Goblins, ghosts and gargoyles. They delight us and remind us of the demons that haunted our dreams as children.
My old Canon FTb was a wonderful camera. I used it to take this shot of a rusted metal sign advertising Kent cigarettes overlaying an earlier advertisement for L & M cigarettes. Never a smoker myself I was attracted to the worn, faded image rather than the message. The original photo was taken 35 years ago.
Since I bought my new Nikon D-5100 DSLR I have been struggling to master the camera’s potential. Because this weekend is wonderfully dark and dreary, I have little opportunity for outdoor photography. No complaints here, we’ve needed the rain! But I am anxious to continue to explore, and have fun with, my camera.
I decided to manipulate the image of this ragged old sign. Here it is. The photograph was taken using he “effects” mode setting on my Nikon, dialed to “color sketch”.