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Semi-OT: Homefront pictures - 4/30/2013 10:19:40 AM   
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You guys might find leafing through these to be worth your time:

http://fullym.com/shot-70-years-ago-but-these-wwii-photos-could-have-come-fresh-off-a-hollywood-set/?pid=160

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RE: Semi-OT: Homefront pictures - 4/30/2013 12:56:48 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Terminus

You guys might find leafing through these to be worth your time:

http://fullym.com/shot-70-years-ago-but-these-wwii-photos-could-have-come-fresh-off-a-hollywood-set/?pid=160


I remember seeing these on this forum a couple of times in the past. Still, incredible quality photos from 70+ years ago.

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RE: Semi-OT: Homefront pictures - 4/30/2013 12:59:47 PM   
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I thought everybody was black and white in those days.

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RE: Semi-OT: Homefront pictures - 4/30/2013 1:33:09 PM   
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One of the ways to measure a nation's wealth. The USA was using color photos almost all of the time and as a rule others were using black and white.

Kodachrome transparencies are the reason that the pictures still look so good, regular color prints would be faded.

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RE: Semi-OT: Homefront pictures - 4/30/2013 1:41:34 PM   
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Really cool. 'Brings them to life'......

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RE: Semi-OT: Homefront pictures - 4/30/2013 3:55:12 PM   
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This one has absolutely fantatstic lighting and composition. The photographer had the guy push up his cap so his unoiled forehead seems to be the source of the light.


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RE: Semi-OT: Homefront pictures - 4/30/2013 4:49:23 PM   
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Some of the photos were taking by Jack Delano. He was one of a number of gifted photographers who worked for the Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression. Under this program, the federal government paid artists for their work (a make work program similar to the WPA and others). Photographers like Jack and Irene Delano, Marion Post Wolcott, and Dorothea Lange traveled the USA during the Depression, creating some of America's most iconic rural and "Grapes of Wrath" kind of photography.

We used a Delano photo on the cover of the winter 2012 issue of our magazine. This photo was taken in "White Plains, Greene County, GA, in June 1941. Most of the Farm Security Administration photos were black-and-white, but a small percentage were color.




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RE: Semi-OT: Homefront pictures - 4/30/2013 7:32:23 PM   
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The quality is fantastic. Hard to believe that they are so old. Thanks for sharing!

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RE: Semi-OT: Homefront pictures - 4/30/2013 7:46:53 PM   
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Working as a photography teacher and having a long history in making photographs I still think nothing today beats a large format camera with Kodachrome. Too bad they stopped making it.

These are also meticulously crafted with positioned lights to keep the subject glowing and throw the background into shadow. The 4 x 5 inch negatives have incredible detail, and only now are the most expensive digital cameras, only for high level commercial use, even getting close to the resolution shown here.

More than that though these are amazing portraits. Obviously staged but honest and bringing out the character of the individuals (and the machinery). Love the tractor pulling the B-25. They feel like what that time was about as everyone pulled together using whatever they had to get the job done.

Thanks for posting, Terminus!

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RE: Semi-OT: Homefront pictures - 6/20/2013 12:22:39 AM   
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Picture 167, looks enhanced by some of the light highlights on some of the hair, that is not exactly with the angle of the sun, note the lady in the middle of the photo.

And the guy 3rd from the left, center, with sunglasses, working at a USA bomber factory, thats hilarious.

They also have the yellow circles on the shirts

And in the corner some guy doing a TeBow pose, the thinking person pose.


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Note also the Golden Apple in the photo.


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