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01-26-2005, 04:18 PM
enjoy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


01-27-2005, 06:01 AM
Nice colored WWI photos http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thx blue!!

01-27-2005, 12:32 PM
I think they might be stills from the "WW1 in Colour" documentary.

I've seen at least two of them in black and white before now.

Not that I'm complaining. I went out and bought the series on DVD. It was incredible to see how they brought those old WW1 photos and film to life by digitally (and very realistically) colouring it.

01-27-2005, 03:16 PM
No, those are genuine WW1 period colour photos - done with the autochrome process by a French photographer.

Have fun

Pr0metheus 1962
01-27-2005, 03:51 PM
I've seen a few colour photos from WW1 before, but most of them hand-coloured, and none as nice as these. Thanks! Must be a very rare collection.

02-01-2005, 10:30 PM
indeed, you will not find anything like it. color brings life. and bringing life to the past makes the present more.. distinguished, more alive.
may the heroes of WWI be remembered for as long as humanity lasts..


02-02-2005, 04:50 AM
Colour Photography has been out almost as long as the camera itself.
It was a very very expensive method of taking photos which is why 99.9% of "historical" photos are in B&W.

Color photography was explored throughout the 1800s. Initial experiments in color could not fix the photograph and prevent the color from fading.

The first permanent color photo was taken in 1861 by the physicist James Clerk Maxwell. The first color film, Autochrome, did not reach the market until 1907 and was based on dyed dots of potato starch.

Other systems of color photography included that invented by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, which involved three separate monochrome exposures of a still scene through red, green, and blue filters.

The first modern color film, Kodachrome, was introduced in 1935 based on three colored emulsions. Most modern color films, except Kodachrome, are based on technology developed for Agfacolor (as 'Agfacolor Neue') in 1936. Instant color film was introduced by Polaroid in 1963.
These extracts taken from an encyclopedia and reproduced here just for you guys.

02-02-2005, 05:23 AM
Being in photography buissines for most of the 10 years it helped refresh my memory!