Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Sepia scenes - New as Old
The look of the past, the shapes, styles and detailing evokes a charm, where the architect aimed for a stately elegance. I usually see period photographs (made off glass plates) of such dwellings in a faded bronze, a perfect hue.
So for Sepia Scenes, I thought I'd try to capture that style while in real time. Patti captured this house on a nice street in New Haven. I would guess that it was built somewhere between 1880-1890. The turret on the roof with its hexagon (my guess) dome is my favorite detail.
To attempt to capture the old look, I eliminated the utility lines to make the scene feel old. The wire that remains is nearly hidden between the second and third floors. You can see it, although it almost seems like a styling element. With the sepia and the matte edges, it adds a bit of age to the frame. See more and more sepia at Mary's meme!