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Sepia Snow Kids

Last week my kids had a snow day. After they(my middle son, my daughter and her friend) built a snow girl in the backyard, I had the opportunity to take some photos. I decided to try the color accent mode on my camera, so the pinks were highlighted and everything else was black-and-white. The camera hightlighted the girls, because both girls were wearing pink coats. I converted the black-and-white section to sepia using Photoshop.

Here’s the original photo, before the sepia conversion.

Another sepia scene with the three kids.

This is the original photo of the three kids, before any sepia conversion.

For more sepia photos, visit Sepia Scenes.

Dot says

Interesting how you did that. I like the third one best.

Carletta says

Hi Leora,
These are terrific! I like the first one best just highlighting the girls. I like the contrast of the pink and the sepia.
You've done a wonderful job in each.

Ralph says

The pink and pale sepia play off each other so well. The sepia might add a somber tone to the proceedings, yet the pink shows us playtime and liveliness. A wonderful pairing of colors!

ramblingwoods says

Oh boy..that is a great technique and there is no greater happiness than a snow day if you're a school kid...

mother in israel says

Nice effect. Those kids sure like like they are having fun!

Robin says

Fun effect - you just transported your backyard back to the seventies LOL.

Ilana-Davita says

Great job. Thanks also for the explanations.

Leora says

Robin, the seventies? Does it have a Polaroid camera look? :-)

Daniel Saunders says

I just posted another friend-locked post that you should be able to see through Livejournal.

I hope you don't mind me leaving these comments; I don't know how else to tell you when I have posted a locked post.

East Gwillimbury WOW! says

Fun photos, Leora. I have the same function on my camera and I have never used it. You may have convinced me to try it soon...once I find something around here other than white. ;-)

Dianne says

looks like they're having lots of fun!

I love all the footprints

annie says

Great series of photos, Leora. Showing how the same picture gradually changed really added to the strength of the photo.

PJ says

I'm expecting my new version of Photo Shop in the mail any day now. I can't wait to try it out to get effects like this.

Patti says

What fun to play in the snow when you have a day off from school! I remember those days..

I like what you did with the photos, Leora.
I can't pick a favorite but I do like how the girls' pink clothing stands out in the world of sepia.

I don't have Photoshop, but I have fun ;-)

maryt/theteach says

Leora, great half sepia job! And Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day! :) Thanks for playing Sepia Scenes! :)

The Jewish Side says

I like the sepia ones!


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