Welcome again to Sepia Scenes!So sorry it was scheduled to go up at 6 AM and it didn't post! So here it is now at 10:25 AM. :(
The photograph below is rendered in Split Toning. What that means is that you apply a sepia color AND another color in this case apale blue.
Can you see it? I'm not sure whether this was the best photo to choose to apply this method. The method is quite detailed and I've given you a link above if you want to try it. It's quite subtle here, maybe too subtle.
I changed the photo above to sepia and then fiddled with the Curves app in Photoshop. Curves is a wonderful app that you'll find in most photo-editing software. Experimenting with it can make some very interesting effects. I like this for the reddish effect I got on the water.
You can have a lot of fun experimenting with sepia. Why don't you give it a try?
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Today I have something particularly interesting: original sepia photographs from early 20th century.
My dear friend, Senta, gave me the photographs below that I was able to scan (600 dpi) into my computer. They depict Bad Bruckenau in Bavaria, Germany* at the beginning of the 20th century.
The people are enjoying their afternoon tea or maybe coffee at one of the Jewish kosher hotels in the area. Senta's grandfather is the gentleman on the left with the cane.
The photos were taken by Josef Bott. The date on the front of the top two photos is 9 Sept 1913.
The photo above is the original. The photo below has been enhanced just a bit by increasing the saturation.
The photo below was taken at the front of the hotel (probably). The date which you can see on the upper right hand side is 7 Jul 1917. Senta's grandmother stands just to the right of the center column. I enhanced the photo by increasing the saturation. You can see it below.
I just had to post this photograph. It isn't my own but it is the first Presidential photo ever taken. It is of James K. Polk by Matthew Brady.
"The first photograph of a U.S. president was taken on this week in 1849 — when James K. Polk, America’s 11th president, posed for his picture just before the end of his term in office. The photographer was Matthew Brady, whose extensive coverage of the Civil War would later make him famous. Today, 173,000 Americans make their living as photographers." —U.S. Census Bureau
Daguerreotype by Matthew B. Brady, February 14, 1849