United Kingdom England Torbay
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pedrocut, on July 22, 2009, said:
For a more recent photo see Steve Coley’s picture
For a view towards the buildings see Bryan Southward’s picture here
AXOTA, on July 23, 2009, said:
Fascinating photo. Taken through the lens of a good camera!!
The old ketch in the foreground is a real classic!
The Steve Coley shot shows minor differences. The Golden Hind looks well cared for ;>)
pedrocut, on July 24, 2009, said:
Hello there Jim
I am glad that the photos are of interest. My mother passed away recently, and in her possession were about 600 slides taken by her younger brother Anthony, who had died about 20 years ago. I looked at the first 30 or 40 and they were mostly family pictures, and all very dusty. The ones of Brixham seemed really interesting, and so I acquired a slide scanner and software to try to remove the remaining dust.
I was really surprised how good they were even when enlarged, and the thought occurred to me that it would be interesting to compare the pictures with those of the present day; and I found the one by Steve!
I think he may have had a Leica camera, but one of the most amazing thins for me was how he was able to take such clear photos. He had lost his right arm in Italy during the war, and I remember that he only occasionally used a tripod!
Well Jim I am hoping that I may find some more gems among the next 550, and it has already been worth the investment in a scanner!
Best wishes, Peter
AXOTA, on July 24, 2009, said:
Many thanks for the feedback Peter.
Commiserations on your Mums passing, my own mum is approaching her 90th year so that awful prospect yet faces me!!
I am really interested in your find, and as you say, they are amazingly good photos.
I am interested in purchasing a scanner, for I too have old 35 mm film. Can you recommend the one you purchased? (what make?)
I had recently uploaded some prints from a visit to New York in 1981, done with an ordinary scanner. As you can see I was taken aback by the reproduction of this slide!
I sent for an Ion 35mm/slide scanner which is one of the cheapest at about £75, but like a lot of other people the software would not work on my computer. I then decided to stick my neck out and bought a plustek Optical 7300 which had a decent software package to remove dust and scratches. It is a sturdier item but cost around £170.
The only problem I see with this one is that you can only use one mask for dust/scratch removal, and to use more you have to upgrade to the professional version. But for me the interest is in the photo and if I can find more like the Brixham collection I am sure a little scratch can be tolerated.
I have yet to try it with 35mm film, but I hope the results will be better than from a print.
I will let you know, Peter
roger a, on July 30, 2009, said:
hi pete nice picture ive also got a shot of that boat.i love that part of devon my sister-in-law lives there.catch up with you soon pete.
best wishes Roger
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