Alternatively titled “I’m a Sucker for Sepia.” Yeah, it’s something about that sepia tone warmth that takes the chill off a bleak midwinter scene. Earthy, albeit an aquatic subject.
Prior to the digital age photographic toning had to be accomplished with toxic chemicals in the darkroom. Not just cosmetic, sepia toning enhanced the archival properties of a photographic print by converting silver halide to silver sulfide. During the latter part of the 20th century the photographic materials company Agfa simplified the process with a print paper called Portriga Rapid – a beautiful blend of black & brown tones.