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Douche Baggins
01-18-2012, 06:03 PM
This is pretty cool. More at link.

http://imgur.com/a/wapUe


http://i.imgur.com/9waHq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/XwMnk.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/n2GFt.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YcGhy.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3DBxE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4K4Oi.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/8gOi1.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MYkqd.jpg

Willie Lanier
01-18-2012, 06:05 PM
Very cool thanks for posting

JonesCrusher
01-18-2012, 06:06 PM
Those are awesome!! Thanks

BCD
01-18-2012, 06:06 PM
Wow

Rain Man
01-18-2012, 06:07 PM
That's pretty cool.

LiveSteam
01-18-2012, 06:08 PM
Can I be your friend ?

stevieray
01-18-2012, 06:18 PM
love the shots of AL and WC

crispystl420
01-18-2012, 06:19 PM
Wow, those are awesome.

crispystl420
01-18-2012, 06:19 PM
love the shots of AL and WC

The girl by the pond isn't bad either, just saying.

Gadzooks
01-18-2012, 06:24 PM
How do it no wat the coler is?

Douche Baggins
01-18-2012, 06:25 PM
This makes me want to fire up the ol photoshop and do a Chiefs version.

Gadzooks
01-18-2012, 06:30 PM
Churchill had some long ass eybrow hairs.

Simplicity
01-18-2012, 06:34 PM
This makes me want to fire up the ol photoshop and do a Chiefs version.

That would be pretty sweet!

|Zach|
01-18-2012, 06:37 PM
Holy shit this is incredible.

:eek:

DaFace
01-18-2012, 06:40 PM
Neat.

Douche Baggins
01-18-2012, 06:41 PM
Holy shit this is incredible.

:eek:

You should thank Clayton Wendler.

Frazod
01-18-2012, 06:42 PM
The photo of Lincoln is especially interesting.

SPATCH
01-18-2012, 06:43 PM
The Buddhist monk... dude.

Caseyguyrr
01-18-2012, 06:44 PM
bad ass pic of that bomb going off

DaFace
01-18-2012, 06:47 PM
bad ass pic of that bomb going off

Agreed. I've always thought of that pic as being on a dark, cloudy day. But sure enough, there's blue sky up there.

|Zach|
01-18-2012, 06:49 PM
I have never really thought about it much but I do suppose you could reverse engineer a shot based on the tones of the black and white to be in the ballpark of the white colors. Taking something from color to black and white creates a very specific imagine so theoretically you should be able to go backwards from there...but so much can change with the levels and filters. If you could guess with good accuracy one of the colors in the photo and work from there you could probably get good colors in relation to the tone of another.

Shit is all bottled up in my head.

Caseyguyrr
01-18-2012, 06:50 PM
Agreed. I've always thought of that pic as being on a dark, cloudy day. But sure enough, there's blue sky up there.

almost looks fake in color, so peaceful up front, complete hell in the back

|Zach|
01-18-2012, 06:50 PM
You should thank Clayton Wendler.

Clayton Wendler (http://www.texansplanet.com/BB/forumdisplay.php?2-Flame-Central)? I should probably thank who ever actually made these photos not who poached them from somewhere.

Douche Baggins
01-18-2012, 06:53 PM
I have never really thought about it much but I do suppose you could reverse engineer a shot based on the tones of the black and white to be in the ballpark of the white colors. Taking something from color to black and white creates a very specific imagine so theoretically you should be able to go backwards from there...but so much can change with the levels and filters. If you could guess with good accuracy one of the colors in the photo and work from there you could probably get good colors in relation to the tone of another.

Shit is all bottled up in my head.

For some reason I have a hard time believing Churchill was wearing brown pants.

DaFace
01-18-2012, 06:55 PM
I have never really thought about it much but I do suppose you could reverse engineer a shot based on the tones of the black and white to be in the ballpark of the white colors. Taking something from color to black and white creates a very specific imagine so theoretically you should be able to go backwards from there...but so much can change with the levels and filters. If you could guess with good accuracy one of the colors in the photo and work from there you could probably get good colors in relation to the tone of another.

