Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sepia Scenes #28



Welcome everyone to Sepia Scenes for Thursday, April 30th.

You of course can post your photos on Wednesday, April 29th, at 4:00 PM EST and then any time after that.

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My photo is of a Presbyterian Korean Church in Queens, N.Y. with a whole series of ornamental pear trees in full bloom outside.

I think you will notice that the sepia color of my badge and the sepia color of my post for this week are different. You can accomplish any particular tone of sepia by using the Channel Mixer in Adobe Photoshop or other photo-editing software. In channel Mixer you desaturate the photo, i.e. make it black & white.

Then use Color Picker on a new layer and plug in these numbers for Red = 141; Green = 83; and Blue = 3

A very strong sepia (lots of red and yellow) will cover your entire photo. On the Layer palette click the drop down menu and click Soft Light and modify Opacity to 65% or even lower if you like my sepia tone.
My color tends toward a sepia/gray tone. The badge above has more red in it.


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**I have a note in to Mr. Linky asking why those who sign in here or at Sepia Scenes are getting double links... Don't worry I hope it will be fixed soon.It has been fixed. But I lost all the linkies here. Don't worry I have your comments. Will you please look at the comments to visit the early posters? Thanks everybody!


27 comments:

Dirk said...

Nice picture, but it does looks more B&W then sepia.

Patti said...

The ornamental pear tree is lovely. The photo makes me think of my childhood for some reason. Memories in sepia tones..

I like the air of mystery in the window shot in your header.

Greyscale Territory said...

The blossoms of the ornamental pear look so fragile; a picture of delicate beauty. Lovely contrast with the more "severe" straight lines of the building! Great shot!

kden said...

What a beautiful angle to take your shot. The best of the soft and hard angles.

ilanadavita said...

Same Mr Linky for the two memes.

Dianne said...

it's beautiful Mary! very crisp, crystal like
gives more emotion to the scene

sunnymama said...

Such beautiful blossoms and a great view with the church behind. I loved the ornamental pear tree last week too!

Mojo said...

Looks like cotton growing in monochrome. Neat effect.

Mine this week is one I just shot as a sepia image. No conversion required.

Annie said...

Funny how people seem to cluster around similar subjects from week to week. I tried a tree for a change and here you are with you pretty pear tree. It must be SPRING's inspiration.

Ralph said...

The dramatic angles of the steeple and cross as they reach the heavens is superb. The sepia enhances the spiritual mood - although I can't say why. But it works so well!

PJ said...

Hi, Mary! I learn something new every time I come here. The tree looks amazing, you see so many kinds of sepia, it's wonderful.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The ornamental pear tree is to die for, Mary.

I like the sepia tone you used on today's photo. I'm not as keen on the redder colour. But hey! I know that's just me. ;-)

Mo said...

looks like an Easter shot - with the flowers drawing your eyes up to the cross
mine is much 'browner' in the sepia tones this week --- maybe 'warmer' is the term i want?
more architecture from my UK trip.
enjoy!
mo

"Autrice" said...

Mr. Linky worked fine just now.

"Autrice" said...

Look where my mind is, lol. Your pictures inspire me to look around and breathe in the spring.

Annie said...
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Annie said...

Hi Mary. Looks like a lot of people disappeared on Mr. Linky (including MOI!!) Sob.

So - I added mine in again. LOL

barb said...

Ah, more lovey pear blossoms to soften the severe angles in the church.

I haven't figured out PSE yet, Mary. I'm a long ways away from getting the full program!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

beautiful blossoms!
I love the interior shot for your blog header.

Terri said...

Well done Mary -- and thanks for the sepia tips!

Ria said...
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Ria said...

i love it! its so pretty and nostalgic. mines up here this week:
http://yapatoots.tumblr.com/post/101761886/26-365-i-hate-the-rain-one-of-the-many-reasons

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful angle! I don't know why, but looking at sepia scenes or B&W photos makes me pay more attention to the details. Have a great day, everyone :)

Robin said...

Beautiful tree - you caught it right at its peak.

NicoleB said...

That's a beautiful blossom and a cool angle!
I just posted a temple in Korea :D

kaye said...

thanks for the tutorial, your picture is lovely. I'm also absolutely loving your new photo header.

Simone said...

Lovely photos