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My dad made them back in the day. I always thought my dad was a pretty good photographer but he never did it for a living or anything. He just did it for fun. Any ways, I was looking through some of our pictures of our family and all the pictures my dad has taken over the years. Here are the TWO that I liked the most.

This first one I thought was funny because there is a fire hydrent in the middle of no where.. wtf? It isn't a great pic but I thought it was funny.
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This one I really liked but never really realized how good of a photo it was till now. Just so you know.. Yes, that was me back in the day. I think this was back in 1985 or so..
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You tickled me when you said "back in the day" and then displayed the picture of yourself and mentioned 1985. In 1985, I was 5 years out of college. So, I couldn't resist. I looked something like that when I was that age (I'm guessing around 4 or 5 years old). So let's switch seats and pretend that's me in the driver's seat. This, to me would have been more like "back in the day" - roughly 1964. (Actually, I've been wanting to figure out how to do a nice Sepia effect with PS, and I liked the picture so I just thought I'd experiment - you're welcome to it if you like it).

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Well, the term "back in the day" can mean at any period in someone's past. Teenagers call me old so I figure I should start practicing my old folk talk. Age is wisdom only in the eyes of the older (or something like that).

Also, I kinda messed around with the photo changing it into black & white and other ways but in the end I always thought it was better as is. But, I can see what you were going for.
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Yeah -- I tried monochrome too, but it didn't turn out as nice as the sepia. My goal is to tweak the sepia effect to something like the last scene of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (you know -- the fade to sepia on the last scene).

You're dad took some nice pics...show us some more when you find them (*hint though -- reduce the image size to maximum 640px wide when you post inline - and try to compress for web) You're photos are larger than we allow for inline, but I let them go because they were pretty cool and unique.
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Yeah, sorry.. I was going to make it smaller but I had a hard enough with my dad's scanner and I would of had to transfered the pics to my computer to resize it without looking like crap then upload it back on my site.. I was like screw it.. I figured 2 photo's wouldn't kill anyone.. If it did I would resize..

I will see what I can dig up tomorrow.. I got up at 3am this morning so I think I am going to hit the hay.
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You can just change [img] to [url] links if you don't want to make them 600 wide or less :)
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I think your pics are really cool. The one of you on the tractor is excellent.

//jus' cuz: In 1985 I was 16, and desperately trying to get laid. (:
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those pictures are good. Why is there a fire hydrant there anyway? ever find out?
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no clue.. I think my dad was just driving by some place and saw it out in the middle of no where.. I will ask him about it later and tell you..
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Alright, I looked though some of our photo's and I picked out a few. I got tired so I probably didn't pick out the best stuff.. There is also some stuff I just wanted to share.. Keep in mind that all these photo's are at least 20 years old.

http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/grumtek/Boot.jpg
http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/grumtek/Bottle.jpg
http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/grumtek/Hat.jpg
http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/grumtek/tree.jpg

Here is my dad taking a picture of himself.. I am adding this because you get to see his equipment for the people who want to know.
http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/grumtek/Camera.jpg

Here is some other photo's of me on the Tractor with my Aunt.
http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/grumtek/Tractor.jpg
http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/grumtek/Tractor2.jpg

finally, this is my dad's old car.. 1969 Dodge Charger R/T with a 440 Magnum *drool*
http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/grumtek/Charger1.jpg
http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/grumtek/Charger2.jpg
http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/grumtek/Charger3.jpg
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Best I can tell from the "dad" pic -- he's using a Vivitar?
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awww man, i wish i had that car and a 440 woohoo!
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Here is my dad taking a picture of himself.. I am adding this because you get to see his equipment for the people who want to know.
http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/grumtek/Camera.jpg


Now that's what I call a flash bracket!

Looks like a Vivitar to me too. I loaded it up in photoshop, flipped it horizontally, did an unsharp mask & resized it to like 5 times its normal size. Couple more unsharp masks. It's not perfect, but you can see it plainly says Vivitar on the flash, and it looks the same (but smaller) on the body too.
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Yep --same thing I saw Axe (similar method)
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Geez, If you guys really wanted to know what the camera was all you had to do was ask..

EDIT: also, he still has that same camera. It doesn't work anymore though it has a problem with the shutter if I remember correctly. I would LOVE to get it fixed and start using it.
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awww man, i wish i had that car and a 440 woohoo!


Yeah, you know what REALLY sucks? He sold it for $500, ran perfect and in good condition. Today, they can sell up to $20,000 for the same condition. Ouch!
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sometimes, the fun is in trying to see if you can do it
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Geez, If you guys really wanted to know what the camera was all you had to do was ask..

Where's the fun in that? ;)

If you really want to start getting into SLR photography, check out the Nikon N90s.. It can be fully auto, or fully manual (although, fully manual & aperture priority modes are not available with the Nikkor "G" lenses).

It's a GREAT camera, you can pick one up for 300-400 bucks these days..

Or have a look at the N80/F80 (it's called one inside the US, and the other everywhere else but the US). That one has a built-in Speedlight flash.

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