Adding colour

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Thanks to a software programme update, we are now able to colourise pictures, pretty much with the click of a button. The results are, we think, rather extraordinary.

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Bringing to mind Peter Jackson’s 2018 They Shall Not Grow Old, when First World War footage was colourised, the added colour brings a different element to the pictures. Whether it’s right or wrong, the enhancement or bastardisation of history, can all be discussed – but what can’t be denied is it’s rather fascinating.

These two images are from the December 2022 issue of The Classic MotorCycle; the full story behind each picture (which are reproduced in black and white in the magazine) can be found by purchasing a copy. We’ll be exploring and exploiting the technology further in the future. 

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