Pisa Cathedral – Piazza del Duomo 1986

Pisa Cathedral (c1092) in the Piazza dei Duomo – 1986

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Canon F-1 with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 wide angle lens on Kodak Kodachrome 25 color slide film.

Chris

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Nicca 3-S on location

1950s vintage Nicca rangefinder 35mm camera shot on location – c1911 post office.

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After a day spent on a photowalk in our local historic district, our Nicca takes a break for a beauty shot. The mid afternoon lighting is always just right in this 100 year old post office – the table once held ink wells (the hole behind the camera) and the wood table top has such a wonderful patina and texture.

Our Nicca 3-S is fully operational – it’s considered to be one of the best Leica copy cameras produced in Japan in the early part of the 1950s. The 5cm f/ 2 lens is made by Nikon and is clear and sharp.

Of interest, the <E.P> mark on the rewind knob (extreme left) indicates that this camera was available for sale in Japan as an exempt purchase, meaning that it was for sale only to military personnel and their families, diplomatic personnel and their families and possibly available at duty free shops. Photogear marked with the <E.P> symbol was not for sale to Japanese citizens as it was tax exempt.

Thanks for your visit!

Chris

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A Heineken in Palma de Mallorca – 1986

A refreshing Heineken enjoyed on a warm afternoon while touring Palma – Canon F-1 on Kodak Kodachrome 25 color slide film.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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Happy SUNday!

Vintage St. Peter's Basilica

Vintage view of St. Peter’s – 1986

Canon F-1 with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 wide angle lens on Kodak Kodachrome 25 film.

Have a fantastic SUNday! Chris ^.^

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Rounded – Weekly Photo Challenge

Another tough choice for this week’s challenge –

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/rounded/

Here’s three –

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At the marina.

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Epcot

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Two for one!

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Chris and Carol ^.^

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Bright Blossoms

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Pear blossoms as seen and modified in the studio. We don’t normally do much in the way of post production work on our images – this is a bit abstract and we liked the final look. Please let us know what you think. Too much? It looks like a greetings card to me.

Thanks, Chris and Carol

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Vestfjorden, Norway – Norwegian Sea

September 1987

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Canon F-1 with Canon FD 80-200mm f/ 4 zoom lens set at 80mm. Kodak Kodacolor film.

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Canon F-1 with Canon FD 80-200mm f/ 4 zoom lens set at 200mm. Kodak Kodacolor film.

During the Cold War, The U.S. Navy conducted carrier flight operations in Vestfjorden on a somewhat regular basis. These shots (and many more that I haven’t scanned yet) were taken from the flight deck of my ship, the USS Forrestal (CV-59) in late September 1987.

I can’t remember if the ship (and I stink at ship identifying) in the photo is a naval vessel from Norway, Great Britain or the USSR.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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Somewhere in London – 1987

I can’t remember where this was taken – could it be down the block from Hyde Park? Buckingham Palace? 

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Canon F-1 with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 lens on Kodak Kodacolor film.

Scanned from the original 4×6 print with my Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II. Some loss of details scanning from a print vice a negative. Loss of color too. Maybe I’ll find the original negatives to my London trip someday.

Thanks for your visit. If you know where this is in London that would be great to know.

Chris

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