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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4938 W: 483 N: 5832] (27208)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-28
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Fuji FinePix
Exposure: f/2.8
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more !, camera tribute [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-26 6:47
Viewed: 2149
Points: 124
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I wonder if this one ever will see a film again..?

The image is post processed to enhance the feeling of days gone by… Well, the F-301 was in use until a couple of years ago and it is still working as when it was new in the late 1980ties!


The image is shot in a combination of artificial and daylight… Daylight dominate, thus the blue… Red is from the warm light bulb…

Post processing:

Saturation +++
Contrast +
Filters: Grain & USM
Curves again

Sorry, I don’t recall any values here… It goes by visual inspection anyway!

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To wck: YEPP...pablominto 2 03-15 22:51
To atarisphoto: POST PROCESSINGpablominto 1 01-26 09:18
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I like the mood you created here, Pablo. Very nice colours and the sharpness is also still good, even after pp work.

Best regards,


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-01-26 6:52]

Hi Pablo

Wonderful colour, lighting, & sharpness. I like the tight framing, & superb pp work, & high contrast. Good work!

Very nice tribute to cameras, Pablo:)
your colours create an abstract mood, very well cropped!

I like the tight crop a lot,indeed, some things never get useless, the colours are also great, congratulations,


Hi Pablo,

This is a nice tribute to an era that will never return... So this will be like a memorial to you.
You have created a lovely colourful composition here, very sharp with nice tight cropping. After all, it has taken so many photos; now it's time to be photographed and rest...
Well done!

nice tribute Pablo :) thanks for adding this to the theme, i see lots of loyal Nikon followers here :)
hope you'll ran film though the camera every now and then...even if its just test film

its sad to see these fine old film cameras being neglected, i feel bad when i see them collecting dust in camera shops

the tight framing and PP looks good here
good work

great camera tribute...i especially like the tight crop...grain...and colors...however i am interested in what PP was performed to render this image...peace***

Why not? I know that already many a digital photographer has gone back to film! I'm happy with both, it is just a tool to do the job, but, as you know, for my FREE work, there's nothing like film, the sound of that shutter and the motordrive!
I love the pace, the discipline, the focus.
Of course it is still working, Pablo, it is NIKON!!!HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE----
A great tribute, well done, I love the way you've included that bit of strap, thanx, M, (*_*)


Very very good close-up!
Good POV!
My only Nikon was my old coolpix, but I agree to Magda that is a great tribute!


Hello Pablo,

Thought the same thing about my old AE1 just the other day. Great shot and your pp treatments work well for the mood. Your love for that camera can be felt... a very old and dear friend. Nicely done Pablo!

Peace and Love always!

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2006-01-26 11:57]

Nice job on capturing this " oldie " like the setup here , the thight crop and the PP applied !!

Very creative and artistic image of a trusty oldtimer. Excellent PP work giving a special mood to the shot! Great work!

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2006-01-26 14:21]

looks wonderful!
less of words,Pablo, but i'm real fan of NIKON
with biggest respect i'm saying it.

Hi Pablo,

Good tribute to our old Nikons. My Nikon Reflex is boring... thinking in old times, and waiting for new experiences that never arrive... but I love her :-)



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  • jacobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 597 W: 28 N: 650] (4739)
  • [2006-01-26 19:45]

It will happen like the vynils and only romantic ones will miss film.
Good concept to share. Good image.

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  • ronrag Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 269 W: 54 N: 183] (1285)
  • [2006-01-26 21:08]

i remember my old film days when I had a Nikon F3 and felt comfortable with my shots which I never had when I was using the Canon A1. I'm a Nikon fan too! great use of saturation to impart a vintage look on the photograph.

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  • Alla Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 15 N: 63] (763)
  • [2006-01-26 21:23]

Hi Pablo.
You are very creative, as usual. I like this tight crop and nice PP job.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 680 W: 60 N: 8] (86)
  • [2006-01-27 1:54]

Hi my friend Pablo,
i like this picture. very good composition and working. meaningful. its look old. F-301 seems to be great. TFS
Meaning(Sense) :8
Idea :10

you just inspired me to do some projects on the old cameras i have , some of them i don't use anymore.
love your composition and choice of pp work.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2006-01-27 7:36]

Bonjour Pablo
I use to carry a 35mm rangefinder camera while vacationnning, just in case; or is it for nostalgia ?!!!
This Nikon view is quite appealing to expert exes.
Robert Deschênes

Hi Pablo,

Nice capture!! You might have recalled some of your memories by seeing your old camera :) Anyways, Old is Gold. I like the tight framing. TFS.


