So okay, it's a silly title but what do you expect and 5:30 in the AM when I've gotten all caught up in reading your blogs all night. I promised you a Sepia post and you shall have it.
Thematic Photographic 125 Sepia see more at Carmi's site
So why do I not feel the same way about Sepia, as I do about Black and White Photography? I really don't know the answer to that question. Maybe it's because the brown tones are warmer than the gray ones ... or maybe it's because the photography world doesn't try to cram it down my throat. I'm contrary that way. Sepia doesn't look 'dead' to me ... it just looks old. For antiques (and ghost towns, you really should pop over and check out some of the other links, great photos this week!) sepia just fits in a way nothing else does. It's also a great treatment for old timey dress up shots (like those you see at the mall and at festivals).
In the case of the above shot, in addition to the subject matter, it greatly helped with the lighting problems this shot had. I did do this from other angles where the lighting wasn't so harsh and those I left in full color. I liked this shot both ways.
This shot is not very old at all 'though it looks like it might be. Admittedly the subject may be ... but it was taken just a few years ago in a museum at the Lighthouse some of you will remember I posted called "Bright Eye". I love this shot in color, but it makes me feel like I've stepped back in time in Sepia.
This picture of a soft shelled turtle (the first I'd ever seen) was taken at the Edisto River not far from here. Yes that turtle is underwater, that is sand on it's back ... they're shy and camouflage themselves pretty well. With that sandy river bottom it didn't have much color anyway so I opted for the sepia treatment, it wasn't much of a stretch.
And that's it for this time folks, a girl has to sleep sometime. 'Night y'all.