Lady Twilight Captured in Sepia!

Girl on a Stallion at midnight
Lady Twilight

Sepia Photographic prints still have the power to stir powerful emotions in people.

Sepia is as old as monochromatic printing, yet few black and white prints created at the same time as Sepia photographs have survived.

The reason for this, is that Sepia prints are created by replacing the silver in the black and white print, with silver sulphide which is brown. Silver Sulphide is 50% more stable than silver and acts as a preservative. A good Sepia Print should last over 200 years.

Sepia prints became popular as people thought black and white prints were too stark. Sepia prints are warmer and the light grays replicate skin tone better.

I have always loved Sepia prints. They remind me of the grandeur of high society studio photography. Bespoke, Studio photography was highly fashionable in the Victorian era.

Today, Sepia printing is often a pastiche, created in Photoshop. This Sepia pastiche contains all the classic ingredients, atmosphere, tone and content. I think you will agree, it is quite sumptuous.

If you have any comments about this article, the image or indeed Sepia printing, I would be delighted to hear from you.

My name is Steve Howard. You have been reading the digital circus.

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