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Old 20th February 2008
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Blast From The Past ( 10 image set )

Hi all,

I had a very interesting day at the Fleet Air Arm near Yeovil, Somerset today and took in the region of 200 images. Still processing the aircraft stuff and hope to post them here soon. In the meantime I thought I would post these images I captured at the FAA today which show some products from the past. Is anyone here old enough to remember these things?

All in all a difficult shoot because of tricky lighting. The star of the show was the FL36 powered by Sanyo Eneloops. First time out with these rechargeables and they were superb. I was never left wanting, and they out performed normal batteries for recharge times. Very Impressed.

Very little PP done here, mostly cropping and slight EV changes. All on E1 and 14-54 with FL36.

So here are the pics.... hope you like.

Cigarettes



Solarine



Shell



Oil



McVitie



Heinz



Cadbury



Bisto



Bibby



Lyon Cakes


Thanks for looking, all C&C welcome.

Last edited by Scapula Memory; 20th February 2008 at 10:19 PM. Reason: spelt Heinz wrong..
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Re: Blast From The Past ( 10 image set )

Love the pic's, certainly takes me back to my younger days when you scrubed up with carbolic soap in the tin bath in front of the open fire.

Cheers sid
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Re: Blast From The Past ( 10 image set )

John -

Thanks for those - I enjoyed them very much. I used to collect those as a hobby but sold or gave them away.

Very good images.

Regards. Barr1e

[Edit - What equipment, hand held or tripod?]
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Re: Blast From The Past ( 10 image set )

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Being a sign maker myself I really enjoyed the shots, thanks for showing them
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Old 21st February 2008
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Enjoyable images, thank you for sharing them. I love old signs like this. They are really social history. One of the funniest I've seen is for Craven A cigarettes. It says "Craven A, good for your throat". 10 years ago, there was still one of these on a wall near Warren Street, London. Might still be there.
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Re: Blast From The Past ( 10 image set )

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SUPERB

Being a sign maker myself I really enjoyed the shots, thanks for showing them
Hi Garrie,

Green Manalishi with a two-prong crown - Fleetwood Mac, if I remember correctly?

Regards,

Zuiko
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Re: Blast From The Past ( 10 image set )

Love the colours
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John -

Thanks for those - I enjoyed them very much. I used to collect those as a hobby but sold or gave them away.

Very good images.

Regards. Barr1e

[Edit - What equipment, hand held or tripod?]
Hi Barrie, all were hand held though I wish I had taken a tripod as I think I would have got away with it!
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Re: Blast From The Past ( 10 image set )

John

absolutely superb, full-on colour.

Peter
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Re: Blast From The Past ( 10 image set )

I really liked the colours. Bold and clean.

How much PP did you do?
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I really liked the colours. Bold and clean.

How much PP did you do?
Really very little, minor tweaks to EV but no more than 1/3 stop. Very slight changes to colour and contrast on a few of them but nothing very drastic. Mostly crops and tilt adjustment. I certainly see the improvements with the 14-54 Lens, and the old E1 beast just seems to be working well for me at the moment.

Thanks for the comments.
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Re: Blast From The Past ( 10 image set )

Hi John,

Had a quick glance last night but have returned this evening with more time to spare for another look. Ten images, each fantastic in their own right, becoming even more powerful as a set. I love the bold punchy colours that virtually leap off the screen at me. Just shows, in the right hands the E1 is far from obsolete!

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Re: Blast From The Past ( 10 image set )

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the E1 is far from obsolete!
Absolutely! Still does what it says on the can.... rather like some of the subjects of Johns pics.
The colours are great. There is quite a distinctive pallet to these old signs and packages.
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Old 22nd February 2008
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Hi John,

Had a quick glance last night but have returned this evening with more time to spare for another look. Ten images, each fantastic in their own right, becoming even more powerful as a set. I love the bold punchy colours that virtually leap off the screen at me. Just shows, in the right hands the E1 is far from obsolete!

Regards,

Zuiko
Thank you very much Zuiko, Xpres, your comments appreciated.
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Re: Blast From The Past ( 10 image set )

A lovely collection of vibrant pictures.

I love the way it says that Carbolic Soap is "exquisitely perfumed".

But what on earth were "Nut Milk Cubes"?
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