Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sepia Scenes from India

This week's sepia highlights a piece of wooden inlay art that my daughter-in-law purchased on a business related trip to India. This means the picture you see isn't painted but made up of little pieces of wood. In reality it is mostly sepia toned except for a bluish tone to the sky.
I used my photo software to apply a cross-processing effect to the image. It is supposed to resemble a photo effect from the 60's. Cross processing is the procedure of deliberately processing photographic film in a chemical solution intended for a different type of film. I like the yellow golden effects.
This is the original photo I used before processing. I took this in low light without a flash. I kept getting the glare from the flash so I changed the camera settings so the picture wouldn't reflect the flash.
This is the true color of the art piece.

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20 comments:

Thom said...

What a wonderful photo. I don't even or couldn't even begin to do this with a photo. It's so good great too look at and see the differences. Excellent my friend. Have a great day :) Aloha

Ralph said...

How nice this artwork looks. What the individual pieces of inlaid wood does is gives this picture the feeling of depth and texture. I like the edits you performed, the sepia tones giving the look of an artist not bound by color but texture alone. And any of the three pictures a treat on a blank white wall, like in a gallery...

Janie B said...

I like all three pictures. Very creative, Carletta. I wish I knew how to do more than aim and shoot.

Melli said...

I reallllly like that true color art work! That is beautiful! It amazes me what people can do with inlay! Oh, the PATIENCE it must take! Absolutely gorgeous! The effects you used are nice too... but I like the original the best!

judi said...

awesome art work and great technique.

Rose said...

I like every picture! It is a beautiful piece!

Patti said...

Inlaid art work must be so time-consuming. This is a interesting piece depicting the elephants' gathering spot. ;-)

I like what you did with the photo. It sounds involved!

Happy Sepiafying

JunieRose2005 said...

very interesting art and you did a good job with your sepia changes too!


Junie

rapunzel said...

Beautiful artwork. And I must say again how much I enjoy your music. I listened to it while I typed up minutes for a meeting and it made an annoying job bearable! :)

George said...

I like what you did with the original photo. I think inlaid art is beautiful and your photos truly captured that beauty.

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

that turned out wonderful in Sepia...you gave me an idea about something carved I have a picture of...

Pat said...

Thanks for showing all three photos. It's interesting to see the original piece, and then the changes you made to the photos. I like the final outcome.

kaye said...

so lovely and intricate. If you’d like to drop by and see my sepia scene & window views, they are here. thanks!

Raven said...

I love all three versions... what a beautiful piece.

Nina Xi Fotoblogg said...

Wow, the picture was really beautiful and intense!
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Heidi said...

I have always had a soft spot for things that show safari animals. This is a great picture in sepia. I almost looks more natural in the sepia tone than in the colored photo.
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Sherrie said...

Hi!
Both are absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

Sherrie

Leedra said...

I like the first and last photos the best.

Twisted Fencepost said...

And a beautiful piece of art, it is!!!

Janice Thomson said...

Your processing just keeps getting better and better Carletta. You have an innate artist's talent for understanding and using colour. Excellent.