Cee’s Sepia challenge

Thanks Emilio for drawing my attention to this one- Cee’s fun photo challengesI haven’t participated in any challenges except MM for awhile  and due to other commitments, this blog has slowed down. Pop over and check out Cee’s great blog and all the submissions.

Some of my travel photos  translate so well in Sepia tones.  Here is Eileann Donan Castle in the Highlands of Scotland on the way to Skye. The coloured version is on Flickr. I added a few scratches.

More Eileann Donan cee's sepia

I love the effect of sepia on these two flower images that were posted previously in colour

ssepia rose

 

sepia spiire
the spire

and finally our Icelandic Rose, Hrafna which I had done in charcoal sketch effect blend before adding a sepia filter

There is another version of her on my Flickr.  She really does look like a girl from long ago

girl in sepia tones

 

58 Comments Add yours

  1. pattimoed says:

    Beautiful sepia shots, Cybele. I love the nostalgic feel of the castle and the flowers. I’m curious how the portrait would look without the sketch effect.

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    1. thank you Patti! I do too about the portrait. Maybe I will redo it at some point lol- if I ever find the time !

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  2. Oh, Hannah, your Hrafna is so beautiful! And you have made the castle look like a beautiful vintage postcard. All of your photos are magnificent, as always! Hope all is well, my friend.

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    1. Many thanks my friend- you are most generous! I am very fond of old castles! – and she is a little beauty!!

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  3. Love sepia and LOVE these pictures!

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    1. thanks so much Caoimhe for visiting! pop by anytime! oh -there is a link at top to my other blog and some virtual stories as well!

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      1. I will check it out tomorrow 😀

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  4. Maria F. says:

    I love the spire and rose with this effect.

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    1. me too! Thank you!

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  5. Ali Isaac says:

    She looks like a fairy child, Cybele! Such beautiful images, you are so right, they transfer perfectly into sepia. Xxx

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    1. thank you my friend!!

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  6. They look like wonderful vintage postcards Cybele 🙂

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    1. many thanks Andrea!!

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  7. robert87004 says:

    The picture of Hrafna is wonderful, Hanna. She does look like a girl from long ago, so you say ☺

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  8. smilecalm says:

    looks classic!
    like hours was spent
    in a darkroom
    long ago 🙂

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    1. sweet!! thanks Smilecalm!

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  9. Adrian Lewis says:

    Excellent pics, Cybele, especially the two plant photos. A 🙂

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  10. Amy says:

    I agree with Doda, pure art. Incredibly beautiful! 🙂

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    1. many thank you’s!!

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  11. DG MARYOGA says:

    Pure art,Cybele.The castle in sepia couldn’t be any better,and Hrafna’s portrait is nicely shaded off,it is so classic and romantic.You needed a change.Didn’t you?The floral images are equally beautiful,the rose is so handsomely tinted!

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    1. It’s fun to change direction with the wind!! Thank you dear friend.

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  12. Dagmar says:

    Lovely images, the one of the young girl and the spire have a touch of enchantment- but all your images do.

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    1. sometimes the magic works!! ty!

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  13. Emilio Pasquale says:

    I’m sorry now that I drew your attention to Cee’s challenge. Why? Because next to your sepia pieces of art, mine looks like a hack job by someone who had no idea what they were doing! And don’t try to compliment me to make me feel better. I’m way beyond that. Maybe I’ll try short story writing from now on. Yeah. No more Photos By Emilio. From now on Emilio’s Tales! Oh, and Hrafna is gorgeous.

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    1. oh much appreciated and I won’t say anything overly complimentary though I’m thinking!! and you did inspire me to take part! Oh story writing!! I so enjoy that one!!

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      1. Emilio Pasquale says:

        I was hoping you would take my comment the way I meant it. Just having fun. But I did love your artwork! And I’m always playing around with writing but don’t really have the patience for a full blown novel.

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      2. nor do I – short stories are my forte! and my problem of course is inconsistency as I take time out frequently from blogging etc. Yes Hrafna is a gorgeous creature from a tale!!

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    2. and PS here it comes!! your work is brilliant!

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      1. Emilio Pasquale says:

        Brilliant? Now, if only it was a good paying job!

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      2. I know the feeling lol! We are unappreciated in our time!

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  14. Norma says:

    Great sepia tones! 🙂

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  15. Cee Neuner says:

    Great sepia toned photos for this week. Wonderfully edited.

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  16. The castle and girl are my favorites! How do you pronounce/say this Hrafna? I don’t even know where to begin with that.

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    1. it is like Rafn or Raven which is what it means.lol! Thank you Deb!

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      1. Ah, thank you! I wouldn’t have ever known if I didn’t ask. 🙂

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  17. Love these…how clever are you!!!

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  18. Sue says:

    The one of Eilean Donan is my favourite, Hannah – most atmospheric!

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    1. it is I agree, thanks Sue!

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      1. Sue says:

        I must see what I can do with one I took years ago….the weather was very indifferent, so is the image, but a bit of post processing wizardry might do the trick – or not!

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      2. yes, the art of post processing.

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      3. Sue says:

        Has its uses!

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  19. Suzanne says:

    Wonderful – your photos look beautiful in sepia.

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    1. thank you Suzanne!

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  20. Anita says:

    Splendid sepias, Cybele! The second flower made me think of Jack and the Beanstalk! 😀

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    1. Yes it does!! Thank you Anita!!

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  21. sheldonk2014 says:

    These are beautiful Cybele
    Your finishing work is as always………..Grand
    How’s it going
    I hope all is well
    Sheldon

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    1. Many thanks Sheldon! you are so generous! It’s going slowly but we’ll get there!

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  22. Majka says:

    Beautiful photo art! I can’t even choose my favorite one, all are great!

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    1. What a lovely comment, Thanks so much Majka and for the follow! I will be popping over to visit you again soon!

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      1. Majka says:

        Thanks a lot and my pleasure! ☺

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