5 Shot (Sepia)

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A collage of pictures taken in Clapham Common during the night.

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22 In 22: Sepia Nights

You know me, I love to go on strolls whenever, wherever. On this particular night, I decided to try the sepia for a change and took some pictures along The River Thames. The lights of the night reflecting off the river on this frosty evening, I was in central London when this night started and somehow after a very long stroll, I ended here by The River Thames. Gotta love an evening stroll every now and again.

The Paris Military School

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Before I went to Paris this year, I didn’t have this grand looking building as something to see but I’m glad I saw it. Once I got to The Eiffel Tower, I noticed it in the distance and wanted to walk up to it. The square looking trees actually add the pictures, all in all, another good memory from this year.

H2O

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Water……
Without it, we wouldn’t survive here on Earth so it’s nice when we’ve reached the point of enjoying it by simply looking at it.

A Little Experiment With Sepia

4 Shot Sepia4 Shot SepiaYesterday I said that I wanted to try and take shots using the sepia filter so I decided to try and use it whilst I was wandering around near Canary Wharf. Initially, I thought I’d done a good job when I suddenly decided that my shots would look better more intense. To do this, I ramped up the contrast and the saturation & lowered the exposure. As you can see, the placid sepia that was there before turned into a rich sea of deep orange. Notice between the two the difference in the shadows of the buildings and the tones of orange in the skies.

Sepia was a difference experience compared to black and white, a combination of feelings of retro, vintage and cool would be how I’d describe using it. I guess I’m starting to become more and more immersed in photography; I’m using jargon more and more without feeling like I have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, I have more of an idea what I want from a shot in terms of brightness, exposure, contrast and saturation as well as the finer details & my editing skills, although sketchy at times, are getting better so overall, I have a lot to be positive about this experience, sepia FTW!