Time goes by ...

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Gerry Winterbourne Forum Pro • Posts: 18,208
Time goes by ...

This is a scan of a slide from 1975 of my son Phil (probably with an Agfa Isolette and Kodachrome).

And this is him last weekend (K-7, DA35).

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mike703 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,708
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Gerry, what a great idea and a fascinating comparison. Just make sure you both go back to that spot in another few decades for the next one...

Best wishes
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Richard DK Senior Member • Posts: 1,102
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Hi Gerry; That is a nice comparison. I show a shot of my 3 sons taken in Scotland in 1958-9 on a thread just below yours plus some other scanned slides from over 50 years ago. Have a peek!
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OP Gerry Winterbourne Forum Pro • Posts: 18,208
Mike

mike703 wrote:

Gerry, what a great idea and a fascinating comparison.

Thanks Mike.

Just make sure you both go back to that spot in another few decades for the next one...

I'll be 69 on Saturday. How many more decades do you give me? If I'm still around in another 34 years I'll drop you a line and you can carry me (although Phil refused to repay the piggybacks I used to give him up mountains).
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Richard DK wrote:

Hi Gerry; That is a nice comparison.

Thanks, Dick.

I show a shot of my 3 sons taken in Scotland in 1958-9 on a thread just below yours plus some other scanned slides from over 50 years ago. Have a peek!

I saw your OP but got side-tracked before I commented, so thanks for reminding me. I see you.ve put some more shots further down the thread now too.

I didn't used reversal film myself until about 1971, although I've scanned many of my Dad's going back to about 1953. Here's one of my very earliest shots, also from about '53 or '54, of my brother John - developed and enlarged by my own fair hand in the school darkroom.

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What a lovely thing to do - i admit i played spot the difference - a few boulders have gone astray since 1975!

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coleviolin Veteran Member • Posts: 5,993
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Thanks for sharing. There is something great about that lack of ultra high fidelity which leaves so much to the imagination. And yet, a lot of care and attention went into developing all of those old film papers and chemicals, aside from the photographer's process of just taking pictures with their own levels of attention.

By the way, my name is also Philip, and I was born in 1975.
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MightyMike Forum Pro • Posts: 40,698
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Very nice Gerry, interesting how Digital and Film just never look the same, its nice to see that old film look again
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brettmeikle wrote:

What a lovely thing to do

Thanks, Brett.

  • i admit i played spot the difference - a few boulders have gone astray since 1975!

Yes, in a way it's surprising that the stream itself hasn't changed that much.

I don't have a "before" shot but there is one huge difference - the forest in this shot was planted about the year my first shot of Phil was taken.

They are now being felled and there were some logs about 1/2m diameter lying by the entrance track waiting collection.

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coleviolin wrote:

Thanks for sharing.

... and thanks for looking, Lipo.

There is something great about that lack of ultra high fidelity which leaves so much to the imagination. And yet, a lot of care and attention went into developing all of those old film papers and chemicals, aside from the photographer's process of just taking pictures with their own levels of attention.

Yes; my answer to posters who decry pixel peeping is that it was only the people who cared enough about the details, both film and digital, that made photography a practical proposition for the rest of us.

By the way, my name is also Philip, and I was born in 1975.

Ah, you boys ...

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MightyMike wrote:

Very nice Gerry,

Thanks, Mike.

interesting how Digital and Film just never look the same, its nice to see that old film look again

And for me the difference is important. I like film as film and I like digital as digital; I confess I never really go along with the "I like X camera because of its film-like look".

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What a great idea, Gerry! Well done and expertly executed. Thanks for sharing.

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Wow, that's pretty cool! The place has hardly changed at all. Well done matching up the scenes.
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Thanks, Mahesh (n/t)
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Russ Houston wrote:

Wow, that's pretty cool!

Thanks, Russ.

The place has hardly changed at all. Well done matching up the scenes.

It hasn't changed much looking that way but see my reply to Brett
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=38246819

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JensR Forum Pro • Posts: 17,971
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Hi Gerry!

Great trip back into time
Not often that one can reproduce a shot like this!

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Gerry, that is REALLY wonderful that you were able to make a shot of Phil at the same shot so many years later. That's great! What a beautiful location too. Cindy
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Hi Jens and thanks (n/t)
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Cynthia FarrWeinfeld wrote:

Gerry, that is REALLY wonderful that you were able to make a shot of Phil at the same shot so many years later. That's great! What a beautiful location too. Cindy

Thanks Cindy. This was the end of pur photo weekend in South Wales - as promised, I passed on your compliments to Phil and he was duly gratified.

This link is to my full set of shots from the weekend and at the top of it there are further links to Phil's and John's digital output (they both used film too, still being processed). It's interesting how we could be in the same places at the same time and have such different visions.
http://www.pbase.com/gerrywinterbourne/wales_11

Brother Brian also appears in a couple of shots but he isn't a PBaser.

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Nagas Regular Member • Posts: 111
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Thank You very much. Some stones are still recognizable and almost the same (not the son). The first shoot done with a little bit wider lenses. Such a diptych is very impressive.

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