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Posted: 12 November 2006 03:29 AM   [ Ignore ]
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The idea was to revisit historic photograph locations and take identical photographs, as if the camera never moved and the world changed around it. It’s a little more difficult than I expected due to variations in lenses, inaccessibility of locations and a lack of constant markers. Still all of these are close to correct(some are better than others).


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Posted: 12 November 2006 03:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Very neat idea.  Cool.  Thanks for sharing. smile

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Posted: 12 November 2006 03:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Fascinating.  I admire the patience it must’ve taken to set the shots up and then line them up with the older pics.

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Posted: 12 November 2006 04:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I ought to try something like that around here some time.  There are lots of pictures taken from 150 years or so ago always being displayed in the antique stores and restaurants.  And many of the things that are in those pictures really haven’t changed much.  I swear, I think that it’s still some of the same local people wandering around. . .

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Posted: 12 November 2006 04:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Tah - 12 November 2006 08:40 AM

Very neat idea.  Cool.  Thanks for sharing. smile

Only sharing was my idea. I have no idea who the photographer is.

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Posted: 12 November 2006 05:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Well, I recognise the (modern) pictures as being of North Carolina State University at Raleigh.  So perhaps the photographer is a student or faculty member there.

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Posted: 12 November 2006 09:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I especially like number 14! Its clever how its matched so precisely. Although I’m terrible with a camera so am jealous with anyone who can use one…

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Posted: 12 November 2006 12:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Wow!  Those are really neat!  When I was in Charleston I would try to find the exact view from old civil war photographs.  I didn’t think of matching them up like that though.

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Posted: 12 November 2006 03:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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That’s very cool…and seems like a very neat thing to do while on vacation.  You could probably find old postcards or history books with “original” old towne looks…when you take your own pictures…you could re-capture those other moments in time.

Very neat idea!

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Posted: 12 November 2006 07:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Okay, here’s my first attempt at doing something like that.  I don’t have the computer programs to make it look all fancy, but you can still see how strangely similar the two views are in spite of nearly a century passing in the interval.

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Posted: 12 November 2006 11:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Accipiter - 13 November 2006 12:58 AM

Okay, here’s my first attempt at doing something like that.  I don’t have the computer programs to make it look all fancy, but you can still see how strangely similar the two views are in spite of nearly a century passing in the interval.

Very interesting! tongue wink

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Posted: 13 November 2006 05:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Accipiter - 13 November 2006 12:58 AM

Okay, here’s my first attempt at doing something like that.  I don’t have the computer programs to make it look all fancy, but you can still see how strangely similar the two views are in spite of nearly a century passing in the interval.

Uncanny!

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