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    100 year old color photographs of Russia

    Take a look at these remarkable images of Russian taken with 3 shots of BW exposures.

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...ntury_ago.html

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    LOC popped this up some time ago:

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

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    Didn't know that. But your link is more informative than mine. Thanks a bunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    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.

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    Thanks for the link, interesting to watch.
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    "The nineteenth century began by believing that what was reasonable was true, and it wound up by believing that what it saw a photograph of, was true." - William M. Ivins Jr.

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    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?

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    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.
    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    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

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    "I don't know, maybe we should disinvent color, and we could just shoot Black & White." - David Burnett in 1978

    "Analog is chemistry + physics, digital is physics + math, which ones did you like most?"



 

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