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Is that the right blog link John? ... 11 December 2009?

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
6 Nov 2020 9:08AM
like an elf WinkWinkWink

have a good weekend

ollie WinkWinkWink
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1736 England
6 Nov 2020 9:09AM
Colin - no it isn't: thank you. Now corrected...

Thanks, Ollie - and to you also!
kaybee 16 7.5k 26 Scotland
6 Nov 2020 10:02AM
Playing hide and seek?
sawsengee Plus
14 6 36 Malaysia
6 Nov 2020 10:33AM
a beautiful portrait well framed by the sweeping willows Smile
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
6 Nov 2020 11:14AM
Beautiful work John!

Arne Smile
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2020 1:01PM
A smashing shot
Ju
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
6 Nov 2020 2:16PM
If she didn't have those boots on she could be Tarzans wife. Sorry, my first thought. Great image John. Love her expression. Leery but bold.
mac Plus
19 9 Scotland
6 Nov 2020 2:19PM
Nice one, John! I like the jungle looking setting, with the black navvy boots!
Ian
The nymph wore Doc's

The camera that made boys into men and sometimes men into boys.
Everything on the wrong side, unless you were left handed.

Leica made the film change award by needing the baseplate to be removed

Then there was the Peiflex with a tiny periscope that was pushed down into the body so you could see what you were taking, it then popped up to take the photograph.
and many etc's. You may have some of them John I'm sure.

Dougie
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 68 Norway
6 Nov 2020 3:02PM
The huntress eyeing her prey...
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1736 England
6 Nov 2020 4:31PM
Dougie, I am lefthanded... So an Exakta makes perfect sense.

I have a Leica, but not a Periflex: I've seen and handled one, but it struck me as being near-unusable because of the long sequence of things you had to do to take a picture. I like cameras that are fun to use...

Quote:Dougie, I am lefthanded... So an Exakta makes perfect sense.


Known in Scotland as "Corrie Duked" John, not meant as a put down, I thank the Gods of Cameras that you didn't take a career up in camera building.

My career might have been along a different path. I used a Hasselblad for sometime in newspapers an excellent camera but it was never designed for the cut and thrust of newspapers. When you hit the sweet spot you were king of the hill, the lenses were that good.

When ordered to use the Hass on news assignments, you learn to use your elbows.
Alls fair in love and photography.

Dougie
Lontano Plus
10 8 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2020 5:35PM
Like the subtlety of this one. Tried a mod using Silver Efex Pro to increase the contrast but lost a lot of detail in the shoulders and torso. So decided best left alone.
6 Nov 2020 7:11PM
love it
please, see mod 1
Makes me think of one of the comic characters in one of Shakespeare's comedies.....

Peter
8 Nov 2020 6:06PM
John, I was ever a pushover for a woodland nymph...
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1736 England
8 Nov 2020 6:33PM
My view of the classic 'Blad is that it's fine if you have three hands...

But I love them.

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