Valldemossa, Majorca – Wall Tile

Beautiful wall tile in Valldemossa.

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Canon F-1 with Canon FD 80-200mm f/ 4 zoom lens on Kodak Kodachrome 25 color slide film.

Majorca – Summer 1986

Chris

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Hercules and Cacus – Piazza della Signoria, Florence

Maybe not my most favorite statue in Florence (so many to choose from) but I like the effect that my 24mm lens gives the viewer – add in contrasty late day lighting and it was a tough shot to get. Wide angle lenses like the 24mm slightly pointed upward will give the most (pleasing) distortion.

Canon F-1 with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 wide angle lens on Kodak Kodachrome 25 color slide film. The light meter in the F-1 handled the tricky lighting rather well. If I remember correctly, I took a spot reading of the building in bright sunlight and then the deep shadows behind the statue – I then adjusted the exposure settings to reflect an average of the two.

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Bandinelli’s Hercules and Cacus, 16th Century – Florence

Thanks for your visit to the most beautiful place in all of Tuscany.

Chris

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With a little help from my friends…

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Cherubs attempting to hold the tower upright.

Pisa, Tuscany, Italy – 1986

Canon F-1 with Canon FD 80-200mm f/ 4 zoom lens on Kodak Kodachrome 25 color slide film.

Thanks for stopping by! Chris ^.^

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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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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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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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Unknown Street Artist – Pisa 1986

This image has been posted here before but recently it’s getting noticed again on our Flickr page. So, a repost is in order. Amazing work!

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

Chris

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Tower Bridge – London 1987

Interesting view of the Tower Bridge on a horrible weather day (for photographing with Kodacolor) – September 1987

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Adjusted a bit warmer (tone).

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

Scanned original 4×6 Kodacolor prints on Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II.

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Adjusted a bit on the cool side.

I don’t normally convert color images to black and white but these lacked any real colors so I decided to strip away what little traces of color there were. Improved?

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Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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