Today, I’m featuring photos from the Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site kitchen. I’ve posted about this historical site in John Day, Oregon, before. It was boarded up for many years when the doors were finally opened, it was like a time capsule inside.
Whenever I visit there, I think about how good the various shapes and textures would look in monotone pictures. However, the vibrant colors are also interesting. Since I was unable to decide which way to process the photos I took, I’m showing both color and monotone sepia versions. Move the slider to compare them. I used a dark vignette effect on all of the photos.
The first one shows a wood cooking stove with a small shrine behind it. I like how the orange color glows in the color version.
The second photo shows various products in this kitchen of the past. In this one, I like how the labels stand out in color.
The third one is a collection of bottles. I like how the highlights shine in the sepia tone version.
The fourth one shows canned products and plates and utensils. I like how the sepia tone version blends everything together without distractions.
The last one is of the small kitchen table, complete with place settings. The shapes and structures stand out in the sepia version, but I like the splashes of color in the color version.
Sometimes it’s hard to decide what makes the “best” photograph. For those of us you who are indecisive, the Image Compare tool lets you show different versions of the same picture. It’s a cool tool!