The joy of sepia
While Brighton was great for highly-coloured night shots by the pier, a couple of photographs lent themselves perfectly for conversion to sepia – a tinted black and white which I’ve found works really well for misty or hazy conditions.
This first shot of the derelict West Pier has a quality which simply didn’t show in colour or black and white.
Just to the right of this shot, the story was very different – throngs of people milling on the pebbled beach, enjoying an unusually sunny and warm March afternoon. There was a blanket of haze lying on the resort that day, giving the photograph below a muzzy, faint quality – perfect for a touch of sepia.
What’s your take on sepia? Does it have a place in modern photography or should it be consigned to stilted portraits from a byone age?…