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u/photojacker · 4 pointsr/ColorizedHistory


Thanks, you are very kind and I'm pleased my colour images have inspired you to do your own. Whilst I have my own way of doing things which have just come out of practice, as a general rule of thumb, I offer the following advice:

  • Don't be afraid to add plenty of saturation - this is important because I see a lot of work that is really devoid of saturated colour, as a sort of strange cognitive reaction to seeing images with too much.

  • More layers increase the perception of realism. For a face, I average about 14 layers of colour. Not the most efficient way of doing things, but the layering up is important, even on a near imperceptible level.

  • It's worth exploring two areas beyond doing your research: the first is trying to understand how light affects colour on different surfaces, and the second is trying to understand how film emulsions affect the final luminosity - I see very little adjustments at the end to correct a washed out blue or a deeply saturated red. /u/mygrapefruit recommended me James Gurney's Color & Light a long time ago, and it's worth buying.

  • Observe how cameras record colour nowadays and try to match it.

  • Practice doing differently lit subjects, and different kinds of images. It really helps.

  • Practice, and do it a lot. Apart from commissions, I have loads of unfinished or incomplete images where I was planning on just exploring a certain technique.

    And lastly...

  • Have patience. This is your biggest asset and there is a temptation to rush on the background details, but it's ignoring those details that give it away.

u/jdweekley · 97 pointsr/ColorizedHistory

If you read his biography, you’ll find that he fell in love in college (aka UK high school) with another boy, Christopher Morcom, who died of bovine tuberculosis (from drinking raw milk) when he was on school holiday. Turing kept the memory of his first love alive, dedicated many of his triumphs to him, and the idea of recreating Christopher in a computer program surely led him to devise the idea of the Turing Test.

u/petulantscholar · 3 pointsr/ColorizedHistory

Okay, okay. I'm delivering! [Here] ( is the Imagur album with the pictures that I've pulled from the Twain Autobiography. Unfortunately, the picture that you've colorized, and so beautifully, is not in the book. However, I pulled pictures from the late 1800s up to 1907 and I think it would be easier to compare what Samuel Clemens from these different years. In fact, in the pictures from Florence Italy in 1903-1904, he is wearing the same outfit. My guess is that this was taken in his garden with his formal photographs in 1902, but that is open for discussion. I'm still messing with the album (sorry for the sideways pictures). Also, you should check out the book where these images are from, [Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition] (, which is just absolutely amazing! Whew, I didn't want to be an OP that didn't deliver!

Edit: [Here is the Imgur album] ( (with descriptions from the book) with the images right side up.

Citation: Twain, M. (2010). Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition. (H. E. Smith, B. Griffin, V. Fischer, M. B. Frank, S. K. Goetz, & L. D. Myrick, Eds.) (First Edition.). University of California Press.

u/Stuck_In_the_Matrix · 55 pointsr/ColorizedHistory

If you are interested in getting into management or any leadership role, I highly recommend you check out this book.

Robert E. Lee was an amazing general and a man with a lot of integrity. His leadership principles were extremely top-notch and still apply today -- they're timeless, actually.

I know some people will think, "He led the south and the south was for slavery so how can he be a great man?" Times back then were very complicated and the situation he was in at the time when he took on the role was equally complicated -- but he is considered a true American hero in every sense of the term.

u/Shooey_ · 7 pointsr/ColorizedHistory

Yes, exactly. Muir took Roosevelt up to Glacier Point by horseback to show him Yosemite. They camped and came down the next day. To paraphrase, Roosevelt called it one of the most beautiful places he'd ever seen.

The encounter is outlined in DAM!, a great book about Hetch Hetchy's history, which details the Muir and Roosevelt's relationship.

u/RobotReptar · 1 pointr/ColorizedHistory

Its late and I'm bored. I'm also from the DC area, so I got curious and did some looking around.

