Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sepia Scenes #28

Welcome everyone to Sepia Scenes for Thursday, April 30th.

You of course can post your photos on Wednesday, April 29th, at 4:00 PM EST and then any time after that.


My photo is of a Presbyterian Korean Church in Queens, N.Y. with a whole series of ornamental pear trees in full bloom outside.

I think you will notice that the sepia color of my badge and the sepia color of my post for this week are different. You can accomplish any particular tone of sepia by using the Channel Mixer in Adobe Photoshop or other photo-editing software. In channel Mixer you desaturate the photo, i.e. make it black & white.

Then use Color Picker on a new layer and plug in these numbers for Red = 141; Green = 83; and Blue = 3

A very strong sepia (lots of red and yellow) will cover your entire photo. On the Layer palette click the drop down menu and click Soft Light and modify Opacity to 65% or even lower if you like my sepia tone.
My color tends toward a sepia/gray tone. The badge above has more red in it.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sepia Scenes #27

Hey there everyone! It's time for Sepia Scenes again! Glad to have you participate! I'll be around to visit as many of you as I can.

I hope you like the Samuel Beckett quote below. We who love to post our best photos should feel uplifted by what he says.

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ornamental pear tree

All art must inevitably end in failure. This is, clearly, no reason for surrender. Ever tried. Ever failed. Never mind. Try again. Fail better.
~Samuel Beckett~

I used a filter called Sun faded Photo in Adobe Photo Shop 7

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Mr. Linky went haywire this afternoon after several of you signed on. I have your comments though, thank goodness!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sepia Scenes #26


A lovely restaurant, Bistro Citron, in Roslyn, N.Y.

I thought it would look right in sepia because it has all the old-fashioned details. I added the oval frame using Adobe Photoshop's Quick Mask. This dark brown frame looked better than a white or a black one.

Thanks for joining us for Sepia Scenes today, Wednesday April 15 (income tax day in the U.S. - Yikes!). Feel free to post your Sepia Scene through today and all day tomorrow.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

~I will be posting Sepia Scenes tomorrow, Wednesday, at 6:00 AM EST. I will leave the post up through Thursday so you may post anytime after 6:00 AM through Thursday.~

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sepia Scenes #25


This little couple sits in somebody's front yard and is hidden by the winter branches and such. I caught a look when I was passing in the car and made Vinny (my husband) stop and go back so I could go back and take pictures.

I think they look wonderful in sepia.

So post your Sepia Scenes and I'll come visit as many people as I can.

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This post will be up through today and all day Thursday!

Happy Passover and Happy Easter

to all my friends who are celebrating!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sepia Scenes #24


Welcome to Sepia Scenes for the first week of April.

I found this classical sculpture in someone's front yard and when I considered it for a Sepia Scenes post I thought I would add to my sepia tone a little posterization. This is posterized at the level of 10.

Posterization of an image occurs when a region of an image with a continuous gradation of tone is replaced with several regions of fewer tones, resulting in an abrupt change from one tone to another. This creates an effect somewhat similar to that of a simple graphic poster.

Most photo editing software provides for posterization. Why don't you give it a try?

**I apologize for being late with Sepia Scenes. I'm still getting used to posting earlier than I usually do. This post is up now and will stay up through Thursday.

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