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pentaxpete

I didn't ALWAYS look this Old!
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  • Ducks Crossing !

    i got this in the 'Brentwood Gazette' newspaper and might win 100 -- not bad for a 1956 camera and film dated 2002 !
    • 22 Jul 2017 2:26PM
  • Feel the burn

    Ouch !
    • 19 Jun 2017 9:21PM
  • Face of New York

    Thanks -- not a bad snap from top of tour bus !
    • 27 May 2017 12:23PM
  • Sharing the spoils

    Must be the local Mc Donalds ---- good photo !
    • 21 May 2017 9:38AM
  • Giant Squid

    Perfect result for through the glass showcase.
    • 8 May 2017 2:07PM
  • Wig Men !

    Ha ha !! Yes -- the 'power' of TV Advertising ----
    • 21 Mar 2017 2:56PM
  • She's really HOT !

    Not sure about HER but my Filipina Wife 23 younger than me does a tasty Cebu Fried Chicken with Noodles ----
    • 25 Sep 2016 12:28PM
  • Street Scene Brentwood

    Ha ha ! At least there were none of the 'TOWIE' TV programme characters in the photo !
    • 21 Sep 2016 4:32PM
  • Red Scene in London

    yes -- you've only got 22 hour flight and expensive ride into London to get one similar ---
    • 25 Aug 2016 3:14PM
  • Scottish Piper on Westminster Bridge

    Thanks -- I sneaked 50 pence into his box -- hope he thought it was MORE !! ( well, when I was YOUNG that was 4 week's Pocket Money for me !! )
    • 18 Aug 2016 11:31AM
  • Passed Her 'Letters'

    thanks -- I am the Publicity Officer for Brentwood & District Photographic Club and used a Metz 45CL3 flash bounced
    • 2 Aug 2016 9:15AM
  • London- Abstract

    Ok -- I'll do a Darkroom Print and put it into a Club Print Comp and see how it gets on !
    • 19 Jul 2016 2:50PM
  • England and Wales

    you know what a Camera Club JUDGE would say " That white sky pulls the eye out of the picture " --but Keep Snapping !!
    • 9 Jun 2016 3:29PM
  • E1 Squad RAMC 1955

    GREAT ! Many thanks for joining in ! our Drill Corporal was a good bloke and after passing out parade he treated us to drinks -- I had never had 'Alcohol' coming straight from School and didn't like beer but he bought me a 'Pimms' mixture I remember. He was a bit of a 'Skiver' --- one day we had Stretcher Training -- running up and down the football pitch with our Gas Masks on carrying a Squaddie on a stretcher then he said we could all go 'behind the Air Raid Shelter for a smoke while he went off somewhere -- I didn't smoke so had to sit there for 45 mins or so then he came back and marched us back to our barrack room.
    I was 'Educated' having GCE 'A' Levels so didn't have to go to Army Education classes -- so I was put onto shovelling Coke -- as I did the RSM ' a huge big guy came along on his Army Bike and stopped - " What are you doing Laddie " he asked -- " Shovelling Coke Sir" --- " WHY are you shovelling Coke Laddie? " ----- " Because I am 'Educated' and do not need to go to Army Education Classes , Sir" --- How long have you been in the Army. Laddie ? " --- " TWO WEEKS Sir " -- " Well carry on then Laddie but next time don't shovel bits of coke near my Bike " ------ !!!
    • 6 May 2016 8:41AM
  • Back off Obama !

    Here Here !
    • 24 Apr 2016 5:06PM
  • Amy Childs of 'TOWIE'

    yes -- I could WALK round there thus doing the British Government out of Petrol Duty and VAT ! ( I think she has put on WEIGHT ! )
    • 12 Apr 2016 7:12PM
  • Crime Scene, Easter Sunday

    I found out that there had been a robbery in the early hours. A 25 year old man has been arrested.
    • 28 Mar 2016 10:19AM
  • Cold Metal Seat

    yes -- Sophia Loren springs to mind (or are you TOO YOUNG -- ?? )
    • 10 Mar 2016 3:33PM
  • typical LONDON things ---

