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(Twisted Sifter)   Artists take famous black-and-white photographs like the Hindenburg disaster and colorize them in stunning detail. Oh the Huemanity   (twistedsifter.com) divider line 90
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2013-08-24 01:03:49 PM
That is NOT the way to test a bullet proof vest.  Especially if your name is Murphy.
 
2013-08-24 01:22:55 PM
Wow....very impressive.
 
2013-08-24 01:30:04 PM
Audrey Hepburn looks even hotter in color
 
2013-08-24 03:03:58 PM
One of the greatest facets of reddit...

That's a thing?
 
2013-08-24 03:42:33 PM

Lord Jubjub: Audrey Hepburn looks even hotter in color


It's hard to believe, but...yup.
 
2013-08-24 04:08:51 PM
Great find subby.  Very cool.

That Audrey Hepburn picture made it move.
 
2013-08-24 04:32:43 PM

Lord Jubjub: Audrey Hepburn looks even hotter in color


Meh, sharp colors
 
2013-08-24 04:32:51 PM
fake
 
2013-08-24 04:37:59 PM
Einstein had some sexy legs.
 
2013-08-24 04:39:32 PM
That Goebbels picture, colorized or not, is awesome.

/"Oh, the Jewmanity"
 
2013-08-24 04:40:28 PM
Tesla was sexy.
 
2013-08-24 04:41:05 PM
Who is this Joseph Goebbels and why is he frowning about being a Jew?  *jumps on wiki* LOL!
 
2013-08-24 04:42:01 PM
These are great.
 
2013-08-24 04:43:56 PM

Lord Jubjub: Audrey Hepburn looks even hotter in color


Agreed.  And almost NSFW!
 
2013-08-24 04:44:37 PM
hmmmm.   nice.    black and white requires more thought.

/photo snob
//Audrey in color does give some thought.
 
2013-08-24 04:44:48 PM
Clever headline.
 
2013-08-24 04:46:52 PM

Secret Agent X23: Lord Jubjub: Audrey Hepburn looks even hotter in color

It's hard to believe, but...yup.


Lord ha' mercy, you guys ain't kidding.
 
2013-08-24 04:49:17 PM
The guy on the left of #8 is my grandfather.

http://www.sff.net/people/rothman/einstein.htm
 
2013-08-24 04:51:52 PM

Lord Jubjub: Audrey Hepburn looks even hotter in color


Uh-huh.
 
2013-08-24 04:52:33 PM
Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor both. Wow.
 
2013-08-24 04:53:26 PM
I have never understood the 'backlash' about colorization, especially when it comes to the movies. You know damn well that if color film had been cheaper back in the 30's, 40's, & 50's, more films would have been in color!

And before anybody thinks I am a 'youngin', I am a 'baby boomer' and love old films!
 
2013-08-24 04:54:43 PM

bratface: I have never understood the 'backlash' about colorization, especially when it comes to the movies.


Some people have to look real hard to find something that makes them feel superior to others.
 
2013-08-24 04:56:19 PM
She's no Hepburn, but the woman in this picture is cute.
/ashamed to troll photos for cute women
//well, only just a bit.

twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-24 04:58:15 PM
Those look shopped.

/can tell
 
2013-08-24 04:58:28 PM

jigger: Einstein had some sexy legs.


No kidding. I did a double take on that one. Einstein in shorts by a beach is just not the image I have of him.

I love colorized photos. This is my desktop on my other computer:

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-24 05:01:15 PM

RealityChuck: The guy on the left of #8 is my grandfather.

http://www.sff.net/people/rothman/einstein.htm


That is very cool!!
 
2013-08-24 05:02:01 PM

NateAsbestos: Secret Agent X23: Lord Jubjub: Audrey Hepburn looks even hotter in color

It's hard to believe, but...yup.

Lord ha' mercy, you guys ain't kidding.


Must have missed that one...didn't load on the mobile devic-

O_O

Woah.
 
2013-08-24 05:09:58 PM
twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com
For pity's sake, man, get some  sock garters.  They were still an actual, integral part of masculine attire in that era.  Now they exist only as things to hold up hockey socks.
 
2013-08-24 05:13:28 PM

bratface: I have never understood the 'backlash' about colorization, especially when it comes to the movies. You know damn well that if color film had been cheaper back in the 30's, 40's, & 50's, more films would have been in color!

And before anybody thinks I am a 'youngin', I am a 'baby boomer' and love old films!


I thought the Turner thing was more how garish the colorization was combined with Ted being the original George Lucas in terms of "sorry, we've got the rights, and the original version is no longer available".
 
Ab3
2013-08-24 05:14:28 PM
Why do they always call what happened to the Hindenburg a "disaster"?

Everyone knows Blimpin' Ain't Easy!
 
2013-08-24 05:22:37 PM

bigbadideasinaction: I thought the Turner thing was more how garish the colorization was combined with Ted being the original George Lucas in terms of "sorry, we've got the rights, and the original version is no longer available".


Sometimes they did crazy shiat like give Bogey a yellow or pink dinner jacket, instead of the traditional white or off-white.  That was probably a lack of finesse in the colourising process rather than a deliberate/editorial choice.  I imagine the mechanics of colourising 20 years ago were relatively primitive compared to what we can do today.  I hope they've gone back and cleaned up some of the original attempts.
 
