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Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

 
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Dec 03, 2014 12:59 |  #1

http://www.businessins​ider.com …to-glorious-color-2014-12 (external link)




  
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Dec 05, 2014 09:59 |  #2

These are well done. Having family that was in the war, these bring it to life a little more.


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Dec 07, 2014 21:28 |  #3

Why? It's like Turner colorizing B&W films. These were seen by the photographers in B&W, meant to be B&W and are much stronger in B&W.




  
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Dec 07, 2014 21:30 |  #4

Thanks for sharing....made these 'mythical' characters so much more real.


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Dec 07, 2014 21:37 |  #5

Thanks for the link...nice..



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Dec 07, 2014 21:41 |  #6

airfrogusmc wrote in post #17319447 (external link)
Why? It's like Turner colorizing B&W films. These were seen by the photographers in B&W, meant to be B&W and are much stronger in B&W.

I clicked on the link with an open mind, but I have to say that I'm not much of a fan of the colorization, either.


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Dec 07, 2014 21:45 |  #7

WhyFi wrote in post #17319474 (external link)
I clicked on the link with an open mind, but I have to say that I'm not much of a fan of the colorization, either.

And I think the idea that somehow color is better just because it is color is a concept born in ignorance.




  
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Dec 08, 2014 12:13 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #8

So you are saying if color film existed back then he would have shot in black and white for artistic value?




  
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Dec 08, 2014 13:20 |  #9

flashpoint99 wrote in post #17320612 (external link)
So you are saying if color film existed back then he would have shot in black and white for artistic value?

This is one heck of a non-sequitur.


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Dec 08, 2014 18:02 as a reply to  @ WhyFi's post |  #10

http://picayune.uclick​.com/comics/ch/1993/ch​930919.gif (external link)

reminded of this, hope the link works.


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Dec 08, 2014 18:13 |  #11

Good thing he knows not to lie and confuse his kid.

Unfortunately, I know people who, whenever they don't know something, make up the most outlandish stories.

Back in 4th grade, I actually witnessed a kid ask the teacher why the sky was blue and she said because it reflects the ocean. I just burst out laughing—and was (of course) sent to the office. Even back then I knew of Rayleigh scattering.




  
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Dec 08, 2014 18:58 |  #12

airfrogusmc wrote in post #17319447 (external link)
Why? It's like Turner colorizing B&W films. These were seen by the photographers in B&W, meant to be B&W and are much stronger in B&W.

I'm with you on this one. There's a freakish curiosity in many people to see old pictures like these colorized - but they don't do anything for me. They become a translation of what someone (who wasn't there) thought the scene looked like. Who knew what color the shirt was on that guy on the left in Porters staff?

But Rick, thanks for posting.


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Dec 08, 2014 19:47 |  #13

flashpoint99 wrote in post #17320612 (external link)
So you are saying if color film existed back then he would have shot in black and white for artistic value?

Many might have still been shot in B&W but that is irrelevant. The fact is they were seen and shot in B&W not color.




  
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Dec 08, 2014 19:56 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #14

Here's one I took of ol' Marse Robert. ;-)a

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Dec 08, 2014 21:39 |  #15

Pretty cool. A nice visualization tool.




  
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