I'll let you in a little revelation about my favorite usernames in my virtual sites. First is about my Mikimoto Angel pen name. Mikimoto is a famous brand of pearl accessories in America. I first saw that brand in Vogue Magazine. I got mesmerized by that label, and I thought of using it. I just added Angel from my name "Angela". Thus, the formation of Mikimoto Angel.For my other pen name Mystic Nymph, the word mystic really came from the show Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. I used to be so hooked to that show. I am also obsessed with mythologies, and nymphs are mythical creatures depicted as beautiful young women who are considered as guardians of objects and places in nature. Thus, the evolution of Mystic Nymph.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Let me share you these two photos I took. I was amazed with what I did, because I think these are some of my best shots. Take note of the phrase, I think. I hope I didn't sound so full of myself with that statement. Going back to the topic, I love what the natural light did to these pictures. Some would even try to edit it just to achieve this photography technique called, sepia tone. I'm proud that with just one click, I instantly attained what I wanted to bring off for these photos. They didn't have to be refined anymore.
My boyfriend gave this wedding figurine to me two years ago. He bought it from his hometown.
Mom bought this bracelet for my sister. Good thing she didn't like it. I had the chance to own it.
According to the world's most famous encyclopedia (Wikipedia), "Sepia toning is a specialized treatment to give the photograph a warmer tone and to enhance its archival qualities. Chemicals are used to convert the metallic silver in the print to a sulfide compound, which is much more resistant to the effects of environmental pollutants such as atmospheric sulfur compounds." This hue is sometimes created on purpose to resemble the ageing effect on photos, which makes them look more dramatic.
Don't you just love the natural sepia tone?