Is there anything more wonderful than watching your print slither its way onto the printing tray (don’t answer that!)
I never tire of watching the picture appear from the deep dark depths of my printer……. except when it comes out completely magenta !
How the ecstasy can turn into hours of agony when you try and rectify the problem and you can’t find the solution.
I Turned everything off and on (yes I watch the IT crowd), Unistalled/installed the drivers, changed the leads, changed the ink cartridges, stood on one leg with my fingers crossed, I tried everything but to no avail…. still distinctly magenta. Hmmmmmm
That was yesterday and after a sleepless night I had yet another go this morning… my world still had a rosy glow… but not in a good way.
I came to the conclusion that I would have to buy another printer but in the meantime I ordered some more of my lovely Permajet paper and mentioned my predicament to the chap on the other end of the line. Quick as a flash I was put through to a lovely fella who gave me some sound advice and he said that I should follow the link he gave me because the driver download I was using (series 2) was apparently an Apple Generic Driver which overrode the Epson driver I needed . So I took him at his word, downloaded the new driver and hey presto my world is the right colour again……. very green, but that’s JUST the way I want it.
So now I sit here (writing this blog) listening to the printer happily whir away printing my pictures to exactly the right colours that I wanted them to be.
This is the first composite I have put together for quite a while.
The model was from a shoot organised (and styled) by Karen Boyle hosted at the Saracen House Studios (Andrew Griffiths) a few years ago and the resulting picture has been hanging around for quite a while.
I also put together the background about 6 months ago but didn’t do anything with it… until tonight.
I had a sudden spurt of inspiration and the whole picture came together quite quickly.
I wish I was one of those artists/photographers who creates images full of emotion and hidden (or not so) meanings but… as much as I try, it’s just not me.
All I do is create “pretty pictures” as they say “to thine own self be true” 🙂
A quiet few minutes doing some more colourising of old photos before a very busy weekend.
I don’t know about you but I think this lady is so beautiful and there is so much emotion in her face.
The model is “looking out of the frame” a no no for some people today but, as far as I am concerned, I think the photographer who captured this lady’s beauty, got the feeling and emotion spot on -even if she wasn’t looking at the camera !
I am totally new to colorising old photographs – but learning all the time.
Sometimes the colours I use “drop” into place quite easily. Sometimes, if I am having difficulty, I have to do a little research to get an idea as to what colours the people were wearing in those bygone days.