Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sepia Scenes - Shattered shutter
Sepia Scenes returns, and we look for subjects that are intriguing yet can even be improved by the addition of this soft monochrome.
Earlier this year, I stumbled over a number of old B&W prints taken by Grandpa, the photographic Sage of Steubenville. I scanned many from the 1939 World’s Fair, held in then bucolic Flushing Meadows in the NYC borough of Queens. Some include my dad as a then 11 year old.
This one jumped at me. I believe that this is a photo of a photo, perhaps a postcard. Yet the speed of the impact can almost still be felt by the viewer. Given that the photo was B&W and faded, a light antique adds a bit of character to this unique frame.
See Sepia from new to old at Mary’s meme!