The colour of a house - in a B&W picture

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Vir Campestris, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. We've got hold of a photo of our house taken 1927. Obviously it's some
    variety of B&W. The interesting thing is that the listed building people
    think it should be whitewashed - and yet in this picture the paint is
    clearly darker than the lead flashings, and about the same as the slate

    If it is deliberately tinted the most likely colour is Suffolk pink (=
    pigs blood mixed into the whitewash).

    Would whitewash (lime) look dark in a photo of that period? Would
    Suffolk pink? Or could it be something else?

    Any alternative places to ask gratefully received.

    Vir Campestris, Feb 18, 2014
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  2. Vir Campestris

    dadiOH Guest

    I have no idea how dark "Suffolk pink" is but if the film used was
    orthochromatic (probably was if an amateur photo) reds would be rendered
    darker; how much darker, I have no idea. Whitewash should be light
    regardless of film type.



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    philo  Guest

    One of these?
    philo , Feb 26, 2014
  4. Possibly. Only it's older than any of those.

    Vir Campestris, Feb 26, 2014
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