Smart photoart: Christmas past

As this window display revolved, the camera unfortunately caught some glare on the glass. This meant quite a lot of editing was required to turn Fortnum’s tableau vivants into a festive card:

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Having changed it to an illustration with a pen and pastel effect, the image then had to be lightened and brightened. The additon of SPE snow effect integrated the vignette and since this is a somewhat old-fashioned scene, I altered the mood with some cross-processing. This gives a nostlagic view of Christmas past when long, long ago we had white Decembers inches deep for playgrounds and imagination…
Christmas past - childhood memories

Our snow was not only shaken from white wash buckets down the sky, it came shawling out of the ground and swam and drifted out of the arms and hands and bodies of the trees; snow grew overnight on the roofs of the houses like a pure and grandfather moss, minutely -ivied the walls and settled on the postman, opening the gate, like a dumb, numb thunder-storm of white, torn Christmas cards.A child’s Christmas in Wales – Dylan Thomas


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