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Challenge #6 in the POV series. Hosted by AlexBakerPhotoz.
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Did you start on film? Do you still have a great film library that you are trying to move to digital media? Show us the oldest shot you can find that you are still proud of and did a nice recovery of with a film or print scan or even copied a print with your digital camera and good software. Tell us about the shot and what it means to you. Tell us what you did to scan and fix it up. Original shot has to pre-date modern digital photography equipment, but can benefit from modern digital processing - you're on your honor, here. Previous DP Review challenge entries NOT ALLOWED.
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Wise Guys-Little Italy, New York City 1953
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This was taken in 1953 when I was 14 years old. It was my first photo 'safari' in New York with my photography mentor who, at the age of 84, still tells me when I have it right and when I don't.
Submitted: Monday, 30th November, 2009 02:43 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 12th April, 1953
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ISO: 400
Notes: Shot on Tri-X film at 400 ASA. Originally printed on Kodak Opal K paper. Scanned on an Epson 3200 flat bed scanner and cleaned up in CS3.
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