Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii

I read an article about Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii who created a number of stunning color photos over a hundred years ago. He was a chemist born in Russia in 1863 who studied in St. Petersburg, Berlin and Paris. He developed a process in which three black and white pictures were taken of an object in quick succession. One picture was taken with a red-filter, one with a blue, and another with a green filter.
Read more...

Remembering Wilhelm Schöngen

This journal entry is a bit more personal than others. My mother sent me an obituary she came across in the newspaper. It’s Wilhelm Schöngen, my math and physics teacher from 5th to 10th grade, many many years ago. The time at the “Math.Nat.” probably was the most important and influential time in my school years. I still remember so many teachers and classmates I met during this time. Mr. Schöngen was one of the teachers who followed me in my memories in all the years when I moved to another school, when I worked jobs, or when I went to college.
Read more...