“Horseshoe Falls looks pretty good compared to Niagara (not pictured) Falls.
Didn't the editors ever take a Geography course?”
QuantumLeaper on Mar 16, 2014 at 10:31:09
“I thought they both looked good, I remember when I was there but that was 30+ years ago. But I do believe your right, The zoomed picture is the Niagara, and the zoomed out picture is the Horseshoe Falls.”
“Okay here is a photo just demanding a colorization 'artist' to come along and pollute this scene with some Photoshop. Imagine how 'breathtaking' it would be with a red coat, some green water and maybe the birds could be transformed into brilliantly colored wood ducks? Nobody says we have to stick with coloring he classics so why not start here.”
“Tone, contrast and texture spoiled by green crayon applied to the pond scum. Why do these tyros think they can improve a classic by coloring on it? It is not their creativity and smearing false hues does not make it their own.”
pray4words on Jul 14, 2013 at 12:54:40
“you are right the texture is flat not connecting with...you got it ...nothing more to say”
“Well I guess he did serve my mistake. He made Hellcats of the Pacific which confused me.”
ppcchebe on May 24, 2013 at 17:36:06
“Ronald Reagan was in the US Army from April 1942 till July 1945. He rose from the rank of 2nd LT to Captain. He did not serve in combat because of poor eyesight. He began his career in charge of loading convoys and attending war bond rallies. He was transferred to the USArmy Air Force First motion picture Unit where he narrated preflight training films for bomber pilots about to conduct raids over Japan. He did appear in a musical film "This is the ARMY" in 1943.
. You are using the internet to ask questions that could be easily looked up by searching for the information. I did and then verified it through Ronald Reagan's Library site. DAAAAA!!”
“Ronald Reagan enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve on April 29, 1937, as a private assigned to Troop B, 322nd Cavalry at Des Moines, Iowa. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps of the cavalry on May 25, 1937.
He was ordered into active duty on April 18, 1942 and was separated from active duty on December 9, 1945.
You COULD look it up.”
jammer4306 on May 24, 2013 at 15:15:55
“As was typical at that tome many actors served in different capacities, Reagan did serve.
“Thank you for not using your vast powers and depriving me of having an opinion. Last really had me worried. If you want to cover a Beatles tune with a stump fiddle go right ahead. If will go well with your coloring book approach to art history. Kostabi put one of his little stick figures in front of a Jasper Johns painting too. It was widely recognized as a huckster using a great artist simply for profit. Try reading Roger Ebert on colorizing films. That will smack you in the face. And finally I'll keep my comments right here, in the comment section thank you. Not hidden.”
“I can easily do this in 3 or 30 minutes depending on the photo involved.”
Artmark on Mar 24, 2013 at 08:50:38
“Thanks for reply.
Actually, it's much easier than I thought it could be in fact.
The topic of our discussion reminded me of a Swedish artist, Sanna Dullaway, who also colorizies famous B/W photos. I have seen her works. They are done with the skill of a master.
Though, I guess, there are people who greatly oppose the very idea of colorizing photos.”
“I have already explained why this is a farce but your comment about taking this private needs a reply. If your cannot face public scrutiny then why bother posting in a public forum. My comments are more so towards the public on why this is a joke and posted in the hope of educating people that this is not art, good or worthy of the works vandalized. If you feel somehow you need privacy consider the original works and the need to respect them first. A vandal can spray paint a railroad car too. It is not acceptable and he should be told as such. Understand?”
Mads Madsen on Mar 20, 2013 at 11:17:10
“I'm sorry, I wasn't aware I had tainted the originals beyond repair. :)
I'm perfectly content with you not liking my works, there's a big chance you're a photographer and you feel for these photographs that I've 'tarnished' in your mind, you feel what I've done isn't art, but your work is, and I'm merely piggybacking on something popular.
You're entitled to your opinion, and I am not going to derive you of it. However, you're expressing it rather harshly, unnecessarily so, and I wasn't interested in continuing the discussion on a website I don't actively visit. But, you chose not to e-mail me, and that's perfectly fine.
However, I disagree entirely with what you've said. Why should I stop doing something because you do not agree with it? Sure, if I was vandalizing the original works, I should be stopped, but what I'm doing is simply my interpretation of other peoples work.
You are comparing me to someone who sullies the original work, what I am doing is more like covering a song. If you don't enjoy it, you are free to walk away, but instead you chose to try and 'educate the public', which is an unfair assessment. Why do you get to decide what is art, and what isn't? Art is objective.
You still have my e-mail, and I am not interested in carrying this on in the comment section of Huffingtonpost.com.”
“No the point is the 'kid' took an artist's work and smeared (excrement like) colors all over it. The palate is boring, the dead eyes, the mortician like makeup all render iconic images from our past into false lifeless kitsch. If you cannot understand the power of the original images then how can you even attempt to improve it?
