Flower Day

In the summer I make a lot of photographs of flowers, many of which I don’t use.  Until I get to messing around with new ideas and processing foolishness.

A recent post by my friend Silverpixel introduced me to the Autochrome process and I’ve spent most of the past two days playing with tutorials from the web which try to duplicate the delicate tones and feel of the original photographs.  It is remarkable that this was the go-to process for colour photos from the turn of the last century until Kodak brought out Kodachrome around 1930.

Here’s an attempt using a shot of hollyhocks from Sweetman’s Garden made a year ago last summer.

I hope the treatment has a romantic and nostalgic feeling to it.

Anyway, it’s been a fun two days!

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