Sepia Day

By , February 25, 2010

Part of what makes this place so beautiful is the amazing changes caused by subtle alterations in light. I’ve been looking forward all winter to what we call a “sepia day,” and today we got it.

Sepia days are wintry days when the combination of cloud cover and sunlight washes out the colors, and puts a slight brownish, “sepia” tint over everything, as if we lived in an old-fashioned daguerreotype. The brown, I must point out, is a trick of the light, not pollution.

The homestead beach on a "sepia day." No manual color correction. (Photo: Mark Zeiger)

Unfortunately, it’s hard to capture this in a photograph, as our cameras struggle to “correct” what must be anomalies in “normal” color.

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