Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sepia Scenes #2

Welcome to our second posting of SEPIA SCENES!


A warm, pinkish sepia applied to a color photograph using Photobucket photo-editing software. I faded the effect a bit because at first glance I thought it was too pink. The sky was blue in the upper right in the original.

I think as we go on you'll see that there is a lot of variety in sepia tones.

Here is the same picture using another method of creating sepia:

This was done entirely in Adobe Photoshop 7. The effect is browner with less pink.

Which do you prefer? Let me know in the comments. Don't forget to sign Mr. Linky and to visit the other participants.

Thanks for joining us in this new exciting meme!

Oh and BTW, Mac users can used iPhoto to edit their photos.

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Anonymous said...

I can't see Mr Linky.

Mojo said...

Nice one there! And I can top (if that's the word) your PS7 adventure... I'm still using 5.5! (Can't believe I just admitted that, but my money has been going into glass, not software...)

I'm up!
Sepia Scenes #2: The Sound of Sepia

Kahshe Cottager said...

I somehow found Mr. Linky but the list isn't showing yet! I think I prefer your second photo with the brown but only because the two were so close together that I could see the difference easily.

Mojo said...

As for preference... I think that would depend on what you were going to do with the photo, but for "general" use, I think I'd go with the second one.

me ann my camera said...

Both nice but I think I prefer the one is browner. either way it is a very beautiful old building.

Robin said...

I can only see the pink-tinted photo, the rest are just red x's :(. I love that porch though. I'll have to come back tomorrow and try again.

Here's mine: Scenes from the Old City of Jaffa

Happy Thursday everyone.

marLou said...

I like the 2nd one done with PS7. The 1st image seems like selective coloring. Thanks for hosting by the way. I'm a newbie.

Baker Watson said...

I like the second photo best. I tend to like the brown ones with maybe a hint of yellow or bronze in them.

Mine is up:

Leora said...

Oh, I love those old houses with turrets. We had a turreted house down the street when I was going up; I used to love pretending I lived on the top of the tower.

Here's mine:
My Maternal Grandfather

There was no need to convert, because it was sepia already.

bintang said...

I think the second one is better.
Look more faded than the 1st one.

And can you please make the comment section setting set to "anyone".
I'm not with blogger nor open ID for this meme.

Jientje said...

Hi Mary!!! I like the second one best, it's less pink than the first one! I joined in again this week, and I really love how you tell us what you did!

ellen b. said...

Great architecture on this house!!

Gmj said...

Love the second one. Mr. Linky is where it says Links! Too cool. I goofed the link for RT. Oops. I didn't know how to correct it sorry.

Pea in a Pod said...

Great architectures! I'm up, HERE..


Your EG Tour Guide said...

Thanks for showing two versions, Mary. I like seeing the two techniques. ;-)

Sunshine said...

lovely pinkish tone!

i am enjoying the PS wonders on my pics. :)

come by my photos that reflects the 1800's or before. :)

Jan said...

Love the photo. I like the 2nd, more brown one, best. In some things, not many, I'm a traditionalist!

Carletta said...

Hi Mary,
I prefer the second one just because it looks older.
I so like going out and looking for the perfect 'subject' for this meme.
Love the header!

Anonymous said...

The first one is to my liking :)
Happy Sepia Scenes #2!!!

MyMaracas said...

That house is a great candidate for sepia. Looks like a real, old photo there.

Mine's up too.

Mommie Van said...

i like it with the pinkish hue! nice house, mine is here.

have a great day!

Gattina said...

Beautiful ! Looks really old !

BTW I think it is better you use the "old" version of "Mr. Linky" it is easier for most of the people.

When do you put this up ? I looked yesterday (wednesday) at 6 pm and there was nothing yet.

Anonymous said...

I love the first one, the shade is lovely and different!
I didn't need software for my pic today :)
Happy Thursday!

CharmaineZoe said...

Definitely prefer the second, browner version, I just think it has a more authentic vintage look and the shading in the sky is better.
Mine is up at Tails of Terror from the Black Lagoon

splummer said...

I like the first one. My Sepia photos are posted. They are here: SHERRIE'S STUFF: SEPIA SCENES #2 Take Care!!


Louise said...

I like both. But then pink and brown and two of my favorite colors!

Dianne said...

I can't pick a fave, I never met a photo I didn't like

The warmth of the top shot is lovely. The second shot is quite dramatic feeling.

Askew To You said...

It took me until today to figure out where the new Mr Linky was. Doh! I'm a dork. :D

I'm at

ellen b. said...

Hi Mary!
Sorry you couldn't find my Sepia shot. If you click on my name in Mr. Linky it should take you right there... :0)

Cindy said...

A perfect building for sepia. I like the first one though, even though it isn't quite as "sepia" .
My post is up and both of the photos are part of my bloggy giveaway.
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bintang said...

Oh! Mary..
My Sepia Scenes located at my other blog here.

Shinade said...

Oh I love this it sounds like so much fun and I have Thursday open.

Oh I will definitely have one up next Thursday.

I like all of yours. But, I prefer the true sepia tone...with no color at all.

This is great...thank you so much for starting it!!:-))

Cindy said...

Ran into someone else who had theirs up today so I quick put mine up as well. But now I'm wondering, since I don't see your new one, if I'm too early. ? said...

Well.. love it. God Bless.