’s making time machines more and more likely.

Once again – I insist

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Quote by Cyril Connolly (no relation to the eric, the half-bee)

Tired of flowers, I am. Out to shoot different things, I went. Imbued with the spirit of Yoda, I seem to be. Nostalgia, the mood and the preset. Coming soon to a download near you.


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