Photos – old and new

My grandfather used to be a professional photographer. Unfortunately he was considerably older than his wife, my Nana and died when I was only about three. I would have liked to learn some things from him.

I was digging through his collection recently and came across some photos which I thought I’d share with you.

This is some of the beautiful South Australian coastline.

Some old sheds

Two girls sitting on the beach. Not sure who they are.

Do you know what? I’m no good at fibbing. I have to tell the truth. My grandfather did not take the above photos. I did, and used a Photoshop action to age them. I didn’t lie about him being a professional photographer though.

I got the actions from Smashing Magazine -The ultimate collection of useful Photoshop actions and the action I used was the Hand colored vintage photo by Jenny.

Below are the original photos.

Guess the animal

And these two girls are my sister and myself.

I can’t wait to try out some of the other actions,  but I love the vintage one I’ve used here. It’s so thorough.


  1. says

    this is amazing!! I love photoshop so will have to check out that article! I really like the photo of the sheds in colour too!

  2. says

    Louisa, aren’t they great? I loved the photo of the sheds too. If you click on the colour photo it will take you to a set on Flickr and you’ll see heaps of rust.

  3. says

    Trish, I don’t even know half of what Photoshop can do, or how to do it. When I’ve got the time it’s good to muck around with and actions are great.