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Me in 1976

By Rogerex
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.

Tags: Japan Me General Tokyo Pareen70

Voters: AnneWorner, Brilane, Skye24Blue and 20 more


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Comments


AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
9 Jan 2008 1:18AM
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 10 5 12 Wales
9 Jan 2008 1:41AM
Lovely photo, makes a good memento for you.
Brian
9 Jan 2008 3:24AM
Good one, Roger.
Mac
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
9 Jan 2008 4:22AM
Looks like Pareen got to you too. Guess I'll jump in on my next upload. Nice photo and scan.
Ty
kombizz 11 592 1 United States
9 Jan 2008 5:37AM
so what happened to your penpal?
Rogerex 10 32 12 Australia
9 Jan 2008 8:24AM
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.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
9 Jan 2008 8:49AM
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
Paree 11 616 3
9 Jan 2008 8:51AM
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
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2008 9:19AM
I've also been rumaging through my "oldie" and the quality of mine is very poor.
Nice reminder of your holiday
Helen
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
9 Jan 2008 10:04AM
Interesting image and story to go with it.

Ken
Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Jan 2008 10:14AM
fabulous, and the shape of that car behind you too !
Dianna
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2008 10:16AM
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
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2008 10:46AM
So - those were the days in Japan too! Much appreciated.
Bill
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
9 Jan 2008 5:04PM
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
10 Jan 2008 3:59AM
Nice one
Leon
10 Jan 2008 6:08PM
Super image and a wonderful write up.
Nice one Roger.
Annette
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
11 Jan 2008 11:52AM
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
Wonderful shot and story, Roger......I need to check out all the 70's shots.....Smile

Cheers and have a good weekend,
Suzan Smile
14 Jan 2008 10:37AM
A great reminder of bygone times.
Alexandra
15 Jan 2008 8:22AM
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
Excellent image very good.
Will

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