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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby Josef » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:08 pm

You were well beaten to that one, Sharon.

hungryjoe wrote:Filched from another board:

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/20 ... 1939-1943/
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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby Bridie » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:44 am

Any other newbies like myself who only discover great threads like this when an oldie revisits them? :D

Anyhows here's two of my buddies from micespace

http://www.myspace.com/conkelleher
http://www.myspace.com/delaurentiphotography
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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:52 pm

These are pretty astounding. Colour photos from Tsarist Russia (there are links back to the LOC for each one in the link below).

“Russia in colour a century ago

With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912. In those years, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images. The high quality of the images, combined with the bright colors, make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time - when these photographs were taken, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun. Collected here are a few of the hundreds of color images made available by the Library of Congress, which purchased the original glass plates back in 1948”



old russia

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Sorry for breaking the forum, but it must be worth it for that picture.
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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby Doorstop » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:39 am

She looks like Nosferatu in drag.

Amazing shots though .. plan to fully digest them when I come back in later. Great find!
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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby Late to the Party » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:17 pm

Some big beasties in Africa: http://www.nickbrandt.com/

Brilliant stuff, well worth a good long look.
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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby Doorstop » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:17 pm

Seconded.

Superb stuff and very thought provoking as to the "How" aspects of the shots.

Excellent.
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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby BrigitDoon » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:09 pm

Doorstop wrote:Superb stuff and very thought provoking as to the "How" aspects of the shots.

Just what I thought, but having read through some of the PDF links on his website, he says he's not letting on. Strange how some of the images are out of focus in places - I thought he might have printed them on paper that wasn't entirely flat, but he did say it's all done in the camera. Is he using non-standard lenses and filters, then?

Whatever, they're excellent and a good distraction for ten minutes or so.
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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby Late to the Party » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:43 am

I think he might be using a tilt/shift lens for a lot of them.... Could be wrong though.
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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:05 pm

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Nice to see the old HG crowd out for the day. Josef and HH in the front of course and Fossil with the flashy shirt at the back.
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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby Josef » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:39 am

engineer wrote:from the library of congress flickr group. some really excellent vintage shots
all available free. take note scran rchams etc?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress


Indeed. And they correct information when mistakes are pointed out by members of the public. Take note the Mitchell.

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They're running a series of photos of Bebop-era Jazzers at the moment, many of whom I confess I had never heard of despite being a firm fan of that period (the original Punk Rock, IMO). I particularly like this one of Erroll Garner.
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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby minxy » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:25 pm

That pic is so clear, i feel like I'm right in front of him.
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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby banjo » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:39 am

any of willie the lion smith?
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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby Doorstop » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:59 pm

If we're doing requests can I have one of Willy Smiths lion?

I love cats, me.

Not all cats mind .. Cannae stand thon Jay Kay from Jamiroqui.
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Re: Photography to Inspire

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Re: Photography to Inspire

Postby Late to the Party » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:34 pm

Some stunning B&W landscapes from the Hebrides: http://www.themissionhouse.co.uk/bekahome.htm

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