Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

Self Colorized “Dawn of Passchendaele” by Frank Hurley (1917)

This photo is an amalgamation of two photos Hurley took, he did it himself. The sky made the landscape look more dramatic, kinda seems unnecessary given the context.

This photo is an amalgamation of two photos Hurley took, he did it himself. The sky made the landscape look more dramatic, kinda seems unnecessary given the context.

The Black an White version:

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2 responses

  1. The Invisible Sage

    I agree with your comments on Hurley’s colorization. Actually, I feel the monochrome original conveys far greater graphical gravitas. Both are powerful in their own way conveying, as they do, the tragically senseless nature of war.

    December 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm

  2. The Invisible Sage

    Greetings Miep, and congratulations! I have nominated you to receive The Blog of the Year Award. Go to http://theinvisiblesage.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/blog-of-the-year-award/ for the details. 🙂

    December 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm

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