Thursday, October 23, 2008

God's Been Painting My World
A New Meme: Sepia Scenes

Today is the beginning of a new meme hosted by Mary/The Teach at Work of the Poet. We are posting images with the look of old photos. The sepia tone adds a sense of class and timelessness. My photo today is of an old furniture warehouse here in Parkersburg long ago gone out of business. Though abandoned and crumbling it still stands by the well used railroad track as a reminder of days gone by. These past few days color has been in abundance wherever I look. Soon it will all be that brown sepia color that sets in before winter. Along with my sepia image today I'm also sharing the color in my little corner of the world.
On a Sunday drive down a sun-dappled roadway I could see God's handiwork on the leaves of the trees and the mass of fallen ones that lined the road.

Closer to home one lone tree on the sloping countryside burst forth in golden color underneath the grey skies overhead.

Standing looking off my deck God whispered that I really didn't need to leave home at all. He had brought his handiwork to my own back yard.

Wherever you are today take time to enjoy your view!

30 comments:

splummer said...

Hi!
Your Sepia photo is beautiful! Amazing how sepia changes the looks of things. Love your color photos too. Very Pretty! Take Care!!

Sherrie

Dianne said...

what a majestic old building! and a fantastic shot of it

your foliage shots are beautiful

Neal said...

I'm glad to see you got your problem fixed. Operator trouble? :)
I like the Sepia photo. It's always amazing how B&W and sepia change the atmosphere of a picture. I like the color photos as well but not as good as the sepia. Take care!!!

Rose said...

Yeah! I can post a comment! I love your pictures...was sort of tempted to email you one or two I took today. You would think we were standing in the same spot taking pictures. I don't think our trees are quite as beautiful as yours--not as many of them anyway. I am dreading to see it end.

Rose said...

p.s.--I love the sepia photo also!

Dr.John said...

I love the picture. It looks like a very old photo. The other pictures are beauitiful.

George Townboy said...

Four beauties! Make that five!

Love the sepia effect on the first photo ... reminds me of old buildings I've seen in Boston. The color in your back yard is exquisite.

Willard said...

Carletta,

I am a sucker for the sepia toned images or regular b&w images for that matter.

I also like the beautiful fall scenery that you posted. I am thankful each day that I am retired and can go out with the camera and be in the great outdoors at this wonderful time of year.

Judi~Gmj said...

Cool, I forgot, thanks for the reminder and God has a great eye for color, so much more texture and life than oil or acrylic :)

fishing guy said...

Carletta: Those were some beaytiful captures you made today.

napaboaniya said...

Nice work on the sepia picture :)
Works very well with that tone.
Happy Weekend Carletta!

MyMaracas said...

That's a great photo, and it's perfect in sepia.

It seems we have a lot in common. We're both at that autumn stage, and I grew up in Charleston. My heart never really left the West Virginia hills.

Thanks for a glimpse of home.

Carver said...

Those are all beautiful shots. If I wasn't already doing so many memes I'd be tempted by the sepia one.

Gattina said...

It's strange you live so far away on another continent and still fall pictures look the same as here !
I have to think about this Sepia project, usually I prefer it colorful, lol !

JunieRose2005 said...

You have very beautiful scenes in your world!

Raven said...

All beautiful... that first photo really does look like something from the past. I love your foliage photos, especially the middle one - though they are all beautiful. I will be glad when the election is over and I can turn back into a real person (or as close as I come).

Lilli & Nevada said...

You have some beautiful fall colors in your part of the world

Jientje said...

I love that sepia picture, nice work!
But those fall colours are lovely too, where you live! I went out yesterday to try and snap some but they didn't turn out half as good as yours!

me ann my camera said...

The sepia format separates your photo by years although they were perhaps taken the same day. The sepia format is great for setting old buildings and things back in time. Your old building reminds me of an old building nearby that I want to take also. Have a great day!

Robin said...

Sepia really does lend an element of dignity to buildings that time has passed by. Nice choice.

Lovely fall colors on the other ones too.

Dewdrop said...

Hey Carletta, thanks for sending Larry my way... so thoughtful of you! They are lens flare, caused by internal light reflection.

No SWF this week from you?

Have a great day!

Day4plus said...

Beautiful fall colors. It is so nice to drive through the leaves. It looks the same here. MB

Janice Thomson said...

Beautiful photos - you live in a gorgeous area.
The sepia tones are wonderfully nostalgic on the warehouse.
I so agree with your words under the last photo...

juliana said...

i always think sepia adds a vintage touch to the photos, and i love the autumn colours the nature dresses itself at this time of year...

Shelly said...

So many pretty shots. That looks like a fun meme, guess I better go see if I can figure out how to do sepia ;)

the teach said...

Oh the Fall scenes are so lovely, Carletta! Thanks for participating in our new meme. Your sepia photo looks very old! Good job! :)

Craver Vii said...

I know you are already aware of this, but you are so blessed to have such natural splendor around you. The sights you display are breathtaking!

Gramma L said...

Beautiful pictures. I'm traveling in VA and the colors are beautiful.

Eddie D. said...

Nice fall sky views!

piedmontperspective said...

These are wonderful shots! The sepia photo looks so Old Worldly. Beautiful colors on your Sunday drive and I just love the view from your deck!