The Old Touch – Vintage Pictures

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You remember the photo album of your grandparents, those vintage pictures? Those pictures have a special character. They don’t just tell you about old times, about the history of your family. They look special, old but somewhat cozy. We call this effect: yellowed. You can also find it with old letters or newspapers. Living in modern times we can create this effect artificially and on purpose. The photographical process is called: Sepia.

Beginning in the 1880s, sepia was produced by adding a pigment, called sepia, made from the Sepia officinalis cuttlefish found in the English channel,[1] to the positive print of a photograph.

This color of the cuttlefish created the first way of coloring a picture. When photography was young they weren’t able to make those colorful pictures we are used to.

So this was one way not to create a standard grayscale picture or as the common user says “Black and white photo”, another one was to color pictures manually.

Today I create this effect not only with a special filter of my digital camera, but as well via photoshop.

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4 Replies to “The Old Touch – Vintage Pictures”

    1. thanks dear delia 🙂
      maybe the best would be, we both being able to make own colored pictures of paradise 🙂
      need a vacation too

    1. thanks michelle
      i love old pix too – have a whole bunch from my mom – so i shall scan them 🙂

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