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Friday, September 10, 2010

How it all started

 On this day.

Sepia Saturday

Since I do not have personal photo this week I ran across this on Wikipedia and found it very interesting.
Someone may have posted this before, but I haven't seen it.

True sepia toning began around the 1880s with photographic prints that were exposed to sepia in order to aid in replacing the metallic silver in the photo emulsion with a silver compound. By doing so the developer could change the color, obviously, but also increase the tonal range of the photo. It was also believed that the sepia toning increased the photo’s longevity by replacing the less stable metallic silver. Indeed, a lot of sepia prints remain to this day. Sepia, it turns out, is simply ink extracted from a cuttlefish (the European Common Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis)), a cephalopod closely related to octopuses and squid!

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Ugh, I would not want to find my self face to face with this.
I might end up in permanent sepia.

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Karin said...

Interesting stuff - ughh on the cuttlefish - useful but not so good looking, lol!!

Marilyn said...

This is so interesting, I didn't know anything about sepia. Some old family photos that had silver in them are 'silvering' now and the images are but lost sadly, thank goodness for sepia.

lettuce said...

it looks pretty alienesque, doesn't it!

Jinksy said...

I did know cuttlefish are more useful than they look, but not about the sepia photos...Thanks! :)

Meri said...

Interesting historical tidbit. Thanks!

Christine H. said...

Cuttlefish also taste pretty good.

Nancy said...

Interesting information.

Southwest Arkie said...

Well I definitely did not know that! Interesting.

PattyF said...

Thanks for the sepia lesson! I had no idea it came from a cuttlefish. Ugh!


well, a little culture never hurt anyone. thanx 4 the info!!