Man in a cloth cap outside a terrace of small cottages
Monochrome Madness,  Photographic techniques,  Themed galleries

Gallery: recreating the past

There was a time, however, when most photos weren’t black and white but sepia. And today if we want to give our images that ‘antique’ look, sepia is the way to go. So for this week’s Monochrome Madness, and inspired by Brian’s sepia shots, I thought it would be fun to play around with some appropriately old-looking images.

Do also check out Leanne’s Monochrome Madness page to learn more about this fun challenge. Maybe you’d like to host a theme from time to time? If so, do contact Leanne via her page.

All these images were shot originally in colour and edited with Nik Sliver Efex Pro using sepia or ambrotype toning and, for many, a white vignette.

Room with old furniture and office equipment

The Commander’s office at Bletchley Park, the top-secret base for WWII codebreakers north of London

(now an excellent museum)

Row of thatched cottages

Old bus outside a brick building with old signs

Old tram running on a track between trees

Stone angel

Metal figure of a cherub holding an old-fashioned telephone

Stone archway leading to a courtyard with houses

Sign above a saloon

Old wooden shop with sign, General Store

Room in a log cabin with an old fashioned piano and gramophone

Oriental style building with tiled roof

Old fashioned kettle on an open fire


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