When I started into this...

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When I started into this...

Post by alexvaras » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:38 pm

... thing of photography I was around 14 years old, I found three photos that I printed in a dark room but I gave them away as someone wanted them.

This first is night train between Hendaye and Paris, at some point the train stopped and I took out my Yashica Minister D for this photo, Ilford FP4, hand-train held.

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Night train.

Second when I was around 16, one day with my brother we went to the sea sea for taking photos, he was a real support to me on my hobby these days, I see this now. First SLR, a Pentax MV with some 28-70mm zoom, Ilford HP5.

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Low tide.

Third I was 23 years old, my first week in Madrid when I moved, a friend I had over there wanted to go for a photo rally in the city and I had my Lubitel 166U (again gift from my brother) and Ilford HP5, we were in a cafe and I couldn't resist to take this candid.

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Life is sweet.

Thank you for looking,
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Post by Dismayed » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:40 pm

Nice! I started with a simple Kodak Instamatic that I received for Christmas when I was 11 or 12.
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Post by LarryD » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:49 pm

I started with a Brownie 127 camera. Those are nice photos.
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Post by GrahamS » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:46 am

Alex, I congratulate you on your superb eye for composition and tonality. All of these are wonderful images proving that you had the gift from an early age. Bravo!
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Post by titrisol » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:31 am

Those are amazing, I love the picture in the cafe!
The facial expresion of the old man sends me back in time to my childhood
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Post by titrisol » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:39 am

Can we also contribute with the "When I started"???
Mine, taken with an Instamatic in Xmas 1978
My father had a massive heart attack in August that year and went to the US to have surgery about a month later, he came back "healthy" at the end of november and I got a camera (Instamatic 104) for Xmas.
He would use the same running suit for years
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As a side note, that was the year our street went from cobblestones to paved and we had sidewalks for the 1st time
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Also if you saw the pictures I posted of my grandparents, it is on the same place where they had the "country home" which was overrun by the city in the late 60s
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Post by alexvaras » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:15 am

Thank you, all :)
Of course, you or any other can add photos or information, the more the better :)

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