These photos are exquisite – showing Russian life and architecture in 1909/1912. It is difficult to believe that they are over a 100 years old.
This fantastic collection of color photos was taken by Russian photographer
Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii who perfected his technique over one hundred
years ago. The images and color are truly remarkable. Most of these photos were taken in 1909/1910.
He used a three plate camera with black & white film, with each film exposed through either a red, green, or blue filter. He then printed each film on a single piece of special color paper through the complementary filters of cyan, magenta, and yellow, creating a color image on the paper. This obviously tedious process produced a color image that is truly permanent. The black & white negatives have the same durability.
All images found at Wikipedia where you can learn more about this interesting man. The information above was sent to me by my friend Kay via email. I decided to share it here with any of you, that like me were unfamiliar with Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky.
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