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07-28-2014, 06:20 PM   #1
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Black and white colour.

Spotmatic II, 55mm lens, Promax 100, Ilfosol.

Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky did it in 1902. Now it is easy. This photo was done with red, green, and blue filters, exposed per the meter in the spotmatic, and combined with the default settings in Gimp. No adjustment or fiddling were required. As in Sergey's day, anything that moves during the shoot, like the shadow of the leaf in the foreground comes out with artifacts.

07-28-2014, 06:27 PM   #2
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Ha that is awesome!
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Interestingly, that's exactly how our digital cameras work - the sensor itself is black & white, with a colored RGB Bayer array in front.
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Very cool!


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Kind of makes me want to go back to the old dye transfer process.

Kodachrome film was a B&W film. The color dyes were added in processing. That is why the images are so stable over time. If you have old Kodachrome film laying around there is no reason that you couldn't process in a B&W developer. It would be a simple negative at that point.

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