Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sepia Scenes - Sunday State Street

Sepia Scenes arrives again and we enjoy the enhancement that this soft monochrome provides.

Boston is unique in that the styles from then and now coexist well. Today it is looking west on State Street on a Sunday morning.

I can't imagine that the detailed look of each structure on a weekday when full of cars, taxis and noise - lots of distractions that cold compel us not to look up (probably a good idea when lots of fast taxis are hard at work collecting fares and forgetting about the pedestrians milling about...)

The character is not unique to this city (plenty of this mix in NYC), of course. It was fun to capture and edit. There is nothing that jumps at you - the urban landscape just seems right in sepia...

See sepia artistry at Mary's fun meme.


9 comments:

Ma.links said...

Great city-shot. I like the tall buildings rising over the street.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent. A bit of the new mixed in with the old does look great in Sepia. And then when you have convinced yourself it is an older photo you chance upon the cars--very modern. It is a great mix. MB

kontan said...

It really does look great in sepia. Like the comment before it is a nice old vs. new with the modern cars in the mix.

Marice said...

this looks like a magazine shot :)

u may view mine here

Kris said...

Yeah, I was gonna say what Small City Scenes said. :) Also, I like the angle a lot. Very nice.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Boston looks very good in sepia :) The buildings give so many different sepia tones and details :)
Happy SS!

http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/06/30/Sepia-Scenes.aspx

EG Wow said...

Sepia plays up the angles, shapes, and light here. It is interesting how the old and new seem to work together<

Marie said...

Hello my sepia friend :-). Wonderful capture Ralph. A really urban feeling and so perfect in sepia. Thank´s for your kindly comment. Please have a great end of this week.

Annie said...

How unexpectedly quiet the street is. I expect to see nothing but motion on a NYC street.