Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sepia Scenes - Steeple and Stone

Sepia and stone work well, the lighter monochrome adding a warmth of tone to offset the cold of rock. Mary's Sepia Scenes arrives just in time.

Decades ago I was in front of the imposing Cologne (Köln) cathedral in then West Germany. The twin spires are 577 ft high - too big to capture in one frame with the then old SLR camera in use.

So it was not possible for the artistic look as much as the stonework and detailing. Which in either an antique or deeper sepia looks huge, but not stern. Although standing, and thus taller in those days, I am still dwarfed by the cathedral...

See more at Mary's fun meme!


Kramer said...

I adore the way old churches fit the sepia, sometimes, naturally.

EG Wow said...

It's amazing the detail in the old, old chuches. We don't take the time to do such exquisite work anymore.

Ma.links said...

Wow, really cool pics.

maryt/theteach said...

Wow, this cathedral could stand up to Notre Dame any day! I though with an SLR camera you could get a shot like that, Ralph... Happy Sepia SCenes! :)

kaye said...

the cathedral is magnificent with or without the sepia. Your photo's look great.

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