Cee’s Black & White Photography: Wheels

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Good morning from a cold but sunny Hastings morning.

All week I have been posting photos from the Art Deco Weekend.  I seemed to have taken photos to suit all the prompts this week.  And this photo for Cee’s challenge is no different.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Wheels

I actually don’t mind the lady sitting in the front as she gives some idea as to how big this old steam engine is.

I gave it a light sepia tone to it to give an aged feel after I had added some grunge affects with Fotor to blur out the background.

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Sonel’s Corner Photo-Editing Challenge: Vintage

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Good morning from a sunny Hastings.

I love this challenge by Sonel’s Corner Photo-Editing Challenge.  This week it is vintage objects as well as vintage editing.

Last night I discovered Snapseed, a free app for IPhones.  I had taken these photos on Monday with my IPhone 5S while I was at the memorial service for the 1931 earthquake on Monday.  This steam engine was used in the aftermath of the quake to clear rubble and help where needed.  So last night I spent some time playing around with this app.  I love the affects, especially the grunge affect.  What I liked about this affect is that the focus was on the central image, and just faded out the modern background.

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I though that this quote was appropriate for this challenge.  I love the vintage affect on these flowers.

There are so many great posts for this challenge so check them out.

http://sonelscornerphotochallenge.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/photo-editing-challenge-vintage/

The Art Of Noise…

http://iamlostinthot.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/sonels-photo-editing-challenge-vintage/

Vintage Pompeii

http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/sonels-corner-photo-editing-challenge-vintage/

http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/photo-editing-with-sagelight/

http://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/vintage-sonels-photo-edit/

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Sundays Stills Challenge: Things we take for granted,

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Good evening from Hastings.

This is quite a thoughtful challenge by Ed at  Sunday Stills .  I asked my husband about what he takes for granted.  Well the list was long.  In the end I settled for petrol.  We take it for granted that it will always be around for us.  But for our great grandchildren or even earlier if we are not careful it could be in short supply.

I chose this as my husband has a gas guzzler –

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This 2972 Pontiac Firebird. His pride and joy.  But boy it is thirsty.  Not to mention hard on batteries as well with it’s V8 engine.

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Even these cars were thirsty.

Even coal is getting to be somewhat limited as many coal mines have closed down.  That means that even steam engines would have a hard time in the future.

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This steam engine was used to clear rubble after the 1931 earthquake which I had posted today.

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If we are not careful we will end up using this form of transport again.

Thanks for visiting and here are some other great blogs to check out.

http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-things-we-take-for-granted/

http://shyraven23.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/sunday-stills-things-we-take-for-granted/

http://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/sunday-stills-things-we-take-for-granted/

http://bastet1952.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/mountain-details-sunday-stills/

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