A Walk in the Woods

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.


5 responses to “A Walk in the Woods

  1. 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.

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