Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Old Scans - Gobsmacked!  
User currently offlineLumix From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 114 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2183 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Have just been sitting in amazement looking through Peter de Groot's old Slide copies. The quality is amazing. I don't know which scanner he is using but they do look as if they were taken yesterday with a DSLR.

Brings back a lot of memories.

Enjoy.

Martin Stephen.

A link to a sample: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/742190/L

12 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2172 times:

A well exposed slide, a proper scanner and a proper scanning technique do the trick. They are a joy to screen and an example for many other slideshooters out there.
Well done Tim... ehh... Peter!  cheeky 
E


User currently offlineVzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

Great stuff, indeed. His pre-1990 work.


"That's so stupid! If they're so secret, why are they out where everyone can see them?" - my kid
User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2061 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Hi Martin

The scanner I use (I scan and upload all of peter's shots) is nikon Coolscan IV. The slide itself though is what really ensures the high quality scan. Most are Kodachrome 25, which scans better than anything I have tried so far.

Hopefully I can free some time up in the future to upload some more of those 70s shots. From scan to upload it can take as much as an hour per slide, so needless to say you can't upload 50 at a time.

Anyway thanks for the kinds words, Peter will appreciate it too I'm sure.
Tim



Alderman Exit
User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2051 times:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Peter de Groot



32 years ago! This looks fantastic.



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineRG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Peter de Groot



I use this pic as a benchmark because it was taken when I was a little over 1 year of age, and the shot is an absolute A++. One of my Anet favourites without a doubt.

Here's to many more of Mr. Peter de Groot's Kodachromes!



I dont know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone
User currently offlineJay767 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Wow,those are some fine scans  Smile


User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

Top quality scans that are always a pleasure to view. If only my trust HP S10 was able to produce work like this. I'm currently working through Frank's slides and uploading the odd shot that scans nicely.

Tim, send me your address and I'll send you some slides to scan for me mate!!!!! Gotta get Frank to 10,000!

Keep up the super work!


User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Great examples of quality throughout the process. It is too easy to be complacent by thinking shortcomings in photography fundamentals can be fixed in post processing. Peter's images are wonderful to look at.
Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA



Seeking an honest week's pay for an honest day's work
User currently offlineLumix From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 114 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1793 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 3):
......Hopefully I can free some time up in the future to upload some more of those 70s shots.

Please do! Looking forward to seeing more from the good old days.

It's shots like these that make you think going back to slides isn't a bad idea!

I've added a Nikon Coolscan IV to my Xmas wish list.

Cheers,

Martin.


User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

Yes, the quality of those slides is amazing.

I once was invited to a slide show at Peter and Tim's home. Not one or two, but slide after slide pin sharp and full frame from all over the world.

Makes you feel small and sets you thinking: when was the last time I managed to capture a full frame action shot? Hmmm, viewfinders were bigger in that time, that -must- be it  sarcastic .

Roel.



Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

His collection is first class and the quality of his scans just spot on.
I think we know who should write an article on scanning slides for web browsing!!
Seems like Peter's equipment and workflow is just about perfect.
Great shots.
Darren



2EOS1DX,EF14.2.8LII,17TS,85/1.2,16-35L,24-70LII,24L,70-200F2.8LII,100-400,300/400/500/800L
User currently offlineGVerbeeck From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 245 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

Really supeb stuff Peter (and Tim  Wink), I'm looking forward to seeing more of them...

Giovanni


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Colorizing Old Black And Whites posted Thu Nov 30 2006 20:35:11 by SlamClick
Very Old Pictures posted Sat Nov 18 2006 02:31:47 by Flugnord
Old Dan-Air London Photo's - A/C ID Help Please? posted Fri Nov 3 2006 12:02:17 by Dazbo5
St Marten Never Gets Old! posted Fri Oct 20 2006 17:10:31 by NIKV69
Post Your Negative Scans With Film / Scanner Info posted Fri Sep 15 2006 13:37:49 by PRM
Found Some Old Photos-Prescreening Advice Please posted Sat Jul 29 2006 22:19:01 by COEXpilot
Old Reliable posted Tue Jul 11 2006 21:53:27 by Simtim
Comments Please On This Old Bird posted Sat May 6 2006 18:43:59 by BrianW999
"Old Skule" Sluff posted Tue Apr 11 2006 23:35:17 by JeffM
People Rejections - Old Images posted Fri Mar 31 2006 20:32:56 by Dendrobatid