Some actual photography!

Discussion in 'Photography' started by notbob, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. notbob

    notbob Guest

    Here's another fascinating gallery. This time, 100 yrs ago, in color,
    in Russia! The process sounds quite involved and yields results that
    are a bit over-the-top, but is intriguing, nonetheless. Reminds me of
    my USAF days when I got a b/w studio picture in a bogus flyboy
    uniform. They enhanced it, (airbrush?) so I ended up with rosy red
    cheeks. Anyway, enjoy:

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

    nb

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    notbob, Dec 14, 2011
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  2. notbob

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2011-12-14 06:10:46 -0800, notbob <> said:

    > Here's another fascinating gallery. This time, 100 yrs ago, in color,
    > in Russia! The process sounds quite involved and yields results that
    > are a bit over-the-top, but is intriguing, nonetheless. Reminds me of
    > my USAF days when I got a b/w studio picture in a bogus flyboy
    > uniform. They enhanced it, (airbrush?) so I ended up with rosy red
    > cheeks. Anyway, enjoy:
    >
    > http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html
    >
    > nb


    I remember seeing these last year when somebody posted the url. They
    are quite startling and effective, more so than hand tints of the same
    era.

    What I found interesting was after doing some background research on
    one of the individuals identified, and how he fitted into
    Post-Revolution Russian history, Isfandiyar Jurji Bahadur, Khan of
    Khorezem and how he did not go as quietly as the Czar during the
    revolution. In 1917 Khorezem became the Khanate of Khiva and was
    eventually incorporated into the USSR as Uzbekistan.
    Isfandiyar refused to recognize the Bolsheviks and organized the tribal
    factions in the area to repulse the Bolsheviks. He was succeeding in
    this when he was assasinated from within his organization. His Uncle
    Abdullah Khan succeeded him, but was not able to maintain the
    resistance and forced to abdicate in 1920.
    There is much more to this story, and I only mention it because it was
    his photograph which led me to dig into that history which was
    practically unknown in the West.

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    Savageduck
    Savageduck, Dec 14, 2011
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  3. notbob

    notbob Guest

    On 2011-12-14, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

    > There is much more to this story, and I only mention it because it was
    > his photograph which led me to dig into that history which was
    > practically unknown in the West.


    I'll look it up, SD. I also enjoy history, particularly Russion
    history, which we know so little about. Thnx for the tip.

    nb

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    notbob, Dec 14, 2011
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    dadiOH Guest

    notbob wrote:
    > Here's another fascinating gallery. This time, 100 yrs ago, in color,
    > in Russia! The process sounds quite involved and yields results that
    > are a bit over-the-top, but is intriguing, nonetheless. Reminds me of
    > my USAF days when I got a b/w studio picture in a bogus flyboy
    > uniform. They enhanced it, (airbrush?) so I ended up with rosy red
    > cheeks. Anyway, enjoy:
    >
    > http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html


    Interesting photos, thanks.

    The process isn't all that involved, it just makes three separation
    negatives, one through each of the additive primary colors.. One
    semi-popular camera to do so was the Curtis One Shot. The procedure is
    similar to that when making dye transfer prints or separations for offset
    printing. The color is excellent but the subject has to remain stationary
    while the exposures are made else there will be color fringes as there are
    in one photo that included moving water.

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    dadiOH, Dec 14, 2011
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  5. notbob

    dadiOH Guest

    notbob wrote:
    > Here's another fascinating gallery. This time, 100 yrs ago, in color,
    > in Russia! The process sounds quite involved and yields results that
    > are a bit over-the-top, but is intriguing, nonetheless. Reminds me of
    > my USAF days when I got a b/w studio picture in a bogus flyboy
    > uniform. They enhanced it, (airbrush?) so I ended up with rosy red
    > cheeks. Anyway, enjoy:
    >
    > http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html


    Interesting photos, thanks.

    The process isn't all that involved, it just makes three separation
    negatives, one through each of the additive primary colors.. One
    semi-popular camera to do so was the Curtis One Shot. The procedure is
    similar to that when making dye transfer prints or separations for offset
    printing. The color is excellent but the subject has to remain stationary
    while the exposures are made else there will be color fringes as there are
    in one photo that included moving water.

    --

    dadiOH
    ____________________________

    dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    dadiOH, Dec 14, 2011
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  6. notbob

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2011-12-14 11:11:04 -0800, notbob <> said:

    > On 2011-12-14, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
    >
    >> There is much more to this story, and I only mention it because it was
    >> his photograph which led me to dig into that history which was
    >> practically unknown in the West.

