OLD AMSTERDAM IN SEPIA

Prinsengracht, Amsterdam

Prinsengracht, Amsterdam



I’ve been playing around with the buttons on my iPhoto editing programme (Note intentional ye olde spelling of ‘programme’).

It’s all too easy and all too tempting. With the click of a mouse, I can take my images back a hundred years. I’m rather pleased with the results.

Amsterdam’s Jordaan area is a perfect place to start faking things. It’s already been ageing for several centuries.

Nostalgia aint what it used to be.

Nostalgia aint what it used to be.

'Lekkeresluis' - 'the comfortable lock'.

‘Lekkeresluis’ – ‘the comfortable lock’.

Blaffende Vis - the 'barking fish' cafe. Park a bike outside it and it will look ancient.

Blaffende Vis – the ‘barking fish’ cafe. Park a bike outside it and it will look ancient.

Amsterdam's most beautiful corner - the Brouwersgracht and the Prinsengracht.

Amsterdam’s most beautiful corner – the Brouwersgracht and the Prinsengracht.

The Jordaan.

The Jordaan.

New hats, old business.

New hats, old business.

A final trick, blurring the corners.

A final trick; blurring the corners of the frame to give the ancient postcard effect.

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7 responses to “OLD AMSTERDAM IN SEPIA

  1. Looks the same now as a hundred years ago… not much changes in Amsterdam.

  2. Very effective tool, Richard, and you took some nice pics to use it on. Glad to see you are enjoying your second city home. Summer must be almost there, right?

  3. The sepia look really does change the feel of the place…

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