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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother,a grandmothe and a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!


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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sepia Scenes, People and Faces

I thought it would be a nice idea to use some of the portraits I made at Bokrijk Museum Park for Sepia Scenes. The old fashioned costumes really make you believe these were taken one hundred years ago.

Find more Sepia Scenes here.


Unknown said...

They sure are awesome! Well done.
The second one is my Favorite though :)
What an expression :D!

RA said...

Wonderful shots! The sepia effect really works well on them. Have a great day, Jientje :)

quilly said...

Oh my! these are all outstanding, especially the second one! If the photos were a bit more worn and grainy, I would indeed think they were ancient!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh I love the faces of the first and last two. The sepia really gives them so much character.

Nessa said...

Excellent. The woman's face is very expressive.

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

I love this set - perfect !I just got sent some of my husband's grandfather in sepia

Wanda..... said...

Looks like we stepped back in time...serious faces were the normal pose way bac when!

Plus a new header photo for us to enjoy!

Melli said...

Oh Jientje! These are wOnderful! I do especially love that woman's face -- but her hair should be pulled back I think... I don't think women of "the day" let their hair fly! She certainly has the scowl down though! LOL! The men ARE great too!

Deb said...

These are just fantastic!

Shaun said...

Nice concept.... womans scowl is my favourite....

Leora said...

I am wondering why that woman has such a snarl on her face. Is she acting or does she see something of which she disapproves?

DeLi said...

im struck by such powerful portrait....i feel aged and drawn and wondering teh story behind each expression

Susanne said...

Loved these. There is so much they are saying in their faces and expressions and the sepia really focuses you on that. Beautiful portraits!

I have an award for you over at my place today.

Sherrie said...

Awesome Photos! I really like the one of the lady. Great hat! Have a great day!


kayerj said...

perfect, I love the faces. Hope you can stop by to see my sepia scene and window views Thanks!

Carletta said...

Great shots Jientje!
I think the lady could be the witch from oz. :)
I agree with Quilly - you could add a little film grain to these and you'd never guess they weren't old.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

MaR said...

My fave is the second one, but they are all fascinating shots!

Momisodes said...

I have to agree. Their outfits and the sepia are an awesome pair. They really make these photos special. Great captures!

Anonymous said...

I had a picture of me taken sitting watching soccer and the disgust from seeing something I didn't like was clearly visible on my face lol
Even I had to laugh lol
So I can relate to the woman.lol
Very nice character shots:)

Anonymous said...

Excellent my friend. The lady in the second one looks really pissed off LOL She reminds me of the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz LOL. Great photos

Jientje said...

@ NicoleB: LOL!
@ Rosidah: You too, Rosidah!
@ Quilly: That's very good advice!
@ hip chick: Yes, it surprised me too!
@ Nessa: You love her or you hate her!
@ Trish: thanks!
@ Aaah, at least somebody noticed the new header! I'm not in the least surprised it's you!
@ Melli: Like I said, you love her or you hate her!
@ Deb: Why thank you!
@ Shaun: Thanks!
@ Leora: It's an actress, and they were involved in an electorial battle.
@ DeLi: Yes, they make you wonder, don't they?
@ Susanne: Awww, thanks!!!
@ Sherrie: she's one of the favourites, isn't she?
@ kaye: thanks! Be right over!
@ Carletta: yes, that is excellent advice!
@ Mar: hmmm yes, they work well donb't they?
@ Momisodes: Sepia begs for authenticity.True.
@ Anonymous: Yes, that's probably it!
@ Thom: She does look wicked, I agree.

Dr.John said...

The pictures are all great and indeed do look like pictures from long ago. But for some reason the stern faced lady reminded me of the witch in the Wizard of Oz.

Maggie's Mind said...

Wow, these are all perfect shots for sepia!

Heidi said...

Your pictures are so stunning! Is it a secret what camera you use to get such shots? I like the man in the straw hat- such detail, such clarity of detail. Amazing! How do you do it? Certainly not taken with a Nikon point and shoot, right?


Jientje said...

@ Dr John: Yes, it's her nose I think, that's kind of like a witches nose!
@ Maggie: thank you, it was a nice surprise for me too!
@ Heidi: No, it's not a secret. It's a Canon Powershoot S10 IX, i's somewhere in between a DSLR and a point and shoot. My previous one was it's predecessor, the Powershoot S5 IS. I loved that camera, unfortunately it got damaged, that's why I replaced it!

Anonymous said...

I really like the forth one - the peron with the straw hat looks like a man with a big heart - nice fellow. Why is that lady so unhappy?

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