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Victor Victrola

Assignment: PCA91 – Decades

Date: December 27th 2009, to 3rd January 2010

Image Tag: pca91

From: cbushie (Christen)


MISSION: Decades!


DESCRIPTION: Pick your favorite decade and take a picture that represents that decade. You can take a picture in the style of that decade or a picture with something from that decade in it. Or you can take a picture and put some effects on it to make it look like it was taken in that decade. Be creative!


RESTRICTIONS: You have to pick a decade that is 1980’s or earlier. Anything later is just too easy!



Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)

Aperture: f/2.2

Focal Length: 50 mm

ISO Speed: 200

Exposure Bias: 0 EV

Flash: No Flash



Not much to this. I mostly struggled with composition. I really wanted to get the flip side of the needle because it says Victrola, but the picture wasn't as interesting. The record label is blurred on purpose because it was spinning. I wanted it to look like a moment in time and not something from a museum.


This picture is to represent the 1920s. This victrola has a patent date of 1918. I don't think this one is that old though. Probably early 20s. I love this thing and it seemed like the perfect choice to represent a different era.



Crop, convert to grayscale, increase contrast a little.

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Taken on January 3, 2010