Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Old Silo/ Sepia Scenes

The silo is old - not the photo, although I admit to having shot it a couple of weeks ago during an early-winter thaw.

The silo and adjacent barn are slowly falling apart. Sad but true.

To obtain the old-timey sepia look, I used Photoshop Elements to first transform the original photo into black and white. I then applied a 50% sepia filter using a new adjustment layer.

To view other Sepia Scenes visit MaryT, theTeach at http://sepiascenes.blogspot.com

34 comments:

Ackworth born said...

the wrinkles of age show on these old buildings beautifully.

Small City Scenes said...

Very nice--you did a good job. I don't even have Photoshop, maybe I should look into it.
Old barns are so charming and yes, sad. MB

Ms. Hays said...

Absolutely GREAT sepia work - I love the shot & the sepia shade

Wayne said...

This is a lovely shot. Whatever you did in Photoshop (I don't have it either) really gives it depth.

Susan said...

What a beautiful photograph this is: I love the mix of textures in it especially, which the sepia brings out beautifully. Well done!

RuneE said...

I'm usually not a very great fan of sepia (prefer straight B & W), but it works nicely here - and a very great composition.

Jan said...

An excellent sepia. Great transformation.

Barbara said...

A lot of charactor in that old barn. Old barnes have been a passion of mine. You did a great job capturing it.
Smiles B

Rambling Round said...

The roof looks pretty much intact, and I do love the weathered look of the barn and silo. You did a great Photoshop job.

Rose said...

I love the 'roof' of that silo; actually I love the whole picture, but just look at that roof and think about getting up there and building it and it looking that good!

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Chossing sepia for this photo you are allowing us to almost see sadness coming from that silo and barn (if this was possible) ... it's a pity letting things ruin!

Loved the photo down under also.

Lene said...

Lots of wonderful and inspiering photos on your blog. I like your sephia :)

I`ll be back.

Natural Moments said...

I havn't seen a brick silo attached to a barn like that. The photo and silo looks very interesting.

judi said...

It is just wonderful. So much to see and so many stories to weave about it. :D

Becky and Gary said...

I love those old silos. They most likely will be there long after the barn goes down. Clever shot.EG.
B.

dot said...

You did good. I love this old barn and silo.

Carletta said...

Old barns are my number one favorite for sepia. I love this one.
It's sad to know it is being left to fall apart.

the daily said...

gorgeous and looks old ;)

My first entry sepia this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

PERBS said...

Those were the days huh? I like that silo-- it has character!

Annie said...

All the various textures working together is fascinating.

Chrisss said...

You're a pro with photoshop. Fantastic photos as always.

antigoni said...

Very beautiful post!
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BJ Roan said...

Old barns are wonderful subjects. I don't normally like things centered, but this shot works very well.

Dianne said...

so much texture in this photo!

and the bit of sky looks lovely

maryt/theteach said...

Telling how you did it... that's great EG! Lovely old barn! Happy Sepia Scenes! :)

splummer said...

Hi!
Great Photo for Sepia! So sad it's in disrepair! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Melli said...

That is just a perfect sepia! I'm sure the shot was lovely in color - but just invites sepia to bring out it's best!

Old Wom Tigley said...

A great picture... and the top of the silo is stunning.

:O)
Tom
My blogs: Wiggers World
&
Tom's Sky Watch Pictures

Mamapippa said...

You did a great job !

Mary said...

love the composition and the textures in this. I love old barns -- they are always beautiful!

KOSTAS said...

Excellent photograph, beautiful subject!
Great post!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great photo! I like old barns and this one has a silo with it.I like the antique look that the black and white gives it.

Baruch said...

Fantastic capture & presentation. Well done!

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