Thursday, January 29, 2009
I Think This is Really Neat
Last week Jackie was over and we got into a conversation about the art and science of photography. If you haven't ever really thought about the way a photograph works you should talk so someone who does or find out through research. The process is really really neat and it is really remarkable that someone figured out that we can capture an image on a piece of paper using this little box called a camera that works a lot like the human eye and the brain, chemicals, and light exposure.
Well, this morning I found a really neat article on the National Public Radio website. Keeping the Photography 101 course I had last week in mind, it was really mind blowing to see the quality of the images you are about to see from photos taken so long ago.
Also, what is even cooler to me about these WWII era photos is that they have been shown to us in color! I don't know about you, but when I think of "old times" I imagine them in black and white... because that is the only image we have of way back when. I can remember looking through my grandmother's old photographs and wondering what color the women's dresses were. I even asked my mom one time what color her dress in the photo from her childhood and being so shocked that what looked like gray was bright red! So it is really really neat to me to look through these pictures and really see that people "back then" lived in color!
Go to this website and then scroll down to "A Vibrant Past."