Shit is all bottled up in my head.

I bet that they are off at least some, but still, it's cool to think about it differently.

|Zach|
01-18-2012, 06:56 PM
I bet that they are off at least some, but still, it's cool to think about it differently.

Certainly.

thebrad84
01-18-2012, 07:01 PM
WTH is Abe wearing? No way that is what he was actually wearing for that photograph..

Dick Bull
01-18-2012, 07:12 PM
Clayton Wendler (http://www.texansplanet.com/BB/forumdisplay.php?2-Flame-Central)? I should probably thank who ever actually made these photos not who poached them from somewhere.

Why be brilliant when you can steal that brilliance?

Dick Bull
01-18-2012, 07:16 PM
I caught a glimpse of that "American way" photo and I'd swear that the 3rd guy from the right is danny glover.

Caseyguyrr
01-18-2012, 07:27 PM
Clay should of included that Pearl Harbor pic in the OP though, that one is insane

Demonpenz
01-18-2012, 08:15 PM
so powerful it makes me unconfortable.

Simply Red
01-18-2012, 08:25 PM
i'm going all EMO over here.

Demonpenz
01-18-2012, 08:26 PM
What about Laz's Cat?

Simply Red
01-18-2012, 08:34 PM
I'm all emotions, penz

Demonpenz
01-18-2012, 08:37 PM
yeah

Gonzo
01-18-2012, 08:39 PM
http://i.imgur.com/TmHpfh.jpg

JFC

This one got me...

Dave Lane
01-18-2012, 08:40 PM
I have never really thought about it much but I do suppose you could reverse engineer a shot based on the tones of the black and white to be in the ballpark of the white colors. Taking something from color to black and white creates a very specific imagine so theoretically you should be able to go backwards from there...but so much can change with the levels and filters. If you could guess with good accuracy one of the colors in the photo and work from there you could probably get good colors in relation to the tone of another.

Shit is all bottled up in my head.

Well if you can de-bayer the color it should be possible to bayer the color to get it close. Work backwards from extracting the Luminescence.

Gonzo
01-18-2012, 08:41 PM
http://i.imgur.com/eh5xDh.jpg

Awesome find, Claytex...

Cornstock
01-18-2012, 09:07 PM
I think the color really adds a new degree of reality for me. The old black and whites that we've all seen a million times almost become fictitious in our minds. With the color it reminds us that these people were real people and these powerful events really happened.

Rain Man
01-18-2012, 09:39 PM
http://www.cooperativeindividualism.org/calvin-father-on-black-and-white-pictures.gif

|Zach|
01-18-2012, 10:38 PM
Well if you can de-bayer the color it should be possible to bayer the color to get it close. Work backwards from extracting the Luminescence.

That was my first thought...and it still could true it is just that...there are so many ways the same image can be black and white after adjusting contrast...tones...highlights...a whole slew of things.

So my next thought is it prob can't be reversed that easy because you don't know if a recipricol process is a 1:1 match. However there is enough information to do what they did if you are really fucking good and a bit artistic.

Guru
01-18-2012, 10:57 PM
Damn, can't see any of these photos at work. blocked.

ClevelandBronco
01-18-2012, 11:36 PM
Except for the beach shot with the pretty cloud and possibly the monk on fire, I think the images have been diminished, not enhanced.

Phobia
01-18-2012, 11:40 PM
Except for the beach shot with the pretty cloud and possibly the monk on fire, I think the images have been diminished, not enhanced.

