Down On The Farm – Sepia Tone

I go from bright colored hot air balloons last week to sepia tones this week. I like the age a sepia tone creates visually in photography. With the right subject, you see a very old vintage look making the photograph appear to have been taken around the turn of the century. The subject of this post is farms and farm buildings.

I’m starting with a farm I came across in Oregon one year. It’s nestled in a valley and the morning fog was just lifting creating a somewhat eerie look

The rest of these captures are in Iowa southwest of Cedar Rapids in and around the Amana Colonies (for those of you that are familiar with the area). This next shot is part of a large old stable.

From here we go to two different hay barns.

And end with an old abandoned farm…


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39 thoughts on “Down On The Farm – Sepia Tone

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Your feedback is much appreciated, Dan! Thanks! I really enjoyed both photo shoots…I love farms….never lived on one but sure grew around a plethora of them!! Have a great week,sir!!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Jet! The two photo shoots to capture the farms were fun. I appreciate what the sepia tone does for certain subjects! Thank for being part of the journey with my blog! My best to you and Athena!!

  1. Sue Slaght

    You have such diversity in talent Kirt that you are able to change styles so dramatically. From following you I have learned to appreciate the Sepia tones and black and white. I do see how it can create that historical mood and how details are more pronounced. Well done!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I had to chuckle with your reference to black and white…..I truly appreciate your kind words Sue. I do have a fondness for a variety of styles and like to explore in each of them! Thanks for being part of the journey since the beginning!! My best to you, Dave and your family!

  2. denisebushphoto

    Never trust anyone who doesn’t like old barns! I mean … who doesn’t. Great compositions that work really well together. Refreshing to see a whole set in Sepia … it’s been awhile since I’ve seen anyone use it, instead of B&W.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I’ve always had a fascination with sepia being used on rustic type buildings, especially old barns. Both photo shoots where a lot of fun for me trudging around these old farms. Thanks for stopping by!!


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