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Around the World in 1969
Old 05-31-2013   #1
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Around the World in 1969

My grandmother and her best friend decided to take the journey of a lifetime when I was 1 year old. Why they didn't ask me to go with them, I don't know. Bummer. Before she died a few years ago, she gave me her suitcases of prints, negatives and slides for safekeeping.

Since then, scanning them all has been an unstarted project. Since I am debating getting rid of my Leica m9p and just shooting film, I am wanting to see if the whole scanning thing is for me in the long run. I figured I might as well tackle her pictures so my children (and others) can see what she saw.

Here are the first three. I converted them to black and white because some of the slides come out very red no matter what treatment I do to them. I hope to continue this thread an a regular basis.


Circular Quay, Sydney by Jay Chadney, on Flickr


Sydney From The Air by Jay Chadney, on Flickr


Spit Bridge Middle Harbor, Sydney by Jay Chadney, on Flickr
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Alright, I'll just have an orange juice for this hot humid day and follow you on your journey.
Keep posting please.
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Looks good so far. Keep posting so we can see more of the world from 1969!

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Old 05-31-2013   #4
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Yes, please keep them coming!
Sydney is my favorite city!
Of course, I am eager to see other part of the world from 1969.
In those days, there were so many places Americans could not go easily (or at all) - the USSR, China, SE Asia, eastern Europe, etc. But there was still a lot worth seeing.
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This box of slides also has Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Tahiti, and New Zealand.
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She was good. What camera she used?
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I am looking forward to your next installment.
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She was good. What camera she used?
I don't know. I remember playing with come of cameras as a youth - maybe a Contax or Yashica. The following 4 photos are from Tahiti.


Paul Gauguin Museum by Jay Chadney, on Flickr


Paul Gauguin Museum 2 by Jay Chadney, on Flickr

That is my Grandmother on the right and her traveling partner/bestie.


On Boat to Maori by Jay Chadney, on Flickr


On Boat to Maori 2 by Jay Chadney, on Flickr
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These are great! Keep 'em coming! It's nice to see old slides/negs re-scanned to give them simultaneously a retro and modern look.
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Old 06-04-2013   #10
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Fantastic! Great colour in these latest shots.

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Old 06-04-2013   #11
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Very cool photos.

I see these were taken in 1969. Maybe Yashica or Contax but not a Yashica Contax as that relationship didn't start until 1976.

I have a nice auto-tone function on my image editor. I'd be willing to take a crack at one of the "red" photos, if you want to send me one of the scans ([email protected]).
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Old 06-04-2013   #12
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I am just grabbing random slides from the box. Here are three from Thailand:


Floating Market, Bangkok by Jay Chadney, on Flickr


Floating Market, Bangkok 2 by Jay Chadney, on Flickr


Weaving Silk, Bangkok by Jay Chadney, on Flickr
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amazing... please keep sharing.

i am really enjoying this.
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The photos you've shared so far are fantastic,
Please continue sharing
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Is that the reddish colour you mentioned in the silk weaver shot ?
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Is that the reddish colour you mentioned in the silk weaver shot ?
Yes, here is the original without me trying to fix anything. I tried to get it as good as I could in Vuescan prior to scanning it as a tiff, but I still had to do a lot in post process. By getting rid of the overall red, I lose some of the red that should actually be there.


Scan-130604-0002_2 by Jay Chadney, on Flickr
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Yes, here is the original without me trying to fix anything. I tried to get it as good as I could in Vuescan prior to scanning it as a tiff, but I still had to do a lot in post process. By getting rid of the overall red, I lose some of the red that should actually be there.


Scan-130604-0002_2 by Jay Chadney, on Flickr
It looks like the problem you're having is more magenta than red. If you're using photoshop, bring up the color balance and adjust the magenta towards green for the mid tones. I think that will make a big difference.
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Old 06-06-2013   #18
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Hong Kong.


Country Scene, Hong Kong by Jay Chadney, on Flickr


Bazaar, Hong Kong by Jay Chadney, on Flickr


Street Scene, Hong Kong by Jay Chadney, on Flickr
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yes, lots of fun. RT from Denver to Tahiti would be $1994 in October. I just got curious. :-)
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A couple more...


Path to Paddle Bay by Jay Chadney, on Flickr


Meter Maid by Jay Chadney, on Flickr
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Early Morning Alms - Thailand by Jay Chadney, on Flickr


Ritsurin Park? - Japan by Jay Chadney, on Flickr

A photo OF my Grandmother ^


Shirley and Guide - Japan by Jay Chadney, on Flickr
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Nice. I really like this and I hope you will keep scanning and posting. I like the story
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Amazing!
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It's always a great emoton to see this kind of pictures, it's like traveling through the world and in the past. Grazie
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Jay, I can see a solution for you. Do your own "Round The World Trip now". Great shots by the way.
Wonder how they would have fared if they had been digital? A 44 year old hard drive would most likely not have worked today!
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Hong Kong - Refugee by Jay Chadney, on Flickr


Hong Kong - Hakke Girl by Jay Chadney, on Flickr
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Great photos! Thanks. Please keep them coming.
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Wow! I passed through Hong Kong with my family in 1971. It looked just like in these pictures! Amazing stuff.
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This is a very cool thread. Thank you for sharing this with us, it's a window into another world. Those Hong Kong ones were especially surreal because the city today looks completely different and 1969 was only 44 years ago.

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Jay, I can see a solution for you. Do your own "Round The World Trip now". Great shots by the way.
Wonder how they would have fared if they had been digital? A 44 year old hard drive would most likely not have worked today!
No, but most people don't keep a current hard drive for more than 5 years before upgrading .
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