Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sepia Scenes #1: New and Improvised!

"Canes 3 - Bruins 1"
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC - December 1, 1997 (Click to embiggen)

Sepia Scenes - Brought to you by Mary the Teach

You know Mary The Teach? Yeah, that Mary The Teach... of Ruby Tuesday Fame. Well seems that she's also got a soft corner for sepia toned photos, so she's started a whole new meme -- on a whole new blog -- called Sepia Scenes. And as a public service, she's even included a few tips for converting color images to sepia using some of the more popular image editing programs.

Yeah, I can hear you... "Just what you needed -- another photo meme". But I can't help myself... I may need a program. I know I need more disk space!

So anyway, here's my debut -- and the title "Improvised" applies in more than one way here. First of all, this shot is one I already had uploaded -- it had to be because I'm not home where my archives are! Second, and more telling, this was originally shot on a black and white 35mm negative (Tri-X 400 pushed one stop over. I know you were just dying to know that.) when I scanned the negative, though, I forgot to reset the scanner for B&W, so it thought it was scanning a color negative. And it tried its best to put some color in this photo!

Anyway, I liked the result so well, I decided to do all of my B&W negatives this way... and if I wanted true B&W later, I could always just desaturate them, right?

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Carletta said...

As soon as I saw this I was reminded of sports shots from my old high school yearbooks.
Great choice of subject - wonderful effect.

Dianne said...

hey! is that a picture of a sport!? hehehehe

carletta is right - looks like a yearbook shot

great unique photo

Kimmie said...

Very Nice Shot! Love the olde look of it.

Hey, my Sabres are 5-0-1 so far.

How are your Hurricanes doing?

the teach said...

Hey Mojo, I'm really glad you joined Sepia Scenes - I know, I know - so many memes, so little time and disk space! Ha! Like what you did with your sporty photo! We're gonna have fun with sepia! :)