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
    roof.

    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.

    Andy
     
    Vir Campestris, Feb 18, 2014
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  2. Vir Campestris

    dadiOH Guest

    "Vir Campestris" <> wrote in
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    > 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 roof.
    > 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?


    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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    dadiOH, Feb 19, 2014
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  3. Vir Campestris

    philo  Guest

    On 02/18/2014 04:48 PM, Vir Campestris wrote:
    > 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
    > roof.
    >
    > 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.
    >
    > Andy




    One of these?


    http://www.pinterest.com/jrachelle13/painted-ladies-queen-anne-victorian-houses-archite/
     
    philo , Feb 26, 2014
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  4. On 26/02/2014 15:58, philo wrote:
    >
    > One of these?


    Possibly. Only it's older than any of those.

    Andy
     
    Vir Campestris, Feb 26, 2014
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