Photo of the day: Typebars

by DaniGirl on January 7, 2015 · 0 comments

in Photo of the Day

When I asked Beloved to digitally sketch me a camera for my new photo website design, the original idea was a vintage typewriter for the blog and a camera for the photography site. And maybe, just maybe, a tattoo of each on my left and right wrists. We ran out of time (and, ahem, attention span) before he could sketch my typewriter, but since I had it out on the table I figured I’d point my camera lens to it instead. I never get tired of taking typewriter pictures!

You're my type

I wanted a vintage vibe with a slightly grungy feel and I knew as I was taking the photo that it would be in black and white. Usually I like a lot of contrast with rich deep blacks, but in this one I went for a more “matte” effect – I pulled the black sliders to the right so the data in the histogram stops well short of the left side. Then I boosted the grain to enhance the old film feel. I can picture this one as a big canvas over an antique desk in writer’s garret. 🙂

What do you think of the new watermark? I fear it’s a wee bit too busy, but I liked the idea of incorporating the camera while keeping the copyright symbol. I’ll have to see it on a few more photos to decide one way or the other, I think.

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