Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sepia Scenes #54



We're posting early so that our global friends can post at a decent hour around the world.

So welcome to
SEPIA SCENES for October 28/29/2009.

I took photographs of a couple of beautiful red roses this past weekend. The day was rainy so the roses were dripping in raindrops.






I used Adobe Photoshop 7 to create both these sepia effects. I used regular Variations on the top photo and modified the color to enhance the raindrops. I used Curves to enhance the bronzing effect of the bottom photo.


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28 comments:

Mojo said...

Senor Linky no esta aqui.

Pero mi posta esta aqui!

Nice work on the roses. they're one of the few flowers that work well in monochrome.

Ralph said...

Mary, this is the first sepia post before work! The wrinkles of this rose in sepia are so well defined in this monochrome!

No Linky yet, so I may be found here:

http://airhead55-ralph.blogspot.com/2009/10/sepia-scenes-grumman-gem.html

Pacey said...

I like what you've done with roses mary. Mine is up.

Paula said...

They're beautiful, Mary. I still haven't learned how to use Photoshop properly but every time I see your work I wish I did.

Felisol said...

Dear teach Mary,
The roses are just perfect.
I appreciate that you explain how the photoshop work is done.
A novice like me needs a lot of education, as well as trial and error.
Thanks once again for an inspiring meme.
From Felisol

Marice said...

such a lovely rose! sepia adds a classic and elegant looks into it :)

Day4plus said...

Beautiful!!! Love the rain/dew drops. MB

Artlover said...

Roses fits well in sepia. I like the raindrops om them. Nice work.

kaye said...

I love roses, the sepia treatment sure brings out the details in these Mary. Nice job.

Annie said...

I just love sepia roses. They always remind me of an old play by Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie.

nightfall00 said...

So beautiful! And the water drops are so distinctive on the second photo!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

They were RED rose? You could have fooled me!

The second rose looks a lot like a rose I kept for years because a special someone gave it to me. Ha! It's long gone now, though!

JunieRose2005 said...

Mary,

Love the roses in sepia!

I have a post up now...(not my favorite, tho!) :(


Junie

Patti said...

A lovely rose that is only enhanced by your sepia work.

Thanks for hosting this meme, Mary ~ I just visited your Shadow Shot. Running behind.

Patti said...

P.S. Like your Jack o' lantern header. Just noticed it.

Carletta said...

Love the header today!
Roses - classic in any color.

NatureFootstep said...

very nice images today. :)

napaboaniya said...

Nice work on the roses. Sepia roses add a nice touch to them :)

Marie Höglund said...

Romantic touch lovely in sepia :-)

Nicole said...

The tones and details are amazing!

hip chick said...

I love the roses. I like the second one best.

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
The roses look a little droopy from all that rain. They look awesome in sepia, lends a little mystery to the picture. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

kaye said...

just thought I'd thank you for the visit and the clever little rhyme. happy halloween!

Eagles Wings said...

Thanks for stopping by!
Love the roses in sepia - makes them look classic!

Regina said...

Gorgeous..I love the effect on both-
I'd been fooling around with pumpkins my boys carved and then I saw your header..fantastic!
Thanks too-

Heidi said...

Hey Mary, I love the roses, they are so beautiful. I used to love misting all of my bouquets when I worked at a flower shop. It really adds just the right touch. These roses look fantastic with the sepia tone, very nice pictures.
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me. I haven't been on the computer in a few days with Halloween and all so I'm sorry it took me so long to come back for a visit!
See you Tuesday!

Paula said...

Mary,
I came by to see what you were up to but my name must have slipped into Mr Linky unseen to me cuz I didn't put it there. Sorry! I'm just not memeing these days, got a lot on my plate. I do miss you guys.

Cathy said...

Sorry, I linked and it didn't show so I did it a few minutes later and then my original showed..