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jareso

  • Boris Jaroscak
« on: August 24, 2010, 06:53 »
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Today surfing the net, I came to this article about one photographer, that made about 1900+ color shots of the Russian Empire about 100! years ago. He used technique of combining 3 separate BW plates, shooting these 3 expositions at short time interval with plates filtered by red, green and blue filter.

Article with some photos:
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html

I am amazed when looking at these quality, beautiful and high dynamic color images that were photographed 100! years ago really amazing it is like using time-machine I feel like in a dream :) when I am looking at this old-time color images of forgotten places and people. They look like they were photographed just some minutes ago ...

Very interesting, so I thought I will share it with you

More are also here:
(Dont foget also to enlarge those previews - they are really high res! :) )
http://sechtl-vosecek.ucw.cz/en/prokudin-gorsky/sever.html
http://sechtl-vosecek.ucw.cz/en/prokudin-gorsky/stred.html
http://sechtl-vosecek.ucw.cz/en/prokudin-gorsky/batumi.html
http://sechtl-vosecek.ucw.cz/en/prokudin-gorsky/gruzie.html
http://sechtl-vosecek.ucw.cz/en/prokudin-gorsky/artvin.html
http://sechtl-vosecek.ucw.cz/en/prokudin-gorsky/dagestan.html
http://sechtl-vosecek.ucw.cz/en/prokudin-gorsky/buchara.html
http://sechtl-vosecek.ucw.cz/en/prokudin-gorsky/samarkand.html
http://sechtl-vosecek.ucw.cz/en/prokudin-gorsky/hladova_step.html
http://sechtl-vosecek.ucw.cz/en/prokudin-gorsky/ostatni.html
« Last Edit: August 24, 2010, 07:39 by jareso »


Microbius

« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 07:22 »
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wow that's really amazing. Thanks for posting!

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 07:31 »
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Inventing - or at least using practically - RGB a century ago, while everybody else was struggling with colour films with lesser results: he's a genius.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2010, 07:35 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 08:35 »
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WOW!   They are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 09:04 »
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Really breathtaking images, particularly the abandon chapel. What an amazing collection.

« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 09:57 »
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Absolutely wonderful work. I have some old photo's from my grand-parents era, 80 or 90 years ago, and I find portrait posing is almost the same in each of them, no smiling or very little. This seems to be the norm back then, even for snapshots, or they just had nothing to smile about.

« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 11:05 »
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breathtaking and simply amazing :) That is the kind of candid on the spot photography I love.

« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 18:22 »
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Wow, really beautiful. Thanks for sharing

« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2010, 16:42 »
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Thank you for sharing absolutely beautiful.

rubyroo

« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2010, 09:17 »
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Just amazing... they've finally proved that the past wasn't lived in black and white (as I had believed as a child).

It's amazing how seeing the past in colour somehow bridges the gap between us and people from earlier times.  Looking at those had quite a deep psychological and emotional impact on me.  I wonder if the technique was simply too expensive and/or specialised to be used more widely and quickly? 

Thanks so much for sharing them.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2010, 09:19 by rubyroo »

« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2010, 11:04 »
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And we worry about noise and white balance these days. What has photography come to...  :-\

Wonderful images btw. - thanks for posting here.

« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2010, 11:10 »
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First photo: The guy with the red moustache laying on the ground looks a little seasick :)

Or maybe its the russian vodka...

« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2010, 13:06 »
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Great, thanks for posting.  The few places where the technique brakes down is where there is greater movement . . .  like in the river. . . . .  most interesting!

rubyroo

« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2010, 17:04 »
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Yes, given the technique I was surprised that the people were able to stay that still for three shots.


 

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