This building is in DC's Chinatown, which is really just a part of downtown with a large Chinese inspired arch and a bunch of Chinese lettering on shops like Chipotle, Starbucks and most notably the Verizon Center. If you go to the google maps street view provided by /u/reffaelwallenberg and look to the left you can see the arch Link. It is called the Friendship Arch and was built in 1986.

Anyways, it looks like the Chinese Doll was a Gourmet Chinese Restaurant. It closed in 2006 when the owners sold it to a development company. It opened in 1969, I'm not sure what the building was between then and 1925 but the building next door was, at one point, the China Inn and later the Lei Garden Chinese Restaurant. I found several more pictures of the restaurant from the 80's and the facade is much more pleasing. I found an article from the Washington Post about the restaurant closing in 2006 after nearly half a century of business. It and the building next to it were razed in 2007 to make way for what looks like a 'micro-hotel' to be built there in the next few years. Although this blog from 2012 suggests a 10 story "Gallery Tower" retail building. As far as I can tell the company is still in the planning stage, though permits/hearings have begun as late as this past fall.

I also found a book featuring former NBA coach Red Auerbach, who apparently frequented the restaurant, that takes place mostly in the China Doll and Chinatown. There is an article about Red Auerbach and it talks about the China Doll, it even has a photo of him inside the restaurant from NPR.

u/everythingsadream · 1 pointr/ColorizedHistory

There’s a great drama series on Amazon Prime about Rasputin. Just came out I think.

u/feedmyfrankenstein · 13 pointsr/ColorizedHistory

This is such a glossed-over, shameful period in American history. As a child, this book did a great job of teaching me about the camps and helping me understand what it was like to be one of the interred Japanese-Americans:

u/Truth_Be_Told · 1 pointr/ColorizedHistory

Everybody should read as much as possible of his Essays. That's where his real insights lie. You will find the volumes (there are several) in your local library. For the best collection in one volume see this.

u/herrvogel- · 2 pointsr/ColorizedHistory

If anyone is really interested in is his life and what he accomplished, I can recommend this book. It is basically his paper on turning machines, but step by step explained + some details on him as a person.

u/Ro500 · 19 pointsr/ColorizedHistory

He wrote a book that reads like his own personal spy thriller about it. Countercoup

u/JewishFightClub · 21 pointsr/ColorizedHistory

A Train in Winter is really good. Its about the women who resisted German occupation and we're eventually shipped to Auschwitz because of it. Some were medically experimented on and many were forced to watch the execution of their husbands and sons.

u/zagbag · 3 pointsr/ColorizedHistory

PM me for the "War Torn" epub.

Dont think a digital version of "On the Other Side" exists.

u/TipTupKek · 4 pointsr/ColorizedHistory

literally any work on the holocaust published in the past decade, you can start with this book

u/Ohtoko · 1 pointr/ColorizedHistory

That's true, but they've also embraced peace (even though it was imposed upon them). The book Embracing Defeat by John Dower is a very good read on this subject; especially the beginning of the book, which talks about the reversal in attitudes toward war and peace, since both the US and Japan needed to scapegoat the military regime as the culprits of aggression.

u/jsu152 · 18 pointsr/ColorizedHistory

Hans von Luck was a busy man during WW2. He was in most of the major campaigns and battles of the war. On D-Day, he commanded a regiment in the 21st Panzer Division which was on the east side of the Orne river (the flank of the British side). When Pegasus bridge was taken (an incredible story by itself), it was his tanks that tried to retake it. His autobiography is a must read for WW2 buffs.

u/Tutush · 1 pointr/ColorizedHistory

You can find the stats in a lot of places. I've never seen a stat that said more than 25% of soldiers shot at the enemy (not shooting to kill, just shooting towards the enemy). If you're looking for a book on the subject, try On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman. You can read bits of it on Amazon, but it's worth reading the whole thing.

Modern armies train you to shoot to kill. In the past, when training with weapons, you'd shoot at a circular target. When you got to the front, you could aim, but you weren't mentally prepared to actually kill another human, so most soldiers didn't. In a modern army, they train you to shoot before you can consider the human you're killing.