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Golden Hour in Portobello

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Golden hour on coast approaching Portobello,  Edinburgh,  March 2016


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A colourful note:  sienna is an earth pigment containing iron oxide and magnesium oxide, which provide shades of orange and red.  In its natural state it verges on yellow-brown and is termed raw siennawhen heated it turns red-brown and is called burnt sienna.

It is named after Siena, in Tuscany,   where the pigment was produced in large quantities back in the Renaissance.

The yellow-brown raw sienna shade first appeared in Crayola crayon form in its original collection in 1903, but was discontinued in 1910.  However, the name resurfaced in 1958, but as a browner shade than its original incarnation.


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 21 March 2016



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