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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Revisiting 1977

My last post dealt with memories. Nothing's changed; I'm still wandering down memory lane. Yesterday, I scanned some family photographs from the '70s and today I just couldn't resist the siren call of the scanner, beckoning me towards it once again. Out came more photo albums and a scanning spree began.

As I perused old pictures, I had a big chuckle at a few of them. Witness these two gems, photographed inside a friend's car as we drove around Toronto in April, 1977. I don't even remember my camera from those days, but I think it was some cheap Kodak. It was junky, yes, but I used it a lot and was mostly pleased with my shots. It would be several months before I made the switch to a Minolta SLR, which would open a whole new world of photography to me.

This is what particularly amuses me: notice the subject matter and where I am obviously sitting. It seems my "drive-by shooting" project isn't so new after all.

The above image was captured as we drove north on Victoria Park Avenue, at the intersection of Kingston Road. That burger joint at the corner became a Pizza Pizza franchise ages ago, but I'm sure the locksmith is still there. And below, we were travelling eastbound on Lakeshore Blvd when I clicked the shutter. The CN Tower seems so dramatic.


Leslie Jane Moran said...

What's so interesting is that these days the new apps are giving the same 70's look to photos. Now look what you've started ! :) It always amazes me that you get such good results through glass windshields.

Lost Aussie said...

Ditto what Leslie said and funny that we pay to recreate these timeworn looks for our photos that are so digitally pristine!

martha brown said...

aaaahhhh, 1977... I few years later I was using a minolta too :)

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