When my flash went off while taking this photo, I thought: a good candidate for Sepia Scenes. I had to neutralize those red eyes anyway, so while I was in Photoshop, I made the photo sepia (or maybe you could call this brown?).
I then added a bit of color back in by deleting the parts from one layer that I wanted colored. The colored layer underneath then showed.
Here’s the original, yucky, red-eyed shot. I took out the door at left by using the clone stamp.
Just came back from a child-friendly New Year’s party… we toasted 2009 at Greenwich Time, which I now know is 7 pm our time, EST. Do you think my daughter (she’s 6) will go to bed at a reasonable hour?
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16 thoughts on “Sepia Scenes: Ballet”
Sepia does improve the photo immensely. Like both of your variations.
Happy New Year!
Love the candid expressions and poses of each! Great timing!
Your changing effects improve the photo. Although I am looking at the dancers like I looked at Allegra in those days when she took dance class and recitals, etc. Your shot does evoke memories! Happy New Year’s Eve, Day and 2009!
Ballerinas in sepia looks good 🙂
The toned down color picture is my personal favorite. It has the look of an old handpainted photo. Happy New Year.
How cute and it does looks good in sepia…
The sepia subdues the background and keeps the focus on the girls! Great shot!
I like the middle one – adding that touch of color back in moves the shot from “old” to “sweet”. Subtle, but makes a difference.
I liked seeing the different versions of the photo. It certainly could be a timeless one. Don’t those little ballerinas look like they could have been dancing in the photo for years and years?
Happy New Year!
It looks great in Sepia, I like how you got rid of that ugly door as well!
Happy New Year, Leora!
I hope 2009 brings you good health and happiness, but overall peace. I hope this year brings an end to all of the madness that is going on everywhere, but then again… When will people learn?
I wish you lots and lots of happy moments, for you and your family. And thanks again for being my friend!
Jientje, thank you for your kind wishes. I look forward to another year of sharing fun photo blog posts.
Very neat, the way you removed that door. And it does look nice in sepia. Cute kids, too.
I like the middle picture the best, very cool how you took away the door!
I like the way you removed the door also and the shots are great.