Post Your Old Works

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  1. Old-N-Feeble

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    This isn't a contest. If it was I'd be sure to lose.:smile:

    Post your old images. They must have been taken at least twenty years ago from the date of this post.

    Below is mine... sorry for the dust on the scanner bed. It was taken in 1990 during an Air Force live performance talent contest. Camera was an RB67 Pro-S and film was probably Plus-X. Lens was probably the typical 90mm. Light was from two Sunpack 611 strobes or they might have been 622's. The rim-light was set off by the fill flash via one of those "peanut" remote flash synchronizers. Subject was an enlisted Airman who played a very nice classical piece.

    Wait... I remember what flashes were used now. The rim light was provided by a Sunpack 622 with the zoom head on telephoto. The fill flash was a Sunpack 611 with the head turned away from the subject and toward the main flash so I would have enough flash power to set off the 622 at distance. I used the soft fall-off of the 611 as fill. I always shot everything on manual for full control.
     

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    21 years ago. I was 18.

    Minolta x-570, i think. 50mm lens. Plus-X.
     

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    taken probably in 1986 maybe 1985
    i was around 19?
    wandered the streets with a camera
    and photographed strangers

    scan from print
    local fire chief
     
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    Here's one of my ex parents-in-law. I once thought of my F-I-L as a second dad... not after the divorce though. This is a studio shot taken in about 1988 for their anniversary. Camera was an RB67 Pro-S with Lindahl shade and soft vignette in front of a typical 180mm lens. Film was VPS II processed and printed by a local lab. The man's smile is a bit forced because he was ill that day and the hand position is awkward because he wanted to show off the rings he'd recently given his wife... he was a jeweler by trade.

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    Almost every single negative and print I ever made from 1969 to about 2000 has gone, but this is one of 3 10x8 prints I still own from that period.

    This is a scan of one of them. The print was made at a photographic shop, the name of which I can't remember and is long since gone, but it was on the corner of Red Lion Street and White Lion Street in Norwich, sometime between 1978 and 1981. It might have been shot on HP5 or Tri-X, but I have no way of knowing for sure. I do know it will have been exposed in a Werra 1.

    It was taken at Leiston Abbey in Suffolk.

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    Leiston Abbey
     
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    Yeah, mine too. I just have a few 8x10's from one tiny portfolio that survived several moves, two floods and a divorce. There are a handful of decent black-and-white images I shot when I was young in my parents old house but my brothers are fighting over the estate and I want no part of that quibble. Those most certainly are lost too.
     
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    I still have the majority of the slides and negatives I've shot over the last 50 plus years; I had scanned many of them in to allow easy access through LightRoom, but the files were lost when both drives of a RAID 1 array crashed within minutes of each other. This was before I used BackBlaze, a cloud service. I'll look over what I do have and see what might be interesting.
     
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    Equipment Test

    Some emergency response guys testing out some equipment in Lake Minawanka near Banff Alberta.
    c. 1992
    Canon A1 or F1 and a Tamron lens as I recall. Icedive '92.jpg
     
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    +1

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    Perhaps all those folk who have their photographic archive intact could post something from it?
     
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    Here's one that was requested by the local rag while I worked at Reese AFB (now defunct) for their Memorial Day cover... maybe about 1992. I wished I had access to a bigger flag to completely cover the background but we work with what we've got, right? RB67 Pro-S with 90mm f/3.8, probably Plus-X, Novatron lights.

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    Around 8-9 years ago - that was for me start of working with B&W films:

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    1975 -- Two of my first images from the Rolleiflex my father gave me. Neither the roll of film nor the prints were processed by me...that would wait another year and a half when I worked at the Grand Canyon and used their darkroom to make my first prints (1977). Taken when I lived in Hermosa Beach (SoCal) for the winter.
     

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    I'm assuming we don't necessarily have to think they're great old works, just old works. These are both proof prints from around 1990 (maybe a few years earlier, not sure) from 35mm negatives.
     

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    I think I demonstrated that, already! :tongue:
    Great tunnel image!

    But here is the first image I printed in a photo class (right after working at the Grand Canyon). Rolleiflex, again, and again I did not develop the film. Image from 1977, Printed early in 1978 (on 11x14 Kodak Polycontrast...before I realized that one did not have to use all of the photopaper and one could print a square image!)
     

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    Thanks, Vaughn. This old scan looks just awful (and it was only a proof print to begin with) but I figured I'd post it anyway. I have some good prints of it, but no scanner.
     
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    Here's an old portrait from the same time-period as the others I posted when I worked for the AF... a pretty young lady with "poofy" hair.

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    I never felt comfortable taking portraits of people... it was damned difficult for me.... but I got "okay" at it.
     
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    Here's the 1st frame on my first roll of B&W. Not processed by me and I didn't think to write the date on the proof sheet. It does say 40secs at f8. I believe it's 1980/81. Ricoh KR-10 with 50mm lens. I probably didn't get close enough!!!
     

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    one is made from a negative i made by hand ( 1991 )
    printed on kodak single weight fiber paper ( polyfiber? )

    the portrait is is 2 brothers i met at a local diner ( 1985-6? )
    their mom asked me to photograph her sons ..
    its printed 11x14 on seagul ( blue box g3? ) paper
     
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    bump
     
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    To keep things going, here is one from the 1980's.

    Pulp Mill, Humboldt Bay
    4x5, 150mm, TMax100, 16x20 silver gelatin print
     

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    20 years ago. Minolta + 50mm f1.7

    I believe it's tmax 100 but not sure. Can check...
     

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    Many cool images posted so far. I hope they bring back fond memories to those who post them. :smile:
     
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