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Old 09-11-2003, 12:41 AM   #1
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Actual Pre-WW1 Color Photos of Russia

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

"We know that Prokudin-Gorskii intended his photographic images to be viewed in color because he developed an ingenious photographic technique in order for these images to be captured in black and white on glass plate negatives, using red, green and blue filters. He then presented these images in color in slide lectures using a light-projection system [right] involving the same three filters.

A single, narrow glass plate about 3 inches wide by 9 inches long was placed vertically into the camera by Prokudin-Gorskii . He then photographed the same scene three times in a fairly rapid sequence using a red filter, a green filter and a blue filter."



It feel's very weird to see color photos of an age you've always associated with black and white pictures.

Russia is very beautiful though.


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Old 09-11-2003, 03:57 AM   #2
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It feel's very weird to see color photos of an age you've always associated with black and white pictures.
I seem to recall that my old US history book had some black and white pictures that were converted to colour. Pretty impressive how they do it.

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Russia is very beautiful though.
Very beutifuly, comrade Viking, doesn't even begin to cover it.

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Old 09-11-2003, 04:35 AM   #3
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I just spent a good 35 minutes poking around this site then another 15 playing with on of the color composite images that was on the techniques page...

It was one that was very dark and very red, made after blending the red, green, blue filtered images. I was able to bring it out to a more vibrant image in photoshop, though nothing like what was posted on the site.

As a photographer, I found the shots fascinating and the technique inspiring.

As an anthropologist, I found it a wonder of discovery. The architecture, clothing, tranportation/economic evidence... all great stuff.

Good find Jais... I bookmarked the site to return and share with friends/family!


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Old 09-11-2003, 06:58 AM   #4
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Photoes are just splendid

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Russia is very beautiful though.
Yeah it's a candy if looked from the outside, but it's not that beautiful from the inside. Rather terrible I'd say.
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Old 09-11-2003, 07:11 PM   #5
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I have seen a documentary in which they discovered 2 color photographs from the ending days of the american civil war.

Ingenious find none the less.

oh and they talked of the origin of the photo creation was german.


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Old 09-14-2003, 07:16 PM   #6
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You just gotta love those old historic photos. Gives you a window on the past. Take this site, for example. http://www.haleysteele.com/exhibition/p_boston/toc.html

This site shows some nice historical old buildings in Boston. Check this one out: http://www.haleysteele.com/exhibitio...on/temple.html

Can you believe the size of that thing? And this is a Jewish temple! A house of worship! Can you believe they made that thing that huge? Incredible isn't it? (btw, i've been there recently and it's still there, and damn is it huge. It's right on Newbury Street)
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Old 09-15-2003, 02:21 PM   #7
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Can you believe the size of that thing?
Easily. Fortifications like that are supposed to look impressive.

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Old 09-18-2003, 07:59 PM   #8
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Well, as I said before it's a temple. I checked the website and I assumed it'd be a site for a Jewish synagogue. When I found out it was part of a Christian church, I left. I then went to another forum and asked if they knew about it. One person pointed me to the history page on the site I went to and there it listed the history, and indeed, it is a Christian church. Rather large though.
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