Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sepia Scenes #114

This is an ambigram which mixes up the "Happy Holiday" greeting. Letters misplaced, up-side-down. 

Happy New Year to all the loyal Sepia Scene-ers!
Get ready for 2011!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

little Buddha

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sepia Scenes #113

Mom and me wa-a-a-a-y back when...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sepia Scenes #112

 Along the Cross Island Parkway, Queens

The Christmas season has me very  busy and I must apologize for the great delay in posting my Sepia Scenes post. But I have it up now. Half sepia effects so that the blue in the sky can be appreciated. 

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I am always very appreciative.

And thanks Annie, for reminding me...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sepia Scenes #111

This water fountain caught my eye last week and I thought it would be beautiful in sepia.

What will you do for Sepia Scenes this week?

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sepia Scenes #110



I photographed this book in a small independent bookstore in Port Washington, NY

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sepia Scenes #109

 We have a new Sepia Scenes badge today. Feel free to use it on your posts.

"Sepia and Shadows"

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sepia Scenes # 108

These two angels were for sale in the local pharmacy and so I bought them to decorate my house for Christmas. Do you like them in sepia? I do.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sepia Scenes #107

Large Buddha erected in Flushing Queens in half sepia.

I was astonished to find this Buddha Gautama sitting in the garden of a home on Parsons Blvd. about one block north of Northern Blvd.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sepia Scenes #106

This soft sepia scene was achieved by using the Saturation filter in Adobe Photoshop. I like the effect very much. Do you?

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sepia Scenes #105

Forgive me please for the delay in getting Sepia Scenes online for you today.

I hope you like my sweet-faced scarecrow in front of my house.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sepia Scenes #104

Hi everyone! It's time again for Sepia Scenes!

In China she is the personification of compassion itself, the “compassionate One” (1) and “the most powerful being in the entire Chinese Pantheon.” (7)
As the Chinese Buddhist bodhisattva “Kuan-Yin embodies the Divine Feminine” (1) and is known as the “Great Mother of China”. (8) She is the goddess of fertility, of healing and of magic. She is a mother figure, a friend, a guide and a protector for women. She is what ever you need her to be. For it is her sacred task to “hear the cries of the world” and to answer them with love, mercy and compassion.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sepia Scenes #103

This little nook in the Queens Botanical Garden pleased me very much. I sat in the lovely shade for a while. I love benches and fences.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sepia Scenes #102

 This photo is a macro of the head of a statue I own and keep in my home.
 It is unidentified.

I applied the sepia effect in Adobe Photoshop and then played with Curves a little bit to get the effect you see.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sepia Scenes #101

Thank you everyone for celebrating our 100th post of Sepia Scenes with the very best sepia shots you could post.

This week I have an interesting shot:

An extraordinarily decorative door on a brownstone in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The simple windows andd  the wrought iron banisters add to the marvelous effect.

Let's see what you have.
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BTW, Happy Spring Season!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sepia Scenes #100!

In Roman Numerals C represents the Arabic number 100. The word for 100 is centum in Latin.

In English it's hundred
In French it's centaine
In Spanish it's cientas
In Italian it's cento
In German it's einhundert

centi means one hundreth (.01)

My post for our 100 post anniversary is:

100 Words!

You remember those poetry kits that were popular years ago. this is a kit given out by Target and really lacks verbs and adverbs so after I tried to put together a poem I just gave up...

But here's a poem I've written about you and Sepia Scenes:

I started scenes in sepia
my favorite tonal color,
they came from far and wide
to express their philo-color
through sepia-ized photos
for all of us to admire.

We're at our 100th post
made Sepia Scenes very popular;
Let's post another 100
and make 2011 spectacular.

Shall we make a new badge? How's this?

Sign Mr. Linky and leave a comment on this auspicious occasion!

Thanks to everyone and those who have been so loyal and posted every week.
You make my day, my week, my month , my year!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sepia Scenes #99

We had 5 people vote for

A 100-themed post:

Photo of a 100 things (pennies, bottle caps, etc.) or something that equals 100 such as a dollar which equals a hundred pennies. (posted by Aoife.Troxel)

So next week you'll post 100 things or some thing that equals 100 things, okay?

I can't wait to celebrate our 100th post anniversary...

Here to start you off is one of my 100 things post:

I've owned Books of the Century: A Hundred Years of Authors, Ideas and Literature for a looong time, since 1998. I've chosen books from this volume for my literature classes many times.

On the inside flap it says: "Books of the Century is an extraordinary collection of the best writing about books and authors published in the New York Times Book Review."

Remember NEXT week you'll post your 100 things post!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sepia Scenes #98

What I thought I would do today is list the suggestions made by our Sepia Scenes participants and let you vote for one of them as our special 100th post on September 15 (I said September 8th but our 100th post will be on September 15th!)

Our great participant Sepia Scenes bloggers suggested the following:

1. a 100-themed post. Photo of a 100 things (pennies, bottle caps, etc.) or something that equals 100 such as a dollar which equals a hundred pennies. (posted by Aoife.Troxel)

2. a Love-theme in sepia. (suggested by by Jeff campbell)

3. a photo we too 100 weeks ago converted into sepia. (suggested by EG WOW)

4. a macro self-portrait: our eyes, lips, hands, etc. in sepia (suggested by Lui)

5. variations on a theme (that I would give you) (suggested by Kramer)

Next week I will give you the idea/theme and then you'll post you photo in sepia the week after that...

Please vote in the comments.

Here's my sepia shot for today...

Josh made balloon animals at the Carnival. This one, two love birds in a heart, he made for me. I colored the balloon by opening the color photo, adding a duplicate layer and then using the erasure tool to bring up the red again.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sepia Scenes #97

Do you notice that this is Sepia Scenes # 97?

In 3 weeks I will post our 100th Sepia Scenes post! Oh My Goodness! And you may be posting your 100th Sepia Scene as well!

I'd really like to do something special or suggest something special for us to do for that day which will be, September 8th.

Will you make some suggestions in your comments this week? I'll spend all this week thinking about what we could do and reading your comments and posts. I'd really appreciate some help from you. 

Next week I'll anounce what we will be doing...

Now here's my post for this week: