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Author Topic: RGB channels 100+ years ago  (Read 5933 times)

Offline videosean

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RGB channels 100+ years ago
« 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.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2007, 02:55:14 AM by videosean »
i have an unhealthy internet obsession & hide behind multiple layers of ironic humor and sarcasm...

kstruve

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Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
« Reply #1 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

klassylady25

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Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007, 04:00:59 PM »
I'll double that WOW!! 

Offline Hannie

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Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
« Reply #3 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
« Last Edit: August 12, 2007, 02:31:45 PM by Hannie »
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Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2008, 12:15:25 PM »
Truely remarkable!

Offline John

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Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
« Reply #5 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

« Last Edit: April 26, 2008, 01:55:46 PM by John »

klassylady25

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Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
« Reply #6 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!!!

Offline Hannie

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Re: RGB channels 100+ years ago
« Reply #7 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!
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