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Capture: Walk across the rooftops.

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  • Christopher Dempsey,

    The tree outside the Clock Tower is much bigger now and the Tower is less white than in the photo.

    Interesting viewing these photos in the context of the times - a year after the Revolution.

    Parnell / Tamaki-Auckland… • Since Sep 2008 • 642 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Fascinating. Was this overcrowding for a special event?

    ‘YOU GET DOWN FROM THERE!’

    Indeed!

    Tangentially, a relative of mine was recalling how when she was young, untreated sewerage used to be pumped out beyond Scarborough beach in Sumner. It made a visible line in the water, but people still swam. "Poo wasn't so dangerous in those days." she wryly observed.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3438 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Testing Testing 1 2 3 :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6071 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    One more for the road.
    Jackson this is a wee bit addictive, and here I was trying to get over that sort of thing.:))

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6071 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

    Was this overcrowding for a special event?

    Actually, I'm less certain now. I mentioned Orientation week in the post, but it could be capping week. Memory fades.

    “Poo wasn’t so dangerous in those days.”

    In this instance I think we've probably come to our senses. But whether all externally imposed measures 'for your own personal safety' are as sensible, I'm not so sure.

    As an aside, no humans were harmed in the taking of these photos.

    Sofie, yes it is addictive, but don't let that stop you. Your 'frigging in the rigging' shot is excellent. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2131 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Calder,

    Thanks for these, Jackson. Took me back to 1970-71 when the crowd was that big every ?Thursday for Forum, when speakers used to rant about all sorts of things. Back in those days there was a custodian of the Students' Association called Vaughan Preece (sp?) who ran the place as his personal fiefdom, even though he was only an employee. No one could do anything unless Vaughan said OK and he had elevated passive aggression to high art. I vividly remember Dave Neumegen (later Arif Usmani or Auntie Uncle from the Aunties) campaigning for AUSA President in a Superman uniform. He was asked what he was going to do about Vaughan Preece and he said (loudly, over a very powerful PA, so that it would have been audible in Albert Park), "Vaughan Preece is a c**t." This was in the day where swearing in public got you arrested and I was stunned at his audacity and transgressiveness and thought "We're not in Hamilton any more".

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to JacksonP,

    Memory fades.

    there's a guy in a toga, which seems like a clue

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16598 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Did you develop these, or scan the negatives? (I know it's probably the stupidest question and a child of five could answer it, but my child of five is at school so I've got nobody else to ask.)

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7352 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    whether all externally imposed measures ‘for your own personal safety’ are as sensible, I’m not so sure.

    I forget which one of my camera manuals cautions that the user should be careful to keep a firm grip of lenses when changing them as if dropped they could break, and the broken glass could be hazardous. Srsly!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3438 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    Did you develop these, or scan the negatives?

    Not a stupid question at all. There are a number of ways this could be done.

    In this case the film was hand processed, and then I scanned the negatives on my Epson Scanner, which has a negative doodacky on it. I actually scanned the whole strip at once, and then cut out each frame. Quite like the long version though, even with the disoriented ones in it.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2131 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    This would have been orientation week - these lads are participating in the traditional drinking boat races. Which were closely followed by lots of helicopters (you know, not real helicopters. Human, with vomit.) In 1985, I had elected to only do 2 papers and was working fulltime at the University Cafeteria, so I had a grandstand view. The joy.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler,

    the novelty of a Half Frame camera

    My late father had a pair of Olympus Pen FT half-frames that he used to swear by, at least partially because he could fit 72 shots on one film. I remember there was only one place in Wellington where he could get decent prints from it, though.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    Oh good; you too. I have recently come by the parents' slide collection and am wondering what to do with them. Nostalgia for me and I think many are interesting for others. Dad had a flash German camera that he could use well so they are good quality. How to digitise them?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2600 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hebe,

    I have recently come by the parents’ slide collection and am wondering what to do with them.

    It occurs to me that at some point inviting everyone to delve into their parents' photo albums and scan and post some here would be fun and rewarding.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18807 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to JacksonP,

    In this case the film was hand processed, and then I scanned the negatives on my Epson Scanner, which has a negative doodacky on it

    They came out really well. I need to get myself one of those things to tackle Mum's drawer o' negatives.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7352 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Snap. While I was posting that last , thought the same. Seems a summer-holidays-time occupation, it could get obsessive.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2600 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    I need to get myself one of those things to

    I got myself an Epson V330 earlier this year to tackle a few boxes of 35mm negatives. The results were great, but the process of scanning roll after roll after roll is seriously boring. Also, the noise the scanner makes will drive everyone in the house to distraction.

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 796 posts Report Reply

  • Robert Urquhart, in reply to Russell Brown,

    It occurs to me that at some point inviting everyone to delve into their parents’ photo albums and scan and post some here would be fun and rewarding.

    One project I started this year is in fact scanning my late grandparent's photo albums before they get distributed far and wide throughout the family. It's a bit of a start-stop process, when the urge strikes. But I will be publishing the albums to the web for extended family, I might post a few photos here.

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 141 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Russell Brown,

    It occurs to me that at some point inviting everyone to delve into their parents’ photo albums and scan and post some here would be fun and rewarding.

    Don’t worry, this is in the works. I have photos of Kombi vans, parade floats and all manner of stuff to scan for a future post. Maybe a Christmassy thing? Jackie started it with her dad in the car, but I’m sure this is an idea that will take off.

    If anyone is looking for a thematic guide for this one, it would be great to have people share any captures from their students days, or activities of a similar nature.

    Nice that the opening one is carrying on. We’ll also be having a post on Flying Nun, Christchurch, Flash as 70s cars and Robyn’s opening post over the next week or so.

    They came out really well. I need to get myself one of those things to tackle Mum’s drawer o’ negatives.

    It’s an amazing process actually. For example, the bit at the end is entirely true, only neither of us realised it until I dug up the negatives last year and spotted her on the roof. Good times.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2131 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hebe,

    Snap. While I was posting that last , thought the same. Seems a summer-holidays-time occupation, it could get obsessive.

    Actually, snaps of New Zealand summer past is a great summer theme in itself.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18807 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to JacksonP,

    I'm a little reticent about posting pics of my family in recent years. For obvious reasons. But I'm quite happy about posting old France family ones.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to JacksonP,

    Flash as 70s cars

    That great NZ photographer Murray Cammick. Would love to see those again.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3425 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    That great NZ photographer Murray Cammick. Would love to see those again.

    Umm, yeah. They're his photos. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2131 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to JacksonP,

    Umm, yeah. They're his photos. ;-)

    Right. In similar vein, or inspired by. It was a pretty seminal series back then, about the time he started Rip It Up.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3425 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to Russell Brown,

    It occurs to me that at some point inviting everyone to delve into their parents’ photo albums and scan and post some here would be fun and rewarding.

    Ooh anyone want to see pictures of trains? Because man did my Dad like to take pictures of trains.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

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