1. Recognition

    An orb in the sky

    KD: This was posted by @Recognition as a comment. Figured it was interesting enough to be a stand alone piece. I found this photo somewhere and decided to do some brightness/contrast work, looks like there was some kind of massive orb in the sky, the day they tookthis pic. With images like...
  2. KorbenDallas

    1900-1915 HD quality photos of the United States cities. Is that normal?

    I don't know about you, but this quality of the 1900-1915 photography does not quite match my perception, based on the dogmatic education I received. Below are some photos available on the Library of Congress website. The quality is beyond explainable IMHO. These photographs predominantly...
  3. KorbenDallas

    1907: Exaggeration Postcards

    It appears that they were experimenting with photography for a while now. What's real out there, who knows? "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more." Source: 1907 Exaggeration postcards.
  4. KorbenDallas

    1887-88: Photograph of a Bullet

    The photo is remarkable because it is of a bullet, and was made long before high-speed photography made such images relatively easy. The image was created using a shadowgraph. Physicist Machs His Entrance This photo was taken by physicist Ernst Mach in 1888 in Prague, using Schlieren...