Mind your fingers!

“I never knew they got THAT big!” – My comment after meeting my first English raven. September 1987

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“No shit”!

While waiting on line for a visit to the Tower of London.

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Canon F-1 with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 lens on Kodak Kodacolor. Scanned from 4×6 finished print on Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II.

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Chris

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Happy SUNday! Isle of Wight – 1987

Scanning some Kodak Kodachrome slides from my trip to England in September of 1987. It’s hard to believe that it’s been thirty years since I was there.

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This lovely home was photographed around mid afternoon under tricky lighting conditions. Kodachrome 25 isn’t at its’ best in less than full sun but I believe the colors are appropriately warm given the circumstances. Little post production of the image apart for some minor cropping to remove the edges of the slide mount and to tone down the highlights to bring out more details in the wall in the bright sunlight. Taken with my Canon F-1 using my favorite Canon wide angle lens (FD 24mm f/ 2.8).

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Iconic symbol of England. I think the red has held up well on the slide after all these years. Only minor tweaks were needed in post production (removing the slide mount edges via a small crop). Kodak Kodachrome 25 taken with my Canon F-1 fitted with my Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 lens. Looking back on this image after all these years I can’t recall why I didn’t capture the entire booth on the right. I just remember that I liked that the two leaned together at the top.

I use a Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II for my scanning.

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Palma de Mallorca – Summer 1986

As a career U.S. Navy Sailor, I often went on liberty in some pretty questionable ports of call. Dirty, tough and not so nice. Palma – well there’s no place better for an overworked Sailor then a port call in Palma during the summer!

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USS Forrestal (CV-59) anchored out off the coast of Palma.

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Nothing like an ice cold Heiney!

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Obviously Palma is much more than an ice cold beer and a long night of drinking at ‘Bar  Joe’ – come back often and I’ll be posting more Kodachrome slides of my port visit.

All images are shot on Kodak Kodachrome with my Canon F-1 and scanned on a Canon scanner.

Chris

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Taxi!

Rome – August 1986

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An Italian taxi and a Coke!

Canon F-1 with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 lens on Kodachrome. No post production – as scanned. Pretty good color after 31 years!

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The Albert c1862 – Victoria, London

The Albert – built c1862 and little changed since the beginning. Located at 52 Victoria Street, Victoria, London – September 1987

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Canon F-1 with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 lens on Kodacolor. Thanks to the taxi showing up at the right time to add to the picture.

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Chris

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Station (Victoria) Hotel – London 1987

Super nice B&B back in the day – Vauxhall Bridge Road, Westminster. Just what some tired US Sailors needed after a long day touring.

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Canon F-1 with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 lens on Kodacolor. Yes, the hotel was pink(ish).

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Bigger Ben – London 1987

Forgoing the traditional images of Big Ben, I choose a close-up at 200mm – September 1987

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Actually quite an amazing thing of beauty, function and intricate detail. Canon F-1 with Canon FD 80-200mm f/ 4 zoom lens on Kodacolor.

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Westminster Abbey – 1987

Standard tourist image of Westminster Abbey – September 1987

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

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‘Colorful London’ – 1987

Beautifully sunny afternoon in London – September 1987

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‘Color with no U’

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

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Standing Her Post – London 1987

Could this same image be taken today?

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‘Policewoman, me and Ben’

Canon F-1 with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 on Kodacolor

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Chris

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