Monday, February 6, 2012

1943 Time square (by John Vachon)

1943 Time square colorized.
(original B&W by John Vachon) 

This was my first colorized photograph.
I really wanted to capture the feeling of a rainy day in New York.
The red light was something I added to give a focal point to the picture.
It was only later that I'v learn that the traffic lights in NY where tinted during the war in fear of air raids.

Same street corner on rainy day 1947

                               I used this colored video as  reference materials for my colorization.
                                                         This Disney poster came in handy

                                       And this photo gave me the color range I was shooting for.

1960's rainy time square 

NY, 1943 in color

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