USS Midway (CV-41) – Anchored off the coast of Perth, WA – 1977

The great United States Ship Midway anchored off the coast of Western Australia near Fremantle (just south of Perth). September 1977 during a 5-day liberty port visit by the Midway and Air Wing 5 (CVW5).

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Starboard side forward – note the small ferry that is tied up alongside the ship waiting to take crew members ashore. The coast is just visible on the distant horizon. That’s the A-3 “Whale” just forward of the island and an A-6 Intruder just aft of the island.

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Starboard side aft with F-4 Phantoms on the flight deck.

Camera: Yashica TL Electro-X on Kodacolor

Of note, these original prints were damaged by seawater and these are the best scans I could salvage until I rescue the negatives.

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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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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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.

Thanks for your visit!

Chris

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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.

Thanks for your visit!

Chris

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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

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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Marseille to Sisteron & Gap by Train – 1986

As part of my ship’s port visit to Cannes, France, I was able to take an all too short trip to Marseille from Cannes and then on to Sisteron. Not quite the full French Alps but close. A charming little town with some nice views of the mountains. Unfortunately I had to be on the next train heading back south so I at best had only an hour to walk about.

The quality of the scans are not the best as satin paper does not scan well at any resolution. All images were taken with my Canon F-1 (1978 Version) on Kodak Kodacolor negative film.

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Marseille train station?

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Pretty sure that this was at the train station in Sisteron. Although I could have made it all the way to Gap.

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I didn’t take notes as I shot these images – 31 years later I can’t recall exactly where they were in Sisteron or were they in Gap?

All the best and thanks for your visit! Oh by the way, if you recognize any of the scenes please let me know where they are. Thanks

Chris

Monaco – Monte-Carlo 1986

Some recently found images from a short stop in Monaco and the French Riviera in September 1986. Original images are from my Canon F-1 on Kodacolor film – scanned with a Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II. The prints are on satin finish paper which does not scan well – at all!

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Casino de Monte-Carlo.

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Monaco police caught in casual mode.

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Monaco

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The TVG that I did not take from Marseille to Paris!

At the casino, I was invited for a change of clothing as my casual American attire was too casual for the likes of the casino. Nice clothes – and they were happy to store my camera gear for me and watched us US Navy Sailors like hawks!

Wonderful port visit overall – we were anchored out off the coast of Cannes along the French Riviera and travelled to Nice and Monte Carlo.

Thanks for your visit!

Chris