Old 03-15-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Someone sent me this link and I have been drooling over these old photos. Really neat shots and even some old RR shots. Hated to come to the end of the page. Incredible color and clarity for the age. A fascinating look into the past.

http://pavel-kosenko.livejournal.com...hread=22669914
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:55 PM   #2
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Someone sent me this link and I have been drooling over these old photos. Really neat shots and even some old RR shots. Hated to come to the end of the page. Incredible color and clarity for the age. A fascinating look into the past.

http://pavel-kosenko.livejournal.com...hread=22669914
I completely agree, Anthony. From both a technical and quality standpoint, that gallery was flawless. Amazing detail for the era and some really moving photos, emotionally. Thanks for sharing, it's nice to see something other than railroad images for a change.

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Old 03-16-2012, 02:17 AM   #3
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Enjoyed that gallery very much. An amazing time in this nation's history. And what an amazing film Kodachrome was...
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Enjoyed that gallery very much. An amazing time in this nation's history. And what an amazing film Kodachrome was...
Yes, but realize that most of those were staged and lots of time and effort was put into each shot, the lighting and trial and error must have been tremendous..
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Yes, but realize that most of those were staged and lots of time and effort was put into each shot, the lighting and trial and error must have been tremendous..
Yes! This film was ultra-slow, so the set up for each shot took a lot of doing (particularly the inside shots). Still---these shots are priceless. The detail is absolutely amazing, so I think it's clear why Kodachrome was such a big deal back then.

OK....what will become of today's digital shots 70 years from now? I'm certain all those ones and zeros will have evaporated into thin air. I actually think there will be very little visual record of this time on earth in the many decades that will come, because there's nothing tangible like film that will survive the continuing evolution of technology.
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Yes, but realize that most of those were staged and lots of time and effort was put into each shot, the lighting and trial and error must have been tremendous..

Being 55, and having shot hundreds of rolls of Kodachrome since I was a kid in the 60's, I have a pretty good grasp of what was involved in making those shots....which is why I appreciate them all the more.
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I actually think there will be very little visual record of this time on earth in the many decades that will come, because there's nothing tangible like film that will survive the continuing evolution of technology.
Well, as long as you print out those ones and zeros, then they will be tangible for years to come.
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Well, as long as you print out those ones and zeros, then they will be tangible for years to come.
What about our "paperless" society?

I miss my Kodachrome...
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Lightbulb The guy really knew how to do it right.

I like how Alfred Palmer carefully, and effectively lit the subjects in his shots.

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It is difficult to get the face of the worker properly lit against such a reflective background.

Course it helps when you have a big budget because Uncle Sam was paying for it.
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