LuAnn Thatcher  

Sepia Daisy by LuAnn Thatcher

October 2020 - Sepia Daisy

October 2020 - LuAnn Thatcher


About the Image(s)

Sepia Daisy

This is a photograph of 2 sepia toned daisies taken on a stark white background. I am experimenting with textures and thought I would try something different this month. I have always admired Gary’s sepia images so I thought I would try one myself. The tallest flower is a little blurred but I am think the texture may help that not be so noticeable. Also, let me know if I got the sepia right; don’t want to enter a color image in a black and white group. I am hoping this will give us something to debate. This image was taken back in June 2017; my photography skills have grown a lot since then.

Camera settings: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-200mm lens, focal length 60mm, ISO 200, 1/20s, f/4.8. I believe I used a tripod for this image.

5 comments posted

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Nice work. Adding texture is not always a recipe for success but it work for me. I think the tallest daisy looks good.

We are a monocular group so I think your image falls in bounds.

Emil   Posted: 10/05/2020 11:15:38

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
LuAnn. Yes, the Daises are rendered unique. They don't look quite like the normal sepia, BUT they are monocular and pass that test. I think that the texture color also falls within the norm. The back flower looks sharp to me, it has less detail, but not a problem for me. Composition is fantastic with the 2 stems not blocking the other. With the use of the tripod you could of gone to a higher f-stop. Isn't it fantastic to dig thru old images and bring them to life vs placing in the trash.   Posted: 10/06/2020 09:59:05
LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Thanks for your feedback, Bob!

Yes, it is fun to work with old stuff. Now that I look at this image, I could probably try my hand with different colors and textures and come up with a composite. I have never done a composite before.

Have you ever possessed images with film noir? I just saw today that contemporary photographers are creating photography with Neon Noir, and it is fascinating.

Best regards,

  Posted: 10/06/2020 10:09:58
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
LuAnn. I have not in the last 10 years+ processed anything with the word film. I just looked up the definition of the term and believe it has negative terminology associated with 40-50's cinema stuff. Sorry, not a chance I would do anything with it. Good luck.   Posted: 10/06/2020 14:18:13

Leah Konicki   Leah Konicki
first of all, yes, agree the sepia choice makes it monochrome and in the spirit of this group. I, too, like sepia, and it is fun to play with. For some reason, my eye struggled with the flowers, and my brain wondered if they are artificial - I think this is a because they are such perfect blooms. To my eye, the texture is perhaps a bit too texture-y, and takes away from the flowers a bit Nice composition and so hard to get the even tone to the background so kudos there. I agree it is great fun to play around with old images to see what can be done. Also much fun to play with the tools and textures and painterly looks so many of the software programs provide.   Posted: 10/07/2020 18:35:10


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