Friday, December 26, 2008

Sepia Scenes: Fallen Stars

Fallen Star 2


Fallen Star


I thought this dry leaf on my garage floor looked like the ruins of a little star, fallen and shattered. They are both taken with the Sepia setting on a Canon G9. In the top one, I softened the shot by lowering the saturation and lightening it a little. In the second, I went for a NASA lander-camera look, with its harsh shadows, enhanced saturation, and high contrast. Which do you like better?

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9 comments:

Mojo said...

For this subject, I think I like the second version. Especially considering the whole "fallen star" astral destruction theme you were going for. The first version isn't without its melancholy charm though.

maryt/theteach said...

I'm with Mojo on that! But both are great Sepia Scenes! :)

Jan said...

Great interuptation. I like the 2nd one

Julie said...

I think I like the 2nd best and I agree, it looks like a fallen star

Rose said...

At first glance I thought I liked the top better, but with more looking I can't make a choice. I like the shot.

ilanadavita said...

Nice sepia scenes, both of them.

ramblingwoods said...

Ok..I like the second one...but as usual, I am in the minority..both are great though..

Deb said...

Hi ~ I am a first time visitor here - and really enjoyed your photos. I got a new Canon for Christmas - and can't wait to start playing with it. I like the first photo the best since I like the softness of it. They are both creative. I enjoyed my visit and I will be back. Take care.

Annie said...

HOW did I miss this the last time around. Like the second one best. The orientation seems more natural and the depth much better. HNY again!