11 thoughts on “Nest of Moss

    1. The histogram for this image isn’t pushed up against the sides of the peak, so in that sense, it shares the dimmed-light look of some autochromes. The palette is in the neighborhood, assuming it’s a large one. 🙂

      It’s interesting that they used red, green and blue particles of dyed potato starch to create color!

      1. I didn’t read about autochromes in that much detail, but it makes sense that those organic-looking c colors came from a source close to the earth. I wonder what was used for the dying – maybe that too came from plants.

        1. That’s a good question. They’re subject to fading and sensitive to humidity and the glass plates that they’re printed on have to be handled very carefully. Because of that, I’m thinking you’re right: those must’ve been organic dyes. I didn’t want to give you more to read, but here’s an interesting discussion about their fragility from the Library of Congress:

          https://www.loc.gov/collections/genthe/articles-and-essays/deterioration-and-preservation-of-negatives-autochromes-and-lantern-slides/autochromes/

        2. Here’s another point you might find interesting: autochromes are meant to be viewed with light shining through them, not reflecting off them. In that sense, they share something with the images we post.

      2. That’s interesting, about autochromes being intended for viewing with the light shining through them. Thanks for mentioning it. Light from behind, light from in front, screen, paper, and so many more permutations. As a child, I was riveted by slide shows – light from the front, but the textured surface of the screen really bounces the light around, I think.

  1. A cacophony of colors evoking fresh air and fall. Nicely done picture to remind us to look down at the small details around us once in a while.

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