Sepia Toning - Photography Contest [51 entries]

Rolls Royce Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

Sepia toning is a specialized treatment to give the photograph a warmer tone and to enhance its archival qualities. Chemicals are used to convert the metallic silver in the print to a sulfide compound.

In this contest, your goal is to take your a photo with the sepia toning effect. Some cameras actually support this option and allow you to take photos directly with sepia toning applied. If your camera supports this, you can use this and mention in your description that no post-processing was involved. If your camera doesn't support it, digitally post-processing is exceptionally allowed in this contest. Don't forget to mention in your description that you used post-processing, and also mention the program used.

Good luck!

Required level: 10+ or higher.
Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: Lamantine

jawshoewhah: I'm assuming a photo edited is PS to sepia is ok but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong ( 5 years and 2802 days ago )
Contest Moderator: correct! ( 5 years and 2802 days ago )
Nator: This contest is a 10+ are you kidding what possible skill is involved here... ( 5 years and 2802 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I was thinking the same thing Nator was. It's not really advanced photography ( 5 years and 2802 days ago )
jawshoewhah: However, not everything looks good in Sepia. ( 5 years and 2802 days ago )
friiskiwi: I guess we have to prove that we are really good photographers. ( 5 years and 2801 days ago )
UncleJimmy: jaws and friiskiwi nailed it on the head IMO, although sepia toning is a simple skill, the idea that just any photo will make a good sepia print is tha fallacy. It's the subject and the tonal qualities of the photograph that will be challenged. as jawshoewhah said, not just anything looks good in sepia. I'm certain we will see entries that are "flat" ( 5 years and 2801 days ago )
kyricom: Personally, I've always associated sepia with "old fashioned" photos from 100 years ago or more. I think the more "old fashioned" subjects will do well. ( 5 years and 2800 days ago )
k5683: some of the entries do not look sepia at all ( 5 years and 2796 days ago )
jawshoewhah: So base your vote on that, k5683 ( 5 years and 2794 days ago )

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Rolls Royce - created by maclu2iaf

Rolls Royce
Favs: 4SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/51Score: 66.7% (56)23907 views

(5 years and 2797 days ago)

Fog - created by wind

Favs: 3SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/51Score: 66.2% (49)20899 views

Photoshop, b/w, color balance: cyan +18, yellow -12 (5 years and 2799 days ago)

busy hands - created by Karol

busy hands
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/51Score: 64.4% (39)19710 views

changed to sepia in PS (5 years and 2802 days ago)

Feeling Crabby - created by Iluvscrappy

Feeling Crabby
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/51Score: 64.1% (31)19384 views

changed to sepia in Photoscape (5 years and 2802 days ago)

abandoned - created by Perathor

Favs: 3SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/51Score: 64.1% (24)18001 views

(5 years and 2795 days ago)