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Main Forum / Re: Photographic GIFs
« Last post by hookstrapped on Today at 08:45:58 PM »
Oh, and gifyu.com is a million times better than tinypic.com for hosting -- good interface, no illegible codes to enter, and a high file size limit
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Main Forum / Re: Photographic GIFs
« Last post by hookstrapped on Today at 08:38:06 PM »
Another, combing a Fuji positive with its positive-negative

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Main Forum / Re: Weekend March 24 - 26
« Last post by Klaus on Today at 05:18:42 PM »
Another slide scan - sculpture detail remembering papermill site, now a retail park.
Nikon F60, Fuji ISO100
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Main Forum / Re: Is everybody OK in London?
« Last post by Mike40 on Today at 04:21:44 PM »
Officially now a 'solo' attack and the motive may never be known.

In respect of the London Underground shelters, there were two major losses of life.  The first occurred on 11 January 1941 when the station at Bank took a direct hit resulting in 51 peope losing their lives - although this figure has sometimes appeared as 111.

The second occurred at Bethnal Green when 173 people were crushed to death following an incident on the escalators leading to the platforms.  These were being used as rudimentary air-raid shelters.  Bill Brandt took some very evocative pictures down on the Tube platforms - but not there, I think.  This little-known disaster was obviously 'hushed-up' at the time and was not widely known until many years after the war ended.  It happened on 3 March 1943.  There is a site detailing the events at:

https://hauntedpalaceblog.wordpress.com/tag/air-raid-shelters/

Contrary to Donald Trump Jr's contention - ably supported by our own suburban Mussolini, Nigel Farage, London did not shut down last week and we are not cowed.  We grieve the loss of PC Keith Palmer and those killed in Westminster but London is London and we continue, as we always will, to welcome our visitors and incomers from around the world.

Mike.
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Main Forum / Re: Is everybody OK in London?
« Last post by Francois on Today at 03:00:46 PM »
Yeah, I also heard it's just some idiot who blew a gasket... a bit like the shooter we had in Quebec city.

I don't know if in the UK there are junk radio stations that harbor hate like in Quebec?
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Main Forum / Re: Is everybody OK in London?
« Last post by Late Developer on Today at 02:40:29 PM »
Francois, I suspect that the vast majority of us were far enough away from the incident not to have been involved, directly.  However, I also suspect that whilst we will put a brave face on it and try to just get on with things the best way we can, it will be another "layer" of grief and fear that we will carry around.

I've worked in the City of London since 1999 and commute to Liverpool St.  I worked immediately next to the space left following the IRA bombing of the Baltic Exchange on St Mary Axe.  The building I worked in (28 or storeys of glass) was literally shattered and I managed to see the photos of the devastation and speak to some people who were working late, the evening the bomb went off.


And isn't Liverpool Street Station where all those people seeking shelter were killed during the Blitz?

I thoughts were with London the other day as well. I spent so much time walking back and forth across Westminster Bridge the last time I was there. I adore London. It's beautiful and the people are terrific.

Hi Debbie.

I suspect there were thousands killed at a wide variety of appointed shelters, not just Liverpool Street.  From what I can gather, some shelters weren't particularly "safe" - just a bit safer than walking the streets when the sky was full of bombers.  Thankfully, as far as we're told, this was a lone nutter with "issues" and there doesn't seem to have been any affiliation to or coordination with any wider organisation. 

Hope you're on the sunny side.  All the best.  Paul.
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Main Forum / Re: Is everybody OK in London?
« Last post by gothamtomato on Today at 02:24:39 PM »
Francois, I suspect that the vast majority of us were far enough away from the incident not to have been involved, directly.  However, I also suspect that whilst we will put a brave face on it and try to just get on with things the best way we can, it will be another "layer" of grief and fear that we will carry around.

I've worked in the City of London since 1999 and commute to Liverpool St.  I worked immediately next to the space left following the IRA bombing of the Baltic Exchange on St Mary Axe.  The building I worked in (28 or storeys of glass) was literally shattered and I managed to see the photos of the devastation and speak to some people who were working late, the evening the bomb went off.


And isn't Liverpool Street Station where all those people seeking shelter were killed during the Blitz?

I thoughts were with London the other day as well. I spent so much time walking back and forth across Westminster Bridge the last time I was there. I adore London. It's beautiful and the people are terrific.
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Main Forum / Re: Weekend March 24 - 26
« Last post by calbisu on Today at 12:50:51 PM »
Great Weekend!

And big boss Diane! Wow  ;D
Ed, your daughter is becomeing a little lady, lovely girl 
Kai-san, I like the second one, beaufiful.

I went to Barcelona last weekend and startted playing with the little Ricoh GR1s, so some street photography here. Meanwhile shooting I could not avoid thinking abut the past street photography threat. I think I committed few transgressions  ::)

Ricoh GR1s Kodak TriX 400 28mm by calbisu, on Flickr

Ricoh GR1s Kodak TriX 400 28mm by calbisu, on Flickr

Ricoh GR1s Kodak TriX 400 28mm by calbisu, on Flickr
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Photo Essays / Re: Scanning 35mm - odd image size
« Last post by hookstrapped on Today at 09:55:09 AM »
I have an Epson V500 and use the 120 holder for 35mm. Much simpler than dealing with the 35mm holder.
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Main Forum / Re: I just made/fixed ...
« Last post by MiguelCampano on Today at 06:01:50 AM »
What I've found is that pretty much anything that's opaque and won't scratch the film will do the job just fine.

Thank you! I'm definitely going to experiment building one fairly soon... Unless I find one for cheap on eBay  ;D
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