Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sepia Skies over the Mount of the Beatitudes

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When life gives you lemons, in this case in the form of dreadfully dusty, washed-out skies, what else can you do but make sepia-tinted lemonade?



This image of the back gate of the chapel on the Mount of the Beatitudes has been wallowing in my archives for a while now. I absolutely love the ornate ironwork on the gate, but the terribly washed out skies and the horrible jungle of overhead wires you'd have seen if I didn't just spend far too long painstakingly photoshopping them out, but let's keep that our little secret, shall we? just didn't wow me. Since rain and then a sick kid have conspired to keep me stuck in the house for days now though (not to mention that other little project I have going on) shooting new images hasn't been an option, so back into the archives it was and this little image is the one that got lucky.

More skies from around the world can be found here. For sepia, head here.

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23 comments:

Dina said...

Love the picture and the way you describe the process.
I have a feeling it would take a lifetime to see your archive gems, one a day.
May health and the sun return soon.

toby said...

That really is gorgeous - way to go!

Daryl said...

Its beautiful and I'll post your link today!

Chris said...

Really love this pic.

kaye said...

you bring me glimpses of so many places I'd love to see but never will. Thanks so much.

Gary said...

I like the way that the lighting turned the photo sepia. We have a lot of gray light in winter and I like the way it turns some of my photos to a near B+W with a hint of colour. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

I do understand about dull skies!! And I also remember sick kids! This is a terrific shot! Great to have an archive, isn't it! Hope you have a great weekend with sunny skies and healthy kids!

Sylvia

Lisa said...

What a wonderful gate!! Love this shoot!

EG Wow said...

That's a gorgeous gate!

LauraX said...

absolutely gorgeous gate Robin...and I like the yellow sky. I hope your kids feel much better soon and you will be able to go out and enjoy shooting photos on the go.

Shabbat Shalom

qandlequeen said...

That is gorgeous! Love the iron work too - I could see a quilt having that pattern.

Modern Mom said...

Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous.

Happy SWF!

My SKY.

Liz said...

I love the iron work too!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot
happy SWF

Arija said...

So beautiful with the iron gate!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

yes, sometimes if you can't get you want you have to go with what you got. That's a beautiful gate. Appreciate your work photoshopping the wires out.

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Oh that gate! I want it. I don't know where I'd put it, but I want it.

Koh-I-Noor said...

Great capture of both the beautiful sky and the amazing fence/gate :)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

LOVE that gate. I think I will write about it today...

Robin said...

I'm really touched Kate, I'd love to see what you write if you'd like to share.

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Jennifer said...

Breathtaking!!!

Mimi said...

It's really beautiful, Robin,and once again I'll say it - must be amazing to live in such a historical place.

written_n_urheart said...

what a wonderful scene;)