This post is about a walk in the woods with photos and quotes, in sepia. For me, sepia-tinted pictures evoke an instant feeling of nostalgia. I look at them and recall happy memories of simpler times.
Sepia-colored photographs have a rosy-brown haze that make the scenes and images seem warmer. What nostalgic memories do these types of photos make you think of?
I wanted to share pictures I took on an enjoyable walk in the woods, from sepia-tinted memories of my mind.
I added a few quotes to go along with the pictures.
“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
—Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken
“Each of us chooses the tone for telling his or her own story. I would like to choose the durable clarity of a platinum print, but nothing in my destiny possesses the luminosity. I live among diffuse shadings,
veiled mysteries, uncertainties; the tone of telling my life is closer to that of a portrait in sepia.” Isabel Allende, “Portrait in Sepia”
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
— Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods
“It was like hiking into a Hemingway story; everything was sepia-toned and bristling with subtext.” — Leslie What, Crazy Love
As I look through at them, it brings back pleasant memories to me.
Feel free to share yours.
I love old photographs. And I love old sepia photographs. But I’m not sure if I would like modern photographs that were aged in Photoshop to look sepia. I like photographs that are naturally brown with age.
I like old photos too. Sepia filter adds a certain quality or feeling, but I agree it doesn’t work for all images. Like old black & white photos are interesting, and new ones for shadow, texture or for a neorealism style.
Are the photographs above ones taken recently? The scenes remind me of photos from the 1920s and 1930s.
The pictures are older, but not that old. The building is from the early 1900s or late 1800s, and the path and woods are very old.
Thanks to everyone that liked this post. Nature inspires poetry and words, I like putting pictures together with them.