    I got top marks of 20 when Ron Tear of Loughton Camera Club Judged it at Brentwood Photographic Club.
    • 29 Feb 2016 9:21AM
  • our Local Busker

    he was very pleased with his print !
    • 19 Dec 2015 9:42AM
  • Sex Shop, Lakeside Thurrock Mall

    Ha Ha !! Thanks all for your views and comments --- I will have to phone my Prostate Cancer Surgeon to ask for his advice before I purchase anything for the Wife in there ---
    • 9 Dec 2015 10:42AM
  • Baywatch

    I call it 'Babe-watch ' ---
    • 29 Nov 2015 5:56PM
  • Conversation

    Well, I will do a 16x12" darkroom print as you suggested and enter it into a Club Print Comp -- and you can share the Prize!
    • 5 Nov 2015 8:06PM
  • The Busker

    I took some at 1/250 but I stopped down a bit as I wanted to get the Busker sharper -- I DO print darkroom prints still and do 16x12" Exhibition size prints -- this looks better under a x6 maginifier than on a scan -- no Camera Shake '
    • 1 Nov 2015 10:34AM
  • Lonely Path

    I USED to be a Camera Club Judge myself about 40 years ago !! I got fed up with travelling to a Club only to find THREE PEOPLE turned up with only 8 prints to Judge Ardleigh House CC in Romford springs to mind !! I HAVE Judged in the Philippines many times at Cebu Images camera Club -- 69 members and ALL ACTIVE and I get a meal beforehand. I spoke at a meeting of the Photographic Society of the Philippines about 20 years ago in Manila -- they meet on 14th floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, Macati area. There was a proper sit-down meal first with Waiter Service, then they all sang the National Anthem and the flag was illuminated--- i had only my little Pentax Program A with ONE lens as my Filipina Wife told me not to take any more as there are so many 'snatchers' there but I managed to get some good slides of a 'Starlet Model'' they had!
    They all had HASSELBLADS, LEICAS, Latest NIKONS etc etc with HUGE LENSES ---
    • 16 Oct 2015 6:43PM
  • Neena

    Not enough light on her Front -- it's all on her back so front body is in too much shadow and eyes go to the very light window.
    • 8 Oct 2015 3:15PM
  • Don't Tell the Wife !!

    Thanks all -- YES we were touring Ring of Kerry with the 'Crusaders' company from Clacton ! I have only a Epson 1650 flatbed scanner not a 'drum' scanner and do not get all the sharpness as I would like but darkroom prints are better. I have tried with a cardboard mask that holds the film strip slightly off the glass surface and also ON the glass but then I get 'Newton's Rings' !! I am never sure how much 'Unsharp Mask' to put for these forum photos -- I use Radius 0.7 or 0.5 amount 180, sometimes 'threshold' 1
    • 7 Oct 2015 7:43PM
  • Bear Cub

    Good result BUT it has 'Blue' Colour cast that you could have corrected as I see you used 'RAW'. The 'Black' Bear is quite 'Blue'
    • 7 Oct 2015 6:13PM
  • Dead and Alive --

    Thanks -- but I use my FREE Scanner only for 'Forum' use where I never win anything -- if I want a REAL Photo I do a darkroom print to 20x16" or 16x12" Exhibition size and they are much better !!
    • 29 Sep 2015 10:20AM
  • Girls on a Train

    Ah Yes -- I had the Leica at Waist Level with a 35mm f1.4 Canadian Leitz Lens-- of course there is NO MIRROR on a Leica as it is a Rangefinder type -- I 'guessed' the distance and shot at f2 in the available light in the carriage. The days when you could have camera at 'eye level' like Henri Cartier-Bresson did are long gone as everyone is so conscious of cameras and 'Young Ladies' will think and Old Bloke like ME is a 'PERV'.
    Also I did NOT CROP to a square as I put it onto some 'LEICA' Forums and pics should not be Cropped as per Cartier-Bresson required with his photos --- thanks for all your replies and i had a look at the 'Modifications'
    • 28 Sep 2015 7:26PM