19 November 2008

Sepia Scenes - 5

For this week it is back to the wildlife. This is a photo of one of my favorite subjects around the pond. You can find out a bit more about him in a post on the other blog. That post also includes a copy of the original version of the photo below of you would care to make a comparison.

Once again, the sepia treatment was done in Picasa3 with perhaps a bit of adjustment to the highlights and shadows.

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13 November 2008

Sepia Scenes - 4

Although most of my Sepia Scenes photo's will likely be nature related, I decided to share another subject today. I ran across this little poem at a local arts and crafts fair and took this photo for a blogging friend who happens to be big on quilting. The original itself had a 'old' quality and only required a small bit of adjustment.

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06 November 2008

Sepia Scenes - 3

Once again I decided to go with the a nature photo for this week's Sepia Scenes. The original photo did not have much color as the subject was mostly tan and brown/black in real life so the sepia tones seemed to fit well.

Mary suggested we tell about how we applied the sepia to the photo. I'm not sure of the exact steps as I did this photo a couple of weeks ago, but I'm fairly certain I cropped it, converted it to black and white, and then applied sepia. I likely adjusted the fill light, highlights, and/or shadow just a small bit to balance the contrasts.

I primarily use Picasa3 for most of my editing which normally includes just cropping, light adjustments, and perhaps a small bit of sharpening at times. I did add a small amount of edging (from another program) to off-set it from the frame which was added in Blogger.

For more sepia photo's check out Sepia Scenes.

29 October 2008

Sepia Scenes - 2

In a comment to my first post bintang of More Snapshot suggested that the image looked like a photograph from an old National Geographic. I hadn't thought about it exactly like that, but I guess it does look like it came from an old nature magazine circa 1932 perhaps. Most of my photo's are nature related so perhaps many of them will fall into that category.

The original of this following collage is quite colorful, but I think the sepia rendition is interesting in its own way also.

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23 October 2008

Sepia Scenes - 1

As you may deduce from the title, this blog is primarily to have a bit of fun with some of the photo memes that float around the blogosphere. This first post is for a new meme called Sepia Scenes which is hosted by Theteach. Drop by and check it out.

Sepia is a color adjustment that often evokes a sense of classic photography. It simulates the aging process that often produces a yellow cast in older photographs. It can give photo's a timeless effect which is particularly effective with many scenes, particularly ones where the scene itself is not 'dated' by the objects in the photograph. It can also add a different perspective and impact to contemporary photographs similar to the effect of black-and-white photo's.

Since I don't have a wide variety of photographs to choose from I thought it would be interesting to use shots that I would normally use on my other blog and show them sans color. Most of them are scenes and subjects that are classic in their own right as they are nature scenes that would be basically the same no matter when the photo was taken.

So, here is my first Sepia Scenes photo.