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Carole Gray

By Graflex
English actress known as the cult siren "Scream Queen" for her roles in British horror movies.
She first hit the screen in the 1961 movie "The Young Ones" opposite Cliff Richard.

This SYNCHRO-SUNLIGHT picture I photographed Carole on the banks of the Thames at Chiswick.The London Over/ Underground bridge in the background.
More guess work & a bit of luck with the exposure.Used a Braun Flash EF3 of 135 joules.Very popular at the time.

We are looking back near 50-years.The negs are as pristine as the day they were shot.

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: costas, duratorque, colmar and 14 more

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costas 14 2 2 Greece
7 Nov 2009 10:37AM
Excellent tones /exposure.
duratorque 18 427 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2009 10:39AM
Very good photo. Consider it was 50 year old the quality is amazing.
colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
7 Nov 2009 10:40AM
Fantastic .... quality never loses it's appeal thanks for sharing Colin
7 Nov 2009 10:42AM
This is quality stuff - a great image - where did the time go anyway??
pentaxian 12 12 1
8 Nov 2009 10:56AM
Gorgeous tones and lovely composition. As good as the day it was shot. I sometimes wonder if I will still have all my digital JPEGs intact in 50 years' time. Computer hard disks have a habit of dying and DVDs will not last foreever. One thing's for sure, good as my DSLR is, it is still a piece of electronics and I would lay money that it'll be toes-up in 50 years. Meanwhile, my 1958 Voigtlander Vito B is still going strong today and probably still will be in another 50 years!!
Graflex 18 488 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2009 1:51PM
The beauty of negs/trannies are:looking at them on a lightbox,rather than a computer screen,well in the case of film you can't.The lightbox being colour corrected.
The secret of keeping film all these years is,fixed and washed correctly at source.the storage doesn't matter.
VicBarnes 12 49 2 England
8 Nov 2009 3:08PM
Terrific shot. This girl's legs could pose for England.
I totally agree about the longevity of film and storage being a minor consideration. Thorough fixing and washing in many changes of water (at the correct temperature) is/was the secret of archiving film.

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