Sunday, 28 September 2008

Sepia in a frame

Okay, my Sunday evening seems to be full of challenges. My second challenge for today, from Chica at Photo-Projectz was to take a photograph and convert is to sepia, also to have a go at framing a photograph. I thought I would be brave (or mad?) to try and do both with the same photograph....

I heard yesterday that it was going to be foggy this morning. So I set my alarm for 6am. As the sun rose this morning, I was wandering through my favourite forest at Savernake. I will save all the details of the lovely morning, but needless to say, I captured some nice photographs. The trees are just about to turn into their Autumn colours of rich organges and browns. I thought this would be quite fitting for a sepia experiment. Below is the result of my trials:



It is a first attempt, I clearly still need to practice with this technique. Thanks Chica, this has inspired me to have a go at this type of effect more often.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Chica and to Jessica from Wayfaring Wanderer for their helpful techniques and guidance. I am still very much a novice with photo editing, and your tips and examples are a great source of inspiration.

Bye for now,

Graham :o)

17 comments:

AnTo said...

It´s such a beutiful picture Graham...you´re definitely going on my list of "people who should make a living of photography" :P Thanks for leaving a comment, and I agree about happy people, that´s why I´m so surprised about myself :P have a nice week :D

Chica said...

What a fabulous frame, and you should defo continue with it. It gives it that little something extra that sometimes photos need, in order to "pop". Hope your having a great weekend. :)

Michelle Hix said...

This picture is straight out of a dream!

Zhu said...

I agree, it looks like it's straight from a fantasy movie!

You captured the spirit of fall perfectly.

Zhu said...

Oh, by the way, I completed this month's photohunt!

http://correresmidestino.com/sunset-and-night/

Liss said...

Oh I love this, love, love, love it. The fog the colour the border. I need to learn better techniques!!

My monthly challenge is done.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

It not only has an antique feel, but the scene itself makes me feel nostalgic in an old timey way :o)

How very sweet of you to mention lil' ol' me :o) Thank you.

Tammy said...

Great photo Graham! Your photos are inspiring, as a matter of fact, you inspired me to create my own sepia toned photo. Check it out!

~Tammy

Elizabeth said...

love the framing! and the photo, but the border is making me want to start playing with some photos.

Muse said...

Now that's something special. I love sepia but it can be a very difficult filter to use, sometimes it just doesn't work on a piece. I love how it makes a photograph look aged or even something out of a memory. We need to go on our little walks more often!

Iloilo onfoot said...

very nice... photography, I love antique-inspired pictures.

Jackal said...

Good work Graham.

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Max said...

Graham,

Only one word: spectacular!
Ok, another one for you: you are a bloody good artist :D!

Cheers, darling!

Michelle Dawn said...

Great photo and frame. I inished the photo challenge. http://halet1073.blogspot.com/9/2008/graham's-september-photo-challenge.html

Choc Mint Girl said...

I clicked to enlarge the photo and wow, it's amazingly breathtaking. Fuhhh... really... You did very well. :)

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