Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sepia Scenes #36



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 a pale blue.

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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.

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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?

I'd be real happy if you signed Mr. Linky, left a comment and went and visited other bloggers who participate in this meme.

24 comments:

Mo said...

Now, see to my eyes (or on my computer!) it's the second pic where the water shows up as blue! I love "curves" too, and use it on Picnik a lot.
I have a sepia cemetery pic up at It's A Blog Eat Blog World and over at Purrchance To Dream I played on Picnik with one of my favorite Daphne pictures ever to make a great sepia-ized portrait, AND it's the un-veiling of my new Sepia Scenes badge for Purrchance To Dream, too! Let me know what you think!
Cheers,
Mo

Mojo said...

Yeah, Blogger's been having issues with scheduled posting off and on for the last several days. This happened a few months ago too. I thought they'd resolved it, but apparently this time it's more intermittent than it was before.

Can't quite make out what that is floating in the surf, but the composition is pretty cool!

Ralph said...

That sky blue is so subtle, it adds any a slight bit of color to the nearly monochrome. It is an inviting sky blue that makes the day so much more inviting. Great effects!

James said...

That is really neat. I really like the top one.

Carletta said...

I'm with Mo - I see more blue in the second image; but I like the first image best. :)
Something new to play with! Thanks Mary.
It should be said more often; but THANK YOU for all you do in all the memes!!!!

Carletta said...

Mary,
Sorry, my first link is to the wrong blog. Can you delete the first one for me.
Thanks,
Carletta

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

I really like the first picture. Great job!

Patti said...

Hi Mary!

I like what you did with this ocean photo. I also prefer the first one.

Nice sepia effects.

Greyscale Territory said...

Both images are intriguing, but the first one is especially lovely! It has a very romantic atmosphere!

Rose said...

I could see the toning...and I sort of think the photo was perfect for it. I meant to get something ready to join, and forgot. With babysitting Lorelei, I don't get much time for thinking.

napaboaniya said...

Nice beach shot made into sepia tone. I wonder what's in his thoughts looking at the sea :)

kaye said...

I do love it and thanks for the link, I'd like to try some new things.

NicoleB said...

I can see the blue very well.
What a beautiful idea and lovely shot!
I like to play with the curves too. Always fun :)

hip chick said...

I haven't explored Curves that much. I'm going to have to get more into that.

alphawoman said...

I really love the photo you have edited. I have a Photshop Elements that is about 100 years old and I have never truly got the hang of it! I need to upgrade. Maybe when I get a new computer...my computer is 100 years old too and the audio went out last week...the hell I have to live in (lol)..

Melli said...

I do nearly the same thing just using the colorization option in PSP.
Mine, today, is an ominously cloudy sky in half sepia.

Julie said...

I have been playing around with curves more and more. Getting better at it. I didn't use it this shot but have in some past ones. Love your shots.

Lydia said...

Your blog is beautiful. I love sepia and you do amazing things with it on Photoshop. I had a trial run and need to purchase it.
This photo of the boy and the ocean is marvelous. I prefer the first shades.

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