MaKeOvEr BiRthDaY

FRONT:  Are you feeling dry, cracked, and maybe in need of a mini-makeover? Then I have the perfect birthday suggestion for you!

Digital photo taken with an infrared filter at the Illinois State Beach.
It was my second excursion to Illinois State Beach.  And although it was July, the day was chilly, and the winds continuously whipped sand around our feet.  Since it was not a "picture-perfect" day for a variety of colors, I decided to experiment with my Infrared R72 Hoya filter.

I continue to be an amateur with setting my camera to the proper exposure for the infrared filter.  I struggle to set my "This is the Color White" base.  But I was satisified with the images I walked away with that day.

I almost feel that this shot of driftwood is being viewed with classic red-blue 3D glasses on! What do you think?

INSIDE:  Get dimmer lighting for your bathroom mirror, and then go out and celebrate!

Card dimension: 5" x 6 7/8" Envelope dimension: 5 1/4" x 7 1/4"

Handmade card on acid free, fluorescent white paper with deckle. Ilford Galerie Pearl paper used for the printed photograph. Both cardstock and photograph is printed on an Epson professional photo printer with Epson archival ink.

Each card takes approximately 30 minutes to make, from printing the cardstock and photos, to cutting apart the pieces, signing the backside of the photos, and placing the pieces together to present the final product. All photo dates and locations are recorded on the backside of the card.

Option: Use the card as a back-matting by cutting the card to the preferred framing size while keeping the photograph attached in it's place.

 *Avoid displaying photograph outside or in direct sunlight to preserve color luminosity for years to come*