Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Revolutionary War Monument in Sepia

This week I have followed Mary, our gracious hostess, into the cemetery to find my subject for Sepia Scenes. I saw this monument in the same cemetery as the Indian Mound I posted about here.
This monument is for the daughter and granddaughter of American Revolutionary War officiers. She died at the age of seventy and was buried in the cemetery in 1852.

Besides the basic sepia tones in this image I also added some illumination effects.
This is my original photograph which I really like as it is. The shadows on the monument are from the tree under which the gravesite is located.

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26 comments:

Thom said...

These are beautiful Carletta. Very very nice :)

Nessa said...

The first one looks very gothic.

The second one looks like a saint going to heaven.

The third one is a great shot.

Ralph said...

What a beautiful monument. It offers a view that you don't see these days. The illumination over the statue adds an almost divine look - as if your prayers are being heard. Which they are...

dot said...

The first is my favorite. I'll be following you and Mary when I get a chance.

marLou said...

All the shots are great but I like the first and last images the best. The statue is beautiful.

JunieRose2005 said...

I like what you did with these!

I have mine up too.


Junie

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh these are wonderful Carletta.
Your processing skills are so good!

kden said...

A lot of emotion in that statue. Each of them has a different feel to it, I'd have to agree with Nessa.

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Lovely. I really like these.

Tricia said...

Like the grace of GOD is shining down on her - Nice sepia

quilly said...

I like the slanted lighting. Very dramatic in an eloquent sort of way.

Deb said...

All are good in sepia, well done and creative.

napaboaniya said...

Emotions are felt via the statues in your shots. Lovely.

kaye said...

she looks like a vision, well done

Stop by to see mysepia scene

Jew Wishes said...

They are lovely in sepia, very dramatic. Each on evokes a different emotion.

Melli said...

I do like the original too! The sepia actually seems to detract from this particular statue -- UNTIL you cast the sun light on it! That was genius! Very nice effect!

Patti said...

Quite an interesting gravestone.
I like how it looks in sepia, and the illumination you have added to the second one is stunning.

I also like the original. I can't pick a favorite!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like your original photo too but I'm interested in the illumination effects in your sepia version. Neat, Carletta!

Mary-Laure said...

Just stunning.

Mary said...

Very lovely in all the colors. An interesting monument. The sepia really enhances its age.

Jientje said...

I love those!!! And I love the effect of that shadow, it looks like a scene from a fairy tale now!

George said...

I like what you did with the sepia of this photo. Very appropriate.

Congelato said...

You have took great, modern versioned-photos of the old statues, that's ssomething I really like!

PJ said...

Martha was obviously much loved. What an amazing tribute. The sepia is perfect for this, the illimination gives it a whole other aspect. It's beautiful, Carletta.

Raven said...

I love the original photo. Your sepia work makes it look like an old daguerreotype, though, which is pretty cool.

maryt/theteach said...

I don't know how I missed these shots, Carletta. They are very unusual and beautiful! :)