Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Sepia tones for modern days

Haere mai  
The challenge at Three Muses this week is to produce something in Sepia.  I did do a collage but I didn't care for it much so went looking for another subject.  Without further ado, I give you my entry to this weeks challenge...  The view from the top of the Paekakariki Hill, New Zealand.

Look out at the top of the Paekakariki Hill outside Wellington
I have lived most of my life in New Zealand and whilst I was looking through photo's it occurred to me that many photo's of NZ could easily look to be legitimately taken in sepia! (Sorry to my Kiwi friends :)  This is a photo that I took from the top of the hill on 27th December 2008.  Captain Slow and I had just spent Christmas with his parents at Eketahuna and we drove over for a day trip to Wellington.

On route, somewhere north of Taihape (famous for it's giant gumboot!), I took this photo too.

I actually did do some photoshop things to them.  Converted to Black and white, added noise, adjusted levels and even my arch nemesis - added text!

Thanks for looking and Haere ra.


  1. 'Paekakariki in the land of the tiki' as the song goes, Liz! Fabulous view such a different perspective to the normal, great idea! I live about half hours drive from here. Your old barn piece lends itself perfectly to the sepia look, too.

  2. Ithink you've done a wonderful job! They look like vintage postcards! xx

  3. Beautiful photos dear Liz!
    NZ looks fantatic in sepia too!

  4. Your photos are great and you're right, sepia tones suits perfectly to them. The old barn is precious. On precious stuff: Thanks to Peter Jackson young people around here dream about visiting NZ.

  5. Wonderful landsacpes, love the sepia look.
    Hugs Anja

  6. I have stood atop that hill too, Liz, and you have made it even more beautiful. And may I say your shack brought back some very happy memories too of my demanding the campervan be stopped every ten minutes or so for me to photograph yet another one. Poor long suffering husband!

    A big standing ovation come from the UK.

  7. What is it about sepia that makes everything look mysterious and wonderful?xx

  8. Wonderful photos! I agree with Lizbeth, sepia has its way with photos!

  9. Wonderful photos
    Pozdrawiam z Polski :)

  10. Vos couleurs sépia sont bien réussies !
    Bravo ! Amicalement Mary.kg

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