Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Vibrant History: Colorizing the Archives of History
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"The photo archive of Abraham Lincoln, the subject of this week's cover story, is a much smaller set due to the technological limitations of the time; most of the existing photographs of the 16th president are posed portraits, the majority of which only show Lincoln from the chest up—and all are black-and-white.

But TIME commissioned Sanna Dullaway to create a more vibrant document of Lincoln through a series of colorized photographs produced in Photoshop. After removing spots, dust and scratches from archival Lincoln photographs, Dullaway digitally colorizes the files to produce realistic and modern versions of the portraits, which look like they could have been made today.

The 22-year-old Swedish artist began colorizing images in January 2011, when she was listening to the debut album by rock band Rage Against the Machine. The self-titled album’s cover art is a black-and-white picture of a self-immolating monk taken by AP photographer Malcolm Browne. “I thought the normally fiery flames looked so dull in black and white, so I…looked for a way to make them come alive,” she says. Dullaway colorized the flames, and eventually, the entire picture. She then posted the image on Reddit, and it instantly went viral."

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

"Panorama (Shot 1)"
I decided to mess around with the Panorama function for the first time today.  This my first Panoramic shot.  I was thinking about that Apple iPhone photo commercial.  Gonna read on how to shoot these a lil' better and post/print a few some day.

"Slam Babies"
At my nephew's b-ball game today I noticed my neice rockin' the SLAM socks that my bro says they found at Ross.  In our family, SLAM is the official b-ball magazine.  Was subscribed since issue Number 2, "Shawn Kemp SuperFLY!".  I hit the shutter button on my camera a little more than 500 times this week.  This shot is one of my favorite ones.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

"NYC Library"
A casio shot from a few years ago.