Friday, April 24, 2015

Bedouins by the Pyramids



Today's picture was taken around 1900. It shows a group of Bedouins resting in front of the pyramids. The picture was taken near Cairo, Egypt.

5 comments:

  1. It's kind of sad to see modern photos of the pyramids. The area is encroached upon by urban development and probably will be just a small island in a huge metro area before long.

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  2. give it another couple thousand years and it will all be covered with sand again.

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  3. is it a drawing or photograph. looks real

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  4. No doubt a 'photochrome' process where a photo is printed with multiple stages of color ink plates to produce a color 'photo'. This was done extensively in the early 20th century before true color photography really became practical.

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  5. It's a beautifully composed photo. My first guess was a colorized black and white, but that would have been pretty complicated, to get these subtle colors. I'd guess Downtown Indy knows how it was done. Interesting to see again the fancy saddle blanket, and on the sitting camel without its rider, the saddle with the fairly high horns, which would make for a comfortable ride over long distances. This has been one of the most interesting series.

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