Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sepia Scenes: Frozen Picnic Anyone?

I took this last week. It was about 12F but at least there was some sun.



Check out all the SEPIA SCENES

32 comments:

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

I think the sepia style makes it look even colder than it is. But looks like a nice peaceful place.

napaboaniya said...

A sense of loneliness felt in the picture.
But it looks beautiful in sepia :)

dot said...

Nice shot but I'll save the picnic for summer.

Carletta said...

Love the lines and shadows and your framing!

the daily said...

nice sepia photo

My first entry sepia this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

judi said...

okay, with a warm blanket to sit on, and hot chocolate I'm game for a visit.

judi said...

okay, with a warm blanket to sit on, and hot chocolate I'm game for a visit.

bobbie said...

I love the shadows. Lovely in sepia. Sun, but not enough to really melt the dusting of snow.

Dianne said...

miranda - I thought so too but cold can have a certain beauty at times

napaboaniya - I was all alone in this giant park! it's the same place I took the basketball shots below and I have some of the playground for another day. I have never been alone there!! It was odd and eerie and kinda fun lol
even the squirrels and birds weren't there

dot - I kept thinking - well at least I wouldn't need to bring ice! lol

carletta - oh thanks!! lines fascinate me and I was hoping to capture them. weathered wood is also very pretty to me but sepia distorts that.

the daily - welcome to sepia scenes - I will visit :)

judi - I had a mug of coffee and it went cold very quickly!!

bobbie - I love the shadows too! I have a few more from this day for Sunday's shadow shots :)

Jan said...

Love the photo, but I'll take a raincheck on the picnic.

Melli said...

It doesn't LOOK so cold in sepia! Looks rather inviting I think!

Rose said...

Oh, Yes! This is lovely, lovely shot!

Robin said...

Brrr...

I like the way you've processed this, and the framing definitely adds to the antique feel.

Dianne said...

jan - I don't blame you! I was freezing and I was there for less than a half hour

melli - thanks :)

rose - thanks :)

robin - Brrrrrr!! indeed
although it was so nice to be alone in the park
I added the framing because of that dark object over on the lower right - if I remember correctly it was some wood thing protecting a box that led to the lights for the soccer field. I was leaning over a fence to get this shot since the gate to the picnic area was closed (gee wonder why) and I thought I had that thing out of the frame
with the added old photo effect it took away from that thing

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hooray! You found some sun. Every time the sun comes out I grab my camera to search for a good photo. Rare these days. LOL

The temperature seems a bit cold for a picnic. I'll take a raincheck. How about May?

Nice photo, Dianne!

ilanadavita said...

Great sepia effect.

Dianne said...

EG - if not for the sun I might not have stayed to take any photos! May sounds good to me :)

ilanadavita - thank you :)

Daryl said...

Most excellent and it reminds me of Claremont Park in the Bronx back when I was a kid

Babs (Beetle) said...

Lovely sepia shot! Summer picnics :O)

Mojo said...

The framing around it gives a kind of voyeuristic feeling to it. Like it was taken through a a window that hadn't been taped quite well enough before it was painted. And still had paint on the glass.

Honestly if it didn't look so inviting it might be a little creepy!

Mamapippa said...

I would prefer to have a picnic in the summer ... But it is a very nice place!

maryt/theteach said...

That's lovely, Dianne! Don't bother with Photoshop - you're right it is very complicated! Mo, used Photobucket to do a half sepia photo and it came out beautifully! Check out It's a Blog Eat Blog World... :)

splummer said...

Hi!
Great Sepia Shot!! It looks so lonely, just waiting for someone to have a seat! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Dianne said...

daryl - I used to go to Claremont! My uncle lived up there for awhile.
Maybe we played on the see-saw together - I was the chubby red headed kid with an attitude ;)

babs - thanks :)
In the summer this place is packed

mojo - well now this is saying something about how your mind works - and I love it ;)

mamapippia - me too!!

mary - I was signed up to take a Photoshop class when I hurt my leg - and it's a 3 story walk up :(
I would love to master it - it can do so much

sherrie - in the summer it is packed with families :)

ramblingwoods.com said...

I never would have thought of making that sepia, but it really looks good.

magiceye said...

......beautiful......

bermudabluez said...

Looks good in sepia! Me....I'd wait for it to be just a little bit warmer!!! Brrrrrrr!!

Dianne said...

rambling - the wood tones gave me the idea. I'm still not that good with sepia so I look for warm hues that might lend themselves to sepia

magiceye - thanks :)

bermudabluez - thanks!! I'm definitely waiting for it to be warmer ;)

PJ said...

First of all, I love the vignetting, perfect for this. Second, knowing how cold it was it seems to be asking a question: to sit a spell or to enjoy the view and then dash to the car!

Dianne said...

PJ - thanks!! I was glad I thought of the frame :)
I couldn't sit even if I wanted to - the gate was closed and I'm no climber lol

MyMaracas said...

It looks bleak,like the season. Nice capture of a mood, and I like the frame at the edges.

storyteller said...

Definitely too cold for a picnic but I do love the sepia treatment of this photo.
Hugs and blessings,