Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sepia Scenes Wednesday #8


This is a wrought iron bench that has been kicking around in our family. It was my paternal grandparents' and I can remember it from their house. I would love to get it appraised to see the value and possibly sell it, but my husband doesn't want to. I used a very old program on another computer to sepia this. There are no setting to fiddle with and all photos turn out the same, but it really worked with this one I think. To see some more fabulous Sepias, visit Mary here.

21 comments:

Kahshe Cottager said...

I love to play with sepia photos too! I really like what you have done with this photo and for me, it added another dimension to your bench. The bench is gorgeous!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Gorgeous bench. The details of grapes below the seat is amazing.

Mojo said...

The aging works quite well in this program, but I'd have wanted more control over it. Still, as you point out, for some photos the "canned" version is just fine!

Annie said...

It's amazing how a perfectly ordinary picture can be brought to life so spectacularly just by using sepia.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Further to the comment you left on my blog ... for that photo, I used Photobucket, a free online photo hosting site which gives you many editing options.

Jew Wishes said...

The bench is lovely in sepia, adding a very classic dimension to the image.

How beautiful, classic and nostalgic.

Felisol said...

The wrote iron bench is a piece of abundance work to be loved and not sold!
The wrinkling in the paper made me believe it was an old picture from a family album.
I like the mood and nostalgia.
From Felisol

ewok1993 said...

beautiful subject and equally beautiful image on sepia. i too like to complain :D

marLou said...

This really look like a vintage photograph. Great job!

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing & thanks for visiting my blog.

Ralph said...

This picture is wonderful. It has truly been enhanced to look as if it were new, but the photo has the old look with its age really showing. Great!

maryt/theteach said...

This looks like a real old, sepia shot! :)

dot said...

What a pretty bench that is and I love the way you aged the picture. Looks great!

Tricia said...

As authentic as it gets! Nice job!

Carletta said...

I'll have to echo Tricia - wonderfully authentic looking.It looks like it has been hanging around in a photo album for a long time - just as a sepia shot should.
I LOVE it and I'm pretty sure it will probably be my favorite this week. :)

Deb said...

love the effect, love the bench, don't sell it!

Patti said...

What a wonderful bench from another time and place!

That's neat how you aged the photo. I would have no clue how to do something like that!

thanks for visiting me ;-)

Patti said...

re: your note - well, I still couldn't do this..I only have a free program to work with

sunnymama said...

That's a beautiful bench and it looks gorgeous in sepia!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's a wonderful old bench. Nice photo of it too!

Autrice DelDrago: said...

Beautiful photograph and lovely presentation.