Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sepia Scenes #66



These red flowers are lovely in the original but I thought giving them a slightly pink, gold sepia tone would give them a wonderful effect. I brightened the photo a bit before I added the sepia effect using Hue/Saturation in Adobe.



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Next week I thought we'd take some time to show you how to colorize a sepia photo. I'm looking forward to it.

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Our thoughts go out to the Haitian people and the devastating earthquake that hit their country yesterday. Help is on the way according to President Obama.

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25 comments:

Ralph said...

It seems like the end of the warmer temperatures of Autumn. The mums in bloom still with the brown and almost crunchy leaves barely clinging to the vines. Winter awaits here, and the signs of that season are present here. Sepia leaves a soothing look on the tony North Shore...

MsRay said...

Beautiful shot!

Kris said...

Aw, those are nice flowers. A character in one of my stories is a florist in the 1800s. This photo sort of took me into her world a little. Hehe. Ooo, I'd like to learn how to colorize a Sepia. That'd be cool. Looking forward to next week.

kaye said...

they look like straw flowers--I like the brightness of the picture.

@nemonen said...

A lovely picture. I love sepia more and more. Your flowers are really beautiful in sepia.

Shannara said...

Those flowers really looks beautiful like that!

Annie said...

The ivy and baby mums make me think of invading armies. The ivy is climbing, the mums are gather and pushing back.

Whimsical, I know, but I'm like that sometimes. Okay. Okay. I'm like that a lot (sometimes). LOL

Small City Scenes said...

Very different look for me. I also used a red pic to sepia-ize. I had to whiten it and brighten it too. I have no idea what I am doing. Am looking forward to next weeks post. MB

Marice said...

that really looks lovely and classic in sepia :)

Mojo said...

Does give them an old-world kind of feel... Flowers often don't translate well to monochrome, but these do okay.

Leora said...

Sepia seems to heighten the texture of the flowers, so you get a feel for the buds.

Saw your note about Haiti... scary time for them. I was wondering why people were writing Haiti in Twitter this morning, then I checked the news...

Carletta said...

Looking forward to next week's colorizing idea. I need to start playing with my software. :)
Old-fashioned mums in sepia - I like it!

awarewriter said...

Hi Mary. I was thinking. Red flowers, hmmm. If you convert to monochrome using the color filter method with a red filter, the flowers would be white and add lots of contrast.

When I make my conversions, I always play with the different colored filters until I find the one I like. You might want to try this technique yourself.

Nice photo. I did flowers today too. I had this post in mind last week. Mental telepathy?

Tash said...

Another beautiful setting in sepia. I remember gazing at Long Island from Rye (Playland's pier) last September. The sound was so peaceful.

Rebecca said...

I posted a sepia photo today and thought I's look into sepia scenes since I have seen in on a few blogs out there, so I posted my link too.

NicoleB said...

Those flowers are beautiful!

Patti said...

These mums look really pretty in sepia tone. I think you may have posted them for RT once?

Je vois qu'on parle Francais ici. C'est bon!

What a tragedy- hundreds of thousands may have been killed.

NatureFootstep said...

a good picture for sepia. :)

Kerslyn said...

Lovely flowers! Can't wait to see those in its real color.

My entry is up though a day late. :-)

Icy BC said...

What a beautiful row of flowers! I like the hanging leaves most..

January said...

that is lovely..


My entry is up..

Sofia

judi said...

Lovin' this shot!

casasosegado said...

Crysanthemums? I love the pink - gold tone. It's beautiful! Looking forward to the sepia colorization lesson.

Jane said...

Nice shot Mary, thanks for sharing:)

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