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Mainecoonmaniac
12-12-2011, 10:51 AM
Take a look at these remarkable images of Russian taken with 3 shots of BW exposures.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html

CGW
12-12-2011, 10:54 AM
LOC popped this up some time ago:

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/

Mainecoonmaniac
12-12-2011, 11:13 AM
Didn't know that. But your link is more informative than mine. Thanks a bunch!

CGW
12-12-2011, 11:41 AM
Didn't know that. But your link is more informative than mine. Thanks a bunch!

Interesting process and amazing shots. Did you see this 40s-50s Kodachrome circus collection?

http://tempest.lib.ilstu.edu/braathen.php

Mainecoonmaniac
12-12-2011, 12:22 PM
I think I did. Some of the shots were from WWII. The shots looked as fresh as the day they were shot. Amazing. Some were 4x5 Kodachromes if I remember correctly.

CGW
12-12-2011, 12:28 PM
I think I did. Some of the shots were from WWII. The shots looked as fresh as the day they were shot. Amazing. Some were 4x5 Kodachromes if I remember correctly.

The circus collection is very different, not the WWII homefront propaganda shots in wide circulation.

Marco B
12-12-2011, 01:15 PM
Thanks for the link, interesting to watch.

Alan Klein
12-12-2011, 08:40 PM
The composition of the Russian images are terrific. This feller understood rule of thirds and other artistic composition criteria. I wonder if he studied art?

benjiboy
12-12-2011, 08:55 PM
I have a book of his photographs and they are truly amazing considering all these pictures were shot before the Russian Revolution in October 1917.

Marco B
12-13-2011, 03:26 PM
The composition of the Russian images are terrific. This feller understood rule of thirds and other artistic composition criteria. I wonder if he studied art?

He was a chemist and inventor in the field of photography, see the Library of Congress page CGW pointed out:

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/gorskii.html

Marco