THE LAND WHERE TIME STANDS STILL !!!

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    I was scanning some 50-year old slides for a friend of mine this week
    and I decided to go out and re-take one of them.

    So here are two photos of the same area, taken over 50 years apart.
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/50347255

    Ironically, my friend was about my age when he took the top pic.
    He turns 95 in two weeks. I look forward to taking the same pic in
    another 50 years. Maybe I'll have that scanning back by then.
     
    Annika1980, Oct 6, 2005
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    The Dave© Guest

    I love "then & now" pictures.

    If you go back in 50 years it'll probably be a subdivision.

    Should I mention that his looks better? :p Who rules?
     
    The Dave©, Oct 6, 2005
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  3. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Should I mention that his looks better? :p Who rules?

    It ought to. It took me hours of scanning, re-scanning,
    color-correcting, and restoration on his pic. Mine took about 15
    seconds to convert, import, and re-size.

    Who Rules indeed !
     
    Annika1980, Oct 6, 2005
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    DD (Rox) Guest

    HA! Your friends picture is better than yours!!! He must have been using
    a Leica or a Nikon.
     
    DD (Rox), Oct 6, 2005
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    The Dave© Guest

    Ah, so time and convenience really does trump quality. Ok, got it. ;-)

    Must be a really special friend if you're willing to spend hours and
    he's not a cheerleader.
     
    The Dave©, Oct 6, 2005
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  6. WOW! Somewhere their's a lot of well fed termites....There isn't even a
    trace of that log cabin left......
     
    William Graham, Oct 6, 2005
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    Dick R. Guest

    Hey William,
    I was thinking the same thing, and I was surprised that there wasn't
    a housing development there.

    Dick R.
     
    Dick R., Oct 6, 2005
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    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    Must be a really special friend if you're willing to spend hours and
    The grand-daughters must be cheerleaders ;-]
     
    Joseph Kewfi, Oct 6, 2005
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  9. Yeah....I think they probably dismantled and/or moved that cabin to another
    location.....
     
    William Graham, Oct 7, 2005
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    no_name Guest

    No sign of the two orange trees either. Maybe he got them backwards.
     
    no_name, Oct 7, 2005
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  11. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    HA! Your friends picture is better than yours!!! He must have been using
    Judging from the horrible vignetting and the overall lack of sharpness
    in the original scan, I'd say you're probably right.

    Were Leica and Nikon even around back in the 50's? I'm pretty sure
    Leica was cause I remember seeing a Leica sign in one of my
    grandfather's old slides he took in Austria.
     
    Annika1980, Oct 7, 2005
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  12. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    WOW! Somewhere their's a lot of well fed termites....There isn't even a
    The land there was owned by my friend's family. He later donated much
    of it to what is now Reflection Riding.
    http://www.reflectionriding.org/

    Don't be fooled by the crappy pics on their website, it's really a
    beautiful place.
    Here's a pic I took 2 years ago on my first visit there:

    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/50369254/original
     
    Annika1980, Oct 7, 2005
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    DD (Rox) Guest

    Leica began in 1925. Nikon was about four or five years later (I think)
    but they were known as Nippon Kogaku (Japanese Optical). The first F
    mount Nikon was made in 1959. It was so good that they still use it
    today.
     
    DD (Rox), Oct 7, 2005
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  14. Beautiful....I love the East in Autumn.....
     
    William Graham, Oct 7, 2005
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  15. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    HA! Your friends picture is better than yours!!! He must have been using
    I got a note from him today:

    "The photo of the cabin was taken in the late 40's or the early 50's.
    I had forgotten what camera that I was using. It was the one I used in
    World War II when I was in the South Pacific. About 1960, I started
    using Leicas, which I would buy when in Switzerland."

    So maybe it really was a Nikon? I guess lots of people used them
    ...... back then.
     
    Annika1980, Oct 14, 2005
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    DD (Rox) Guest

    Not during WW2. The first Nikon camera showed up in 1948. It was a
    rangefinder called the Nikon I (for Industry).

    Prior to that Nippon Kogaku was purely an optics company. Incredibly the
    company we today call Canon (ptooie!) was the first Japanese company
    (Seiki Kogaku) to produce a 35mm camera back in 1935. It used a Nikkor
    lens made by Nippon Kogaku, AKA Nikon.

    He might have been using a Canon or whatever else was around in those
    days.
     
    DD (Rox), Oct 14, 2005
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    Robert C. Guest

    You're right Dallas, Nikon did not produce a camera until 1948. Read "A
    short history of Nippon Kogaku (Nikon)":

    http://www.nikonhs.org/history.html

    ~Robert C.
     
    Robert C., Oct 14, 2005
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