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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
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.............well, it was for me over the weekend  Wink/being sarcastic

I spent quite a few hours looking through a bankers box full of my old prints and had a great time scanning them on the HP flatbed.

I was pretty amazed with the results. A few in the queue but this was an example of one of the reuploads I did yesterday:

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Photo © Gary Watt - AirTeamImages


Even managed this as 1200 wide and decided to make it greyscale for that nostalgic look. Was happy with that one and looks even better than some of my recent digital stuff  Smile

I still have thousands of prints to go through, some not good quality at all, but this scanning lark is a little more interesting than processing digital stuff.

My hat goes off to you guys who still take slides and prints and upload here by the means of scanning. A lot of work is required but the results are great.

Just goes to show that print scans can still make it onto Airliners.net.

Comments?

Cheers

Gary





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User currently offlineAndersNilsson From Sweden, joined May 2004, 416 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

I shoot aircraft on slides and have had thoughts about trying b/w.
I can use a b/w laboratory at work. I have to give it a try this summer.
For me digital photography can wait. With a slide I always have some
control of the original picture.

Anders



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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

Hi Gary,

Thats a great result from a scanned print. Its amazing the quality you are able to get just from a flatbed!

While your D30 was resting over the past few days mine was having a workout over in Germany, digital isnt dead for me as I cant use a print scanner Big grin

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 731 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

It would be silly to deny that film can still produce the goods, or that there is a particular pleasure/satisfaction in shooting film. However, for me at least, in practical terms, it is film that is dead.

After buying my first DSLR (ironically Gary being the person who finally convinced me it was worthwhile  Smile), I kept an EOS 3 on standby for a full year ready for those situations I couldn't handle digitally ... never got used.

Frankly, I can't think of a situation where I would want to use film now, or anything which I can't shoot better digitally. Yes, I still have, and ocassionally use, a film scanner for my old negs/slides ... but everytime I do I can't help but think "if only I had a DSLR when I took this!"

With a slide I always have some control of the original picture

I'm afraid I just don't understand that statement - one of the big plusses for me with digital is TOTAL control over both the original image and any subsequent copies. In what respect do you have more control with a slide?

Cheers,

Colin





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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
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Hi all

There is no way I will go back to print film after digital but looking through the old stuff was fun and brought back a lot of memories of my visits to my local airport at the start of my interest on the subject.

Cheers

Gary


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

I like to look occasionally at images from 1980-82 at LHR and LGW. I was flying quite alot back then back and forth from Dubai, and it does trigger alot of memories.

It's interesting how totally different the whole 'look' of the ramp was. Alot more bare aluminium (it seems painting engines hadn't really caught on) and alot less uniformity.



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
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James

Like many airports, it's pretty interesting to view shots from the early days to see how much the landscape has changed.

I started shooting really in the early 80's and a visit to the 27R arrivals area at LHR was something else. No long stay car parks then, only grass fields with the landing lights in them  Smile

There were a lot more bare aluminium engines, I agree with that.

The stays on the roof terrace at LHR was great no matter what the weather was like. If it was cold I remember I stood in front of great big panels which produced some heat. That was cool if you know what I mean. Now the terrace is closed and looks as if it will no longer be opened. If you look back at images that showed the terrace, a magical place for the young aviation photographer/spotter.

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Here's to the good old days..........and not an A320 in sight!

Cheers

Gary


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

It's amazing how much these places can change in a relatively short amount of time, yet somehow remain essentially the same...


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It's still LGW..but it isn't, with thost drab, angular piers..but look how empty it is to the right!

Cheers

P.S. found another picture of the same aircraft, apparently from when it was brand-new. What a gorgeous picture:
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Photo © Stephen John Rendle



Anyone know what the little bump at the rear of the empennage is? It's in other images of the same aircraft. And the 'biohazard' sticker? LOL




[Edited 2004-07-05 17:59:21]


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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2230 times:


http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/233_3323.jpg

Or just shoot yesterdays planes with todays cameras  Big grin

Wietse



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2152 times:
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Wietse

I thought you were going to link another KLM 747 nose close up  Innocent

That shot would have been better as greyscale.

Cheers

Gary


User currently offlineTonimr From Spain, joined Jan 2001, 325 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

After buying my first DSLR (ironically Gary being the person who finally convinced me it was worthwhile), I kept an EOS 3 on standby for a full year ready for those situations I couldn't handle digitally ... never got used.

I've had a similar experience, as I kept my F100 since I bought a D100 two years ago, for those special situations and as a backup. Result: three rolls in two years, two of them shot in one day (one for the An-225 and other for the An-22) and only to give spares to my friends. I sold it two weeks ago and I've bought a D70 as a backup (now using it more than the D100).

The problem is that none of my two digital SLR bodies or any upcoming model will be able to get a British TriStar, despite they are so clearly remembered in my mind  Crying

regards

[Edited 2004-07-06 19:58:37]


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