2013-08-24 05:24:34 PM
They are good, but if you want to fool people you have to work on variations in large areas like grass and blue jeans to make it look real. A lot of digital only artists lack the background in traditional painting to teach them about color and light you need to fool the eye. Also keep in mind that some values when converted to grey can not be colorized back into their original color by hue alone.
 
2013-08-24 05:28:40 PM
Oh my
twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com

/ fap
 
2013-08-24 05:29:05 PM
Holy crap #11.

What's the tat on #5, would it be an SSN or?
 
2013-08-24 05:30:33 PM

Thurston Howell: [twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com image 800x739]
For pity's sake, man, get some  sock garters.  They were still an actual, integral part of masculine attire in that era.  Now they exist only as things to hold up hockey socks.


You know how I know that you weren't in the military?
 
2013-08-24 05:31:05 PM
Waiting for this one.
i1280.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-24 05:34:44 PM

mcreel: Thurston Howell: [twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com image 800x739]
For pity's sake, man, get some  sock garters.  They were still an actual, integral part of masculine attire in that era.  Now they exist only as things to hold up hockey socks.

You know how I know that you weren't in the military?


"Hey, you're not a pilot -- I know every pilot in the world!"
 
2013-08-24 05:37:26 PM
My favorite one is the Tintanic.
 
2013-08-24 05:37:29 PM

bratface: I have never understood the 'backlash' about colorization, especially when it comes to the movies. You know damn well that if color film had been cheaper back in the 30's, 40's, & 50's, more films would have been in color!

And before anybody thinks I am a 'youngin', I am a 'baby boomer' and love old films!


Yeah, but color film stock was expensive, so cinematographers (and still photographers as well) learned to think in Black and White.  It really is a different art behind the camera, as you are looking at light values and certain contrast levels.  If you want to see a fun example, see if you can dig out some of the clips from The Artist (the silent film that won Best Picture a few years back.)  What looks like a white dress in some scenes is actually quite a vibrant blue.

I guess the closest example I can think of is the idea of taking a black and white line drawing, or sketch and overlaying it into a full color painting.  It might be nice, but it's not what the artist "saw."  Personally, I think colorization is an art unto itself, as long as the final product is presented to people as what it honestly is.  (And particularly in the case of historic photos, as long as the originals are still acknowledged.)
 
2013-08-24 05:38:22 PM

Lord Jubjub: Audrey Hepburn looks even hotter in color


Elizabeth Taylor too.  Beautiful, and no farking fake plastic surgery to ruin it.
 
2013-08-24 05:38:33 PM

Lord Jubjub: Audrey Hepburn looks even hotter in color


Liz Taylor's eyes are mesmerizing...
 
2013-08-24 05:39:10 PM

RealityChuck: The guy on the left of #8 is my grandfather.

http://www.sff.net/people/rothman/einstein.htm


Cool Story, Bro. No, I really mean it, your website is very interesting.
 
2013-08-24 05:39:53 PM
I'm sitting alone in my room when I saw the colorized Elizabeth Taylor I shouted WOW!
 
2013-08-24 05:39:57 PM
There's an art to B&W photography and colorizing them just turns them into fakey and not well done color shots. Color photography is a different art.
 
2013-08-24 05:51:06 PM
I think unemployed lumber worker was my favorite, strangely enough. It just seems so... real.
 
2013-08-24 05:51:21 PM

Thurston Howell: bigbadideasinaction: I thought the Turner thing was more how garish the colorization was combined with Ted being the original George Lucas in terms of "sorry, we've got the rights, and the original version is no longer available".

Sometimes they did crazy shiat like give Bogey a yellow or pink dinner jacket, instead of the traditional white or off-white.  That was probably a lack of finesse in the colourising process rather than a deliberate/editorial choice.  I imagine the mechanics of colourising 20 years ago were relatively primitive compared to what we can do today.  I hope they've gone back and cleaned up some of the original attempts.


It's entirely possible that the dinner jacket was that color to begin with. I saw George Reeves' Superman costumes once. One was the traditional blue, red & yellow for when the show was in color. The other one was gray and burgundy for when they filmed in black and white, so it would show up better.
 
2013-08-24 05:53:33 PM

Scaevola: She's no Hepburn, but the woman in this picture is cute.
/ashamed to troll photos for cute women
//well, only just a bit.

[twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com image 800x595]


It's too bad she was married to a hipster.
 
2013-08-24 05:56:37 PM
Contents Under Pressure: There's an art to B&W photography and colorizing them just turns them into fakey and not well done color shots. Color photography is a different art.

That dedication to fidelity is probably why you bought monster cables to run your sansui turn table through your pioneer tube amp.
 
2013-08-24 05:57:18 PM

Ab3: Why do they always call what happened to the Hindenburg a "disaster"?

Everyone knows Blimpin' Ain't Easy!


Wow.

I...

Wow.
 
2013-08-24 06:00:35 PM

RealityChuck: The guy on the left of #8 is my grandfather.

http://www.sff.net/people/rothman/einstein.htm


/CSB
// If CSB meant "best family story ever!!"
 
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