Showing my age now, yes I was pointing a camera at things way back then and this little slice of history dates back to 1977, the Queens Silver Jubilee, you can see they painted the top of Blackpool Tower Silver....woooohoooo.
Now these are all Ektachrome shot with a Bronica S2a 80mm Nikkor standard lens and exposure with a Weston master IV which is in another box somewhere. So the ravages of time have not been kind to some of them but besides a bit of spotting in Lightroom these are all 100 % original. In those days the thought of bracketing exposures or shooting multiple shots of one image were a big no-no mainly due to the costs, after all I was doing my summer job working on the Parks department and the wages were hardly astronomical and I had to feed the Cibachrome habit....
I have ring binders of 2 1/4 negatives as well which have suffered over the years, maybe if it's a grim winter I will invest some time in them
So this is a slice of what Blackpool promenade was like back in the day.
Next post will be how I made a large format slide copier out of an old ipad, tracing paper, some cardboard and the spirit of 'this is one I made earlier' Blue Peter style.
What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...