Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sepia Scenes: Church Steeple In Veto

I took this photo Tuesday in Veto, Ohio. Why the name Veto? The following is the excerpt from a highway marker erected by promoters of the local history of the Underground Railroad in the state of Ohio.

"Ephraim Cutler (1767-1853) arrived in Marietta, Ohio from Connecticut in 1795. Prominent in Southeast Ohio, Cutler was appointed judge of the court of common pleas and justice of the peace, surveyed land for the Ohio Company, and was a trustee of Ohio University. In 1802, Cutler was chosen a Washington County delegate to Ohio's constitutional convention in Chillicothe. A contested issue at the convention was whether to permit or exclude slavery from the new state of Ohio. As a member of the committee that introduced Article VIII, or the bill of rights, to Ohio's constitution, Cutler drafter Section 2 which specifically excluded slavery or involuntary servitude in Ohio on the basis that the Ordinance of 1787 forbade it. The section passed through the convention by one vote. Veto Lake was named for Cutler's role in having slavery vetoed in Ohio."

I changed my original color photo to the sepia tone and erased the sepia from the cross and then used a 'posterized' effect to achieve the results in my photo. Just thought I'd try a little color like Mary did last week. Not really sure I'm pleased with it but it's growing on me.


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29 comments:

George said...

I think you did a great job with the sepia of this photograph. Very pretty!

Barbara said...

Great effects on this shot. Very Nice. Smiles B

Ralph said...

That is a wonderful steeple - the sepia adds an aged elegance to old structures - I don't know what it is, but it is great!

Thanks for some history of southern Ohio. Except for Cincinnati, I haven't seen much of the Buckeye State (or WV) south of I-70. I like learning things new...

George Townboy said...

I love it!!

kden said...

I think it turned out lovely. You are a quick study.

napaboaniya said...

I think it's looking good, I understand the fun of re-creating another feel for photographs. The feeling of accomplishment! :)

Becky and Gary said...

Beautiful picture Carletta. I like what you have done with the cross.
B.

Tricia said...

Sepia Scenes w/ history! Very interesting & a cool photo effect to boot! Wonderful!

the daily said...

wow...cool sepia effect.

My entry for SC this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

Jim said...

Hi Carletta, this indeed is a pretty steeple you found. I find my self taking steeple pictures too but then I don't do sepia with them (I don't know how).

I especially liked your red caboose. Looking behind is a longer look than the look ahead, huh?
You realize the trains don't pull the caboose anymore.

Thanks a lot for dropping by my Ruby Tue. We had a nice anniversary.
..

Pietro said...

The cross in white is a very good choice. Beautiful sepia picture!

Gattina said...

I always love these historical stories and Veto as town name is really special lol ! I think it would be a town name for me as I often veto ! The sepia effect looks great on the tower !

quilly said...

I like the steeple and the cross, but that sky adds a Hitchcockian aura that is just a touch eerie.

ilanadavita said...

Very interesting effect; especialy the little pink addition.

JunieRose2005 said...

This is very pretty-this one and the original !

I love to see cross steeples like this.


Junie

Melli said...

That is lovely! Love the story behind the town too!

Patti said...

I like the effects the sepia lends to this steeple. Nice photo, Carletta. Happy Sepia ~

Rose said...

I like it, but like to see the original also. It is just simple and to the point.

NovaS said...

you did an amazing job here... its unique and fabulous...

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maryt/theteach said...

Oh Carletta, I love the effect! Especially erasing the sepia from the cross, so that it's gleaming white! Great job! :) Happy Sepia Scenes!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Very nice editing of the Sepia! I like it lots! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!

Sherrie

Dr.John said...

I like the picture. Thanks for telling us about Veto.

PJ said...

Very nice sepia colorization, and how interesting the way the town was named.

Dianne said...

I love the steeple

Tink *~*~* said...

I like what you did with the cross. That was a great idea!

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ramblingwoods.com said...

I like the photo both ways..but it is fun to play....Michelle

Shinade said...

Carletta I think it is outstanding and just lovely. I love church steeples and the sound of the bells ringing on an early Sunday morning.

You did a wonderful job...it's beautiful!!

Happy weekend,
Jackie:-)))

P.s. I enjoyed the history about this area also!!

Robin said...

I like the stark white of the cross, and I love that you included the story behind it. It adds so much to your photo to understand its history.