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AntZ
10-21-2009, 09:19 AM
I'd like to share a series of scanned slides photographed by my Grandfather in the late 50's to mid 60's when he was working in what is now Zimbabwe.

As a child I remember watching these slides fascinated by this place, a long way away(and even then a long time ago) full of wild animals and stunning scenery. I think it was these slide shows that introduced me to photography and inspired me too. Sadly my Grandfather mostly gave up photography on his return to England and Australia disheartened by the general lack of interest in his photos as the family "Slide Show" as a form of entertainment was replaced by television.

Now more than 40 years later, the Internet seems the perfect place to share his photos.
Scanned from slides which were in various states of deterioration. Colour correction, dust spot removal and other processing in LR2.0

Oh and before anyone assumes the worst about my grandfather he is in extremely good health for a man in his 80s and my mother has been reading some of the flickr comments to him when the speak on the phone.

Kibu Peak Kilimanjaro
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2472/4004116343_7b5e6e6411_o.jpg

Golden Lioness
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2566/4011394890_31427f5088_o.jpg

Snake
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/4013531135_cf9a43d576_o.jpg

Camping Scene
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3525/4031580590_703a93e8ac_o.jpg

I will post more to this thread as I get the best of the remaining scans cleaned up and ready to post.

Marko
10-21-2009, 11:46 AM
Wow these are cool Antz - Thanks for sharing them

kat
10-21-2009, 12:13 PM
That is awesome! My husbands grandmother is much in to photography and I was fortunate enough to see all her slides of her shots from around the world.

These are wonderful in soo many ways!

casil403
10-21-2009, 12:15 PM
These are really cool AntZ...reminds me of the movie "Born Free" that I remember watching as a kid.

JAS_Photo
10-21-2009, 01:25 PM
A very cool set, Antz!

Mad Aussie
10-21-2009, 05:03 PM
Cool to see these here Antz. I've been watching you do these on Flickr but don't comment because every man and his dog does there.

How many are there to do?

corporallouis
10-21-2009, 05:05 PM
That was quite the trip in its day. Wonderful to see them resurface here. Looking forward to seeing more when you're done.

AntZ
10-21-2009, 09:11 PM
Cool to see these here Antz. I've been watching you do these on Flickr but don't comment because every man and his dog does there.

How many are there to do?

Thanks. I have about 250, many or which are past their best or somewhat similar. There are some which are more family and of little interest to others. So I am guessing 20-30 will be worth posting for general viewing. Maybe I should look at getting a photo book printed for him.

Mad Aussie
10-21-2009, 09:14 PM
Thanks. I have about 250, many or which are past their best or somewhat similar. There are some which are more family and of little interest to others. So I am guessing 20-30 will be worth posting for general viewing. Maybe I should look at getting a photo book printed for him.
That's a great idea!!

Iguanasan
10-21-2009, 09:34 PM
Very cool set! Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Bambi
10-21-2009, 10:46 PM
those are great. keep on sharing them!

AcadieLibre
10-22-2009, 09:55 PM
Stunning, thanks for sharing.

Michaelaw
10-22-2009, 10:04 PM
The very reason I haven't watched TV for going on seven years, it replaces quality and inspiring work like your Grandfathers with mindless gibberish for the most part. These are really lovely shots, thanks for taking the time and trouble to share with us:highfive:

AntZ
10-28-2009, 09:08 AM
I uploaded another of my Grandfather's slides tonight. This peddler sold his wares along the river. You can see the string used to send items and money back and forward to the shore, tourist boats and bridges.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2722/4052790550_7ea876f0d2_o.jpg

JAS_Photo
10-28-2009, 12:18 PM
Oh! Very cool!

Mad Aussie
10-28-2009, 05:15 PM
Grandad must have been on a boat or bridge when he shot this I guess? Cool perspective to show how full the boat is.

F8&Bthere
10-29-2009, 12:32 PM
these are awesome and inspirational. photobook for sure! That 4th shot at the campfire could be out of an old national geographic

tirediron
10-29-2009, 01:36 PM
Wonderful! Please keep sharing.
Thanks!

sarrasani
11-02-2009, 04:58 PM
thank you for sharing! All of them so interesting, and I find so fascinating that analogic
allure...