Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Maya


This isn't quite traditional sepia but I love it's softness. I took a washed out photo of Maya from last summer, desaturated it and added a slight sepia tint, and then used layers to add a faint tint back in. I really love the way it turned out, subtle, with just the barest hint of color.

26 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Robin, it is a lovely photo of your daughter. I like the light sepia effect.

Ralph said...

This is an evocative, one that shows us young wonder and beauty. She would be just a lovely in color, but this sepia tone just shows more wonder and awe.

I wish our daughter wasn't 20 and in college (sometimes, anyway!)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This works well, Robin. It's a definite keeper, one she'll cherish i later years. ;-)

My Sepia Scene is at
East Gwillimbury Wow

Felisol said...

Hello Robin,
The photo of the little girl is elusive and fragile like childhood itself.
I love watching the photos, living and learning.
Next time I will definitely not be so hard on the contrast.
From Felisol

Dawn on MDI said...

fantastic! From my years of squinting at half-tones through a lupe, those shades look utterly perfect. That will reproduce beautifully in whatever medium you choose.

Mojo said...

It helps when your subject is so engaging. And in no small way. Great shot!

Annie said...

Definitely something to love. It has an almost dream-like quality to it.

Tim and Vicky said...

I hate it when I spell wrong! :)

What I meant to say is, I think I like it better than sepia. Good shot.

Jenny in Ca said...

beautiful photo, you did a good job with that!

Leora said...

Beautiful, both your daughter and whatever you did to it. I'm going to call it "pinkia."

Tricia said...

I'm going to have to experiment w/ desaturating photos - I've been reading a lot of that lately! Very nice & it IS subtle, but makes a bold statement! I love it!!!

dot said...

Your photo turned out beautiful. Of course you had a good subject too!

Rose said...

It is nice!

Carletta said...

Beautiful!!
There's just nothing else to say. :)

PJ said...

If I've learned nothing else from this meme it's that sepia is a range of tints. This rendition is great! I wish I had been blogging when my son was growing up. You're very lucky.

Shinade said...

Hi Robin,
I am late. My week has been very hectic. Then I fell back asleep early afternoon.

I think you did a marvelous job on this one. It turned out just perfect. I can just barely pick out the little touch of pink in her shirt.

Oh my this is definitely one to keep and frame.

Thanks for sharing it with us!!:-)

storyteller said...

Beautiful ...
Hugs and blessings,

Nalini Prasanna said...

Absolutely adorable portrait Robin!!! Oh yeah I got a B for my paper with a lot of comments on how to improve :)

~Virginia~ said...

um, you lost me at "desaturated". without knowing all the technical photography lingo, i'll just say it came out really well! :)

ramblingwoods.com said...

Robin..what ever technique the photo is a beautiful one of Maya...

Scribbit said...

I love the light on her hair--it just feels warm.

Jientje said...

I love it, this is soooooooooo very very well done, so subtle!

maryt/theteach said...

Robin, it is so beautiful and expertly done! I love it too! Happy Sepia Scenes!

Kelley said...

beautiful work babe. As always. So damn jealous of your talent.

angie said...

It's beautiful........she's beautiful! Is it framed?

Robin said...

No, but I agree that it should be. I'm terrible about printing and framing pictures. I have some that have been on my to-do list for over a year. Aack.

You know what? I'll be at the mall (going to the gym) in a few minutes - I'm going to get a few printed TODAY!