Double decker

This image was taken last year on a model air show not far from here. Beside the obvious stuff (flying lawnmowers and the like) they also had some old real machines flying over the place. One of them was this old biplane, coming in low.

I was looking for a good subject to play with faking an old style photograph and this photo matched the requirement quite good I think. A quick resume of how I made it, more or less by trial and error: I loaded the photo from Lightroom to Photoshop, converted the photo to sepia colors with a gradient map, and put a curves layer on top for some more contrast. Then I added three layers with different textures, playing with different blend modes (I ended using “overlay” and “normal” with low opacity), another desaturated layer of the original photo in “soft light” mode to get back some detail and fine-tuned the contrast and color in adjustment layers and added a light vignette.

The original photo is in my portfolio (objects).

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