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Posted: 20/01/2014 at 16:29

KEF - Hmmmm,,,,,Edwardian? Perhaps a 'teddy boy' was as near as I came.

Thanks for your kind comment about my cobweb shot.

Your project for tomorrow (more fog & frost forecast) an early morning walk for you & your Coolpix, taking macro shots of cobwebs.

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Posted: 20/01/2014 at 13:33

Thanks, Lily....cobwebs are a work of art, I always think.

Another grand old photo from Edwardian lady would be my guess.

I really do love & appreciate these old pics.

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Posted: 20/01/2014 at 11:18

A very foggy & frosty morning here.....just the time to capture those lovely cobwebs.


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Posted: 19/01/2014 at 21:44

Are you sitting down, Cia?'s not a real cat! ....Sorreee!

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Posted: 19/01/2014 at 21:28
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Still makes me laugh 

Some would say only someone as daft as me would have thought of it, Lily!

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Posted: 19/01/2014 at 21:19


Apologies for posting this again, I  do it for Cia who loves cats & probably hasn't seen it.


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Posted: 19/01/2014 at 19:28

Beautiful pics everyone...thanks for posting them.

I'm missing Nikki, her contribution is brilliant.

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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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