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Pro Ageing Cream

By LynneJoyce  
I did a modification on one of Hobbit Dave's images the other day and liked the effect so I decided to do some faux ageing of images of my own.

It has proved to be an interesting and engaging challenge. First I had to find suitable images and in the search through the thousand that I have, I found that I don't have any images of cutesy cottages like Dave's. That says a lot. Then, having selected the images I had to rid them of inappropriate, modern stuff like TV ariels, wires, cars, signs, modern lights and the like. I then processed them using a number of filters, textures, adjustments to saturation etc. Here you have the results.

The title is a sideswipe at one of my pet gripes - the social and media pressure for us to try and look younger that we are. I reject that pressure and wear my wrinkles and saggy bits with pride. Old age is a privilege denied to many and we should be proud of it rather than try to hide it.

As ever the exif applies only to the first image. Thank you for viewing and I hope that you like at least some of these images.

Tags: Architecture Durham Bamburgh Hebden bridge Coniston Warkworth Skipton Saltaire


PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
17 Jul 2019 2:12PM
Great set of images and I love the processing.
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
17 Jul 2019 2:29PM
Wonderful work Lynne , excellent set
17 Jul 2019 2:30PM
Yes, great work, Lynne. I can imagine the hard work you have put into this series of photos, well worth.
17 Jul 2019 2:48PM
Great set of images
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2019 3:03PM
Well chosen subjects for this process - an interesting set.
ColleenA Plus
8 456 7 Australia
17 Jul 2019 3:10PM
Wow Lynne you did go to a lot of trouble, well done great set.....and yes I知 wearing my wrinkles with pride however I知 moaning about my aching joints
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2019 3:17PM
Oh yes, the aching joints are not to be celebrated!
17 Jul 2019 3:24PM
great images

17 Jul 2019 3:36PM
Love the feel of the past and stories untold or forgotten, Lynne.
There's just something about your lead image though. I could stand and stare for ages.

Fefe Plus
8 50 34 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2019 4:16PM
Great set Lynne and the processing works so well.....
Love your write up .....I dread to think what people will look like in 30 years or soTongueTongueTongue
capto Plus
8 6.4k 20 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2019 4:27PM
A well worked set, a tribute to all your hard work.Smile
saltireblue Plus
10 11.0k 66 Norway
17 Jul 2019 4:50PM
Isn't it good to try something new after being inspired by another photographer?
And yes, wrinkles, saggy bits and gravity rule the day...
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
17 Jul 2019 5:20PM
Aging is not for the faint hearted----

I was going to ask you what program you used-- but you did explain it well--- an interesting and inspiring collection!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2156 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2019 5:55PM
They all look really good, Lynne, and I particularly like the close-ups.
17 Jul 2019 6:35PM
Interesting series, love them, great work.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2019 6:54PM
yes, wear it /those with pride.. we earned them
A good selection of your talents showing the aging process in several ways Lynne
17 Jul 2019 7:24PM
Stunning set of images.
Excellent processing & presentation.
11 10 10 England
17 Jul 2019 8:24PM
Fabulous as ever Lynne and so good to look at.
I知 putting up with the aches and pains and would never spend on so called beauty aids - much prefer a sherry or a glass of wine. Wink Smile
Saastad Plus
1 16 6 Norway
17 Jul 2019 9:04PM
Great set of photos Lynne Joyce!

Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
17 Jul 2019 9:15PM
Young at heart....... start singing🙂
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2019 8:08AM
Fascinating set Lynne, excellent work...
Isabel GrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2019 9:36AM
A great set Lynne, like the different processing SmileSmileSmileSmile

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
18 Jul 2019 1:02PM
A great job done here, Lynne, the processing really gives them a 'vintage' look 👍 Recognise a few of these: Hebden Bridge, Warkworth Castle, Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral, Skipton Castle...I give in on the rest! 😀
Not just wrinkles and saggy bits here, but aching bits as well! 😬
Trev 😀
Joline Plus
14 30 58 United States
18 Jul 2019 2:06PM
You close very appropriate subjects for your aging process. I love v11 an 13.
19 Jul 2019 4:48PM
Wonderful set lynne, some look like the old c1900 tinted postcards! Great processing, hard to pick a fave but v.11 stands out, love the stone tiers. 🏆
prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
19 Jul 2019 6:28PM
A lovely set
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2019 10:52AM
Wonderful set Lynne, after the lead image I go for the shadows in V3...
Lovely work. Isabel GrinGrin

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