Sunday, June 12, 2011

Historic PHOTOS BY A RUSSIAN PHOTOGRAPHER ....and the right comparison and Nuremberg, the Documentary movie

Last night I saw the documentary called NUREMBERG, its Lesson for Today. It is a restoration of the official 1948 Us Department of War movie that was widely shown in Germany but banned in the United States. It is billed as the Greatest courtroom drama in history and shown in  the 2010  New York, Berlin, and Jerusalem film Festivals. It has limited engagement, but see in your city if you can.  It will be in San Diego until Thursday and there is website  Very powerful.  It is being shown at the Ken theater. Don't miss it if you can

The Right Comparison

A person can potentially use comparisons to mess up his life. For example, a person can go to the most elegant restaurant which employs the greatest chef. He can order the most expensive food. Then for the rest of his life he can say about any other meal, "This isn't as good as the meal I once had in that five-star restaurant."

I recently related this example to a group of tourists. They laughed. And then one spoke up and said, "I just realized that I do this all the time. Just last night at the fancy hotel we were staying at, my first comment after the meal was, 'This wasn't as good as the food I ate at another restaurant five years ago.' I didn't realize how foolish this response is."

Our patterns of comparisons will either be a way we prevent ourselves from enjoying what we have, or a way by which we gain a greater sense of appreciation. A sage once said, "In spiritual matters look up and raise your sights. But when it comes to material and physical matters look down." That is, in spiritual matters keep looking for role models to motivate yourself to reach higher and higher levels. But when it comes to appreciating your possessions and your financial situation, look at those who have less than you and gain a greater sense of appreciation for what you have.

Love Yehuda


        These are amazing!!

These are wonderfully interesting photos taken by Russian photographer in late 1800's and early 1900's. They were shot in several countries - in color.

He used a three plate camera with black and white film, each film exposed through either a red, green or blue filter, then he printed each film on a single piece of special color paper through the complementary filters of cyan, magenta and yellow, creating a color image on the paper.  A VERY tedious process that produces a color image that will last centuries and the B&W negatives also will last that long for reprinting.
In this day of instant gratification, it boggles the mind to consider the great lengths, and time, this photographer took to capture these images. Awesome, really. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.



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