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Oldham 1977

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 29 October 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Taken with a Kodak Instamatic Camera, scanned and adjusted using Paintshop Pro 8.1

There are three more old photographs of Oldham on Ackworth born, gone West

For more O posts visit the ABC Wednesday Anthology

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DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Cool shot, whichever camera you used!

29 Oct 2008 8:46am

Donald Kinney from United States

Looks like it's just a bit too cold for wimpy old me...

29 Oct 2008 11:50am

@Donald Kinney: It isn't much warmer today either!

RuneE from Norway

Imressed by the quality those old Instamatic could give, even though the grains show. But then, any camera in the hands of a good photographer...

29 Oct 2008 1:52pm

@RuneE: What I liked about the camera was that the film was encased in a cartridge which just slotted in the back of the camera and you didn't have to fiddle in the dark feeding film on to a spool traying to ensure it didn't get exposed to the light. You could also be sure that having taken the shot you just moved a lever and it was ready for the next without having to wind the film.

I've recently been scanning a number of old prints - see my next bridge post on ABGW!

BearNaked from Canada

Haven't heard a camera called an instamatic since-----oh 1977.
Great shot.

Bear((( )))

29 Oct 2008 5:48pm

Jay from United Kingdom

I've scanned a lot of old photographs, and new ones too, and adjusted them in Photoshop. It's amazing what a difference you can make, isn't it?

Some you'd think not worth keeping really come to life!

30 Oct 2008 9:34am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

And here was me, at first, thinking this was the snow reported yesterday ! I agree on the friendliness of those old Instamatics.

30 Oct 2008 1:47pm

Larry D from United States

Great photo, interesting effect with the old instamatic photo!

31 Oct 2008 1:39pm

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