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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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AnneWorner 9 620 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!

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Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
9 Jan 2008 1:41AM
Lovely photo, makes a good memento for you.
9 Jan 2008 3:24AM
Good one, Roger.
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.
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
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
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
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
9 Jan 2008 10:04AM
Interesting image and story to go with it.

Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Jan 2008 10:14AM
fabulous, and the shape of that car behind you too !
mrswoolybill Plus
9 984 1498 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...!
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2008 10:46AM
So - those were the days in Japan too! Much appreciated.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
9 Jan 2008 5:04PM
I know what you mean about the 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
10 Jan 2008 6:08PM
Super image and a wonderful write up.
Nice one Roger.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent image very good.

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