Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sepia Scenes #34

Welcome to Sepia Scenes everyone!

I found an old black & white polaroid photo of me in my graduation duds and here it is below:

I scanned it in at 600 dpi.

I'm sorry I can't figure out if it's my high school or college graduation. The building behind me doesn't help me. And nothing on the back of the photo gives a date.

Then of course what do you think I thought it would be fun to do? Yup, do it up in


I applied the "faded sepia photo" style in Adobe Photoshop 7.

Isn't this fun!

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Kerslyn said...

The photo looks better in Sepia, Teach. How I have scanner so I can scan my folks old photos and play with it in Lightroom.*lol*

BTW, my entry is up!

Kerslyn said...

The photo looks better in Sepia, Teach. How I have scanner so I can scan my folks old photos and play with it in Lightroom.*lol*

BTW, my entry is up!

Life in a Snapshot said...

opppsss, sorry about that double posting of my first comment.

Anyway, another entry in my photo blog. I must tell I love converting my photos to sepia!

Mojo said...

Just judging from the clothing and hairstyles on the other two in the photos I'd guess early 70's, so probably high school yeah? But you're right, not much in the way of clues there. The edges of the border suggest earlier than that, since I don't remember those being popular after about 1965-66ish, but I don't see how that could be. I wonder if it's possible to look that sort of thing up... Maybe Wikipedia has a trail of breadcrumbs to follow.

Cool effect any way you look at it, but I'd usually associate sepia with a much older subject ;)

Dianne said...

love the photo in sepia
you look so proud :)

love the woman coming down the steps

Terri said...

Oh fun, with old photos! Love it!

Felisol said...

Dear teach Mary,
I grew up in clothes and shoes like the women in behind.
No way it was later than 63-65.
Remember how slow the modes traveled back then.
(Norway being in the outskirts of the world, my birthplace being in faraway land in Norway.)
The same goes for the hairdo.

A nice ever smiling student in the front.
Are you never cross, teach Mary?
From felisol

PJ said...

Can't remember? Mary, you're my girl! Everyone I know says we can't remember anything anymore because we have too much to remember. I love Mojo's deconstruction.
I like the way you used just a touch of sepia. Mine for this week were taken in broad daylight and I was looking for a way to give them detail. Maybe I should have desaturated them first.

Mo said...

That's great Mary, and I also think it's better in Sepia!
How funny that you don't know if it's high school or college. I could tell mine from the color of graduation gowns, though - and how WRINKLED my high school gown was = my sister SAT on it in the back seat on the way to graduation, after I had my grandmother iron it at the house. I was SO pissed...
Today I have two different architectural details from the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago up as Sepia Scenes: the Monkey House is up at It's A Blog Eat Blog World
and the Cat House is up at Purrchance To Dream

Vita Stunder said...

This photo looks lovley in sepia! :)

My entry is up :)

Have a great wednesday everyone!

barb said...

I think it looks better in sepia, too! Although I am surprised you don't know which graduation it was, Mary! Brain cells are dying as we speak, eh? hahaha!

Anonymous said...

Checking with old school-mates might render some clue when it was taken :)
But it sure looks good in sepia!

Nikki said...

Definitely better in sepia!!

I have so many photographs of my mothers that I don't know the dates etc.

My sepia scene

Carletta said...

I love it in Sepia! Nice to meet this young lady. :)
The lady in the background has that Jackie O look going on I think.
You've made me want to go look up my old college shot - I don't have a high school one. :(

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Oh, the photo looks like it was taken 2 or 3 years ago, Mary. :-) My how time flies!!

Greyscale Territory said...

Your faded sepia filter looks brilliant on this photo!

And you look aglow with joy and pride here! As you should be!

Deb said...

That is a great idea, since it is graduation time! Love the sepia tone.

Leora said...

I posted my mother's graduation photo at one point, and a blogger said she could tell it was graduation from graduate school because of the gown.

Nice to share your youthful photo with us. In my high school graduation photo, I'm grinning from ear to ear. And I remember the gown was blue.

JunieRose2005 said...

:) I like that!

I have an OLDIE up too!!


Ralph said...

Nice effects, the sepia adding the pale bronze that really makes the B&W come alive!

onangelwings said...

The sepia brings out a whole lot more detail. You look good either way.

judi said...

Looks like the 60's so high school. I graduated in 65, and those shoes look familiar. Cool in sepia.
I'm up and ready.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you can't remember if it's high school or college - my mom would say that's age shining thru! hehehe
Very pretty lady, Teach!

Robin said...

The photo looks great in sepia Mary, but the black and white makes you seem younger - the sepia gives it that vintage "it must have been a REALLY long time ago" feel lol.

hip chick said...

Isn't it interesting how the detail comes out in sepia.

Jientje said...

Great minds think alike, Mary!! I did people too! Nice work!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

great way to show off photos in sepia

I did some of ab old farm shed and old machinery

NicoleB said...

That's fun :D
For some reason I like it a lot better in sepia :)

kaye said...

Looks great both ways.

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
Great B & W photo! Looks really good in Sepia! But I'm a sucker for B & W photos. Mine is posted. Have a great day!


Cereal Stray said...

Ive just found your Sepia Tones Meme via NicoleB. Great idea! My first photo has been added :). Thank you very much for doing this.

Kris said...

Oh, pretty old photograph. Would be cool to scan in old ones of my grandparents and stuff and do things like this with them.

Lots of lovely photos from everyone else too. I like!

magiceye said...

you look so sweet..

Nita said...

Wow, that's a beautiful photos!