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Expired of Germany [3] | by VEB Zardoz the Gravyboat
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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:


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;


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


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