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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2020, 03:03:47 pm »

I think these were Kodachrome, Eric. I can't check because the transparencies I made these scans from are stored away in my eldest son's attic, back in Manitou Springs. I shot a lot of Ektachrome, but by the time digital got to the point whee I could scan them they pretty much had faded beyond salvation. These hadn't, so they almost have to be Kodachrome.

Here's one that always tears me up, in both meanings of the word. I was inside a fence that protected military vehicles when we were parked downtown in Taegu. There wasn't anything I could do for him. There's still nothing I can do for him. Damn.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2020, 03:23:05 pm »

Here's an example of what happened with the Ektachrome. I scanned this about ten years ago, so the transparency had been sitting for about 55 years. There were colors in this shot that have simply disappeared. Wish I'd known.
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« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2020, 10:04:27 am »

I think these were Kodachrome, Eric. I can't check because the transparencies I made these scans from are stored away in my eldest son's attic, back in Manitou Springs. I shot a lot of Ektachrome, but by the time digital got to the point whee I could scan them they pretty much had faded beyond salvation. These hadn't, so they almost have to be Kodachrome.

Here's one that always tears me up, in both meanings of the word. I was inside a fence that protected military vehicles when we were parked downtown in Taegu. There wasn't anything I could do for him. There's still nothing I can do for him. Damn.

the cyan cast made me think Kodachrome as well. It can be tricky to remove while maintaining the other colours. Vuescan and Silverfast had pretty good profiles for balancing if memory serves. 
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2020, 10:40:44 am »

The answer to the color problem -- even with Kodachrome -- is to shoot in B&W. Taegu rice market. 1953.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2020, 02:33:33 pm »

That mimics my own experience with K-chrome and E-chrome as well.
The images are still inspiring.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2020, 08:43:45 am »

A flashback. Japan: the Tokyo Ginza in 1953. It's only been nine years since the city was leveled.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2020, 08:54:40 am »

Shopping in the rain. Taegu, 1953.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2020, 12:35:03 pm »

Kids. Taegu, 1953
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« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2020, 12:53:23 pm »

The last one is great. Kids having fun in spite of everything. The one in the middle looks like she has a "firecracker" attitude.
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« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2020, 01:08:43 pm »

The third is my favorite, Frank. The little one looks as if she's afraid. I just want to give her a hug and tell her it's all right. She's probably about 72 now, so she probably wouldn't appreciate that.
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« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2020, 03:51:25 pm »

A lady along the road. I shot this from the back of a six-by.
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« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2020, 03:53:31 pm »

And finally, from the Korea collection, another kid I feel sorry for. There's a lot more in my catalog, but most of them have to do with my buddies and stuff going on at K2.
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« Reply #52 on: December 06, 2020, 03:55:23 pm »

On to Japan. Here are three I think I've probably posted before. The first two are from Hakone national park, when I was on R&R at the Fujia hotel. The third is from a train window. All from 1954.
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« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2020, 10:01:12 pm »

And finally, from the Korea collection, another kid I feel sorry for. There's a lot more in my catalog, but most of them have to do with my buddies and stuff going on at K2.
Know the feeling.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #54 on: December 07, 2020, 01:37:16 pm »

The four of kids from Taegu I think are the most moving in this whole wonderful collection. Bravo, Russ!
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #55 on: December 07, 2020, 07:43:31 pm »

Thanks, Eric. Here's one from Bangkok in 1965.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2020, 08:26:22 am »

Before LBJ started Rolling Thunder, the bombing campaign in North Vietnam, things on the base at Ubon were loose, and the NCO club would boom out wild rock music until about midnight. Since there were no windows, you couldn’t block out the noise and sleep while that was going on. A friend and I went together and rented an inexpensive bungalow downtown in Ubon. I shot this picture from the porch of that house.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #57 on: December 09, 2020, 09:41:55 am »

Johnny Ubol had a shop in downtown Ubon in 1964. Here's Johnny with his grandson.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #58 on: December 09, 2020, 09:43:57 am »

Probably my favorite picture from Ubon. I've posted it before, but it belongs in this sequence.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #59 on: December 09, 2020, 10:08:26 am »

The Ubon ones are really nice.
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