Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sepia Scenes - Antique Columns

Sepia Scenes beckons us toward this soft tone. Many a subject can be enhanced by the addition of this monochrome.

However, something old with classical architectural themes seems a natural for a subtle edit.

Last Saturday was our town's Harvest Festival, and a glorious day of blue sky, sunshine and a dry 66° (19° C). The subject of my scene is found on upper Main Street. It is known these days as Obsidium, which houses attorney and business offices. It has three vaults and 25-foot high ceilings inside - a lovely restoration by the Ansonia based lighthouse restoration non-profit Beacon Preservation.

The style is neoclassical Greek, and ornate in detail, especially in its columns. This was the Ansonia Savings Bank, and its style suggests strength, just what you want to see as you deposit your savings. Above left and right windows are inscribed the years 1862 and 1900. This says that the bank was chartered in 1862 and the building was opened in 1900.

An antique tone was the only edit to the photo. Sepia merely enhances the quiet dignity of this stately structure. See more sepia tones at Mary’s meme!


@nemonen said...

Well done it´s perfect for sephia!

EG Wow said...

The building does indeed look strong, Ralph! Modern-day bank robbers (Wall Street robber barons) beware!

The sepia lends majesty to the look of this building.

Aoife.Troxel said...

Looks beautiful and stately. Well taken.

Gunsside said...

Beautiful stately building with many interesting details
Have a nice week ;)

jeannette said...

Beautiful building! Neoclassical Greek, or in other words, renaissance architecture (am a Dutch artist) lends itself well to a sepia color:)

Francisca said...

That's a strong piece of architecture and the I like your part sepia post treatment.

maryt/theteach said...

Your edit of a beautiful sepia tone is perfect for this building, Ralph! :)

JunieRose2005 said...

Very nice, Ralph.


Robin said...

Such a stately building, great choice for sepia.

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