Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sepia Scenes

This one room school house is probably over one hundred years old. It was located in a small community in Haralson County, Georgia and moved into the county seat of Buchanan. It has been set up and repaired and will be open on special occasions.
I thought this would be a suitable subject for sepia but when comparing it with the original I found that I really like the original better so I decided to post both. I think the splash of color in the middle really helps.

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40 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Both photos are good, but I agree with you, Dot. I like the 2nd one better also.
Hugs,
Betsy

Vagabonde said...

You are right, the original seems to show all the colors of the wood, and it has more life, but as Betsy said, they are both good. Saskia

Mojo said...

You might try masking off the artwork on the side and rendering the rest in mono. Since it's a regular shape with straight sides it would be easy to do. Easier than most spot color jobs actually.

napaboaniya said...

Looks good in sepia, in fact I find the sepia looking better than the original :P
Lots of texture in it too!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

I think each one has it's own advantage. The sepia one evokes a more historical atmosphere. And the color one shines with the quilted artwork.

Mojo's suggestion would work too.

Jan said...

I concur, Dot. I prefer the original, the sepia's not bad, but the color is great.

Jew Wishes said...

I like them both, for different reasons. The sepia tones adds a dimension of time to it...nostalgia.

I like the contrasts of tones in the second one. Both are lovely.

PERBS said...

Thank God for color because that photo needs color! It is so beautiful -- each and every part of that old building.

tina said...

Not sure which one I like best, the schoolhouse itself is quite sweet.

Felisol said...

They are beautiful, both of them for different reasons.
The sepia one picturesque, an enhancement of reality. (one cannot even see the decay like the broken windows.)
The original also has mellow colors, and gives away the beauty of an historic building being still alive.

I like that there is a Haralson in Georgia. Haral is the name of the king gathering Norway to one kingdom in year 872.
Our present king is Harald VII.

From Felisol

Carletta said...

I was looking at the first one and marveling at how great it was for sepia and thinking I would have done a half sepia and left the color to the quilt block - so glad you showed the original!

Zaroga said...

I'm glad to see that some of these old schoolhouses are being preserved.

I like both pictures, but do agree the color does add to it.

Malyss said...

I prefer the second one. But most of all , I like the school itself!I'm trying to imagine how was life for the pupils, probably of several different ages, and for the teacher.. The cold in winter, not much place, a simple blackboard maybe, one book for several,..What a life!

The Texican said...

That's because the original was a natural sepia scene and the color really made it sparkle. Nice work Dot. Pappy

Patti said...

The old-fashioned schoolhouse looks good in sepia.
I think I prefer the sepia version to the original, although the artwork is colorful and pretty.

Pat - Arkansas said...

I like them both. The first leaves a strong impression of the age of the building while the second one says "I'm still alive."

Lovely photo, Dot.

D said...

I love them both!

Cindy said...

Great photos. I like both, but I'm partial to the bottom one. I love the colors in the blocks.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i like them both too, but i am glad that you posted the original one for comparison

Sheila said...

I like both of them. The coloured version is lovely, but the sepia one speaks of the buildings age.
Great shot.

Denise said...

I am glad you showed us both photographs. I do love the warmth of sepia toning, but that splash of blue is wonderful. Lovely photos!

Daryl said...

Well this is a tough call .. I am thinking the SOOTC is my fav .. tho it looks nice in sepia too

NicoleB said...

In this case I'm on your Side, I like the coloured one a tad better as well.
I think it's due to the wood colours.

Tricia said...

I like both, but you're right, it's a great subject for sepia!

Deb said...

I like the second best, maybe the sepia needs a little more contrast

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This looks like a fun place to visit. The colour version is my favourite because the quilt-block-like decorations show up so well.

Tina Leigh said...

Yeah I like both with the 2nd the best.

david mcmahon said...

Hope you had a great Easter, Dot. I've enjoyed catching up (belatedly) with your work.

I agree with you here about the splash of colour - and your white azaleas are stunning.

Most of all, thank you for starting Sky Watch Friday.

Warm wishes from Australia ....

maryt/theteach said...

Excellent in sepia and in color, dot! Love them both! :)

Donna Williams said...

What an awesome building. I love the way the highlights of the pictures show up in sepia.

ROSIDAH said...

The photo looks very good in sepia! But I agree to you about the splash of color in the middle. Mojo's suggestion seems interesting. I think it would look great as well. Have a great weekend :)

marLou said...

I like both shots. The window reminds me of a quilt.

DeeMom said...

wow totally awesome
hard to pick Great pictures

like them both

sunnymama said...

What a wonderfully quirky little building! Both photos look great.

Brenda said...

Ah, I like each photo. Love the bright quilt! Perfect touch.
Brenda

Becky and Gary said...

I like them both, but the sepia one gives it an antique-ish look.
B.

Rambling Round said...

So glad they saved the old school house. I love the quilt-block sign on the side. Glad you also showed it in color.

Rose said...

I really like this!

postcardsfromwildwood said...

I like the original better too, which is interesting because like you, I would have thought it a perfect candidate for a sepia treatment. I love that they have put the quilt designs on the wall of the old school house - an artistic interpretation of that type of building. It looks great.
Janice.

Kahshe Cottager said...

I don't know how I missed your sepia post Dot ... it is just the way things have been going for me lately! I like both versions .. you could mask the designs to leave them in colour and do the rest in sepia for the best of both perhaps.

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