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Old July 8th, 2018, 03:55 AM
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Meyer Kinon 75mm projection lens from 1904 (!!)
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Old July 12th, 2018, 02:57 AM
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This (my) lens was made 1904, just shortly after the invention of cine projection, and the Meyer lens books
document it as an early store demo lens, never meant to be sold. Quite a find actually as only a handful of them were made...
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Old July 12th, 2018, 04:54 PM
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Meyer Kinon 75mm projection lens from 1904 (!!)
For many millenia, it was a challenge for painters to get such rich reds. We always knew that nature possessed such pigments but only in the Conquistador colonization of South America did such colors become available for painters. This one color far surpassed the wealth Spain accrued from plundered gold.

It came from a lonely beetle that the native South Americans had selectively bred and cultured and processed with dung and more in secret fermentation recipes!

...and today, we take it for granted that we can enjoy this same color with no effort or great expense either as your transient flower, you photograph or by visiting any museum of art!

But actually, this color red is the equivalent, in esthetics, of harnessing steam power in industry!

Such red, before photography was the stuff of Roses in Royal Gardens and prince’s palaces.

I think all this when I look at your beautiful red flower!

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Old July 14th, 2018, 11:50 AM
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What a wonderful story and indeed I now remeber about this fiere red that came from South America!
How great we can now find such colors here, just apposite my house actually and ban it to a digital
medium using such an old, impressionistic painting lens!!
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Old July 15th, 2018, 03:44 AM
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Hi Klaus
Another wonderful image!
I wonder which ICC profile you use as sRGB cannot (afaik) such gradients with reds…
I had a look with PS and your image has no icc profile embedded…
Would you mind sharing this info?

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Old July 15th, 2018, 04:31 AM
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My image database has this setup for all my web-images:

"sRGB IEC61966-2-1 black scaled" , 24 bit RGB
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Old July 15th, 2018, 11:53 PM
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Loved the way you captured it. Would surely try it!
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Old July 25th, 2018, 12:06 PM
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Wow, gorgeous. Very nice background too.
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