Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sepia Scenes & Creative Photography: At the Party

These are a few scenes from the Birthday Party in Brooklyn that I attended this past Sunday. I picked those that lent themselves to SEPIA SCENES.

There can never be too much food ... This is the cocktail hour station that included a brick oven where any pizza with any topping was made for you - right in front of your eyes.

The main room leads out to a deck. During the summer there are colorful fountains and masses of flowers out on the deck. This party was limited to immediate family and friends - so there were only 10 tables like this - not counting the head table. And that floor was made for dancing.

Each room has skylights. Some with chandeliers.

If the amazing food and music and company wasn't enough - there was a giant party favor box for each guest. I'll open it and post a photo another day. It's fun to wonder what's in there for a few days.

And because I must see everything in some shade of purple I have added this ...

... as my long overdue contribution to CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY


bobbie said...

It looks like a wonderful party. I particularly love both pictures of the chandeliers. Think I prefer the purple.

Cherie said...

So does that bar serve drinks or just pizza? lol ;)

Daryl said...

Purple is one of my favorite colors ... what fun ... pizza, good company, drinks ... a place to dance .. did anyone dance? Are you still in your cast?

Eki Akhwan said...

i like the third photo from the top. it looks like a diamond ... the light, the lines, and the geometry make a wonderful photo.

thanks for visiting and commenting on my JAGAT FOTOGRAFI blog, Liz.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a great party. I like the third shot best.

Real Live Lesbian said...

WOW! What a wonderful party! I love the sepia pics.

Carletta said...

My own pizza the way I like it and a drink - that would have been the party to crash! :)
My favorite is the wrapped gift - nice sepia. Wondering what's inside....

Dianne said...

bobbie - I like the purple one too :)
the chandeliers themselves are nothing special - it's the skylights that make them beautiful

cherie - there was a full bar in 2 locations - I couldn't get a good shot of either one without getting people in the photo and I won't post photos of folks w/out their permission - how the hell do you explain a blog to a bunch of old Italian guys from Brooklyn - and they never left the bar!! lol

daryl - the cast is off the ankle and most days I don't even need the brace - so that's the good news - of course on the see-saw of my life that has to be countered by the fact that my knee is a mess and my back has been "out" for weeks - they shoot horses don't they? ;)
a lot of people danced

eki - I like that one a lot too, thanks!! made me think of a spaceship

ilanadavita - seems that's the winning shot! thanks :)

RLL - it really was!! it was her 70th birthday - I have know the family for over 20 years - we used to rent a floor in their house - they are the best!!

carletta - i know this probably sounds nuts - but I often don't open gifts right away - I save them until I'm down and then give myself a perk
I'm odd ;)

Anonymous said...

I never would have thought of doing the photos in sepia and yet they look great...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I really like the purple one...though I must admit I'm curious about what's inside the box.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Dianne! Seems like a wonderful party. I love the last photo. Lisa

Patti said...

Ooh, I love the effect of the skylight on the chandelier. Very pretty.
My favorite is the 'poiple' one as well.

Thanks for joining in CP this week. I Ralph and I were hoping for some more players. I'm sure Roger was too!

Patti said...

P.S. Glad your cast is off your ankle. Sorry about your knee and your back.

We'll all feel better in the spring, right?

Ralph said...

I love brick oven wood burning pizza - the unevenness of the cooking make for a delicious crust. I'll have mine with fresh tomato slices, basil and mozzarella!

Parties for special people do transcend the food. To talk, laugh and reminisce over the good times is where events like this shine...and not just through the skylights!

Annie said...

The first especially has a very timeless quality about it.

Anonymous said...

I specially like the wrrapped gift in sepia tone :)
Have a good weekend!

Felisol said...

Lovely photos, all of them.
In fact, I'd love to be there.
Such a tempting and attractive report.
From Felisol

Roger said...

I am glad you came home Di! What a awesome party and the photography rocks! The sepia hues are right on, your a very good photographer. The purple not so much lol :D

me ann my camera said...

Quite a party in great surroundings! love the pizza bar too.

Tink *~*~* said...

The wrapped gift looks especially good in sepia - me likey! :)

Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door at the SKY!

Tink *~*~*

Dianne said...

rambling - I have started doing a lot of family type shots in sepia - sometimes they work - thank :)

EG - purple is my favorite color :)
the box is sitting on the book case, everyone thinks I'm nuts that I haven't opened it

lisa - it was a great party! thanks

patti - poiple is such a cool color
I already have a CP entry ready for next week - I'm gonna be better
the knee and back and all are all from this damned spine curve - seems that it gets worse as we get older - whodda thunk! worse as older? wow!

ralph - it was so great to see so many people I had not seen in a long time - neighbors I used to see every day - kids who were babies and are now running around the dance floor - community is life :)

annie - thank you!! I wasn't sure if that shot was good enough

napaboaniya - thanks, the colors seemed perfect for sepia

felisol - it was a lovely day, thanks :)

roger - hey! don't be dissin' my poiple!! I'll tell Patti and she'll fix you ;)

me ann - this restaurant really knows what they're doing! :)

tink - thanks!!

Patti said...

Hi Dianne, I'll have to speak to that hooligan about dissing a beautiful color!

Jackie said...

I really like that 2nd picture - it looks like it was taken years and years ago!

PJ said...

This is fantastic, and next time I want to be invited! Love the purple lagniappe.

maryt/theteach said...

Oh WOW, Dianne! Now I see where you were going in Brooklyn! What's in the package?? I'm writing this comment after the comment I wrote on your latest post... Love the purple! :)

Dianne said...

patti - I KNEW you would handle him, thanks!! ;)

jackie - in many ways Brooklyn is years and years ago :)

pj - any time! always room for one more

mary - I still haven't opened it lol
Roger doesn't like purple but Patti is gonna fix him lol

Ali said...

Oooh! I love that last shot - a fantastic shadow .. and in purple!

Jientje said...

It looks like a great party, and I love the picture of that box!

Patti said...

I'm phixin to phix that photographer!

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