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.


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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