Russia - Color photos dating from 1905 to 1915

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Igor Sklar, Jul 30, 2004.

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    Igor Sklar Guest

    Portrait of a Russian woman (1913):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/14/460708.jpg

    Portrait of an Italian woman (1913):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/05/18/493548.jpg

    View of Smolensk (1912):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/22/440691.jpg

    View of Smolensk (1912):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/22/440690.jpg

    Old walls of Smolensk (1912):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/22/440683.jpg

    View of Staritsa (1910):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/11/431722.jpg

    View of Rostov (1911):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/11/431715.jpg

    View of Rostov (1911):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/11/431714.jpg

    View of Torzhok (1910):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/01/449167.jpg

    View of Torzhok (1910):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/11/431712.jpg

    View of Yaroslavl (1911):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/02/449983.jpg

    View of Kostroma (1911):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/06/453445.jpg

    View of Vladimir (1911):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/05/25/500980.jpg

    View of the Seliger Lake (1910):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/05/18/493557.jpg

    View of Solovki (1915):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/04/426231.jpg

    Wooden church near Vytegra (1911):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/01/449128.jpg

    View of Daugaupils (1912):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/01/423436.jpg

    View of Ladoga (1909):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/29/446341.jpg

    View of Kem near Murmansk (1915):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/06/02/508994.jpg

    View of Gorodki (1912):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/05/20/496050.jpg

    View of Zlatoust (1910):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/05/12/487180.jpg

    View of Ufa (1910):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/13/459703.jpg

    A palace in Bukhara (1909):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/27/473379.jpg

    A mosque in Samarkand (1909):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/31/448088.jpg

    A mosque in Vladikavkaz (1909):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/13/459718.jpg

    Mountain view in Chechenya (1909):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/14/460711.jpg

    View of the Black Sea near Abkhazia (1914):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/15/461624.jpg

    The last emir of Bukhara (1909):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/02/424212.jpg

    People of Bukhara (1909):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/05/12/487177.jpg

    All these color photos were taken by Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii
    (1863-1944). See http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/ for details.
     
    Igor Sklar, Jul 30, 2004
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    Steve Hix Guest

    [snip]
    Great pictures! What process was he using, btw?
     
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    Crownfield Guest

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    Bob Guest


    you should check out the link .. it is very interesting...
    he used glass plates, taking 3 exposures for each picture, and using a red,
    then blue, then green filter for each shot, so he got a photo of each
    channel, and then combined the images back out using a device called a
    "magic lantern" that had a red, blue and green light each focused through
    the image, converging at the same spot on a screen, to create a full color
    slide show back in 1910 or whatever...amazing!

    Bob
     
    Bob, Jul 30, 2004
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    D.K. Guest

    Absolutely incredible!

    DK
     
    D.K., Jul 30, 2004
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    jjs Guest

    People who think a 3-shot digital back is so wonderful should look at that
    site. Here we are today duplicating the same effort, just to Be Digital.
     
    jjs, Jul 30, 2004
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    Steve Hix Guest

    Steve Hix, Jul 30, 2004
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  8. Thank you for these Igor

    What a wonderul series of images
    At first I could not believe it

    With much gratitude

    Arts

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    Arty Phacting, Jul 30, 2004
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    Mike Russell Guest

    Mike Russell, Jul 30, 2004
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    Wayne J Guest

    Wayne J, Jul 30, 2004
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    Crownfield Guest

    i bet that the pole moved. note the effect in the water.
    the top of the pole moved between exposures.
     
    Crownfield, Jul 31, 2004
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    Terry Hollis Guest

    The discoloration is caused by the waves on the water moving between the
    separate exposures.
     
    Terry Hollis, Jul 31, 2004
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    PhAnTOmaS Guest

    ****!!! that shit rocks!!!!
    really, really good.

     
    PhAnTOmaS, Jul 31, 2004
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    eric Guest

    It's the same process than the astrophotography by ccd camera.

    Color filter wheel in front of the objective, and for each color and
    lightwave band, a different picture is take.
    That's why most astropicture with spec say 3 or 4 number for exposition,
    like this, 20x20x20, that mean 20 minutes for Red, yellow and blue, and when
    it's with 4 number, like 60x20x20x20, the first one is the luminosity (to
    capture contrast and faint object) and the 3 others is the same, red, yellow
    and blue. In astrophotography, each color wavelenght have different détail.
    It's not a Sun or light refraction capture, but specific light photon coming
    for a direct source.

    But it's amazing to see this process was invent in young 1900.


    Ah! Thanks.

    Great results, and not just for 1913.[/QUOTE]
     
    eric, Aug 2, 2004
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    Igor Sklar Guest

    Hello,

    I found some more links for your pleasure:

    A bridge in the Urals (1910):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/08/03/571627.jpg

    Breakfast in the field (1909):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/14/460720.jpg

    A peasant woman at work (1910):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/05/18/493555.jpg

    Hermitage in the wood (1912):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/29/446320.jpg

    Seashore of Georgia (1912):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/12/458576.jpg

    An Armenian woman (1912):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/12/458611.jpg

    People of Samarkand (1909):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/16/462612.jpg

    Samarkand beggars (1909):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/04/15/461646.jpg

    A lynx in the Cherdyn museum (1910):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/03/26/444160.jpg

    Still life with a yellow rose (1914):
    http://img.photosight.ru/2004/06/22/530065.jpg

    The complete series are available at
    http://www.prokudin-gorsky.ru/database.php3?first=0

    regards
     
    Igor Sklar, Aug 3, 2004
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  16. Dobri Igor

    Arts

     
    Arty Phacting, Aug 3, 2004
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    Mark Dunn Guest

    I assume they're Autochromes. Stunning. Almost unbelievable.
     
    Mark Dunn, Aug 3, 2004
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    Mike Russell Guest

    The color images are made from three separately filtered and exposed plates.
     
    Mike Russell, Aug 3, 2004
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    jjs Guest

    plates.

    Indeed, good old RGB. :) Like the 3-shot digital backs of today. Funny how
    we are starting all over.
     
    jjs, Aug 3, 2004
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    TP Guest


    In fact, that is really no surprise, as the Laws of Physics have
    remained unchanged.

    ;-)
     
    TP, Aug 3, 2004
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