Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sepia Scenes - Ready for Takeoff

Sepia is a nice monochrome, not as stark as B&W, while not altering the form if in full color. So, Mary's fun and artistic Sepia Scenes allows me to accent shape and detail. These pictures have been seen before, but not modified. We are viewing the Connecticut Legislative Office Building (aka: L.O.B.) along the walkway from the state Capitol in Hartford.

Given that I refer to myself as Airhead, perhaps I noticed this view in either avian or aviation themes. So how about an art-deco airplane? The building itself is not from that era, having opened in 1988. Yet the head-on view evokes a stylized 1930s airliner, the 'wings' expansive and if given power while accelerating to speed, perhaps this marble clad machine could perhaps fly. The sepia lets us look at and perhaps imagine a flying machine...




The lighter antique here brings us up to the atrium which could be looked at as a rotund 'cockpit' that is nestled between the wings.

The various shades of rough and polished granite is sepia in tone, and is beautiful.

The function defines the form, the state government needed a modern building. Yet the form is stylish...

See sepia at Mary's great meme!



19 comments:

Sistertex said...

Gives it an 'old time' feel doesn't it.

JunieRose2005 said...

Interesting Sepia Scenes!


Junie

Stephany said...

Flying machine or time machine - it does give the impression it is ready to take flight. Great shots!

Small City Scenes said...

Ready for takeoff! I like the teotone brick effect. MB

Heather T. said...

What a neat approach to the photo, I like your use of imagination :)

Marie Höglund said...

An interesting post lovely in sepia.

maryt/theteach said...

Hartford, has the most beautiful municipal buildings, Ralph. I like them in sepia also! Thanks for your compliments about my blog redesign! Happy Easter! :)

@nemonen said...

Very interesting photo. Happy Easter

EG Wow said...

I like this building in monochrome and sepia softens the look for sure. Well done, Ralph!

Marice said...

what a great description! it surely looks different in sepia :)

u may view mine here

fredamans said...

Amazing how different both photos are. The first is so romantic and antique looking. Great shot!

awarewriter said...

Nice shots Ralph.

Amanda said...

Another interesting building. The sepia gives it a nice romantic look.

LDH said...

Oh, yes, I can see the art-deco airplane. It seems to be flying through moody clouds! Sepia is really fun!

Gwyn said...

It really feels like I'm stepping back into the 1930s. Great job!

maryt/theteach said...

Happy Easter to you and Patti, Ralph! :)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

It has that "olde worlde" look to it. Great shot.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Ann said...

like the rotund building, I did some sepia ones last week.

Have a Happy Easter.

Cheers,

Ann

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

These are wonderful sepia shots! The "take off" will be my favourite photo of the day :)