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User currently offlinewaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

Just came across these absolutely amazing photos of Russia from 1909-1910. 100 years ago, yet through some sort of filtering the photographer managed to get the shots in near-true color, making these photos look far more recent than anything until maybe the 1950s. Great stuff, and a very lifelike window into a very different age.
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html

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User currently offlinecurtisman From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1002 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Thanks so much for sharing these photo's. It's interesting but I find when I look at old photo's I tend to imagine the world back then really was black and white or devoid of intense colour. These photo's help to show that colour then was as it is today.  

Last year I spent a great deal of time in Russia - travelling from east to west on the Trans-Siberia Railway. It is an amazing country with so much history and cultures. And the beauty of the country is outstanding.

Cheers!



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5627 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

Beautiful photographs, and way ahead of their time. Thanks!

User currently offlineKent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 960 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Just echoing the PPs - thanks for the link!

User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6071 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1671 times:
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Quoting waterpolodan (Thread starter):
et through some sort of filtering the photographer managed to get the shots in near-true color, making these photos look far more recent than anything until maybe the 1950s.

Very nice photos, but I doubt it was done through filtering, as we think of camera filters today. Color photography was experimented with since the 1840s and actually achieved in 1861. The first commercial color photographic equipment became available in 1898, to anyone with the money to buy it.

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky took around 3500 negatives for his chronicle of the Russian Empire from 1909 to 1915, sponsored by the Czar. He was truly a man ahead of his time when it came to color photography.



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User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5231 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Amazing photographs, and, as others have already said, excellent quality for being 100 years old.


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User currently offlineKent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 960 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 4):
Very nice photos, but I doubt it was done through filtering

I questioned it, but then looked more closely - the shots where there is movement (class of kids, flowing stream) all show separation in the RGB....


User currently offlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Quoting Kent350787 (Reply 6):
Quoting falstaff (Reply 4):
Very nice photos, but I doubt it was done through filtering

I questioned it, but then looked more closely - the shots where there is movement (class of kids, flowing stream) all show separation in the RGB....

Also, if you go to the Library of Congress website where more of these photos are displayed, it is quite clear from looking at the edges of the lower quality pictures that colored filters were employed.


User currently offlinepacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2731 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~dellaert/aligned/

A link to his collection. Very inpressive stuff, hard to believe it's as old as it really is.



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User currently offlineSevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1394 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Very interesting, a man ahead of his time!! Thanks for sharing.


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