I agree with this take for the most part. Especially the sailor kissing his girl pic... The color version didn't really add any emotion for me.

loochy
01-19-2012, 07:40 AM
This picture is so much better with colored people in it.

http://i.imgur.com/9waHq.jpg

Molitoth
01-19-2012, 07:51 AM
http://i.imgur.com/MYkqd.jpg


I'm too young to have lived through this, so I had to go read the story.... amazing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thich_Quang_Duc

huffmd15
01-19-2012, 07:59 AM
I think the color really adds a new degree of reality for me. The old black and whites that we've all seen a million times almost become fictitious in our minds. With the color it reminds us that these people were real people and these powerful events really happened.

it was just the opposite for me. Won't argue that they're really cool, but adding the color makes it look fake to me and takes away from that "history" feel.

MoreLemonPledge
01-19-2012, 08:02 AM
This picture is so much better with colored people in it.

http://i.imgur.com/9waHq.jpg

http://s3-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web05/2011/7/31/23/--9596-1312168267-7.jpg

loochy
01-19-2012, 08:04 AM
it was just the opposite for me. Won't argue that they're really cool, but adding the color makes it look fake to me and takes away from that "history" feel.

To me it makes it more realistic. I can envision myself back then much better. Sometimes in my mind I kind of see everything from the past as dusty, dirty, and gray because of the black and white photos and video.

Amnorix
01-19-2012, 08:04 AM
I'm too young to have lived through this, so I had to go read the story.... amazing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thich_Quang_Duc


I don't want to get this thread tossed into DC, but the situation in Vietnam was very, very complicated, and the situation in the US for/against that war, and the fight on Communism, etc., etc., was far more complex than "liberal hippy peaceniks versus true Americans", and Nixon's supposed Silent Majority.

That picture powerfully brings home that the government we were supporting, South Vietnam, had deep issues also.

And once the corrupt and incorrigible (but stoutly anti-Communist) President of South Vietnam was ousted (with the tacit approval of the CIA), here is what happened to him, by his own military.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Y9-xi5n9m3E/TC2U0-O3n0I/AAAAAAAAGdE/8uUPP-wZUlE/s1600/Diem_dead.jpg


Neither the South Vietnamese nor the US was ever able to find stable political leadership after Diem's ouster, to the vast detriment of our efforts there.

Vietnam -- a very f'ed up situation all around.

loochy
01-19-2012, 08:06 AM
I don't want to get this thread tossed into DC, but the situation in Vietnam was very, very complicated, and the situation in the US for/against that war, and the fight on Communism, etc., etc., was far more complex than "liberal hippy peaceniks versus true Americans", and Nixon's supposed Silent Majority.

That picture powerfully brings home that the government we were supporting, South Vietnam, had deep issues also.

And once the corrupt and incorrigible (but stoutly anti-Communist) President of South Vietnam was ousted (with the tacit approval of the CIA), here is what happened to him, by his own military.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Y9-xi5n9m3E/TC2U0-O3n0I/AAAAAAAAGdE/8uUPP-wZUlE/s1600/Diem_dead.jpg


Neither the South Vietnamese nor the US was ever able to find stable political leadership after Diem's ouster, to the vast detriment of our efforts there.

Vietnam -- a very f'ed up situation all around.

OK but why isn't this picture in color?

BoneKrusher
01-19-2012, 08:07 AM
awesome!

Amnorix
01-19-2012, 08:10 AM
OK but why isn't this picture in color?


:D I lack the talent...

LiveSteam
01-19-2012, 08:13 AM
:D I lack the talent...

What happened to your day in history thread?
You did a good job with it.

gblowfish
01-19-2012, 08:23 AM
Speaking of film, Kodak went bankrupt!

Kodak Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
ABC NewsBy Leezel Tanglao | ABC News

The Eastman Kodak Co. announced today that it has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The photography and imaging equipment company and its U.S. subsidiaries "filed voluntary petitions for the reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York," according to a news release posted on Kodak's website early this morning.

According to the company, the move is intended "bolster liquidity in the U.S. and abroad, monetize non-strategic intellectual property, fairly resolve legacy liabilities, and enable the Company to focus on its most valuable business lines." In addition, the company said it has received $950 million financing from Citigroup to maintain operations as it goes through bankruptcy.

