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69 year old kodachrome transparencies

Some from Glenview, Il, Milwaukee, Wi and Chicago & North Western yards
http://pavel-kosenko.livejournal.com...hread=22669914


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those are awesome.

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really great photos. can't believe they are that good. Done color photo in photography class, and its really hard to "tune" the image to get really good color.
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why there no fat people in those pics?

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Wow, those are classic in every sense.

I don't think digital has come that far yet.

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That's very cool. I've never seen photos that old that are that true to life.

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Kodachrome always was a bitch and a half to get developed, but it holds up beautifully over time.

Have to give the photographer a lot of credit for these, though. Durability's one thing, but getting the light right, and getting the right range, especially on a slide, is just skill.

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Have to give the photographer a lot of credit for these, though. Durability's one thing, but getting the light right, and getting the right range, especially on a slide, is just skill.
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Unbelievably CRISP high contrast images. Amazing how good the shots and light are.

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Amazing pictures. +1 to Morrand's comment, those are taken by really skilled photographers.

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why there no fat people in those pics?
Because Coke was a treat and served in 8 oz portions. Plus people got off their lazy ass and moved back then.

Funny, I was thinking... I'd hit that one and that one...

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When I look at these, I keep thinking that the photos were shot recently of people in costumes working with props. Absolutely stunning.
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Great images and would look better printed on paper the way photography is supposed to be.


At-least the color would be more accurate and the contrast would be more real. Viewing photos on monitors is rather nasty. Unfortunately we are all to use to the faux color and super extra high contrast of computer screens.

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Stunning photographs.

Thanks for posting the link.

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Impressive. The strobe/lighting technic has been around in 1950s?

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Impressive. The strobe/lighting technic has been around in 1950s?
Well, sort of; they had something called flashbulbs at the time. I'm not sure strobes were commercially available, but if they were, they were not nearly as common.

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Nothing little photoshop can't fix
You're more right than you know. Going back to the source at http://www.shorpy.com, it turns out that many of these have been Photoshopped from the original (sometimes 200 MB) TIF files to correct the color and exposure. But I don't think you can get this kind of color and contrast just from Photoshop; you need the detail there to begin with, in order to bring it out.

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it probably helps that they were medium format 4x5. incredible detail in large format photography. friend of mine does massive art prints and the detail is amazing. I think he shoots with a 4x5 iirc.

viewing on a computer screen doesn't do it any justice. you have to see the full sized prints, some of which were like, 5' tall and 6' wide. If you're interested: http://markbrautigam.net/

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