Re: Ancient photos in color

Spen Kellogg <spenkell@...>

rfederle@... wrote:

I agree. When modelling we look to the photo for reference and expect that to be the true image. If colorized it could alte the way a person views that image and maybe be misled in to thinking something is a particular color when is it not. I think if the photo was black and white it should be black and white.
With apologies to Roger Federle for subverting the meaning of his e-mail, I'm waiting for someone to suggest that those of us who model railroads before the days of color film should model in black and white and shades of gray. I am sure that some of my models will have the wrong colors or shades of colors, but there is a limited amount of time I can put into research (there is even a limit to how many books I can buy (known as a budget). I will do the best I can with what time I can spend on the modeling, but there is also scenery, operating, trackwork, etc. I will never be the modelers that Mike Brock and Ted Culotta are, or the historians that Tony T. and Richard H. are, and I greatly appreciate the directions that they take this hobby. The editorial referred to the two camps on either side of the river drinking from the same stream. I like to think of myself as a whitewater kayaker working my way down the river playing in the holes and paddling from one backeddy to the next (none paddlers should not try to infer deep meanings from the paddling terms "holes" and "backeddies," they reflect short term goals or objectives for padding).

Regards, Spen Kellogg

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