Iconic Black and White Photographs Colorized

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    Jul 28, 2013 1:45 PM GMT
    I normally don't like colorized photos, but the color actually adds something to a lot of these. The one of the burning monk really brings home how real this event was. There is something about seeing the orange flames that reminds us this was a real event.
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    Jul 28, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    The pic of burning monk gave me the chills.
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    Jul 28, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    I thought this was a racist thread....



    *throws 5 bags of popcorn in the garbage
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    Jul 28, 2013 5:18 PM GMT
    It is, Albert Einstein and Al Sharpton are half brothers. Einstein got the half with a brain.
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    Jul 28, 2013 5:18 PM GMT
    It gives a new perspective on things.
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    Jul 28, 2013 5:21 PM GMT
    Forgot to colorize Charlie Chaplin's teeth. Teeth are not monochrome.
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    Jul 28, 2013 5:22 PM GMT
    hack artistry, maybe they can black and whitenize some van Gogh and Monet to enhance them too
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    Jul 28, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
    somersault saidhack artistry, maybe they can black and whitenize some van Gogh and Monet to enhance them too

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    Jul 28, 2013 7:33 PM GMT
    Fivealive saidIt gives a new perspective on things.

    That's what I thought.
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    Jul 28, 2013 7:36 PM GMT
    I thought a lot of them looked more like paintings than like photographs. Still, kind of cool. Anyone else wonder why they chose that photo of Che Guevera to colourize, rather than the iconic one, though?
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    Jul 28, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    wow... that looks amazing
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    Jul 28, 2013 8:05 PM GMT
    The lumber worker in the bean harvest is hot, but isn't his wife flipping the bird? Unfortunately, it does not look like the colors were recreated with accuracy in mind... It was not the style to wear suit vests of a different color, they would have been exactly the same color as the suit.... Cool pics though
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    Jul 28, 2013 8:13 PM GMT
    If you're familiar with the originals, it makes them look cheesy, contrived, and lacking of historical context.
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    Jul 28, 2013 8:17 PM GMT
    nice!
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    Jul 28, 2013 8:20 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidThe lumber worker in the bean harvest is hot, but isn't his wife flipping the bird? Unfortunately, it does not look like the colors were recreated with accuracy in mind... It was not the style to wear suit vests of a different color, they would have been exactly the same color as the suit.... Cool pics though


    Glad some one else thought the lumber worker in the bean harvest was handsome!

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    Jul 28, 2013 8:30 PM GMT
    somersault saidIf you're familiar with the originals, it makes them look cheesy, contrived, and lacking of historical context.


    Keep your shirt on. I'm sure the original photos are still there in black and white (unlike Ted Turner's hack job to film.)
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    Jul 28, 2013 8:36 PM GMT
    Yeah maybe these hacks can paint the Pieta and the Hermes and The Infant Dionysus, that would be so cool haha
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    Jul 28, 2013 8:43 PM GMT
    somersault saidYeah maybe these hacks can paint the Pieta and the Hermes and The Infant Dionysus, that would be so cool haha



    What's wrong with you dude? No one is destroying a work of art or even a photograph. If you don't like it, just look at the original black and white version. Why are gays so fucking reactive? Geeezzz. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 28, 2013 8:50 PM GMT
    LOL it's not a gay issue "dude" just a visceral response to the folly of bastardizing historic artworks for the sake of "I can"
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    Jul 28, 2013 9:17 PM GMT
    very cool

    --guessing, somersault dose not have a lithograph of a 'Campbell' Soup can?
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    Jul 28, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    no, but I can see the real one 20 blocks away
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    Jul 28, 2013 11:16 PM GMT
    somersault saidhack artistry, maybe they can black and whitenize some van Gogh and Monet to enhance them too


    +1
    Many of these are stronger photographs in the original b&w. But, as a professional photographer, I don't have issues with some ....those few are actually quite good. Still, why screw with the work of master artists at all?? Does whoever did the colorization have no original ideas of their own? Do you remember when Turner colorized classic films? They sucked.
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    Jul 28, 2013 11:34 PM GMT
    69KY69 said
    somersault saidhack artistry, maybe they can black and whitenize some van Gogh and Monet to enhance them too


    +1
    Many of these are stronger photographs in the original b&w. But, as a professional photographer, I don't have issues with some ....those few are actually quite good. Still, why screw with the work of master artists at all?? Does whoever did the colorization have no original ideas of their own? Do you remember when Turner colorized classic films? They sucked.


    I know it, I really don't understand the entire exercise other than to show off some technical gimmerickry
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    Jul 28, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
    somersault said
    69KY69 said
    somersault saidhack artistry, maybe they can black and whitenize some van Gogh and Monet to enhance them too


    +1
    Many of these are stronger photographs in the original b&w. But, as a professional photographer, I don't have issues with some ....those few are actually quite good. Still, why screw with the work of master artists at all?? Does whoever did the colorization have no original ideas of their own? Do you remember when Turner colorized classic films? They sucked.


    I know it, I really don't understand the entire exercise other than to show off some technical gimmerickry


    I do not think it was the intentions of being gimmerickry. Yes b&w has its own charms and importance but when I was viewing the colorized photos, I was imagining the 'yester' world as it would be in the present.

    And that bean guy certainly did raise my pants a lil LOL icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 29, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
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    somersault saidLOL it's not a gay issue "dude" just a visceral response to the folly of bastardizing historic artworks for the sake of "I can"


    I now see what you mean....


    Yeah, it's so cheesy