    >
    > I'll look it up, SD. I also enjoy history, particularly Russion
    > history, which we know so little about. Thnx for the tip.
    >
    > nb


    Here is a good starting point.
    < http://www.advantour.com/uzbekistan/khiva/history/011.htm >

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    Regards,

    Savageduck
    Savageduck, Dec 14, 2011
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  7. notbob <> writes:

    > Here's another fascinating gallery. This time, 100 yrs ago, in color,
    > in Russia! The process sounds quite involved and yields results that
    > are a bit over-the-top, but is intriguing, nonetheless. Reminds me of
    > my USAF days when I got a b/w studio picture in a bogus flyboy
    > uniform. They enhanced it, (airbrush?) so I ended up with rosy red
    > cheeks. Anyway, enjoy:
    >
    > http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html


    These have made the rounds many times, much earlier than 2010. But
    they're very much worth seeing, even seeing again.

    You can, by the way, download the original high-res scans from the
    Library of Congress, and do your own restorations. And make prints from
    them, too. It's fun to play with -- and helps me appreciate the work
    they did on their restoraitons.

    --
    David Dyer-Bennet, ; http://dd-b.net/
    Snapshots: http://dd-b.net/dd-b/SnapshotAlbum/data/
    Photos: http://dd-b.net/photography/gallery/
    Dragaera: http://dragaera.info
    David Dyer-Bennet, Dec 14, 2011
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  8. "dadiOH" <> writes:

    > notbob wrote:
    >> Here's another fascinating gallery. This time, 100 yrs ago, in color,
    >> in Russia! The process sounds quite involved and yields results that
    >> are a bit over-the-top, but is intriguing, nonetheless. Reminds me of
    >> my USAF days when I got a b/w studio picture in a bogus flyboy
    >> uniform. They enhanced it, (airbrush?) so I ended up with rosy red
    >> cheeks. Anyway, enjoy:
    >>
    >> http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html

    >
    > Interesting photos, thanks.
    >
    > The process isn't all that involved, it just makes three separation
    > negatives, one through each of the additive primary colors.. One
    > semi-popular camera to do so was the Curtis One Shot. The procedure is
    > similar to that when making dye transfer prints or separations for offset
    > printing. The color is excellent but the subject has to remain stationary
    > while the exposures are made else there will be color fringes as there are
    > in one photo that included moving water.


    I first saw the Russian pictures in 2001. I got curious about the water
    effects (and clouds), and did some tests.

    As you might expect (but it was still fun to see), combining color
    layers from separate exposures from a digital camera produced very
    similar results. I blogged, with examples, at
    <http://dd-b.net/ddbcms/2001/05/composite-color/>.
    --
    David Dyer-Bennet, ; http://dd-b.net/
    Snapshots: http://dd-b.net/dd-b/SnapshotAlbum/data/
    Photos: http://dd-b.net/photography/gallery/
    Dragaera: http://dragaera.info
    David Dyer-Bennet, Dec 14, 2011
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    J Guest

    "notbob" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Here's another fascinating gallery. This time, 100 yrs ago, in color,
    > in Russia! The process sounds quite involved and yields results that
    > are a bit over-the-top, but is intriguing, nonetheless. Reminds me of
    > my USAF days when I got a b/w studio picture in a bogus flyboy
    > uniform. They enhanced it, (airbrush?) so I ended up with rosy red
    > cheeks. Anyway, enjoy:
    >
    > http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html
    >
    > nb
    >
    > --
    > eschew obfuscation


    Amazing photographs of a bygone age and culture. Each image conjures up it's
    own magic.

    I never saw photos like these before, thanks for posting the link.

    J
    J, Dec 14, 2011
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    Chemiker Guest

    On 14 Dec 2011 14:10:46 GMT, notbob <> wrote:

    >Here's another fascinating gallery. This time, 100 yrs ago, in color,
    >in Russia! The process sounds quite involved and yields results that
    >are a bit over-the-top, but is intriguing, nonetheless. Reminds me of
    >my USAF days when I got a b/w studio picture in a bogus flyboy
    >uniform. They enhanced it, (airbrush?) so I ended up with rosy red
    >cheeks. Anyway, enjoy:
    >
    >http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html
    >
    >nb


    Thank you for posting this. They are without price.

    Alex
    Chemiker, Dec 15, 2011
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  11. notbob

    philo Guest

    On 12/14/2011 08:10 AM, notbob wrote:
    > Here's another fascinating gallery. This time, 100 yrs ago, in color,
    > in Russia! The process sounds quite involved and yields results that
    > are a bit over-the-top, but is intriguing, nonetheless. Reminds me of
    > my USAF days when I got a b/w studio picture in a bogus flyboy
    > uniform. They enhanced it, (airbrush?) so I ended up with rosy red
    > cheeks. Anyway, enjoy:
    >
    > http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html
    >
    > nb
    >



    !Amazing!

    Thanks for the link
    philo, Dec 15, 2011
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