I bought two things at the antiques emporium I blogged about last time: a vintage scale and an old (1875) copy of Ivanhoe (only $10!). I really like the way antique scales photograph, especially with a little texture added.
Here’s the original photo:
An OK shot, but the nice oxidation and color are kind of lost with the white background. So I got closer. . . .
I still wasn’t satisfied, so I applied a texture that resembles wax paper, and used the magic eraser tool in Photoshop Elements to remove the texture from the scale itself.
Much easier than schlepping an antique scale around, looking for an interesting background. It was also pouring outside, and I needed a photo for my 365 project.
Great weekend, everyone!