Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sepia Scenes #32

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This is an old Grist Mill (c.1730) in Roslyn, New York. I love the detail of the old lock.

It was built sometime before the mid-18th century and is one of the few surviving Dutch colonial commercial frame buildings in the U.S. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, it is currently being restored for use as a museum.

The two-and-a-half story rectangular mill is 50½ feet (15 m) long by 25 feet (8 m) wide. The original timber framing, which uses a series of transverse post and beam bents connected by sills and wall plates, differing from the traditional European grid pattern, is now covered in weatherboard. A one-and-a-half-story wing is located to the west, above the race. A mill pond, incorporated into the Roslyn Village Historic District unlike the actual mill itself, is to the north, its outlet eventually feeding into Long Island Sound.

The ground floor has, in the past, been dropped about 12 feet (4 m) below street level, due to the effect of tides and renovations on its footings. A hook-and-pulley double plank door is located in the center of the attic. Windows are irregularly located since many have been either added over time or boarded over. Some of the original milling equipment, mainly gears was still located inside as of 1986.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sepia Scenes #31

Welcome again to Sepia Scenes
where we all have fun experimenting with sepia tones applied to our photographs.


Today I thought I was going to color this flower (which I don't know the name of, help somebody!) but when I looked at it, really looked at it, I thought I'd leave it as is in the sepia color I applied.

It's hard to decide what's the best thing to do with a particular photo, don't you agree?

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sepia Scenes #30

Hi again! Welcome to SEPIA SCENES!

Today I'm taking you to the beach. Yes, the beach - Robert Moses State Park on Long Island. It was a terribly overcast day so I thought I'd try sepia-izing my photos to make them more interesting.

Here are two shots that I applied a simple sepia tone to, and then imported them into Picasa 3 which I downloaded from the net. Then I applied the graduated tint filter. I was surpised and pleased
to get the results you see below.



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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Blogger Friends Award

kaye at The Road Goes Ever Ever On gave me this award today. She's given such a lift to my day!

The following rules came with this "Friends" prize:
“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

This is what kaye said when she passed the award on to me:

Mary the teach at Sepia Scenes, Window Views and Ruby Tuesday's

I choose her because she hosts great photo meme's each week. She makes sure she visits everyone on the Mr. Linky list and she always leaves an encouraging comment about the photo. She also encourages blogger courtesy by suggesting that all participants visit each other.

Thanks so much kaye! It's wonderful to be noticed for these things and for being friendly. I appreciate it very much.

Now I will pass it on to 8 "friendly" bloggers. It will be very hard to do this because all of you deserve this award but I'm supposed to pick 8. So here it goes:


Okay, Okay I know it's 10!

Note on Window Views and Sepia Scenes

~I'm going to post WINDOW VIEWS and SEPIA SCENES at 6:00 AM EST on Wednesday (tomorrow) and leave each post up through Thursday. This makes it easier for our friends around the world to post and get the most out of the day.~

Feel free to post any time within that time frame and if you're late that's okay too.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sepia Scenes #29

Hey Everyone! Welcome back to SEPIA SCENES. I'm finding so many have their Sepia Scenes post up already so I'm posting mine now (1:11 PM EST on Wednesday) also.

Today I offer you a Tudor house in HALF SEPIA.


This lovely house won the Queensmark, an award given by the Queens Historical Society. The award was created to honor those structures and sites in Queens communities that deserve special recognition because of outstanding architectural, cultural, or historical significance.

If you look very closely you can see the Queensmark to the right of the door as you look at the photo.

The name Tudor suggests that these houses were built in the 1500s, during the Tudor Dynasty in England. But of course, Tudor houses in the United States are modern-day re-inventions and are more accurately called Tudor Revival or Medieval Revival. Some Tudor Revival houses mimic humble Medieval cottages - They may even include a false thatched roof. Other Tudor Revival homes suggest Medieval palaces. They may have overlapping gables, parapets, and beautifully patterned brick or stonework. These historic details combine with Victorian or Craftsman flourishes.

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