Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sepia Scenes: Honor

An American Legion post in a nearby town has a little "garden" of medallions honoring veterans.

I think the glow from this one is lovely ...



I also like the graceful age of the original ...



SEPIA SCENES

16 comments:

Ralph said...

Anything made from brass seems a natural in sepia. This soft metal piece is so artistic with its scrolling design - sepia allows the artwork to shine!

bobbie said...

what a lovely and inspiring garden this must be.

awarewriter said...

I like the original better. The sepia conversion lacks the contrast (and impact) of the original.

Four Dinners said...

You made me shed a tear.

And no...it wasn't the vodka.

My paternal Grandad got blown to bits in WWII.

I've got his ring.

It was all that was found as it happens.

We're a bloody awful lot of creatures aren't we when all's said and done?

Mountain Photog said...

That's a beautiful photo, Dianne--very striking--and a beautiful memorial.

Carletta said...

It looks perfect in sepia Dianne; but I LOVE the original. Such a wonderful patina.
I saw some of these for the first time last spring. I had never seen any before.

hip chick said...

I love world war I memorial things. It seems like such innocence that they say only "world war" and don't have to separate it with a number. We were so naive.

Arkansas Patti said...

Loved the original, the natural aging really shows and is fitting.

Rebecca said...

My vote is on that original too. So glad you posted it as well.

Patti said...

I noticed there is no number, meaning this was from WWI, "the war to end all wars."
How sad that that was not the case.

The medal looks nice in both photos, but I also prefer the original because you can see how it's worn. Nice details in the craftsmanship.

Daryl said...

What a lovely way to honor those who served

Annie said...

Very fine Medallion, Diane. I particularly like the patina of the original.

Together We Save said...

Beautiful!! I am always amazed how some people see art everywhere.

Jientje said...

I'm with many of the other commentors, I like the original one better because it shows it's wear and tear. I love what it stands for.

Dianne said...

THANKS EVERYONE

I too like the original better than the sepia. The thing about the sepia that I did like was the glow on the ground around the medallion.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It looks gret in sepia. It actually makes it look newer. ;-)