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Collins street Melbourne in Evening 1957 by Fred Mitchell


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Collins street Melbourne in Evening 1957 by 

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This is again Kodachrome 8 ASA film. On some occasions, film processed in Australia showed a degree of ‘Reticulation’ in the highlight areas of the image. Digital freaks would see this as complete tragedy, but you have to enlarge this image to see the effect in the shiny footpath. It has never bothered me as I saw it as the film equivalent of surface cracking with time of a painted image. It seldom determined whether the picture was good or not. Enjoy the image. This was about 5.30 pm on a workday, not a weekend. Shops had only just shut.

Exacta camera Kodachrome film
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footpath, pedestrians, evening light, contre_jour

Spend most of my time with images of yesterday (or before), but enjoy use of the Pentax K3 when possible.

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  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...about 5 years ago

    really nice Fred these early shots are lovely it seems very quiet

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Which Way group

  • Thsank you for the honour

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyabout 3 years ago

    I see that even back in ’57, they had those new fangled parking meters. I was 13 then, a sweet little boy who never did anything naughty.

  • Thanks for your interest.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossabout 3 years ago

    Well done!
    From your hosts Msmelis and Bevlea Ross
    Australia At Large

  • Thank you for the honour

    – Fred Mitchell

  • retepk
    retepkover 2 years ago

    Great series of shots Fred.

  • Thank you.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossover 1 year ago

    To view your feature up large and leave a comment please click HERE

    Bevlea & Melissa
    February 2013

  • Thank you for the honour

    – Fred Mitchell

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