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Row, row, row your boat
By adamg on Fri, 12/23/2022 - 3:26pm
Nicholas Agri watched one of his neighbors rowing down Banks and Morton streets by Belle Isle Marsh in Winthrop today.
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looks like a colorized deguerrotype (sp?) from 1950
This looks to me more like
This looks to me more like the snaps my parents took with their Brownie in the mid 70s, somewhat before I was born. But in any case, it's done with filters.
Looks more like a phone camera set to maximum zoom.
Phone cameras set to maximum zoom do not usually produce technically high-quality photos, but do sometimes produce "filter" like results. Here is the original photo if you want to take a look.
I got curious
Seems like it would be more 1850 than 1950, but it definitely has the look:
A daguerreotype photograph of the Nobel House in Turku from 1842
And holy crap, that's a punishingly unhealthy process:
"To make the image, a daguerreotypist polished a sheet of silver-plated copper to a mirror finish; treated it with fumes that made its surface light-sensitive; exposed it in a camera for as long as was judged to be necessary, which could be as little as a few seconds for brightly sunlit subjects or much longer with less intense lighting; made the resulting latent image on it visible by fuming it with mercury vapor; removed its sensitivity to light by liquid chemical treatment; rinsed and dried it; and then sealed the easily marred result behind glass in a protective enclosure."
ROW YOUR BOAT
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