Ghosts of WW2 - Sergey Larenkov's photos

Discussion in 'The Eastern Front' started by Za Rodinu, May 8, 2010.

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  1. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    You have to see this!

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  2. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    That was amazing. Who ever made this did a fantastic job.
     
  3. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Amazing.................
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers Za, I always love the Then and Nows.

    I think there is another one similiar to this posted on the forum, I think its of Moscow :unsure:

    Andy
     
  5. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

    It looks like if the old people would walk through today's Leningrad.
     
  6. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    Excellent stuff Za....

    I tried a similar effect with a photo I took in Carentan of the 'Memorial to the Dead' in the Square-de-Republique...

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    A little out of sink, but not bad for a first attempt.
     
  7. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    That's fine too, snake. Perhaps if the statue were a smidgen to the right it would be perfect :) But then the buildings behind would be out of alignment. I see one needs lots of patience to take the modern photo at the same exact angle!
     
  8. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    That's fine too, snake. Perhaps if the statue were a smidgen to the right it would be perfect :) But then the buildings behind would be out of alignment. I see one needs lots of patience to take the modern photo at the same exact angle!
    Yes Za... That was the exact problem I faced when merging the photos, with the background out of line it just looked totally wrong. I had the original with me when I took my photo, thought I got the angle right, even got the wife to stand where the troops where (for scale) but made the mistake of not taking enough varying shots.... It does appear the soldiers are looking at the car in the foreground and wondering what the hell it is...:D
     
  9. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Perhaps finding the right spot and shuffling a few paces to the right and left to be sure. Film is cheap nowadays* :)

    * Another revolution brought by technology, how many of you still use film cameras?
     
  10. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    Very impressive.

    I really like this sort of thing as it brings history to life.

    Well done!
     
  11. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Here are a few examples of the work of Russian photographer (and photoshopper) Sergey Larenkov who has taken the 'then and now' shot to a new level:

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    More here:

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    Tom.
     
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  12. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Great!!! Must be the same guy who did these :


    Edit: Link removed: threads merged
     
  13. Nicola_G

    Nicola_G Senior Member

    @ Za - Me!! Occasionally. Did some BW processing & printing on the course too :)
     
  14. Ropi

    Ropi Biggest retard of all

    This is just... incredible
     
  15. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

  16. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    No need for sorry, I wasn't even aware of the website you pointed to :)

    Yes, merging both threads would be a good idea. Naming it Sergey Larenkov's photos, perhaps? Edit: Merged, title amended

    And being able to add Tags would be a good idea too :)
     
  17. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Well worked pictures that first one kinda creeps up on you but is probably the best.
     
  18. Goomba Fletch

    Goomba Fletch Junior Member

    Good morning all!

    I came across this blog browsing another forum this morning, and thought it may be of interest.

    The text is in Russian but it's the images that are of most interest. I don't know whether the blogger created them himself or simply posted them from elsewhere, but he deserves credit for the find nonetheless.

    They are a series of present day photographs, with an image of the same location during the Second World War imposed over the top, creating an ethereal effect. Truly the ghosts of history:)

    Hope you find them interesting,

    Fletch
     
  19. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Goomba your late to the party see here;) link*

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    Link removed, threads merged
     
  20. Goomba Fletch

    Goomba Fletch Junior Member

    Oops, my bad! Sorry guys, it only just got posted to another forum I visit. Should have searched before I posted!


    Apologies,

    Fletch
     

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