when i'm 64

Sydney February 2013 (2 photos)


When I get older losing my hair
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I’d been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

“When I’m Sixty-Four” is a song by the Beatles, written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released in 1967 on their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

A while ago, I eventually took the free upgrade from Nik to Google Nik, and found there was a new program called Analog Efex Pro. This gives me a chance to play around and try to give a photo a bit of an antique look (I admit it, not helped by this man’s clothing). I chose one of the wet plate options and did a bit of adjustment. In this photo I’ve tried to convey the joy of simple pleasures, reminiscences, and time.
The wordpress weekly photo challenge topic this week is what do you treasure ?

Here’s a less edited version…

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There! That’s where we first met

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64 thoughts on “There! That’s where we first met

  1. I like the preset you used 🙂 It gives an older feel and the blur seems greater in the background cause of the grain size filter. The pic is very suitable for WPC: treasure 🙂

  2. I think I prefer the second one, with just a lighter amount of sepia and a much more crisp quality too. Gives an feel of memory, but not too much in the past. You’re right about the clothes, if they had been dressed more quaintly – and the woman wearing a dress, maybe that would be more striking to have the aged affect. It’s funny how we have inbuilt connections in our minds as to what we expect to compliment a picture. Shouldn’t be like that, but fixed ideas are difficult to shift sometimes! 😉 Perhaps you need to stumble across a very old eccentric lady on a street corner in Italy wearing a black dress – the ageing and sepia would be perfect. But isn’t that idea so stereotypical?! 🙂

    • Stereotypical but comfortable. I wonder if newer generations will know the warmth and joy of an old vintage photo. With everything digital, and people printing less, it may be a disappearing joy.

  3. What a charming photo! That song is wonderful also. I like both edits on the photo… very fascinating to see. But I think I like the less edited one more. 🙂

  4. visually, i.e. for us as viewers, they are bonded not only by the almost identical hats, but by holding hands too.. so sweet and very well captured 🙂 I like the less edited version, the warm toning you’ve chosen for this shot is very fine too… but you are right, we need to experiment and try out new things… 🙂

  5. The agony of choice but what fun to play around with so many variations and still keep the original. Your couple move within a lovely light in both shots while the first shot has them firmly centered in their world. A very touching photo Lignum.

  6. I like the effect. I upgraded too, as I already had silverefex pro. Sadly, Google seems to let things die after they buy them – I hope the Nik stuff survives.

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