Film Photo Rescue

ReD

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Photo Rescue

Back in 78 my family took a holiday in Salou, Spain. Barcelona was a short train ride away & the opportunity of seeing Gaudi’s work first hand was too good to miss. My own Zenit E had started to rip & chew up film so I borrowed my friends E. It was only after developing later I found out that its exposure meter was way off & nearly all photos were very under exposed & virtually unreadable. They have sat in their boxes ever since.

I pushed some slides through my new scanner and then re processed so Here are 2 samples of photo rescues of images I had previously written off. What a wonder modern technology is.
Moral – never throw photos away.
Boots Slide Film Zenit E


 

Itchybiscuit

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Glasgow, Scotland
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Ivor
Funnily enough, I had the same sort of problem. I was taking photographs with my Fed 3 back in 1981 and some of the negatives were horribly underexposed and the prints were unusable. I kept all the old negatives and last year scanned them into my PC. Now, the image isn't important to anyone but me - it's my folks - but they were delighted to see themselves outside their old home over 30 years ago.
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bartjeej

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bart
That first once is really magical, it really translates the mystery of the place. Also, I don't know it it's true, but it makes it look as if the place was not yet overrun by tourists as it is today - cool!

Ivor - good job keeping the photo. Finding / rescuing a personal image like that can be a real treasure!
 

Itchybiscuit

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Glasgow, Scotland
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Ivor
Ivor - good job keeping the photo. Finding / rescuing a personal image like that can be a real treasure!

Thanks Bart - it's a horrible mess, the colours are all over the place (I think it was the last exposure on the roll) but, as you rightly say it's the image and not the technical niceties which count in this situation. :thumbsup:
 

ReD

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That first once is really magical, it really translates the mystery of the place. Also, I don't know it it's true, but it makes it look as if the place was not yet overrun by tourists as it is today - cool

Perceptive comment. It was in fact closed to the public & I think inhabited.The Lobby door was open & so I sneaked in as far as the light well. Outside was some form of bus type shelter chopping of the ground level from the street scene. I also found one of his buildings that wasn't on the tour guide at the time.
 

Richard

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Marlow, UK
I think there was one of each of those examples in my road when I was growing up in the 70s. Ten years later it was mostly German and Japanese makes.

-R
 

ReD

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Perceptive comment. It was in fact closed to the public & I think inhabited.The Lobby door was open & so I sneaked in as far as the light well. Outside was some form of bus type shelter chopping of the ground level from the street scene. I also found one of his buildings that wasn't on the tour guide at the time.

correction - Not so much a building more a gateway - a stand alone feature somewhere in the Northern end of the city - I was elated at its discovery

Clever sod used chains to support the roof & restrain wind uplift.
The gate at the side is 3D curved to the opening

 

kyteflyer

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Newcastle, Australia
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Sue
Can anyone play? I've got some old shots which were taken by various not-me people and am in the process of restoring with a view to making a photo book. Many were subject to water damage when I was foolish enough to leave them in the care of friends... who didn't really care... when I left Oz for a few months.

Here's one which survived fairly well. I've cropped it and repaired scratches. Its of my Nan (left) and Mum (right) in the mid 1930s, before the war. Back then, and for many years after I joined the family, the weekly outing into the City (Sydney) meant getting dressed up in "good" clothes, with hat and gloves. I remember having to do that as a child.

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