21 August 2010

Эти образы невероятно! (Eti Obrazy Neveroyatno!)

Well, that's what Google Translate says the Russian is for "These Images Are Incredible!" and I must agree.

Stealing the blockquote, as I have the post, from Lockwood DeWitt:
...Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images.



Go to Boston.com's Big Picture to see the whole incredible full-size gallery of images.

4 comments:

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I went to Boston.com's big picture to see the rest..oh my what a treat.thanks so much for posting these...they are wonderful...I'm such a putz..I'm looking at the pictures and thinking to myself..everyone of them is dead..ha

Dick said...

THANK YOU for posting this! Incredible!

intelliwench said...

Spasibo!

bill heinl said...

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?st=grid&c=100&co=prok Check this out.......Bill Heinl