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What Comes After Before?

I came across Stacy’s blog through Monochrome Madness Challenge. It seems it all runs in circles, but I was lucky enough to jump into a good circle, with so many wonderful people. I joined her AfterBeforeFriday Forum around 7th or 8th week, but nevertheless I celebrate this one year anniversary with all my heart. Six months ago, we implemented One Focus Photo feature and it has been a huge success.

So, we have two anniversaries today – One year of ABF Friday and Six months of OFP. It is only fitting to mark it with one of Stacy’s photos. When I saw the photo, I knew it would be a monochrome version. Seems I am not alone, if you check the gallery on her blog, quite few of the participants went the same route.

Loré Dombaj ABF52 OPFI call this image “Low Winter Sun”, although I had no idea what season it really was. I was right, because the image was taken this February. Stacy presented us with quite a challenge, because of the contrast between those dark and light parts. It was hard to find a balance, but the monochrome just whispered to me in the right way. And naturally, I had to flip the image.

Please, hop to Stacy’s blog Visual Venturing and see how it’s really done.

I leave you with some of my favorite afters from the first year of AfterBeforeFriday and hope there are many more to come.

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21 thoughts on “What Comes After Before?

  1. Oh, Loré, what a wonderful way to celebrate the past year!! I wish I had thought of that 😉 I loved looking back at your images (and remembered every single one). I’m so glad you found ABF – you’ve been a stalwart supporter since the beginning, and I really appreciate it!

    Now, as for your submission, I had to laugh that you did your signature Loré move and flipped it 🙂 Perfect timing for this. And, you’re right that the image definitely does work well in monochrome. I really like the sepia tone you gave it. Very fitting for an old Victorian house!

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  2. What a great idea to show some of your Afters over the year, I wish I had thought of that! Berta is adorable!
    Flipping the image around gives it a whole new feel. Nice job. 😀

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  3. As others have said it is a nice and soft image. The black and white with sepia and the flipping of the picture really makes it stand out. The blacks for me feel a bit crushed but i think that is also intentional. In all I think it is good edit.

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  4. Works very well in black and white, and I like the fuzzy look to it, its very effective in creating that nostalgic feel and your signature flip effect of course! I’m now repeatedly kicking myself that I didn’t think of putting together a “best of” ABF gallery, an inspired idea and really nice touch. 🙂

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