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User currently offline53Sqdn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7187 times:

photographs from the past (cough). When you took the photos, was it just for your personal collection or, did you ever envisage that maybe one day you could share them with a vast audience? Did you realise you were capturing history? Finally, how does it feel to be able to show 'younger' (and some of us older buggers too) aviation history? Personally, I love the vintage shots.


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User currently offlineLinco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1389 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7176 times:

I love looking at the older shots, even from the 90's. I wasn't even around until the eighties and all I was doing was filling nappies.... But its great to see these shots on here.

I'm sure most didnt think that a place like anet would be available to share them


User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7148 times:

When I get a decent scanner I will upload some black and white shots from Dublin of the 60s and 70s (Airspeed Ambassador, Bristol Britannia, Avro York, Vickers Viking, Vickers Viscount, Vickers Vanguard, Armstrong-Whitworth Argosy, DC-3, DC-4, DC-6, Lockheed Constellation, Lockheed Electra ... etc.).

Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineGBOAB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 368 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7113 times:

I had no idea when I took these photos that people other than my family would ever see them. 20 odd years ago I bought my first computer the Sinclair ZX81 (remember that !) and cameras had film  Smile so it was like science fiction that one day we would end up viewing all these wonderful photos.
Unfortunately my skills as a photographer in those days was not very good so I only had a handful of decent prints to scan.

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User currently offlineDerekF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 920 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7059 times:

I must say I get more appreciative e-mails about the older pictures than the new ones. And no, I never thought I would be able to share these with effectively the rest of the world! Like Ian I just wish sometimes I took better pictures with better film. It can be frustrating when many scans of interesting subjects will never be seen because of the poor quality.

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User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1732 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7032 times:
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Now 53 Sqdn, I am a lot younger then you,well, a little bit LOL, but can you imagine what people would have said even 15 years ago if we had dreamed of something like the internet and sites like this. We would have been called crazy, fantacists and either dreamers or sci-fi nutters.
I took those photos for myself, I still do, but now enjoy sharing them with others. The old black and white are boring to many, but it is great to touch a nerve with someone as seems to happen all the time. A couple of days ago, for instance, where a photo of mine has a young lad sitting in the shade of his Father's plane and him chatting to his now deceased Father, he wrote to me so pleased. That photo has very few hits but that one means so much to me. I took it for myself but love the fact that it is now enjoyed by someone to whom it is more important than me. That one hit is more important to me than thousands of impersonal ones
Viv, hurry up and get a scanner - I can't wait !
Mick Bajcar

User currently offlineMalandan From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 380 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7026 times:

I certainly would never have believed that so many of my images, which up to a couple of years ago seldom saw the light of day outside of their storage boxes, would be seen by so many, and would also generate so many emails from interested parties.

I see in another thread that Johan has included the following

"The screeners have also been given a new checkbox marked "Screen pre-1990 photos" which will give them the option to screen such shots quickly as they are few and rare."

My hope is that this will further encourage the uploading of older images and no one should assume that what they may regard as poor quality would necessarily lead to rejection.

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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 7152 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6978 times:

Coincidence. I was looking through some of my slides, going back as far as the early 1980's, the other night. Ah, happy days when you could still get on to the piers at MAN, like in the Balkan Tu154 pic above. And also when you could stand on the then Pan Am terminal car park at JFK and watch the planes all day. Then the only attention was from people curious about why anyone would want to spend all day on a car park watching planes..... unless Concorde was about, in which case there was genuine interest from even the non-plane folks. I remember being there once and a chauffeur wandered over and was converted to watching planes by the spotters up there at the time. He spent many hours twiddling his thumbs at JFK waiting for the next drive and needed somthing to occupy the time.

And photos from summers in France, at the likes of Avignon and even smaller fields.

I'll have to get a slide scanner.

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