November — Part One

Saturday, November 14 dawned bright and clear. I spent the morning raking leaves and thinking how pleasant a day it would be for a photo hike. After lunch, I drove to Glacial Park in northern McHenry County. By the time I arrived, clouds had moved in and the day turned decidedly gray. Here’s what it looked like, in full color.

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Everything — and I mean everything — was brown or gray. I thought the photos on my camera screen looked like I took them in sepia. So I decided to go with it. I began thinking in monochrome and looking for textures and contrast. When I got home, I converted the photos to sepia. Here’s the one above. (Double-click to make them larger and sharper.)

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The result was even better than I imagined. I’ll post some others over the next several days. If this isn’t your sort of thing, sorry. Check back in about 10 days when I get back to full-color.

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One Response to November — Part One

  1. karen says:

    I like the color version best … the landscape itself is so desaturated that it looks sepia-esque, but it has extra depth and interest because of the other subtle colors.

    And yes, “sepia-esque” is a real term. :-)

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