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Lost Past Recovered

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 2 September 2006 | Views [1297] | Comments [1]

Now here is something you don't see everyday: this was a Russian photographer working in about 1900 long before the advent of colour photography. He took a series of photo's using only custom built monochrome camera but then produced an approximation of colour by taking three successive photo's with a seperate colour filter on each (Red, Green, and Blue).


The museum has taken each of these and with a fair amount of digital conversion (changing negative to positive, level adjustments, etc) has managed to compile the three colour layers back together, enabling us to see Russian life early last century in reasonable colour.


Tags: history, invisible, museum, photography, russia



What a great site! love the old, re-constituted photos of a time long gone

  stowaway Mar 27, 2007 2:44 PM

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