Postcards From the Past

When this postcard challenge came up I had just finished scanning about seven day’s worth of photos from a trip to Japan and Vietnam, roughly 1/6 of our trip photos that exist in two huge over-stuffed albums.  

Postcards from Japan.

Somehow Japan seemed a perfect match for the photo app Pixlromatic followed by Snapseed for the text and frames. 

Making up a postcard of a Dragon ferry going to Matsushima run through the photo apps Pixlromatic and Snapseed
Amazing ferries in the shapes of fantastical dragons and birds plied the waters between Sendai and Matsushima.
Making up a postcard from Hokanji Temple in Kyoto run through the photo apps Pixlromatic and Snapseed
The Hokanji Temple in Kyoto
Making up a postcard from Japan of the reflection of Lotus leaves run through the photo app Pixlromatic
The reflection of Lotus leaves in a pond in Kyoto. Here the text was done in Photoshop as I wanted the text to run up and down like Japanese writing

Postcards from the Hispanic World.

Then I got excited about making postcards from the Hispanic World for the Soleado Spanish Course that a friend and I put together years ago. What if I used Image Compare with a postcard front on one side and the postcard text on the other?

The text of the postcard is too small to read in this Oxygen theme, but I spent the better part of an afternoon running the Soleducational blog through every theme out there trying to find one that worked with the Block Editor. I finally picked Apostrophe. It is a lot easier to try out different Themes on a blog with less than 10 posts!

Of course, now I have to write up text for all these postcards and find stamps as well for the secret inside messages.

An old cart carrying the corazones of the blue agaves destined to be turned into tequila.

Agaves azules are of course the source of nectar to make tequila, and the best place to find that is to travel to the town of Tequila in Jalisco, Mexico.

Making up a postcard from Agaves azules growing on an estate in Tequila, Mexico run through the photo apps Stackables and Snapseed
Agaves azules growing on an estate in Tequila, Mexico.
Making up a postcard from The ruins of Tulum in Mexico run through the photo apps Stackables and Snapseed
The ruins of Tulum in Mexico.
Making up a postcard from Cuba featuring a fake Castro who sat on the street smoking a cigar and posing for tourists
A postcard from Cuba featuring a fake Castro who sat on the streets of Havana smoking a cigar and posing for tourists. Here I used Snapseed for the ‘look’ and Photoshop for the text.

Two versions of a grilled window in Antigua, Guatemala both run through Stackables for the ‘look’ and Snapseed for text and frame.

Making up a postcard of a grilled window in Antigua, Guatemala run through the photo apps Stackables and Snapseed
Making up a postcard from a grilled window in Antigua, Guatemala run through the photo apps Stackables and Snapseed

More of the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Postcards.

5 responses to “Postcards From the Past

  1. I can see that you’ve been busy! Really great postcard shots. I think you can charge the premium postcard price 😉
    Neato idea on using the image compare slider. WordPress should pay us for promoting their editor!

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