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Blast from the past

There was a time - a very long time, actually - when I had a film camera. I started with a Nikon F70 when it came out, and then jumped ship to the F80 when that came out instead. I also had a Nikon EM brick with broken light meter, but it didn't matter... it let me take pictures.

This set is what is, basically, left. Many photographs and negatives, I simply lost. Many more, were just shots, not photographs.

These, I think, still make the cut. I offer these for your viewing pleasure, with the warning that I did not apply extensive cleaning to the scanned negatives (or positives, in the case of Velvia film). Most speckles and some lines have been removed, but that's about it.

2009-04-19 16:58:34

A brooding goose

Or perhaps that's breeding. Given geese, it is probably both. I have no idea which year this is from.

2009-04-19 16:59:50

Light on leaves

I've always liked light play on leaves.

2009-04-19 17:03:28

Meerkat

Taken at the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam (August 2000)

2009-04-19 17:04:53

Comorants

Taken at the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam (August 2000)

2009-04-19 17:06:00

A mandarin duck

Taken at the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam (August 2000)

2009-04-19 17:07:24

A little yellow bird

Taken in the voliere at the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam (August 2000)

Interestingly, the particular part of the zoo where this picture was taken no longer exist.

2009-04-19 17:09:13

Never truly asleep

This was shot somewhere either near the canal in front of my parents' house at the time, or another canal close by. I have no idea which year this was.

2009-04-19 17:11:16

A sluis winch

Taken while we were going down a river works on the "snertboot", a play on words; "boot" just means "boat", but "snert" is both a split pea soup, as well as an adjective meaning "blasted" or "damned". They served snert on board.

I do not recall the year this was taken.

2009-04-19 17:12:39

Classical communication

This was somewhere in Portsmouth, England. I remember being surprised that there were still large cities left where cabling ran above-ground.

2009-04-19 17:13:55

An antelope

Taken in the voliere at the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam (August 2000)

At the time of developing the little specks beside its head were still identifiable as flies buzzing around its head, and this was made into a large print as a birthday gift to a good friend; we both thought it was a hilarious shot. I still do, although now it's mixed with nostalgia.

2009-04-19 17:15:04

A mass of flamingos

Taken at the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam (August 2000)

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