Great PP work Pablo with a combination of bright colours. Sharp and eyecatching in the simple frame. TFS
PS Many thanks for your comment on Suspension Bridge

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  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 680 W: 110 N: 849] (4090)
  • [2006-01-27 15:46]

I have thrown away all my old film cameras. What's the use? It's like keeping the horse after car was invented. I guess to professionals there is still a difference, but to us amateurs paradise opened with the arrival of digital cameras. So I can admire the tool it was - but I can't regret it.

Hi friend,
great colours, work, idea, composition1
Sniff I want one too!

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-01-28 17:16]

Hi Pablo,
Superb colors for this classic camera. Very creative idea. Great shot.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-01-29 5:06]

Hi Pablo, I think I push you over the 3000 mark! Congratulations!
And what am I to do with my old 35mm cameras? No one would want to buy them now.
Good colours here, I especially like the blue and pink colours together. Well done

Great colours. The yellow in the background contrasts nicely with the strong blues. Great idea.

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  • hipnoz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 90 W: 3 N: 93] (1396)
  • [2006-01-29 11:47]

great machine, a powerfull object dream and it will be forever and ever. In time to time, I came here to see your portfolio and I allways find great works. Keep going with a Nikon, a Fuji, a Canon, or other cam, but keep on eheheh :)

regards my friend

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  • Victor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 360 W: 26 N: 232] (3388)
  • [2006-01-29 17:01]

Hi Pablo, great colours, GREAT machine, excellent work my friend.
Best regards,

hi pablo,

envy to your cam ;-) nice image. i did several ... well 3 films ... with my new GDR-model --- today i'll bring them to processing. we'll see



It is so diffcult to nowaydays motivate the film cost for a thousand pics. you processing of this one is stunning!

bonjour pablo
bon travail et belle composition.

Hi Pablo,
I would have liked this photo even without any PP, but the work you did is really wonderful. It has some sort of...Andy Warhol-ish approach to it!
Well done :)

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  • bebeM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 0 N: 57] (605)
  • [2006-01-31 7:08]

Oh, the poor thing! I have a new one, Cannon EOS 3000, with film, i use it sometimes as it's closer to proffessional than the digital I have.
Great crop, colours too saturated for me :) but work well with subject.

mmmhhh, strong colours, great crop, and fantastic subject!
hi Pablo, how are you, fine I hope, think so, when I see the superb picture you made!
see you

Hi Pablo,
Great tribute to Nikon.I like the composition,colours and of course the wonderful PP done.TFS.

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 63 W: 2 N: 31] (704)
  • [2006-02-02 7:40]

Hello Pablo, I didn’t know you were here as well. I am very glad. I like very much your post processing. It adds a lot of drama to the image and your question. Well done, Gabriel

hello pablo my friend
I´m okay. I have to tooo much work to do!! Thats why I can´t posting.
but I visit your fantastic photos here. it´s good too :-))
this photo make me sad. We can not make analog photos in the future. I think it´s a nostalgia or something but it is a feeling....
have a nice day my great friend!!!

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 793 W: 255 N: 452] (1583)
  • [2006-02-03 21:24]

Suas composições (POV) são sempre fabulosas....
Difícil mesmo até de fazer algum tipo de crítica. Admirar seus trabalhos já é muito bom. Obrigado por postar (TFS).

Yours compositions (POV) they are always fabulous....
Difficult same even of doing some critic type. To admire their works is already very good. Thank you for posting (TFS).

Nice one Pablo. You should use every now and then, it is not totally useless. Image having to wait a couple of hours for the development - ahh the suspense!


Nikon Forever!

Malik & Mary.

:) :)

Hi Pablo
so nice shot.
Wonderful color,lighting,composition &sharpness.

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  • Winaa Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 45 W: 3 N: 19] (235)
  • [2006-02-24 1:01]

Nice Photo, I wonder if our current new camera's will still be working in 20+ years?.
Your photo projects a great mood I think.
Well done.
I still like my film camera for Landscape stuff it has a depth of field I can't get with my new camera and slide film has such great saturation.

