A fountain flows making for a pretty sight and a pretty sound in the backyard.
A bench waits in the backyard for someone to come and have a seat and take in the view.
I had mentioned in a previous post that I am having fun creating HDR photographs. Well, I am also having fun creating Sepia photos. Although, not as complex to create as HDR with today’s software programs (although HDR is easier to create now, too), Sepia photos can made some photographs look really quite striking. It can also be more forgiving with what you might consider slight flaws in your colour photograph. Black and White can be like that, too! With many software programs you can also add “fade” and/or “glow” effects to your Sepia photos and “noise” to make the image look old, or just plain cool. Some of the newer digital cameras also come with a Sepia effect already built in. I prefer to take the photos in colour first, then transform them after.
Anyway, there are also some photographs, at least from what I have found, that just scream to be made into Sepia and/or you know would look pretty amazing in Sepia. Below are just a few examples of some of those photographs that I had taken recently at Mohawk Park in Brantford, Ontario. The trees there were such great subjects to snap images of! Like I said, I first took these in colour, then transformed them into what you see below.
Just a little demonstration as to what can be done with a coloured photograph using a photo editing program. I used PhotoShop in this case. Of course, if you camera has the capability of changing the colour of the photo as you snap the image, you can use that, too! Mine does, but I usually like to take the photo in colour first, then edit it. The photo demonstrated below is of a Daffodil I found along a bike trail.
This photograph of an iron wagon wheel was originally taken using the Sepia setting on my camera. I thought I would look really nice with that alone. It did, but it needed something more. So, I aged this photo using several different techniques in PhotoShop and this is the final result. Kind of an old looking photograph, but taken just yesterday.