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Old 11th March 2019, 05:08 PM
John King John King is offline
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: County Durham
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They have a charm all of their own. So what if the colour is not exactly accurate, what I do like is the muted tones that Autochrome is capable of producing.

I also spotted a couple of prints obviously from Dufay Colour as well. (The prints look very grainy but that was the nature of the beast).Dufay used coloured starch crystals to make up the emulsion. It was still available commercially in the early 1960's and I remember it being advertised in the classified section at the back of the Amateur Photographer.

The portraits of the women of all ages particularly are very good and natural. Perhaps some of the young upstarts who fire away on their digital cameras in the hope that one may come out as they wished would be better to stand back and study these.
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