Preparing to Fly, Mestersvig, 1970
- emka (118565)
- [2015-12-21 23:58]
For some our friends here on TE it is prehistory. 1970, recently Will posted the picture from 1968. My oldies do not qualify to show :(. Superb quality for the old picture. Nice colours, no trace of noise or dirt, interesting scene. Gopod film used and good scanning.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!
WArm regards Malgo
- holmertz (67306)
- [2015-12-22 2:51]
I am totally amazed that you can make a copy like this with a shoe box (and some other things). The colours indicate it's a scan, but the slide must have been very well kept and you did a marvellous job with your home-made scanner. As for the picture itself it is very well balanced and expresses the excitement of preparing for a helicopter ride. Especially I like the road sign and the two persons watching the procedures. I suppose the sign showed the distances to Copenhagen, Moscow, New York etc.
I guess you didn't try the VueScan, which I downloaded when my Mac didn't want to co-operate with my scanner?
- jhm (171016)
- [2015-12-22 3:48]
In 1970 was the safety not priority, I see no extinguishers, notwithstanding very important.
Your old picture showing us perfect the mentality of 45 years ago.
Composition and presentation are excellent to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Merry Christmas to You and Your family.
- Nicou (163830)
- [2015-12-22 4:27]
Il va partir et s'envoler avec les bidon de fuel quelle image un grand hélico avec les hommes qui s'affèrent à le préparer superbe.
- ktanska (31465)
- [2015-12-22 9:15]
This is truely something different. Old slide from Greenland's summertime. And a helicopter of that era.
Wow, your improvised scanner is a success!
- macondo (20413)
- [2015-12-22 21:40]
Well blow me down, I was just thinking as I looked at the very impressive larger version, what a great scan this is!
Time to throw scanner away and get a new pair of shoes. It's as sharp a rendition of a 1970s 35mm shot as I've seen on this site. Remarkable. And the subject and colour is marvellous too. Not being an expert in helicopter design or the quality of Greenland's fingerposts and air-base buildings, there are few clues, for me anyway, that this was taken 45 years ago. Amazing.
Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year
- Periko (7286)
- [2015-12-23 21:43]
This kind of old photos are interesting and refreshing to me.
- annjackman (21903)
- [2015-12-27 9:20]
You were very adventurous. It sounds like a great trip. Your slide copying technique worked very well. A lovely look back at what you were doing in 1970.
Best wishes, Ann