Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sepia Scenes - Arctic Suburbia



The soft monochrome of sepia is an antidote to winter gray. In an illusory sort of way, anyway.

Mary's great Sepia Scenes is a fine venue to improve the dank winter look. The sky now is cloudy, with no hints of blue nor sun to offer a bit of hope. So it looks as well as feels cold.

The light sepia seems to highlight the icicles hanging from the gutter. So an enhancement of the seasonal and unattractive is in order - and sepia warms the scene in our minds, anyway...


26 comments:

Patti said...

* Brrrr...*

It's supposed to get up to 40 tomorrow or Friday, right?

stay warm today my ducketh

MsRay said...

I love the way you captured the icycles. Great shot!

Marie Höglund said...

Lovely captured!!!

Kris said...

Yeah, that IS a great shot. It's been cold as crap in Norway too. The temperatures are finally starting to go upwards now, thank god.

Shannara said...

Lovely shot! Looks like golden ice to me.

@nemonen said...

That looks cold, but it´s lovely in sepia. Like it very much!

Annie said...

What a contrast - the warmthe of sepia mixed with the cool of icicles. Hope the clearing skies today melt some of the iciness away.

Marice said...

i just see that scenario inside our fridge! brrr! love how sepia made those glaziers sparkle ;)

u may view mine here

Small City Scenes said...

I really like the way the icicles look. All glistening and sparkley. Sepia can be a gread blender. MB

Leora said...

What a cool idea, icicles in sepia! Nice one, Ralph. Yes, it does sparkle.

onangelwings said...

Cold out there! Brrrr.

happilyretired said...

One of these days I'll experiment with sepia. I do love this view (from a distance) ... and methinks it might 'work' for Watery Wednesday too ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Rebecca said...

I like the bare branches as a backdrop to the icicles

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The sepia does make feel warmer than the grey does!

awarewriter said...

Getting downright tropical here today. Almost made it to 40 degrees. Maybe your sepia can melt the icicles.

Carletta said...

A warm glow to the cold icicles!
Makes us -almost- want to reach out and touch. :)
Hope you had a great day Ralph.

Thanks for the wonderful comments about my Dad pic. :)

maryt/theteach said...

Wonderful job, Ralph! The sepia tone does soften the stark winter scene. Happy Sepia Scenes! :)

Tricia said...

It looks quite cold there, no ice here yet this year, THANK GOD! We had our share last winter

Bond said...

still looks cold!

christina said...

Yes, another cold picture, looks nice in sepia, but cold! ;-)

Stina said...

Love the ice! Looks good in sepia, it's an interesting combination, a cold element with warm color. :)

kaye said...

You're right--the sepia does warm them up. Thanks for stopping by.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

we had some icicles for a time and they make beautiful photos - love the sepia effect here.

Stephen Van Tuyl said...

Nice angle on this.

Carly said...

This is a perfect sepia picture. I love the ice-cycles!

Jane said...

Very niceand subtle hint of sepia, thanks for sharing:)