Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sepia Scenes - Looking Outdoors

I'm taking part in Sepia Scenes, but I may be late again. I'm not sure what day it runs. I do better with memes that have the day in the name, like Ruby Tuesday. ;D I have a couple of Summer shots at the Concert in the Park, then a look outside my front door.

I took this shot this Summer when Chance, Casey, Trin, Sarah, Mom, and I went to the Concert in Park in downtown Chico, CA. I was trying to catch that flare on the side of the building. This fountain goes all the time in the new City Plaza. The Plaza is a big Chico controversy, as it was built after the city removed a whole lot of diseased trees. Here in Chico, we love our trees. I mean, really, really love our trees. The Plaza appeared - the old one - in a movie made by Disney years ago. It was called Under Wraps and it shows the big trees and the diamond-patterned walkway. It was beautiful, as is the new Plaza, but in a very different way.
Here is Chance. I used a color version of this photo at Dating Dames a week or so ago. He looks deep in thought here.

Here is a view out my front door. I was sitting on the floor, back against the couch, looking at this view and I thought, hhmm, kind of pretty. I am lucky to live in a lovely little complex. We've been here for 10 years now - longer than I have ever lived in any place.

I got a new writing job. I'm going to be taking over the blog Veggie Chic.
I used to write for a vegetarian magazine a few years ago. It was Vegetarian Baby and Child and my editor lived in Mongolia. Seriously, in Mongolia, where there is not a huge selection of vegetables. Her husband was a doctor for the Peace Corps. I haven't spoken to her in years. She was such a nice lady. I ought to see if I can track her down. She was from California, too.
If you are interested, I wrote a quick tutorial for making your own Bath Salts here and I have the information about a Benefit cosmetic contest here . The prizes include a shopping spree at Bloomingdales.






11 comments:

napaboaniya said...

I'm loving the last picture of the doorway.. it gives out a mysterious feel to it :)

Carletta said...

I love all of these. I think the effect in the first two would be so different in color because of the harsh sun. The sepia tones it down.
I really think the last one is my favorite - reminds me of my childhood.

Kahshe Cottager said...

The last photo in particular caught my eye. I think it is because I really like the fine detail exposed by the sepia and also for the way the door channels your eye into the garden. Nice job on all of them!
My Sepia Scenes are here and here.

{i}Post said...

I love sepia way better than black and white. I like the warmer tones! Great job!

Dianne said...

wow you're busy!! I'm impressed. I keep looking for writing assignments since business is so awful but I don't get very far.

the sun flare creates a wonderful mood for the photos and the view out the door is very pretty.

Annie said...

Good morning, Michelle. Love your front porch. It looks so peaceful.

MyMaracas said...

All these are lovely, but I too like the doorway one the best. The angle is interesting, and I love the way it leads the eye outdoors.

Congrats on the writing gig!

Ladynred said...

These are wonderful sepia look. love the doorway too!

Askew To You said...

Thank you for your comments, everybody. :D I kind of liked the doorway photo, too.

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Outsource Bookkeeping said...

I like all of these. the colour scheme is different. I love the last one