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Camera Corner

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 12:04

KEF - I assume you don't think I was around in the roaring twenties! 

Seriously, I think camera ownership was pretty general at the turn of the century and your family's pics would have been processed by chemists.

Probably DIY processing started sometime in the 50s.

Thank you for your lovely frosted rose. Lulu.

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Posted: 19/01/2014 at 11:44

KEF - Just spotted this "David I set it back to auto easy but still get macro flower in top left of screen when I go in close."

Your Coolpix has a magic little facility which automatically puts it in macro mode when you get close to a subject.  

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Posted: 19/01/2014 at 11:30

Can help there, Lily.

The 'canister type thing' you describe would be a developing tank. The film was removed from the camera in darkness (or maybe a small red light)..then wound around a plastic spool which was placed inside the tank. The top was the replaced & the liquid developer was then added through a hole in the top....a plastic stick was then put in the hole....this was used to rotate the spool containing the film & thus agitated the developer.

After this process the film (now negatives) was removed from the tank and washed, this was followed by placing in a tray of *'fixing' solution, the washed again before being hung-up with a peg on a line.

Next the negatives were cut-up individually prior to printing and/or enlarging. 

*After fixing daylight could be allowed.

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Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:29

Onset of autumn on the river Trent.


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Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:17

Well done,'re certainly from handsome stock.

Interesting what you say about your Dad's interest in photography, as I (as a lad) used to develop & print my own b&w photographs in much the same way.

Cia - Pleased you enjoy this thread....perhaps we can see pics of your cat/cats sometime.

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Posted: 18/01/2014 at 16:45

I would just say that I'm very much in favour of seeing these old family photos, the thread needs to be diverse to progress.

I do have quite a lot of such snaps, unfortunately I don't have a scanner at present.

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Posted: 18/01/2014 at 16:36
little-ann wrote (see)

i have a picture of an ancester who was a friend of William Wordsworth but i wont be posting it today

Now my imagination is working overtime.....Ann in the Lake District - Wordsworth in Grasmere????

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Posted: 18/01/2014 at 16:32

KEF - The old saying says 'cold hands, warm heart'....I'm sure that's true in your case.

Tell me to go away if I'm wrong, but I've been wondering if you've reset your camera after it being in macro mode, before taking non-macro pics.

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Posted: 18/01/2014 at 13:43

 Forgive me if I've posted this before.

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Posted: 18/01/2014 at 13:27

KEF - at 27 you have no right to have shaky hands....that's the domain of us baby boomers.  

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