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womble
Posted 11/08/2020 - 22:34 Link
B+W Photography is still a really great magazine. Very little in the way of gear reviews, lots of photographs and interesting columns. I can highly recommend it, rather different from the usual formula for photo mags. Assuming, of course, you like BW photographs!
Kris Lockyear
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McGregNi
Posted 12/08/2020 - 16:51 Link
I think there is some software to deal with that..... So you could scan the B & W photos from the magazine and convert them to colour! (only for personal use I should add).
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womble
Posted 12/08/2020 - 17:04 Link
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
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JAK
Posted 12/08/2020 - 18:00 Link
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So you could scan the B & W photos from the magazine and convert them to colour!

I thought that might be a joke, however Google suggested this:
https://demos.algorithmia.com/colorize-photos
I was going through some of my Dad's old B&W photos of me (c.1959) so tried it on one of them:
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The online program produced this which to me is a stunning achievement.
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(sorry it's not a Pentax photo, he didn't have an SLR!)

The grass is green and the flesh is flesh colour. Sinply wow!
John K
Edited by JAK: 12/08/2020 - 18:03
McGregNi
Posted 12/08/2020 - 19:07 Link
Well yes, that's much better clearly....

I've always wondered, if the original photographic technology had in fact been colour, would anyone ever have bothered to invent mono?
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womble
Posted 12/08/2020 - 19:25 Link
Dunno, but I'm glad they did.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
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MrB
Posted 12/08/2020 - 22:37 Link
McGregNi wrote:

I've always wondered, if the original photographic technology had in fact been colour, would anyone ever have bothered to invent mono?

Probably. If it can be done it will be done.

Pigments and dyes have been around for millennia but there are always some artists ptoducing amazing mono images with charcoal or graphite pencil.

Philip
SteveF
Posted 13/08/2020 - 17:38 Link
womble wrote:
B+W Photography is still a really great magazine. Very little in the way of gear reviews, lots of photographs and interesting columns. I can highly recommend it, rather different from the usual formula for photo mags. Assuming, of course, you like BW photographs!

Agree heartily Kris. I've been a subscriber for a number of years.

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