Blyth Skyline at Sunset. Late 70s

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Comments (11)

Nick Weall on November 10, 2009

Nice shot Keith it has stood the test of time well ~ all the best to you from nick

skida on November 10, 2009

Kodachrome 25 RIP. Thanks Nick. This was taken at least 20 years before I even thought of moving to Blyth.


Amelia Royan on November 18, 2009

Hi Keith, amazing photography from that long ago, and no digicams! Has this skyline changed since then? I walk down to the bottom of our road in Norway, and the skyline has totally changed in the last 2 years!

Cheers, Amelia

skida on November 18, 2009

Thanks Amelia. Most of the features in this photo are long gone, as they were associated with the Bates Pit, which closed in the 80s.

Cheers, Keith

Pete Taylor on November 18, 2009

Nice composition Keith, reminds us that real film was pretty good!


skida on November 18, 2009

Thanks Pete. It's making me think about using slides film instead of neg for my film photography. I am amazed at how bright that sky is above the sun, yet no loss of detail.


joyfotos on November 27, 2009

Slides are wonderful when it comes to viewing but at least in my hands it is harder to convert to view online, etc.

Another nice shot!

skida on November 27, 2009

I have only uploaded a few from quite a large collection so far, but I am happy with the Canon Scanner. This shot had very little editing, possibly only "Auto Contrast" or "Auto Colour Correction" in Elements 5.

Thanks and good luck with yours jf.


skida on November 28, 2009

Thanks brabason. This is a scan from a Kodachrome 25 slide and I was amazed at the quality of the result I read somewhere that slides don't have a very wide latitude, but I agree that at the moment digital can't touch this.

skida on November 28, 2009

You can even discern the edge of the sun!!!

skida on November 29, 2009

You are right! My Kodachrome slides are in much better condition than my Ektachrome ones (which have bowed through the heat of projector lamps). The Canoscan seems to do better with the Kodachrome as there may be a focus problem with the Ektachrome.

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