Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sepia Scenes - Scions


Sepia Scenes is the monochrome meme. This subtle tone allows us to make newer old pictures like old pictures - and old pictures too! There a pair of scions here, my father (Ralph II) and myself (Ralph III). 




These pictures were taken nearly twenty years apart in 1961 and before my grandfather passed in 1981. The picture has been enlivened in sepia. Brigantine NJ was Grandpa's kind of vacation spot and in my opinion with the finest white sand on the East coast. That is open to interpretation, of course...


In the second, the sepia adds to the past. Grandpa looks as if he could be living in this early 1900s house, and dressed in the three piece suit. II and III are in modern attire - yet the scene allows the modern to appear old. See more sepia at Mary's 
excellent meme!



12 comments:

ewok1993 said...

Hah! Now that is a pair of priceless sepias. Love it.

kden said...

I love your family photos. This one is a great generational shot.

nature ramblings said...

Great family shots! I love these kind of photos. You have a great looking family. I posted some oldies this time also. Thanks for sharing your family.

CJ said...

Lovely old photos.

Greyscale Territory said...

Great comparison of "that was then and this is now"! Certainly a conversation piece and fantastic for keeping the detail of memories.

Jew Wishes said...

These are wonderful in sepia, and precious treasures, for you, I'm sure.

Bond said...

Fantastic Ralph....

sunnymama said...

Wonderful family pictures in sepia. I love all the smiling faces!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

These family photos are very nice in sepia. You were a cute kid!

maryt/theteach said...

Ralph, what a great job you do with these wonderful photos! And I love meeting you (boy and young man) and your loving father and grandfather! Thanks for sharing! :)

T. Mininni-Totin said...

Your family has the best smiles! The "modern" picture really does look like an antique snapshot.

Donna Williams said...

Great family shots. Those look excellent in the sepia tone. Great job on making the photos look so similar.