Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sepia Scenes #16




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Welcome to SEPIA SCENES!

As you see I have invented a new header and a new badge for our meme for February and Valentine's Day. Of course you're welcome to the badge.

My sepia photograph was taken in the Everglades when I was in Florida recently. I think this is a Wood Stork.

CORRECTION:

Ramblingwoods is correct this bird is a great blue heron. Thank you RW! :)


I took my color photo and chose the Blue Channel in Adobe Photoshop. I then desaturated the photo, I added a new layer and then experimented with Curves. The photo above is the result. I kinda like it...

I hope you have a sepia photo to show everybody today! Looking forward!

Please sign Mr. Linky and leave a comment. And, of course, go and visit your fellow Sepia Sceners (Is that a word? Ha!)


maryt/theteach

29 comments:

Rose said...

I don't just kind of like it...I love it! It is a real beauty.

Anonymous said...

Very nice! The bird actually blended with the background.

mamapippa said...

Very nice photo !

Mojo said...

That? Is one deadly looking bird! Looks like he could put a hurtin' on ya and laugh while he did it. I'm curious... why the Blue channel? Not questioning your choice, just curious how you arrived at it.

The results are cool whatever the case!

I found a deal on Amazon recently on Photoshop CS3, and it just came yesterday. Haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet, but I'm guessing my life just got a little easier. At least now I'm only one generation behind the current version and not six!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful Mary..I think your bird is a great blue heron...

Patti said...

Hi Mary,
Repost alert. Here's my sepia photo. You may remember it. :-D

Cool photo of this stork, or heron. You did a lot of work on it! I don't have Photoshop..someday.

judi/Gmj said...

Handsome bird! well done in sepia.

Robin said...

What a serious look on that stork's face - great capture.

dot said...

Beautiful Mary! I can't imagine this being any better in color or B&W.
I love the quote on your header picture!

Terri said...

My first time playing SS. I found the perfect subject!

That's quite amazing, Mary! What a bird. Very regal.

maryt/theteach said...

I wasn't sure about the stork or heron. I think Ramblingwoods is right, though...

maryt/theteach said...

And Mojo, the blue channel just made that tall leafy plant stand out so much better than the other channels and I liked it so I kept it...

Carletta said...

Love the new header and the heron!

I love how this is a 'goldeny' looking sepia. Mr. Heron looks very regal.
And, you've taken something I wouldn't have even began to think about using and made it work beautifully!

Ralph said...

Thanks for the reminder! A sepia bird, the uniqueness of it all!

Leora said...

A handsome heron, Mary! I bet he looks good in his real colors, too.

Terri said...

I'm going to differ with RW on the bird - I think it's a Great White Heron or a W├╝rdemann's Heron. Was the body white? Great Whites and Wurdemann's are found in the Everglades.

Anonymous said...

Ouch! I could imagine that beak aiming right at my eye.

Cool edits you've done once again!
I've played around with curves and most times it gave me results that gave my pictures a total new perspective.

Anonymous said...

Your heron looks more silver than sepia, but he IS gorgeous! Great shot!

Jientje said...

That is one handsome looking Blue Heron you've got there!! I love the silverish golden effect of this sepia!! Mine is up now too!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the flow of lines where the bird almost seems to melt into the curving foliage!

Melli said...

I would have said a Crane! But a herron is right! I LOVE those birds! This is beautiful!

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
I love that photo! All the textures and contrasts look great! Mine is posted. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Julie said...

I love all your sepia scenes and this is no exception. Great shot.

Dianne said...

of course RW knows what it is!!

I love the header and the Val Day button

and the heron is astounding!

Anonymous said...

He looks gorgeous!
What a lovely shot!

simply divina said...

This is very nice. I want to join.

Mo and The Purries said...

I was playing with photo enhancing again this week - the background is sepia in the portrait I did of Daphne, using a 'negative' enhancement.
Check her out on Purrchance To Dream.

PJ said...

That is indeed a Great Blue Heron and what a fabulous portrait. I'm glad you were able to get out and see our wonderful wildlife. Thanks for the new badge, it's perfect for Valentine's Day.

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Mary and everyone here!

I shoot a greeting pasted on the wall. :-)