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Re: Members who color photos

Post by von thoma » 21 Nov 2014 01:54

Himmler's tunic in dark green ? :o
I'm not convinced.
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Re: Members who color photos

Post by sobel » 26 Nov 2014 22:16

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Re: Members who color photos

Post by sobel » 26 Nov 2014 22:44

sobel wrote:
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Hello von thoma, thank you for your comment. The uniform is not dark green but reflects the likely colour it would have appeared under certain artificial lighting conditions, it is obviously a studio portrait, possibly taken under tungsten lighting, which has a different colour temperature to lighting on a bright sunny day outside, the same uniform taken at mid-day outside on a sunny day would have a completely different colour balance or grey tone, being the more normal Felgrau. similarly, the silver halide emulsion used on 35mm film stock both colour and B/W reacted differently in certain lighting conditions (No digital imagery then) many genuine wartime colour images taken in studios under such lighting display uniforms of a different hue than they actually were. It would of course with the benefit of digital image manipulation to "Lighten" the uniform, I choose not to as I colourise what I see and not always what people expect to see.

I attach the original B/W image, as you can see they relative shades of grey show a much darker tone, his hat infact looks a like black hat, similarly a genuine colour photo of Hans Ulrich Rudel studio portrait, taken under artificial lighting suggests that his uniform appears much darker than it actually was

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Re: Members who color photos

Post by Matteus » 30 Nov 2014 00:19

Hi all,

i'm glad that this thread is still alive and artists share their products. a contribution from my side:

Changra, Commander in Chief of the armed forces of Tibet
Ras Kassa, general in the Second Italo-Ethiopian War
John Charles Robinson, same war (ethiopian air force colonel)


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Re: Members who color photos

Post by Larrister » 30 Nov 2014 04:44

Very nice Matteus, thanks for posting. :D

Here is some work I did for Jeff Plowman's "Rampant Dragons."

Front cover.
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Post by Larrister » 30 Nov 2014 04:46

Rear cover.
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Post by Matteus » 30 Nov 2014 21:49

very nice. as for New Zealand, here is a shot at their Chief of Staff Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell http://generals.dk/general/Russell/Sir_ ... aland.html

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Post by sobel » 01 Dec 2014 13:06

Three more from me

1) Prisoners shortly after D-Day
2) Jurgen Stroop and Joseph Blosche destruction of Warsaw
3) Soviet Prisoner
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Post by sobel » 01 Dec 2014 13:16

Otto Dietrich
Eduard Deitl
Heinz Guderian
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Post by sobel » 01 Dec 2014 13:17

Otto Dietrich

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Post by sobel » 01 Dec 2014 13:19

Otto Dietrich can't post it for some reason :o

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Post by sobel » 01 Dec 2014 13:23

Try again!! Otto Dietrich
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Post by sobel » 01 Dec 2014 13:48

Douglas Bader 1
Douglas Bader 2
Sir Hugh Dowding
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Post by Matteus » 01 Dec 2014 21:24

trying three times to upload Dietrich was worth the effort. nice job indeed!

attached french colonel Frédéric Geille, father of the french paratroopers: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric_Geille
added Maresciallo d'Italia Pietro Badoglio http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pietro_Badoglio


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Post by Matteus » 06 Dec 2014 21:40

Hi all,

an old one, a german PAK in 1943.
and a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 'Condor'
a chinese soldier
and a french commando soldier


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