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How old is this photograph ???

#1  Postby Macdoc » Apr 05, 2016 12:30 pm

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#2  Postby chairman bill » Apr 05, 2016 12:31 pm

I'd guess it's either pretty recent, or a very old monochrome that has been hand coloured.
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#3  Postby chairman bill » Apr 05, 2016 12:33 pm

I was wrong. Should have asked Strontium Dog. He was never wrong.
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#4  Postby DougC » Apr 05, 2016 12:46 pm

Before I looked I thought 1960s or early 70s, or dare I say.... this! :o

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#5  Postby Hobbes Choice » Apr 05, 2016 12:56 pm

Photos have been around 200 years; colour over 100.
The colour in this photo is post WW2.
The hairstyle is more like mid 1960s. And the clothing is not clearly identifiable to any era.
So far so useless. Post 1960.
The antiquing can be added easily enough with Google Nik, or many other packages available for free.

The zoom resolution is pretty good for an old photo, so it's either taken on a top quality chemical film or, more likely it's taken on a digital, then stressed for age.
A close look at the stressing looks fake - but that could be because what I can see is digital being on a computer screen.
thus:
In a sense it is pointless to ask this question, because the age of the photo AS IT IS is a digital image on a computer screen and thus its age IS the DAY IT WAS POSTED.
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#6  Postby Hobbes Choice » Apr 05, 2016 1:02 pm

I see.
The next pic on the site gives it away.
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#7  Postby Hobbes Choice » Apr 05, 2016 1:05 pm

For a star prize can anyone identify the country, county and coastline?

BTW - they are FAR from the "earliest" colour photos.
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#8  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 05, 2016 1:06 pm

Just read the site.
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#9  Postby felltoearth » Apr 05, 2016 1:07 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autochrome_Lumi%C3%A8re?wprov=sfii1

Interesting process. Closer to Pointillist painting than conventional photography.
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#10  Postby tuco » Apr 05, 2016 1:09 pm

The sharpness is indeed very good, no zoom, for:

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, Autochrome plates required much longer exposures than black-and-white plates and films, which meant that a tripod or other stand had to be used and that it was not practical to photograph moving subjects.[5]
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autochrome_Lumi%C3%A8re


How long was the exposure then?
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#11  Postby Fallible » Apr 05, 2016 1:11 pm

The was news some months ago. It's from the early 1900s, if I recall correctly, the daughter of the photographer or something.
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#12  Postby Hobbes Choice » Apr 05, 2016 1:11 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:Just read the site.

Doh!
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#13  Postby chairman bill » Apr 05, 2016 1:13 pm

Hobbes Choice wrote:The zoom resolution ...


What's 'zoom resolution'?
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#14  Postby Hobbes Choice » Apr 05, 2016 1:19 pm

chairman bill wrote:
Hobbes Choice wrote:The zoom resolution ...


What's 'zoom resolution'?


The quality is good when you zoom in.
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#15  Postby chairman bill » Apr 05, 2016 1:24 pm

Do you mean, 'when you look at it close up'?
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#16  Postby tuco » Apr 05, 2016 1:24 pm

I mean today we say cheese or whatever, then they held breath for world record to make nice pic :)

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edit: not really 1 sec
It will first be useful to know that the comparative speed of this plate is about 100 times less than the Eastman's Kodak film
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#17  Postby Bubalus » Apr 05, 2016 1:24 pm

The beach ones look like Durdle Door in Dorset.
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#18  Postby Animavore » Apr 05, 2016 1:26 pm

My guess is it's a painting.
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#19  Postby chairman bill » Apr 05, 2016 1:34 pm

Bubalus wrote:The beach ones look like Durdle Door in Dorset.


Yep. It mentions it in the text
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#20  Postby felltoearth » Apr 05, 2016 2:08 pm

tuco wrote:I mean today we say cheese or whatever, then they held breath for world record to make nice pic :)

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edit: not really 1 sec
It will first be useful to know that the comparative speed of this plate is about 100 times less than the Eastman's Kodak film


Have we so abandoned film that film speed needs explaining?
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