An old photograph BW look

I just recently returned from a short 1 day hike in Mettmenalp in canton Glarus in Switzerland. The weather was amazing and the landscape beautiful as always. The SD card was loaded with all these beauty ready for the postprocessing.

While working on the typical color, contrast, saturation, sharpness corrections to give the photographs the nice pop I made one photograph look a bit vintage / old from the old B&W photography days. With lots of vignetting, super high contract and burns and of course the noise.

The sepia effect seems like a must for this style as well. Had this been a color photo, the light leaks would be the next logical choice.

What do you think gives the photo a better feeling?

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