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Expired of Germany [3]

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This photograph was taken with the most expired (48 years old) roll of film I have ever loaded into a camera, that I found at the back of my father's pickle cupboard, using an even older camera and lens.

 

You have to go here for the full story:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/f8onfilm/3810360495/

 

But this frame has had a little bit of digital-darkroom treatment on the computer (just Levels adjusted in the bog-basic iPhoto software that came with my old Mac).

 

It's astonishing how well such old film can still be made to perform, though I like the "un-doctored" version better, I must confess.

 

This location is Jackson's Bridge over the River Taff, in Bethesda Street, Merthyr Tydfil ~ and you can see another photograph including this bridge, taken in 1962 (younger than this roll of film!), here;

 

www.alangeorge.co.uk/Images/JacksonsBridge_1962_JuneQuinl...

 

Which is from Alan George's wonderful 'Old Merthyr Tydfil' website:

 

www.alangeorge.co.uk/old_merthyr.htm

 

1936 Leica II

1938 Leitz Summar 5cm f/2

48 year old roll (1961) of Perutz 100asa german b&w film

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Taken on August 11, 2009