Images from the Archive

Discussion in 'Film Camera Forum' started by pdh, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    The "Image Thread" was started expressly for recent images, but perhaps it would also be nice to have a thread for stuff from "the archives" ... most of the film I exposed over the past 40 years is unavailable to me (it's a bit of a story) but I've found a few rolls from the early years of the century recently which have some pretty images on ... this one's from the
    Top eco visitor attraction - rainforest, gardens & educational charity - Eden Project Cornwall UK in 2002 ... I'm very happy with the sharpness and detail in this scan, made with Silverfast8 on a plustek 7600i

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    Early Gentian by _loupe, on Flickr

    Olympus mju-1, Kodak Gold Ultra 400,
     
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  2. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Barrie
    I posted several some weeks ago from a trek in the Himalayas in late 1979, here's a couple of those recycled, I've got a print of one that I would like to post but haven't found the negative yet, I must have another look. In the meantime

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    Rosie Kerr, one of my walking companions

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    A Himalayan herdsman

    Leica M3, Elmar 90mm, f/4, FP4

    Barrie
     
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  3. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

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    Apr 26, 2011
    A Leekist in York, UK
    Nice idea. All of these from a trip to Bermuda in July 2007 and scanned at the time of processing -
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    Contax G2/21mm f2.8 Biogon/Kodachrome
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    sunrise-at-the-saltwater-pools by Multiple fragments of tissue, on Flickr
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    hull-repairs by Multiple fragments of tissue, on Flickr
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    Contax G2/28mm f2.8 Biogon/Fuji Superia 800
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    hammock by Multiple fragments of tissue, on Flickr
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  4. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Barrie
    Sheparding the kids

    A determined search this morning has located the negative I wanted to post. Another from my 1979 Himalayan trek.

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    Leica M3, 35mm f/3.5 Summaron, FP4

    Barrie
     
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  5. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    @Russ - "hull repairs" is splendid in composition - and those colours!
    @Barrie - another straight from the pages of National Geographic
     
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  6. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2011
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    Hasselblad with bellows

    This was taken about 25 years ago using a Hasselblad with bellows on 21/4 transparency film. The scanned image before I reduced it was 461M. It is a burst open Milkweed seed pod.

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  7. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Barrie
    Launch tug

    This is my second ever photograph, the launch tug Wolsden of W. J. Reynolds Ltd, Torpoint, the tug company for the commercial part of the port of Plymouth.
    This is the River Plym about 1 mile from where I grew up, the road crossing into Plymouth from the east with the old railway bridge for the Turnchapel and Yealmpton branch lines. Taken in about 1969 using a Voigtlander Bessa 1 6x9 folding roll film camera, Quite light and, when folded, reasonably compact.

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    Barrie
     
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  8. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Real Name:
    Barrie
    caulking a dhow

    Taken in Abu Dhabi in 1976, probably late February. I'd sighted this shipyard from a helicopter as I came ashore from an offshore platform, so I was off round the back streets and byways to seek it out. A fantastic place with all sorts of craft being built with tools, some of which were described 2000 years ago.

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    Leica M3, looks like the 50mm, f/3.5 Elmar, FP4

    Barrie

    (sorry Paul, flooding this one a bit, but this thread has really got me going, thanks a bundle for starting it)
     
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  9. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    no need to apologise to me, Barrie ... it's not "my" thread ... :smile: ... the pleasure of seeing your photographs from that period is immense ... and Dan's Milkweed is a stunna -- wish I could see it printed huge
     
  10. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Real Name:
    Barrie
    toolkit

    An Abu Dhabi shipyard workers toolkit as mentioned above. The two "sticks" with string round the end of them are used like violin bows to work the two drill bits that lie alongside them, all very ancient in concept.

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    Leica M3 with probably the 50mm f/3.5 Elmar.

    Barrie
     
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  11. jhawker

    jhawker SC Veteran

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    Aug 30, 2011
    Springfield, Illinois
    0001-10

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    An Oldie from RVN and Pentax Spotmatic filled with Dupont film.
    JH
     
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  12. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I clicked through to Flickr for that one JH and encourage others to - there's a great "back story" to this image (which stands beautifully without it of course)
     
  13. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Barrie
    Master of all he surveys

    A boy on one of the passenger ferries, Dubai Creek, 1977

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    Leica M3, FP4

    Barrie
     
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  14. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Real Name:
    Barrie
    Ready to jump?

    Another from Dubai Creek in the spring of 1977. I would hazard a guess that by their form of dress these ladies are from Ethiopia. After all these years I've only just noticed that the boy has lost his left shoe, there already seems to be a lost sandal just visible bottom left hand corner.

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    Leica M3, FP4

    Barrie
     
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  15. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

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    Apr 26, 2011
    A Leekist in York, UK
    You had me hunting through my old scanned images and I found a few more from my Contax G2 days that I thought I'd post.
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  16. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Barrie
    Lonely tuba

    This was taken in Southside Street on Plymouth Barbican, I think in late 1977

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    Leica M3, FP4

    Barrie
     
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  17. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
  18. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I've spent the past couple of weeks scanning family slides from the 1960s and 1970s. Pretty dirty and fungused-up they are too (fungi love colour emulsion if you don't store negatives or slides properly), but as a document, this one is rather an interesting one ...


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  19. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
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    Paul that one is a STUNNER! (but it's not showing up in the forum here.....try again)
     
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  20. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Oops, sorry Luke, I just had a flickr "moment", but I've fixed it and it should be fine if you reload this page