Cupolas and Volcanoes around Antigua Guatemala

Rudy Giron: AntiguaDailyPhoto.com &emdash; Sepia of Cupolas and Volcanoes around Antigua Guatemala

Here’s a sepia take on this picture that many people seem to enjoy very much. All these houses are newly built, but are made to look antique, used, and aged. The same applies to the photograph, which is digital, but it was desaturated and then I added it a hint of sepia toning to make look antique as well. I guess we are all longing for the “good old day” that came before us; don’t you agree?

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  • El Canche

    The sepia effect is very evocative and does recall the good old days; but I wonder for how much longer? My grandmother had a photography studio in London in the early 1900’s and would hand-tint her photo-portraits, as there was no colour film, but for almost everyone now, their “old” pictures are all in colour. How is it in Guate? Perhaps historic photographs will keep sepia alive! I hope so. Thanks for doing your bit.

  • Willy

    You did effectively capture the sense of the “good old days.” It might be interesting to try the same effect on some of your portraits. El Conche’s mention of hand tinting is a technique I’ve used on B & W photos. Have you played around with it? You get get some great “nostalgic” effects.

    • El Canche

      Hey Willy, I never imagined those techniques were still going over 90 years later….you must be a real artist. I’m certainly no photographer!

  • Erick!

    I really like that picture, it makes me think about how Antigua must have been back in the “good ol’ days”.

  • Don Miguel

    Rudy, I would be content with the good old days of the 1970s Other than the earthquake of 1974 life was relatively peaceful, and travel was safe throughout the country.