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Kodak was preparing for bankruptcy in the "coming weeks" in case efforts to sell its patents fall through.

"Kodak is taking a significant step toward enabling our enterprise to complete its transformation," said Antonio M. Perez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in the release.

Perez said the company "must complete the transformation by further addressing our cost structure and effectively monetizing non-core IP assets. We look forward to working with our stakeholders to emerge a lean, world-class, digital imaging and materials science company."

Kodak has long struggled with reinventing itself as a technology company amid advancements in digital cameras and photo sharing.

The company has closed 13 manufacturing plants and 130 processing labs, and reducing its workforce by 47,000 since 2003, the release said.

Earlier this month, Kodak disclosed that the New York Stock Exchange warned the company's shares could be delisted unless it gets its finances in order in the next six months.

Since 1892, the company has been called Eastman Kodak Company under George Eastman.

In 1888, the word KODAK was registered as a trademark for a camera that could be used by a larger market, the company said.

Amnorix
01-19-2012, 08:25 AM
What happened to your day in history thread?
You did a good job with it.


I didn't say I lacked talent in ALL areas. Heck, Patteeu became the official photographer for that thread... :D

Amnorix
01-19-2012, 08:27 AM
Speaking of film, Kodak went bankrupt!



The digital age claims another victim among the formerly great American business enterprises.

LiveSteam
01-19-2012, 08:27 AM
I didn't say I lacked talent in ALL areas. Heck, Patteeu became the official photographer for that thread... :D

I miss that thread.

Amnorix
01-19-2012, 08:35 AM
I miss that thread.


Yeah, every once in a while I think about a spin off thread. I have some interesting thoughts on that. Unfortunately, to do them right I need more free time than I really have. I started, and then failed to follow up on, a Pearl Harbor thread along these lines. I don't need to screw it up again. :banghead:

scott free
01-19-2012, 08:43 AM
The photo of Lincoln is especially interesting.

Same here, i've seen the others in color, but to see the guy in living color adds another dimension to him.

Detoxing
01-19-2012, 10:35 AM
To me it makes it more realistic. I can envision myself back then much better. Sometimes in my mind I kind of see everything from the past as dusty, dirty, and gray because of the black and white photos and video.

Heh me too.

Sometimes it's hard to imagine the past with bright, vivid colors.

crispystl420
01-19-2012, 07:07 PM
To me it makes it more realistic. I can envision myself back then much better. Sometimes in my mind I kind of see everything from the past as dusty, dirty, and gray because of the black and white photos and video.

This. It makes it much more realistic to me.

crispystl420
01-19-2012, 07:09 PM
I agree with this take for the most part. Especially the sailor kissing his girl pic... The color version didn't really add any emotion for me.

Really ? The kissing girl was one of the most powerful to me.It's amazing how different the human perception is.

Dick Bull
01-19-2012, 07:13 PM
Heh me too.

Sometimes it's hard to imagine the past with bright, vivid colors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXKBUK94cC0

crispystl420
01-19-2012, 07:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXKBUK94cC0

Dude no offense but that song is terrible.

Valiant
01-19-2012, 07:42 PM
Why be brilliant when you can steal that brilliance?

Works for Apple and MS..

NJChiefsFan
01-19-2012, 10:17 PM
This makes me want to fire up the ol photoshop and do a Chiefs version.

It would be cool to see pictures of the Chiefs last playoff win in color.

Heh me too.

Sometimes it's hard to imagine the past with bright, vivid colors.

Yes. The black and white keeps it in the "classic story" mode for lack of a better term. Keeps you from picturing yourself in that era.

Frankie
01-19-2012, 10:19 PM
This makes me want to fire up the ol photoshop and do a Chiefs version.

Were these done with Photoshop?

It would be cool to see pictures of the Chiefs last playoff win in color.

:LOL: Nice.