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At 10:22 AM 9/4/98 +0000, you wrote: Actually, there was a process before Dufaychrome. It was done with starches. Can't remember the name of the process this early in the morning, but it was kind of like pointillistic painting in it's look. >So, why do most people shots - either street or protraiture - look >better in B&W rather than colour? Is it too much HCB in my diet >affecting my tastes or is there a more rational reason. Or is most >colour work crap? It doesn't necessarily. Look at the work of William Albert Allard. Absolutely gorgeous. David Allen Harvey, Alex Webb, numerous other street photographers. Color is harder to do right than black and white in some ways. But when mastered, I find it more compelling. That being said, this past year the Washington Post swept the portfolio category of Pictures of the Year contest (biggest photojournalism contest in the world) and all of their work was black and white. First time a single newspaper has done that in over 50 years. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch The world's full of apathy, and I don't care.