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Theres a new Cactus in Town - Sepia

By liparig
This Saguaro cactus in the deserted Goldfield Station gold mine in Arizona seems to be protecting the town looking for ruffians like a new sheriff. All it needed was a new shinny badge.

Converted my original color photo to B&W then applied a Sepia Photo filter in Photoshop and added some noise to make it a little older looking photo.

What do you think is this version better than my previous color one?

Tags: Transport Cactus Sepia Western Black and white Arizona Saguaro Landscape and travel

Voters: Leightonhs, aitchbrown, Adrian_Reynolds and 29 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


25 Jun 2006 8:09AM
Great scene from the Wild West, I think the tone is just right with a subtle change from mid left to top right, plenty of detail in the scene, well done, Adrian
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
25 Jun 2006 9:10AM
Hi Joe,I agree with Adrian.Top work.Take care.annSmile
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
25 Jun 2006 3:47PM
Still a great image! I prefer the lightness! of this one!

tonymarq 16 1 United States
25 Jun 2006 9:11PM
The sepia tone adds a bit of the old west feel to the original!

stay well
yjjeep 17 13
25 Jun 2006 11:31PM
I like this one only because it looks like an old photo.Good job on both of them.
Malc_V 15 England
26 Jun 2006 4:56PM
Liked your last upload but prefer this one.
Well done.

gajewski 17 10 9 United States
27 Jun 2006 3:07AM
Very buce treatment. I think I like this one better. -=Walter
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
27 Jun 2006 4:18AM
Well, this one has a better 'old-west' feel to it, but I like the last one for its realism. How is that for a non-commital answer LOL!
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
28 Jun 2006 1:41AM
I like the B&W effect, gives a more natural feel to the shot! Spot on! Click!!!

DP_Imagery 17 24 6 Wales
28 Jun 2006 7:15AM
Nice treatment - gives it a really dated feel. Bruce
A Booth 19 11 4 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2006 3:12PM
dramatic composition - effective toning - framing adds impact.
MikeA 17 1.3k England
30 Jun 2006 6:08PM
Well converted and toned, the frame set it off nicely making it seem you could walk into the scene.

KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2006 11:18PM
a cracker Joe
Norma 16 7 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2006 8:14PM
Very atmospheric

stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 4:35PM
Hi Joe. Enjoy the match yesterday? Italy looking good, I think!!
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
10 Jul 2006 2:48AM
I like the toning, - suits the shot.

deviant 17 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2006 7:57PM
Really suits the sepia as it has a timeless feel somehow.
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
13 Jul 2006 7:33PM
lovely old feel to this...
Sepia filter works well in this...

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2006 7:29AM
Although I agree that the picture is now timeless, I think I slightly preferred the other one.
15 Jul 2006 9:01PM
I like this one only because i do prefer black and white pics. All its missing is the cowboys!
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
17 Jul 2006 6:10PM
Time for a new one! I hope things are going well over there.
15 13 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 10:42PM
Real like the mono feel to this, Nice and well photographed.
sputnki 17 10 Canada
18 Jul 2006 12:19AM
I must say Joe, the colour is nice but this version seems more appropriate to the old-time Western feel of the subject!

Good one!

korni 15
19 Jul 2006 4:52PM
Well done!
jany 18 94 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2006 9:29PM
I prefer this one, it has more character to it. Nice one.
MickS 16 23 14 England
26 Aug 2006 12:30PM
watcha Giuseppe,
excellent pic and excellent use of sepia, well worth the RC, guddun.
30 Nov 2006 7:28PM
Good detail. Nice work.
Leightonhs 14 155 1
29 Jan 2007 12:05AM
I prefer this one simply because it goes well with the scene it's set in, it really gives that 'old' feel to the photo.


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