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Yes, there was a process before Dufaycolor - it was by the firm Lumiere= and called Autochrome if I remember correcly. And yes - it used differently coloured starches and produced grainy but pleasing images. Raimo photos at http://personal.inet.fi/private/raimo.korhonen my=F6s suomeksi - ---------- > From: Eric Welch <email@example.com> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Leica] Old colour film stock and back to pictures. > Date: 04. syyskuuta 1998 14:23 >=20 > At 10:22 AM 9/4/98 +0000, you wrote: >=20 > 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. >=20 > >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? =20 >=20 > It doesn't necessarily. Look at the work of William Albert Allard. > Absolutely gorgeous. David Allen Harvey, Alex Webb, numerous other st= reet > photographers. Color is harder to do right than black and white in so= me > ways. But when mastered, I find it more compelling. >=20 > That being said, this past year the Washington Post swept the portfol= io > category of Pictures of the Year contest (biggest photojournalism con= test > in the world) and all of their work was black and white. First time a > single newspaper has done that in over 50 years. > --=20 >=20 > Eric Welch > St. Joseph, MO > http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch >=20 > The world's full of apathy, and I don't care.