Isn’t there a sense of amazement when you look at old monochromatic photographs? Simple yet truly gripping, black and white photographs carry a beautiful vintage essence with them. But, doesn’t it seem that we are missing out on something? Colors not only add vibrancy to an image but also infuse more depth to it. This is exactly why we have shortlisted some of the most iconic historical photographs along with their digital versions. Each of these digitally colored-historical photographs successfully brings life into the past. We are sure that each of these pictures will stun you just as much they did to us. Go ahead and take a look:
1. The Taj Mahal covered in bamboo.
The lack of shadow suggests that its an overcast day at Taj Mahal thus, softening the pink cast of the marble.
2. Renovations at the Stone Henge in 1920.
Look at the color and the texture of the stones. Just perfect!
3. During the construction of the Eiffel Tower in 1888.
The original color of the Eiffel Tower during its construction was ‘Venetian Red’.
4. The Tower Bridge captured in 1889 during its construction.
The artist of this digital colored photograph took inspiration from contemporary paintings of that era and used it in coloring the ships and skiffs in the picture.
5. Workers building the Statue of Liberty at a workshop.
The overexposed highlights and less mid tone definition infuse a stylised look to this workshop.
6. A stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln in 1860.
Look at the impeccable detailing in this colored portrait.
7. Charlie Chaplin attends the premiere of his film with Albert Einstein.
Such mesmerizing detailing of this glorious day.
8. Young Princess Diana with her cute guinea pig.
The innocence of little princess Diana is incredibly captured in this colored photograph.
9. The gorgeous Antartica, 1911.
Truly magnificent work.
10. Albert Einstein & Cord Meyer in 1948.
This artist should just take a bow.