Make your own antique print

Whilst visiting an antique shop in Rait , Perthshire, we became enchanted by a small black and white photographic print.  It was of the Skye Cuillin and had the look of an early 20th century photograph.  The Cuillin mountains looked black on the horizon and in a straightforward black frame.

Mhairi got home and with it still in her mind found this image of ours from the Ardnamurchan trip this autumn. We liked it in colour but it had some similarity to the image seen in the shop.

Scen across a loch to a mountain and a lone tree in the foreground

Beinn Resipole from Loch Sunart B&W ©Paul Carroll and Mhairi Morrison

It is amazing how many people never turn their own photographs into framed prints to hang on a wall. Digital can easily become the digital realm for ever; only ever making it on to the computer screen once in a while. A well framed print in a shop can reignite a desire to have more art on display. More prints on display can reignite your passion for making pictures.

You can see the full colour version of the above picture here. We use ‘Aperture’ as our image processing software and it does an excellent job of black and white conversion. There is a bit of burning in and sepia tone added to make it look like an antique print.

By the end of the day we had used our own photograph to create our own antique framed print of somewhere we had been. Here is the finished result hanging on the wall ( a quick snap on my phone). Another small addition to home or perhaps something like this would make a nice gift.


About photographicviewscotland

Photographers of Scotland's landscape and remote places and arts and craft makers. Mhairi is also making needle felted animals under the name of the Woof in the Wool. We live in Abernethy in Perthshire, Scotland.
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1 Response to Make your own antique print

  1. LensScaper says:

    I like the sepia toning, it suits the subject very well. It’s one of the sad aspects of the digital era that the vast majority of images never leave the device on which they were taken, and a minute percentage every get printed, let alone framed.

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