January 22, 2011

The Big Picture

How incredible is this photo?


The velvet this woman is wearing is to die for. It's so lush and regal looking.

What if I told you this photo was taken 100 years ago? Would you believe me?

Yeah, you're probably making the same face I did when my husband showed me this collection.

If you have any interest in photography at all, you need to head over to the Boston Globe's website and check out their "The Big Picture" project.

These incredible photos were taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) as part of a project where he tried to photograph the Russian empire at the time.

With a mix of color lenses and incredible technology, professionals were able to publish these photographs in near true color quality. First of all, not only are the pictures incredible, but the techniques used are so impressive and feel so modern considering they are 100 years old!

Go here and check out more of this magic. You won't be sorry.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing. What a great technique to get colour photographs. Very clever man.