Sepia-Toned Photography: The Undiminished Power of a Waterfall

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco sites, sepia toned photography, black and white photography

The power of a waterfall remains undiminished even in sepia!

An earlier post contained a graphic I based on one of my photos of the fantastic waterfall you’ll find in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, led me to creating a sepia-toned rendition of the same waterfall. Waterfalls in my eyes are one of those structures that don’t lose visual impact by taking away its natural colors.I’m learning how to give the water a ‘slow-moving’ effect. Makes them even more calm-inducing…

What do you think?

K’lee L. © 2015

11 thoughts on “Sepia-Toned Photography: The Undiminished Power of a Waterfall

    1. Hey, Gary. I agree with you. Funny, with some of these shots (I took a lot!) I started experimenting with tones as soon as I got home from shooting. This way the sensory memory of being there was still fresh. Waterfalls and giant trees both seen to ‘stand the test’ of color removal for me.

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      1. I agree with you there….there’s something incredibly stoic about a tree when the color has been removed. So many details and intricacies are revealed as a result.

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        1. Exactly! It’s as though it’s ‘ancient origins’ are restored. The pure light of the Soul revealed… There’s a place out here called, ‘Muir Woods’. I’m trying to get out there soon. My connection to the ocean is absolute. I’m restored every time I go, but every once in a while the trees call and I need to get out among them!


    1. Thank you for your comment. It’s nice to feel vindicated by my title choice!!! I suppose I chose it because I spent a good amount of time just letting the feel of that amazing locale wash over me. Then I started shooting. Once I was home, curiosity got the better of me so I started experimenting with filtering and this is the result of one such experiment. By the way, this waterfall is four layers or stories high. Stairs have been built along the side to allow climbing to the top, which I did… camera in hand. More photos to come!

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