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SteveC

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It's interesting how we perceive "old" things as being perfect for black and white. Because we are used to seeing them in black and white in pictures when they were newer. Young children. I suppose, are to be forgiven for their assumption that there was no color back then (and I don't mean "no color in cameras" I mean "no color in the world').
 

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It's interesting how we perceive "old" things as being perfect for black and white. Because we are used to seeing them in black and white in pictures when they were newer. Young children. I suppose, are to be forgiven for their assumption that there was no color back then (and I don't mean "no color in cameras" I mean "no color in the world').

LOL...well, I dunno.
I remember in college, etc...we took a LOT of blurry party pictures, and well, we don't think it was a problem with the camera, but things really DID look that blurry out our parties.

The images were realistic reproductions of what everyone was seeing.

;)

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It's interesting how we perceive "old" things as being perfect for black and white. Because we are used to seeing them in black and white in pictures when they were newer. Young children. I suppose, are to be forgiven for their assumption that there was no color back then (and I don't mean "no color in cameras" I mean "no color in the world').
I think black and white photography is a little like steam locomotives; at the time when there was nothing else everyone yearned for something more efficient and better, but then once they had gone many people realised that something rather magical had disappeared from their lives. Black and white can definitely offer something that colour doesn't on occasion IMO.

But I know exactly what SteveC means. On the rare occasion when you can see something very old that was actually produced in colour it looks too modern to be "real" !

 

SteveC

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I find 95 percent of the time color works best, but for those other 5 percent...

Ah, yes those are incredible. Clever idea, using colored filters to stack 'em. I wonder how he himself used the pictures? How did they do color printing then?

(This reminds me of the story I read a few years back of someone who was able to record sound mechanically, before Edison, but had no means of playing it back (and no prospect of doing so). Software, of course, has "back engineered" his recordings and so after well over a century we were able to play them back.)
 
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SteveC

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At first one thinks, OK wide open on the fire engine pic. But parts of the crowd ought to be sharp too then, being at the same distance. This is some sort of effect with blurring away from the center of the image.
 

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At first one thinks, OK wide open on the fire engine pic. But parts of the crowd ought to be sharp too then, being at the same distance. This is some sort of effect with blurring away from the center of the image.
Tilt Shift Lens maybe?

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At first one thinks, OK wide open on the fire engine pic. But parts of the crowd ought to be sharp too then, being at the same distance. This is some sort of effect with blurring away from the center of the image.
My guess - Mask layer with selective blurring applied to either side of the image