Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sepia Scenes - In Training



Sepia Scenes adds a warmth to many a cold and mechanical backdrop. Here is the designated ‘chairvan waiting stop behind Union Station in New Haven.


Not much is colder appearing than huge overhead electrical wires, galvanized steel supports and chain link. Under the gray sky, it is cold indeed. A bit of a light antique adds a few degrees to the ambient feeling here...



A similar view is shown but in a light sepia. Again, the subject is non-descript, but with a warm tone to take away the efficient mechanics. 


Style is an afterthought here as the functional station is busy with Amtrak and Metro North trains all day. But the changing tone of sepia tries to bridge the functional/stylish divide...

9 comments:

Marie said...

A lovely post Ralph and perfect in sepia.

Greyscale Territory said...

The sepia captures and fine tunes the detail so every line and shape is distinct and subtly different from another! Lovely photo!

Heather T. said...

I agree about the warmth. My sepia contribution this week isInviting Wonder.

Happy to have visited you today :)

Nora Johnson said...

Wonderful shot - I do love sepia!

Lola:)

@nemonen said...

Such a lovely sepia scene. Perfect!

Patti said...

These pix look good in sepia tones. I like the colors in the first photo better.

Jew Wishes said...

These photos are lovely, and the sepia adds warmth and a classic element to the structures.

EG Wow said...

I agree that the sepia adds warmth to the photo, Ralph. And it makes it look very old too!

kaye said...

we have a lot of cold hard lines in our society--I like the sepia tones in your pictures. Thanks for stopping by today.