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Old Sep 28, 2006, 11:03 PM   #1
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These are scanned 35mm slides.

I shot these from the deck of the USS Long Beach CGN9, of which I was a crewmember. The location was the South Pacific, enroute from Subic Bay in the Phillipines to Perth, West Australia. I honestly don't know the exact location.

These were taken before I knew anything about photography, however I still managed to take a fairly good picture.

Minolta SRT-101A, 55mm f1.2 prime lens, Kodak Ektachrome 64 film.





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Old Sep 28, 2006, 11:44 PM   #2
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Wow...beautiful pictures, Cal. I personally prefer the secondbecause ofthe cloud formation but the colors of the first one are gorgeous!
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Cal, those are fantastic! It's amazing how good those old pictures are - they look like they were taken yesterday. The first one's definitely my favorite.
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Wow! Those are beautiful shots. In 1968 I was 9 years old. I imagine you had to wait quite a while to see how they came out. I remember taking spools of 620 color film to the drugstore and waiting a week or more to get the prints back.
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Old Sep 29, 2006, 1:36 PM   #5
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Back then, you could get mailers from Kodak for Kodak processing. I was able to purchase the mailers in the ship's store. As soon as I finished a roll, I stuck it in a mailer and mailed it off. We had mail delivery every day, even when underway. Helicopters came to the ship and delivered personnel and mail. Often, I would have the processed slides sent to my home address and my folks got a chance to see them before I did.

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Cal,

The colors in the first shot are outstanding. I'm surprised at the quality of the color variations even tho this is a scan of color slides.

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Old Sep 30, 2006, 10:21 AM   #7
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It is very interesting that everyone is surprised at the quality of my slide and negative scans. I am using a Minolta Dimage ScanDual III which has a maximum resolution of 2880 dpi. It does a great job for a low-end (~$300) film scanner. There are much better scanners out there at a much higher price but this one does just fine for me.

I also have an Epson Perfection 610 flatbed scanner but I don't use it very much.

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Beautiful shots Cal! Ibet you sawsome of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets while at sea! I can only imagine how many gigs of photos you would have taken if digital cameras and laptops would have been around back then!!

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