Friday, May 13, 2011

Antique Butterfly Photography

With the return of spring comes new life. Nowhere do we see this more beautifully played out than in the world of the butterfly. Their language is clear. It is all about beauty.
I like to think of this old book as one of the Studio's best assets, as it may provide more than one post that may be usable and pretty all at the same time.
Old style photography wasn't as clear as our own, right? Yet, do I detect a subtlety to a wing's back, the curve of its shape? Really, the contents of this book by W.J. Holland are too wonderful to be thought of as out of date or unacceptable, even though they are well over 100 years old. They were first shot in 1898. Imagine that! It truly is astounding when you think about it.
Here's to the world of the butterfly, then!
And happy Creativity, everybody!
NOTE: These pictures might appear less than attractive to your screen. 
We are concerned they might appear that way even if enlarged.
In our studio, they seemed great until posted here. So please do not worry they might not turn out all right if printed.
On the other hand, as computer systems vary, and from browser to browser, we ask that anyone experiencing a low quality performance from us here please contact us as soon as possible.
We'd hate to think we hadn't done our level best for you all.
Thank You.

Antique Butterfly Photography
With Antique Tissue Overlay
Downloadable Version HERE

Without Tissue
Downloadable Version HERE

Somewhat Cleaned Up
Downloadable Version HERE

Adjusted Hue
Downloadable Version HERE

Center Cut
Downloadable Version HERE

Scanned Imagery courtesy PPS Archives
Free for Public Domain Use

Do not repackage for sale.
These images belong to the public now.
Thank you.


Ann said...

oh,I love butterflies!! so does my granddaughter..i made her a butterfly book..I'm going to have to make her another one with these beauties!thanks so much!!!
have a happy weekend!!!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Yay! So happy to see you here again!!!
Yesterday's "silence" was crazy!

Mina said...

Oh, I love butterflies and these images are wonderful. Thank you.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Hi Mina!
Glad to see you like these babies.
We hope to have some more up here for you a little later on this month--even better quality than this one.

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