This photo was taken in May 1988. We were on vacation at Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New York.
I scanned this picture from a print shot I had in a photo album these last 21 years. The printed shot was a regular color film shot and it wasn't very good. The colors were washed out.
I thought the photo would look much better in a sepia tone so I followed step-by-step the instructions given at the following link:
The instructions step through desaturating, adding adjustment layers, and adding color for the sepia effect. They are very good and detailed. I recommend trying these steps if you haven't already and see what sort of sepia toning you get, and if you like it better than the sepia tones you've been getting with one-step methods.
I think the photo looks old though a little blurred (the original was slightly blurred too)
This photo is from the same time as the one above (and is scanned in as well) but its resolution is higher. I don't know what the white spots are in the sky portion of the picture. This one isn't as blurry.
Also this is the particular tone I chose. If you go through this step-by-step process you can choose any tone from deeper to rosier to bronzier (is that a word?)
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