Hello Pablo,
nice memory - Mr Warhol started just like you with old tomato soup tin cans.
One day this camera will become an artifact.
I am sure! Well done. TFS. Thomas

Nice memores...perfect post processing!!!GNGRS

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-03-14 1:20]
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Hi Pablo, A classic semi-auto series? but the legend will continue.... Good PP & Vivid graphism. Well done my friend!


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  • jasp Gold Star Critiquer [C: 419 W: 1 N: 7] (10)
  • [2006-03-24 7:04]

I have a f50, if the slides will be cheaper, i put the kodak in the rubish... je je. Well done Pablo, with a particular noise texture. I see you have used it so much.

Excellent composition and PP work Paolo. Not enough to be overdone - just right. Congrats on a great result.

I love this image, and your note! Great, and artistic treatment in your pp. Strong graphics, and color work. As a bit of a 'gearhead' I must give this one some more points! I have a few film cameras laying here, and I also wonder if these poor, old beauties will ever see film again! TFS, Sam :-)

Hi Pablo
Perfect Nikon. Good composition.
Very nice.
Well done.


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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 7 N: 106] (1336)
  • [2006-05-09 11:38]

Hi Pablo...
Very creative composition, beautiful PP and ingenious shot, my friend... It's a very artistic arrangement, beautiful POV and photograph... Also beautiful colors and details...
Stay well..

Hi my friend Pablo!
Very good image!
I like the POV!
Your camera looks great!
Thanks for the note!

Hi Pablo. this I like very much a great tibute but a sad one to.
I love digial but I cant give up film. I have always wanted to own a Nikon but never seemed to get around to buying one. but I am getting one soon FG20. anyway a great photo and TFS

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2006-08-25 9:50]

Hi Pablo!
What a sad photo - years go by and objects turn into museum articles. A few days ago I took my 1975 DDR Praktika SLR, loaded it with an expired date Konika film and shot a few shots... Then I realized that I have not loaded it properly and left the idea...
Yea, sometimes we try to return something from the past, but it slips away.
Nice weekend!

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-10-03 10:57]

Hallo Pablo,
ein fantastisches Bild von Deiner alten Kamera, durch das zweierlei Licht sind herrliche Farben entstanden.
Das war ein klasse Einfall, gratuliere.
Schöne Grüsse

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-10-04 7:01]

This is a lovely way to bid farewell to a time slot which had its own unmatched glories. Since the digital optronics came in vogue, flim cameras are harly used. Indeed, the picture in view is marvellous.

Thanks for sharing this magnificient salute to an era.

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  • fff Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 600 W: 0 N: 40] (2738)
  • [2007-01-13 11:56]

Hi it is very colourful and sharp interesting colours and grain even i think to get rid of my film camera who will buy it ? bye Shimon

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 69 N: 18] (72)
  • [2007-02-01 17:22]

hello Pablo
here is impressive experimental photo and successful detail-working. i like composition, point of view, colours and pp working

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2007-03-08 16:01]

Hi Pablo. Homage to a by gone era? Your comments stir something in anyone interested in photography. Well created and presented. TFS. Murray.

Probably i'm not so sentimental about material view... Except if somebody told me i will receive it by the post... It will be a pleasure to give a critic to a 1000mm zoom lol!
No seriously when i see a photo of an camera just like that without anything i would say... So what... We have all one camera at least and internet is full of photos of camera...
You see what i mean...

Here there is something to make it alive, you marming the compo with good colors and Saturation yes... with +++ :)

It remain me talking like that... When i was a kid... Sony did an and for the Trinitron tubes... Our our own tv they show us how them colors are better... My Goooodddd!! Even young something appear me illogic...
Ok stop talking..

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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2007-06-22 14:48]

Hi dear Pablo;my dream Nikon machine,good effect....

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-05-26 8:08]

Hi Pablo...
Nice tribute to old Nikons camera.
Nice close up shot - nice PP work...
Well done,
Rgd, George

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-09-03 7:29]

Hello Pablo,
Very creative and artistic image. I like the colour and the idea , realy wonderful with modern style.
**)sorry pt

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