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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #75 on: June 11, 2007, 03:49:50 AM »
http://pushkin-history.info/fotoalbom/8188.html
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« Reply #76 on: July 29, 2008, 04:04:38 PM »
A fascinating investigation of the dog graves on the Children's Island along with much more information:
http://fedor-ragin.livejournal.com/3839.html

Photo of Nicholas and Alexandra with Raven:
http://pics.livejournal.com/fedor_ragin/pic/00074ee2/

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« Reply #77 on: July 29, 2008, 05:31:57 PM »
I'd never seen a photo taken where you could see the ropes with which to pull oneself over (on the raft) to the island!

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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #78 on: July 29, 2008, 06:19:08 PM »
Is it me or the second picture looks like a photoshoped one ?


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« Reply #79 on: July 30, 2008, 04:46:56 PM »
I think I remember us discussing that photo a while back and deciding that yes, it is photoshopped. I also inserted that blog posted by Joanna into Babelfish to get a translation (fairly inaccurate, I know, but it worked) and a couple of people commented on that as well.

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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #80 on: July 30, 2008, 05:18:34 PM »
Oh thank you Emmy ! And where the link to get the translation, please ?


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« Reply #82 on: July 30, 2008, 05:39:07 PM »
AHh thank you so much Emmy ! :)


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« Reply #83 on: July 30, 2008, 10:26:19 PM »
You're welcome. It's too bad that Babelfish can't give more accurate translations. They're pretty broken, but at least they get the point across.

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« Reply #84 on: July 31, 2008, 08:45:33 PM »
Thanks Marie-Catherine and EmmyLee for the information on the second photograph. Do you have a link to discussion of it as I cannot find it? I do not understand what it means of "photoshopped" and must be only one here who has no idea of how to identify a photo like that.

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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #85 on: July 31, 2008, 09:21:28 PM »
"Photoshopped" refers to a picture that has been altered or manipulated. The term comes from the name of a photography software program, and has become slang for any photo that's been changed, regardless of the method. Technically, to avoid confusion a photograph such as this one that was altered prior to the computer age should be called "retouched." ; )

If anyone's interested, we could start a thread of vintage retouched photos on the Imperial Family boards to showcase turn-of-the-century photo alterations...
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« Reply #86 on: July 31, 2008, 11:55:25 PM »
I for one would love to look at retouched photos. Great idea!

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« Reply #87 on: August 01, 2008, 11:46:48 AM »
Even though the site is vandalized and run down there is still such a lot of charm and potential! Thank you to all of those that posted photographs on page four! :)

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« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2008, 07:29:16 PM »
I for one would love to look at retouched photos. Great idea!

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Re: Children's Island
« Reply #89 on: August 05, 2008, 12:43:15 PM »
Marie-Catherine and Emmylee

Can you tell me what part of the photo #2 is retouched? Or what you see on the photo that may not be original - the actual things that you see. I can't figure out what may not be real - it looks ok to me but I don't know what to judge it by.

Thanks so much
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