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I think Pareen started this, so here is my contribution. 1976 is as close as I can get because most of my photos were on slides in those days. Taken in Tokyo in March 1976 on my first trip to Japan, I am with my penpal Tomoko, and in the background is a stadium built for the Olympics. This was printed on textured paper, so the clarity has suffered a bit in scanning. Cropped and tweaked in Paintshop
Hand-held Sekonic L8 lightmeter used to set the camera exposure.

Camera:Praktica IV F
Lens:Meritar 50mm/2.9
Recording media:Sakura
Title:Me in 1976
Username:Rogerex Rogerex
Uploaded:9 Jan 2008 - 1:10 AM
Tags:General, Japan, Me, Pareen70, Tokyo
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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 1:18 AM

Yaay! You joined in too! This is so great to see. I remember that textured paper as most of my Instamatic photos were printed on it. Thanks for sharing Roger!
Anne

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 7Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 1:41 AM

Lovely photo, makes a good memento for you.
Brian

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Skye24Blue
9 Jan 2008 - 3:24 AM

Good one, Roger.
Mac

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9184 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 4:22 AM

Looks like Pareen got to you too. Guess I'll jump in on my next upload. Nice photo and scan.
Ty

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kombizz
kombizz  9591 forum posts United States1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 5:37 AM

so what happened to your penpal?

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Rogerex
Rogerex  729 forum posts Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 8:24 AM

Kombizz, unfortunately I lost contact with the penpal. It seems her parents were worried that she might want to marry me, and I am sure they influenced her decision to cease contact with me.

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 8:49 AM

LOL Roger she could have done a lot worse . A Great image . Nice to look back on . Must sort one or two of mine out . How photography has changed but still good that we can still scan old images xxx

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Paree
Paree e2 Member 9594 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 8:51 AM

wonderful!
I love the little girls suit,
she looks so smart.
and you too look very dashing
it is lovely to see these old pictures
I was also in the photo slide club
we thought we were so modern with those slides
didn't we
and I suppose we were.
I know it was an expensive hobby in those day
thank goodness for the digital camera
maureen

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 9:19 AM

I've also been rumaging through my "oldie" and the quality of mine is very poor.
Nice reminder of your holiday
Helen

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franken
franken e2 Member 112920 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 10:04 AM

Interesting image and story to go with it.

Ken

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Diana
Diana  72011 forum posts Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 10:14 AM

fabulous, and the shape of that car behind you too !
Dianna

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7329 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 10:16 AM

Very sweet picture, particularly with the story. You look a bit more relaxed than Tomoko, but still echoing her pose to some extent.
Pareen has really started something...!
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 10:46 AM

So - those were the days in Japan too! Much appreciated.
Bill

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2008 - 5:04 PM

I know what you mean about the slides....so few pictures of me left to trouble the world with. Fine shot, mine is being unleashed on the world tomorrowSmile

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leons29
leons29  6 South Africa
10 Jan 2008 - 3:59 AM

Nice one
Leon

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Nettles
Nettles  6 England
10 Jan 2008 - 6:08 PM

Super image and a wonderful write up.
Nice one Roger.
Annette

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2008 - 11:52 AM

Wonderful shot. We have a friend in Japan called Tomoko too; I wonder if the name is the equivalent of Mary or something like that here.
Rende

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
12 Jan 2008 - 9:58 AM

Wonderful shot and story, Roger......I need to check out all the 70's shots.....Smile

Cheers and have a good weekend,
Suzan Smile

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roverrat
roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2008 - 10:37 AM

A great reminder of bygone times.
Alexandra

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2008 - 8:22 AM

Oh, nice to see you too joining, it surely was exciting to travel in those days, your penpal is a nice little lady, too.
Johanna

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willgriffiths
willgriffiths e2 Member 6willgriffiths vcard Wales
17 Jan 2008 - 2:03 PM

Excellent image very good.
Will

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