Having just created my Week 4 post for the February One Four Challenge, and being challenged by trŷing to create my own layer in Photoshop, I remembered someone talking about an iPad app called Stackable….

The image here has been created using the layers available in Stackables…I like the ‘oddness’ of the created image, but I still want my own layers!! A challenge for the future….

Anyway, what do you think of this one?

West Pier another way...

West Pier another way…





  1. I have enjoyed all of these Sue. On this occasion, I think the colour on the sign seems out of place. That might just be me though. Well done for trying it; the effect has worked as if the photo chemicals are degrading. Other-worldly? Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I love this process!! just wonderful sue!!

  3. There’s a part of me (the OCD Part) that is concerned that it’s not quite Harry’s Uncle 😉 But maybe that’s in keeping with the effects you’ve used to make the image look like it came from the era of the box brownie:-) I quite like the effects and it looks like you had fun playing with them! I hope you are able to get the photoshop layers working as you want for the future. Now I have a confession Sue – I too struggle with photoshop layers. They just don’t seem to do what I want. I’ve started processing a lot of my images in Lightroom recently and that seems better attuned to my workflow. Anyway, good luck with your experiments 🙂

    • Harry’s Uncle? you’ve lost me there…. And no, I haven’t got Photoshop layers working how I want ,… On a very rudimentary level, yes. But it’s not my Vision!!

  4. Harry’s Uncle = Horizontal 😉 And I usually find that the software gets in the way of the vision!

  5. A very interesting effect, Sue. I agree with Pete about the red of the sign. 🙂

  6. I like this very much Sue. Adds mystery to the image i think.

  7. Sue I clicked like when I looked at this on the Ipad, then I saw the photo on the computer and wished I had a love button, the contrast of the sepia image against the “serious” orange sign of your making. I have abandoned photoshop in favour of more instant editing on apps. I need to sign up for a PS course. It seems very tedious, so well done you!

    • Thanks, Sandra…just seen your comment, sorry I haven’t replied earlier. The red sign was in the original image, I just used an ipad app to change everything to monochrome except the sign… PS can be very long winded, so I frequently see how I can get the same effect in fewer steps as my eyes don’t like too much computer work!

  8. Well, it looks good, Sue, but now I can’t remember the original! I’ll have to backtrack 🙂 Layering??? Now you’re frightening me. You know I’m a simple soul. I’ll just stand by quietly and admire.

    P.S My tulips are in a delightful state of dilapidation 🙂 Almost ready for the bin! I brought some hellebore heads in to float in water to cheer me up.

  9. I like this one too, but agree about the sign. I think this looks like an old map. I like old maps…
    I have an invitation for you which I hope you will find time to participate in if you want to! Here it is:

    The rules are simple:

    1) post a black & white photo daily for 5 days

    2) Invite someone different to participate each day. (because no one wants to play alone!)

    For Day 4, I am happy to invite Sue Judd at WordsVisual. She is a brilliant photographer and it would be great to see her in this 5 days B&W.

    No strings attached if you don’t feel up to it.

  10. Went back to your lovely series – can you imagine me only enjoying…without noticing it was the same challenge…? Time to retire…

  11. Experimenting with new techniques is a powerful tool that helps us to show others our own reality.

  12. It has been fun to watch the project. The added texture in this photo gives it an appearance of being found in an antique shop. Another beautiful version.

  13. OK first, I absolutely love your post-proc treatment giving the shot such a wonderful old-time feeling. Second I never heard of Harry’s Uncle but I think the photo is straight. Your horizon line looks good!

  14. Who knew there was a layer app for the iPad. I think you did a great job with This! If you want to keep the colored sign you could town down the color to match the rest of the pic. That might work. I’m new to photo processing so I’m learning as I go too 🙂

  15. Gorgeous! Really nice mood for the shot.

  16. I love this! Looks like a vintage postcard with those beautiful tones!

  17. I love the texture on this…just like a vintage postcard.

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