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1902 ... in color (earliest color film discovered)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Bubbler, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I was home for 20 minutes on a lunch break today and happened to see this on the BBC news. Blew my mind.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19557914

    Amazing footage.
     
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Wow. Love this type of stuff.

    They're right in that seeing anything in color enhances our perception that it's actually real.
     
  3. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Awesome. Computers are helping bring parts of the past to life we never thought would be resurrected.
     
  4. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Oh come one, it's not even HD

    But, yeah that is pretty cool. It is kinda neat that new technology is being used to discover old technology.
     
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Fantastic stuff, thanks for posting it Bubs.
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They spelled color wrong in the headline.
     
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    There's a thread here with a link to a slew of color photos from the early 20th century published in the Denver Post a couple years back. Totally blew my mind. Like Buck said eloquently, color enhances the perception that it's real. I swear, I used to think my grandmother's memories were in black and white. That the world she lived in was black and white.
     
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Wikipedia, granted, but chemical-process color photos go back to the mid-19th century.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_photography

    By the early 20th century, the color saturation of some of these techniques was extraordinary.

    And read up on this guy:

    www.albertkahn.co.uk/about.html
     
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I remember looking at that series too. It was really cool.

    The one comment that stuck out in that thread was someone pointing out how dirty everyone looked back then.
     
  10. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    That was fantastic. Thanks for sharing it.
     
  11. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    And why does the last frame say "Ted Turner was here?"
     
  12. NDub

    NDub Guest

    Cool. Thanks for sharing.
     
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