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I've seen some colorized pictures here but have never tried one myself. When I saw this picture I thought I'd make an attempt, to see if I could give a feel for what it must have been like to be there. I didn't base my color choices on any actual reference, just what looked OK. It didn't come out as well as I'd have liked, but it's still interesting. View full size.