Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sepia Scenes #70



On this snowy day in New York City it's Sepia Scenes!





You're looking at the BACK of Hempstead House and the view when you turn to look out to the Long Island Sound.

Go here to see the FRONT.

I love the second photo which, to me, looks like a real old photo.



25 comments:

Marice said...

wow those are perfect in sepia :) that house looks like those houses being used in movie with an old settings! classic!

Gena @ Thinking Aloud said...

This is such an exquisite building - love the stonework and of course sepia does it justice all the way!!!!
Gena @ Thinking Aloud

Shannara said...

Love that first pic...

Napaboaniya APAD said...

Nice shot in sepia of snow in NYC.
Wish I can visit you there!! :)

kaye said...

what a house--I love the texture of the block and what a view.

Annie said...

My first thought was "The Shining". This building holds a lot of mystery.

Quasi Serendipita said...

I really like all the tones in the stonework :)

Ralph said...

The stone home is grand with olde Europe style. But a bit austere in its stone. The monochrome sepia warms up the house and estate well, making it a nicer vis=it for us viewers...

Carletta said...

Love the header shot Mary and the St. Augustine quote is beautiful!
The Hempstead Home continues to be gorgeous in your shots and oh my what a view!
Lovely!
I'm continuing the Valentine theme with my sepia today.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's a beautiful estate, MaryT! I cannot imagine living there, though. The servants would drive me crazy. LOL

Leora said...

"In its prime, the estate employed 17 house servants, numerous farmers and groundskeepers, a golf pro, tennis pro, and a riding master. " - now there's a job creation idea...

Patti said...

Yep, we are in snowy-land just like you.

I love both of these photos, and I think they both look old. The architectural details of the Hempstead House are beautiful.

I do love the quotation from St. Augustine about love. Thanks for sharing, Mary.

awarewriter said...

Neat old structure Mary. Sepia suits it well. The view to the sound sure is flat.

Mona Sweden said...

The old house works very well in sepia. Lovely stonework.

Mojo said...

Nice shots Mary. And I really like the quote from Augustine at the top. So very true.

Tash said...

That is so beautiful. The building is amazing and the intricacy really comes out in sepia. What's fun is that your view from Long Island is I think toward Rye (where I was this summer - my mother in law was from there) and Playland tower. I was looking toward you from Playland pier last August. (http://palosverdesdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2009/08/playland-light-tower-rye-new-york.html) I'll have to post the view looking the other way next week. So very cool.

Felisol said...

Some special sepia pix. The mystic landscape with this indefinite shadows and blur trees.
I read it's snow, but it reminds me of scenes from a dream.

Louise said...

Yes, that first picture is nice. The sepia is just the right treatment for the old style (neo-gothic?) of the building.

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Kero said...

the house is huge and exquisite!

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hip chick said...

I really like the first photo. I love all the texture.

plainstufftoo said...

Mary,

thanks for the sepia post card, it will be a great Valentines card for my wife this year -- and thanks for making this blog possible too

jeff.

Blessing Reflections said...

Love these pictures in sepia tone, especially the building. Have a great day.

JunieRose2005 said...

Love both of these-and they are perfect for Sepia!

I have a couple of 'OLDIES' up for you! :)


Junie

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