Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thematic Photographic 125 - Sepia


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Montreal, QC, August 2010
Sepia: A brown pigment obtained from the inklike secretion of various cuttlefish and used with brush or pen in drawing. Photography: A print or photograph made in this color. Source: Dictionary.com

Sepia: The theme for this week's Thematic Photographic. To participate, please post a similarly themed pic on your blog, then leave a comment here. Click here for the details on how TP works. Or just dive in and see what develops. Source: Me.
I'm fascinated by sepia for the same reasons that I'm fascinated by monochrome photography in general, because it strips away the patina of color and leaves you with composition and light to tell the story. It's a little simpler, a little more spare. Sepia adds an additional dimension to basic monochrome that seems to pull the entire scene back in time. Just a little. Just enough to let the viewer wonder what it must have been like before...

Before what is up to you. The point is that we take the time to imagine. Which is why we shoot, why we look at and appreciate the results, and why we never stop looking forward to our next stint behind the lens.

Your turn: I've got a hunch that you've got lots of sepia-toned scenes to share over the next week. So I'll step back and get out of your way. If you're still wondering how this all works, just click here.

46 comments:

becca said...

cool picture

Mike Wood said...

These sepia toned images were hung in the Starbucks in London by Victoria Park two years ago next month. Thought I would share em. They are some of my fav's.

http://mikewoodphotography.blogspot.com/2008/12/images-in-starbucks-during-december.html

hpicasso said...

http://hpicasso.blogspot.com/2010/11/attrition-other-white-meat.html

thanks C...I dig this concept

Greyscale Territory said...

Interesting grid of deep sepia and light slashed sepia! Creative perspective!

Here is mine:
Seawinds Sculpture

Jim said...

Sepia? I think I can find some old scrapbook shots that might fit. What do you think?

Lynne H. said...

Hi Carmi..
I'm back...here is my pic/and words.
This is such a kewl thing every week:

http://juluca27.blogspot.com/

fredamans said...

Here is my take on this theme; http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/11/thematic-photographic-sepia.html

Dawn said...

Great capture! Sepia...my favorite.

So- hope this is going to work and I'm following the "rules";)
...but here it goes:
These were taken on a backpacking trip on the west coast this spring.

http://dawn-dancingintherain.blogspot.com/2010/11/let-goforgiveembrace.html

Thanks for this opportunity to see other's photos out there! Great idea!

Karen Sather said...

The sepia theme has so many possiblities. Here is my heartfelt take on sepia, which I favor over B & W. Can't wait to see everyones take!

Link: http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2010/11/thematic-photographic-sepia-125.html

Max said...

As always, great introductory picture! Here are mine for this week:
Sepia
I'll be checking out everyone else's tomorrow. It's 12:35 in the morning and I need to hit the sack.

Juniper said...

Canoeing in sepia

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Hey, Carmi- here is mine:
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2010/11/tp-125sepia.html

A Paperback Writer said...

I had way too much fun with this and did 3 posts. Here's the first one:
http://apaperbackwriter.blogspot.com/2010/11/photo-non-contest-125-sepia-in-scotland.html

Max said...

Another beautiful set of pictures, too many to comment on them all. Thanks again Carmi.

Buff said...

I was inspired to look at old family photos for this week's theme, but ended up just sticking to an old family landmark.

http://randomoutrageous.blogspot.com/2010/11/sepia-barn.html

srp said...

Sepia makes things blend in and stand out at the same time... how is that possible? Mine is here.

hpicasso said...

my offering for you...thank you

http://hpicasso.blogspot.com/2010/11/outside-gate.html

Chibi Janine said...

Here is my link
Sepia

Steve Gravano said...

Some nice sepia photos here. I'll add my two cents.
http://stevegravano.blogspot.com/2010/11/retail-sprawl.html

Gilly said...

Still having trouble with vision, but have squinted at screen and come up with these

Gallow said...
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Gallow said...

Another excellent choice for Thematic Photographic. Great job with your photo. I like the angle of the photo.

Here's mine.

nowhere said...
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nowhere said...

first time joining one of these threads. hope it's in the right style...
a link to my blog...

http://unlessyougotlostonpurpose.blogspot.com/2010/08/when-note-is-played_13.html

bruce said...

here's mine...

sticking with my mutating collage style... for at least this week

hockey game

stupid stuff i see and hear
bruce johnson jadip

A Paperback Writer said...

Here's my second post on this subject:

http://apaperbackwriter.blogspot.com/2010/11/photo-non-contest-125-sepia-this-time.html

A Paperback Writer said...

Hey, Gallow, I really liked yours but your blog won't let me comment. :)

Cathy said...

This was a first for me. I truly enjoyed it and plan to do more. Thanks for the challenge Carmi.

http://nccathy1.blogspot.com/2010/11/thematic-photographic-125-sephia.html

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...
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dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

can we not post html anymore?

sorry for my last two removals.

heres mine .

http://dennisthemennis.blogspot.com/2010/11/add-little-mystery.html

The Gearheads said...

This is an intriguing picture. I think this is a photo of bowling lanes, and this is a perspective of them I have never seen them from.
Here is my Sepia set, though this time my blog is more about the location than the photos themselves.

http://the-gearheads.blogspot.com/2010/11/photo-125-sepia-end-of-era.html

-Mr

Chibi Janine said...

A few more Sepia photos can be found here

Max said...

dennis - you did the same thing I did a few weeks back - forgot the " at the end of the link.

srp said...

All things modern and up to date photograph well with monochrome... but I went back in time for this one.

Limar said...

Hi Carmi! Here's my sepia picture:

http://zestoflemons.blogspot.com/2010/11/tp-sepia.html

Love your pic, what is it? :D

Vicki said...

Hey Carmi!
Here's mine. My mind is in a fog, too much was done over the past few days. Hope you enjoy. :)

http://vickijf.blogspot.com/2010/11/thematic-photographic-125-sepia.html

Karen Sather said...

Every one's stunning changed over sepia photos got me thinking....here's my result...
"Realness Caught on Film"
http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2010/11/thematic-photographic-125-sepia.html

...and thank you everyone for such a magical journey into the color sepia!

A Paperback Writer said...

And here's my third one -- this time with people in sepia:
http://apaperbackwriter.blogspot.com/2010/11/photo-non-contest-125-sepia-people-in.html

Max said...

One of your participants asked about a picture and the town it was from, so here is her answer, and a bunch more pictures from Rhyolite, Nevada.

Sarah Walton said...

Thanks for these tasks - I love them. Had lots of fun this week, because I was mucking around with Lightroom for the first time (I know, I'm stuck in the noughties...pathetic, but getting there)

http://sandpitdiaries.blogspot.com/2010/11/lesson-8-camera-lux.html

Mustang Sally said...

I'm up ... finally at FunctionalKaos

Alexia said...

Better late than never...

my solitary sepia

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Wonderful idea. Sepia can add much to the mood of a photo. I have not done in sepia lately but I do have an older post with my favorite sepia photos in it. so have a look.
http://young-eclectic-encounters.blogspot.com/2010/05/atlanta-tour.html
Johnina :^A

Aunt Snow said...

Look at how many sepia photos you have! this challenge has a lot of interest!

I've got one more

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Chibi Janine said...

Here I am again here are some pictures of my families fun in the snow