The need for color is reflective upon the shortcomings of the observer more so than it will ever be of the image.”
“He has done hundreds in the last few months so it might average out to about 3 minutes each. It looks it.”
Artmark on Mar 19, 2013 at 01:47:08
“I've read your comments and got impression that you should have vast experience in photography and/or photography journalism/criticism.
Leaving aside opinions and emotions, may I ask you how much time, on average, is needed to colorize, for example, just a single B/W photo of 10x15 cm size with a photo editing software, limiting yourself to creative instruments available and not applying any automative techniques? Sorry for a long question.”
“I respect these photos for what they really are. It is something you cannot seem to understand. That Lincoln image is one of the great all time portraits of someone who is arguably our greatest president ever. And you dismissed it as 'not that good to begin with?' That shows a howling ignorance of history, art, portraiture and culture. Mad? No just nonplussed by the arrogant attitudes of the unschooled, unknowing amateur who is so dismissive of his own heritage. You need to do a little book learning first to fully understand art and your role in it. Until then you'll just be rubbing crayons on the walls of art history, poorly.”
“That is one of the most humanizing, iconic images ever taken of Mr Lincoln and here you show total contempt towards it. You sir are NOT a photographer, artist or even an inker but a pretentious vandal. And actually not too good at it either. Young women used to paint the prints of photographers well over one hundred years ago. They were better.”
“It is nice to know your daddy gave you a computer and you can color other people's work. Now go outside and create you own original material so kids can paste pictures of Hitler cats over it.”
Mads Madsen on Mar 18, 2013 at 15:29:31
“I didn't pick the images they used; They most likely chose these photographs to avoid copyright infringement. I am curious to know what exactly prompted you to comment with such anger, however. I don't think it would be appropriate to continue this discussion publicly on this forum, but if you want to speak further about this, you may reach me at my email: firstname.lastname@example.org”
“I've seen this before with clowns colorizing Stanley Kubrick's B/W photos. Its pretty pointless and finally insulting as a mortician paint job is slathered over iconic imagery. It is not your photo and you are just coloring inside the lines.”
“Since it was built in three (or more) distinct designs over hundreds of years it may have become a central English holy symbol. A revered site like Jerusalem is the heart of three great religions. This site grew with the island and assumed importance as time passed on. So when prosperity reigned the peoples had resources to come together and build their Stonehenge. It is only a hundred fifty some feet in diameter. When chaos reigned they forgot the reasons of the past and it slipped into today's ruin.”
“That would actually be Gonzalez and he didn't have enough evidence that ANYONE was intimidated by the two clowns. Unless like the GOP you are all afraid of clowns.”
jtucci9449 on Jun 4, 2012 at 17:57:57
“Sorry but it was then put to Eric Holder and he handled it. As a matter of fact, the gentleman that brought the issue to the dept of justice was a white civil rights attorney who marched with Martin Luther King during the civil rights movement. Oh and by the way he is a life long Democrat.”
“Raising five boys in nine houses is hard work. The help can hardly keep track of where they are.”
gonro2 on Apr 13, 2012 at 11:08:39
PELAGIUS2 on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:58:12
“Amen. She's a stay at home mom with money. Money to pay for extra help. Money to pay to keep up the grounds. She never has been and never will be in the position of a great aunt I never met. Never even knew about until a certain Memorial Day Weekend when we were doing the flower thing.
She was a dirt poor farmers wife in the the thirties with three kids under six, another on the way and more than an hour away from the nearest hospital. She tried to end the pregnancy herself. She didn't make it to the hospital.
Hillary Rosen could have said it a lot better, but she was right.”
harperd on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:52:16
“I think you miss the picture entirely. This isn't about Ann Romney. This is about those women who forgo the extra salary to stay home and take care of their children. How insulting to them to be told that their lives have been worthless!”
up-yours on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:51:27
“Don't forget keeping track of all the staff...”
judypiano on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:50:15
“Are you jealous?”
JessWonderin on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:46:13
“and don't get her started on how TOUGH it is to keep tack of the KEYS!!!! Have any idea how many keys one needs fro nine houses, two caddies and Mitts BMWs???”
rlshf46 on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:45:52
“According to what I read, they have 6!!”
Proud to be me on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:44:59
“My thoughts exactly!”
harrybolas on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:43:34
“wonder how many illegal nannies Ms. Romney had to help her raise 5 boys.”
Jamhawk4 on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:42:24
“Lol I loved how you put that! F & F!”
veteran1964 on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:40:17
“They have and had five maids.......”
henrypapillon on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:38:15
“Let alone trying to drive 2 Cadillacs and a horse!”