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Title: RGB channels 100+ years ago
Post by: videosean on March 14, 2007, 08:25:59 AM
When I first found out about this guy I was completely fascinated with what he did.  Color photographs from early 1900's Russia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Mikhailovich_Prokudin-Gorskii
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/
The Library of Congress' site has quite a few images of his and are worth checking out IMO.  I was looking for some public domain images this morning and came across some of his and thought I'd share here... I don't know if this would help someone new to the idea understand how the RGB channels work in digital images but I figure it wouldn't hurt.
Title: Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
Post by: kstruve on March 14, 2007, 12:02:51 PM

Wow!  I had no idea that images of this quality existed so early in the 20th century.  I honestly had a hard time believing that these were 100 year-old photos.  It's a very interesting read and I think it is helpful in understanding how an RGB image is composed.  Thanks for posting this link.

Kurt
Title: Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
Post by: klassylady25 on March 14, 2007, 04:00:59 PM
I'll double that WOW!! 
Title: Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
Post by: Hannie on August 12, 2007, 02:29:53 PM
I know this is an old topic but I only just discovered it and it is so amazing!
For anyone who hasn't seen these yet...


Hannie
Title: Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
Post by: truelulu on April 26, 2008, 12:15:25 PM
Truely remarkable!
Title: Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
Post by: John on April 26, 2008, 01:45:44 PM
and I may have mentioned this here before... but maybe not... another really cool site with a lot of amazing vintage photos is www.shorpy.com

John

Title: Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
Post by: klassylady25 on April 26, 2008, 02:22:30 PM
I just found that site recently when I was searching for an ASTP patch to view.  And what is an ASTP patch, well I just happen to have that little bit of information available.

http://www.pierce-evans.org/ASTP%20in%20WWII.htm
http://www.shorpy.com/node/2441

Wonderful site!!!
Title: Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
Post by: Hannie on April 26, 2008, 03:23:28 PM
What a great site (Shop), it is easy to spend a lot of hours looking and reading about these old photographs,
Thanks for sharing!