Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sepia Scenes - Land_o_Lakes


It is the Summer of 1959 somewhere in the land of sky blue water, the gorgeous state of Minnesota. I may be a park in the Twin Cities area, and some of the family are enjoying a nice warm day. The monochrome seems a natural for Mary's Sepia Scenes.

The participants, L-R: Aunt Terry, me (age 4), Michele, Claudia, Grandma V. and dad. I don't know what the statue is (Hiawatha and Minnehaha?), but its bronze tone a natural for sepia, too. I just noticed the leaves above. Grandpa did not aim for the swirly in-motion look of the foliage with his German Exa SLR camera. But the effect is stunning, almost a kaleidoscope in style. I didn't even see the swirl until about ten minutes ago...See sepia in many iterations at this fun meme.

18 comments:

Bond said...

That swirl is strange and interesting and stunning indeed

@nemonen said...

I love that old sepia photos. Interesting

Patti said...

Interesting angle Grandpa got here.. almost looks like he used a fish-eye lens.

You must have been cool, literally, with that haircut, my dear!

Marice said...

such a collection! great memories looks great on sepia :)

u may view mine here

awarewriter said...

Perfect for sepia Ralph. Looks pretty good considering the age of the photo. Nice to have these memories restored.

Marie Höglund said...

How lovely this perspective and so lovely in sepia. You really have THAT to bring the real old feeling in your shots.

Shannara said...

Lovely photo and that swirl is really cool...

Annie said...

Hi Ralph. Thanks for drawing attention to the foliage swirl. It's a very happy accident indeed. Watch out you are not sucked into the past. LOL

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The family looks great in sepa here, Ralph. That statue behind you is very moving!

Artlover said...

Yes, sepia tone images tell of times gone by. Beautiful photo.

Gunsside - Norway said...

Perfect for sepia Ralph, thanks again for visiting the story of your family. Great pic ;)

christina said...

Perfect photo in sepia and great memories!

Mona Sweden said...

As times go by... Perfect for sepia. I love the statue behind.

Day4plus said...

Old photos are neat to see. but I must admit the leaves are doing something swirly. MB

Carletta said...

I think this has to be one of my favorite of your older images Ralph.
The background has a terrific bokeh effect that most of us would love to achieve and it would seem Grandpa did it effortlessly.
Thanks for taking us back with you.

Dianne said...

carletta is right about the background

I love how you look so mischevious ;)
and the Marine buzz cut is fantastic!!

kaye said...

lovely reminder of days gone by.

Gena @ Thinking Aloud said...

Fantastic - another great old pic!!
Haven't had too much time this week to visit too many others' so am in catch up mode!!
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