Posted by Tania Kindersley.
You know I do not usually blog on a Sunday, but I have discovered a marvellous new facility in my photograph software. It is called Tint, and you can bleach the colour out of a photograph and then slowly filter it back, so that you end up with a thrilling vintage effect. I think it makes it look as if all these photographs were taken in 1962. Usually I like my photographs singing and vivid, and if the light or the colours feel flat, my tendency is to increase the contrast so that edges are sharpened and shadows deepened. This does quite the opposite. It quiets everything down, so that we are in the land of subtlety and nuance. It is perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
See what you think: